Event Overview

2023 Annual Conference
Wednesday, November 1, 2023
9:00am - 6:00pm
Ford Foundation Center for Social Justice
320 East 43rd Street, New York, NY 10017

Nonprofit New York’s Annual Conference is designed to inspire our nonprofit community while creating meaningful opportunities for connecting, sharing, and learning together.

Join us in person for a full day of candid conversations and interactive sessions with leaders and experts who share innovative approaches, best practices, and invaluable insights on the emerging trends impacting our sector. Sessions are curated around our Key Areas of Excellence.

The 2023 Annual Conference’s theme is Authentic Alignment. As nonprofits, we create meaningful impact that results in real progress and change for the communities we serve, especially during times of uncertainty. This year, get inspired by the stories and strategies that highlight the value of seeking authentic alignment in the work we do and the ways we do the work.

Keynote Speaker

Maurice Mitchell

Maurice Mitchell is a nationally recognized social movement strategist. Born and raised in New York to Caribbean working-class parents, Maurice began organizing as a teenager—and never stopped. As a high school student, he served as a leader for the Long Island Student Coalition for Peace and Justice. At Howard University, after a classmate was killed by police officers, Maurice led organizing efforts against police brutality and for divestment from private prisons. He went on to work as an organizer for the Long Island Progressive Coalition, downstate organizing director for Citizen Action of NY, and Director of the NY State Civic Engagement Table.

Two tragedies changed the course of Maurice’s life. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy destroyed his home in Long Beach, NY and left him living in hotels for months. Eighteen months later, after Mike Brown was killed by police in Missouri, Maurice relocated to Ferguson to support organizers on the ground. Seeing the need for an anchor organization to provide strategic support and guidance to Movement for Black Lives activists across the country, he co-founded and managed Blackbird. Maurice was a key organizer of the Movement for Black Lives convention in Cleveland in 2015.

In 2018, Maurice took the helm of the Working Families Party as National Director where he is applying his passion and experience to make WFP the political home for a multi-racial working-class movement.


Stay tuned for the full agenda. In the meantime, you can learn more about some of the sessions we are offering at the 2023 Annual Conference below.

“Like Bees to Honey: Recruiting and Retaining Talent”
Join the “Like Bees to Honey: Recruiting and Retaining Talent” panel, where nonprofit leaders will share ways to think differently about culture, equity and inclusion (and the overlap of the 3) and factors that exist “below the surface” in order to meet goals for retention and recruitment.

“Pollinating Practical Projections: Financial Forecasts and Scenario Planning”
Learn new strategies for ensuring your nonprofit's financial stability in our session, "Pollinating Practical Projections: Financial Forecasts and Scenario Planning." Delve into practical case studies as three organizations recount their direct experiences with these methods, helping you feel more confident as you plan your nonprofit's financial path and more prepared to communicate potential twists and turns with stakeholders.

“Creating Lasting Impressions: Building a Sticky Nonprofit Brand”
What is your nonprofit brand? How do you craft a message that is meaningful, succinct, and consistent, both internally and externally? Participants from the Spring 2023 Learning Communities cohort tackled these questions. Join us for a presentation from Farra Trompeter (Big Duck) and hear from cohort participants’ practical experience implementing this in their organization.

“Metamorphosis in Motion: Bee-ing Drivers of Internal Change Management”
Jessica Jackson moderates a special panel, with participants from the Spring 2023 Learning Communities Cohort and team collaboration expert Marti Fischer, to explore strategies for successful change management in organizations and building happier teams through stronger internal communication.

“Taking the Sting out of Funder-Grantee Conversations: Practicing Trust Based Philanthropy”
You’ve heard about ‘trust-based philanthropy’ - but what does this look like in practice? Hear from funder and grantee pairs who are having the tough conversations and reimagining a different kind of funder-fundee relationship. In this interactive session, you’ll hear from panelists but also get the chance to practice these conversations at your table. We welcome both funders and nonprofits to this session to start the dialogue!


Purchase your early bird tickets by August 31, 2023 and save 30%!

Ticket Type Early Bird Ticket Regular Ticket
Member $125 $175
Nonmember $225 $275
Corporate $250 $350


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