2020 Conference Update

After much thoughtful deliberation, we, the Board members of the Nonprofit Leaders Conference, have decided not to hold a virtual conference this year. We have discussed the options in great depth, and, given the wealth of free learning available online now, coupled with higher time demands on nonprofits, we have determined this is not the right time to try to duplicate an in-person conference.

We remain deeply dedicated to our mission of strengthening rural and coastal nonprofits. Over the summer we will be discussing ways we can fulfill this mission with alternative learning and networking activities.

To that end, please let us know what would be of value to you. Below you will find a link to a very quick survey that will help us meet your needs. Here are some thoughts;

  • Monthly, free, targeted networking gatherings among your peers across the region organized by topic or agency mission.
  • Occasional, low-cost, online presentations by leading nonprofit educators and practitioners.

We urge you to suggest other ideas for learning and convening. We will do our best to make them happen.

Here’s the survey link; thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. 

We will continue to notify you as we make decisions and create opportunities for learning and networking.


Liz Heath, President (Sound Nonprofits)
Jill Rose, Vice President/Secretary (PCAF)
Craig Ottavelli, Treasurer (OrgSupport)
Lisa Smith (Grays Harbor College Foundation)
Mindie Reule (The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound)
Eric Potts (Grays Harbor Community Foundation)
Jessica Case (Medina Foundation)
Amber Martin-Jahn (Serve Washington)

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Honest Reviews

Probably the best single day I’ve ever spent at a conference. Such a wealth of resources!

Sandy W – Student Orchestras of Greater Olympia

I made great connections and am now prepared to move forward and am energized to create a new and successful program.

Shannon Glenn – SPSCC Foundation