When your nonprofit is stronger, all of us are stronger. The Annual Conference is a one-off-its-kind opportunity for all of us to learn from - and aspire to - the best practices of exceptional nonprofits.

Nonprofit New York will bring together about 250 nonprofit professionals from all across the New York City area (and beyond!) to our 2022 Annual Conference. Nonprofit New York’s Annual Conference features candid conversations and interactive sessions with sector leaders and experts who will share innovative strategies, best practices, and invaluable insights on the emerging trends affecting nonprofits, including a focus on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility (DEIA), hybrid work environment, employee retention, workforce shortages and hiring challenges, expanded union organizing campaigns, and more.


2022 Annual Conference

Thursday, December 8 (in person) and Friday, December 9 | Virtual

Day 1:

  • 8:30am – 9:15am EST Check-in & Breakfast
  • 9:30am – 9:38am EST Plenary: Opening Remarks
    • Meg Barnette Nonprofit New York
  • 9:40am – 10:35am EST Plenary: Insights from a Learning Community: How Practicing Together Leads to Progress (Panel)
    • Wayne Francis, Jewish Association Serving the Aged, Moderator
    • Ishmael Thaahir, Kyoung's Pacific Beat, Panelist
    • Kyoung Park, Kyoung's Pacific Beat, Panelist
    • Nicole Barnwell, HBCU Hub, Panelist
  • 10:45am – 11:45am EST Breakout Session: When Things Fall Apart: The Gift of Mistakes (Panel)
    • Lisa Cowan, Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, Moderator
    • Doug Lasdon, Urban Justice Center, Panelist
    • Dawn Diaz, Milagros Day Worldwide, Panelist
    • Anne Fitzgibbon, Harmony Program, Panelist
  • 10:45am – 11:45am EST Breakout Session: What’s the Board Got to Do With It? Board Development Amidst Organizational Change (Presentation)
    • Erum Hanif, APNA Brooklyn Community Center, Presenter
    • Linwood Bagby, Restore Ministries, Inc, Presenter
    • Sharmila Rao Thakkar, SRT Consulting, Presenter
  • 1:15pm – 2:15pm EST Breakout Session: Ready for It? Making sense of the unionization process (Presentation)
    • Deborah Axt, Axt Coaching & Consulting, Presenter
  • 1:15pm – 2:15pm EST Breakout Session: Let’s Get Down to Business: Human Resources Today, Tomorrow, and Next Week

    • Darby Masland, Nonprofit New York, Moderator
    • Lisa Freeman, Talent Forward, LLC, Panelist
    • Sarah Blas, MindOpen Consulting, Panelist
    • Mark Dungan, USI, Panelist
  • 1:15pm – 2:15pm EST Breakout Session: A Matter of Trust: New ways for nonprofits and philanthropists to partner (Presentation)
    • Dr. Jocelynne Rainey, Brooklyn Community Foundation, Presenter
  • 2:15pm – 2:45pm EST Mix & Mingle: Sponsor Break
  • 2:45pm – 3:40pm EST Breakout Session: Is that okay to say? Navigating courageous conversations in the workplace (Presentation)
    • Melissa Elliott, AGAPE Family Therapy & Coaching, Presenter
  • 2:45pm – 3:40pm EST Breakout Session: Hello, It's Me! A Structured Opportunity to Connect (Networking)
    • Sonali Jhurani, Nonprofit New York, Facilitator
    • Darby Masland, Nonprofit New York, Facilitator
  • 2:45pm – 3:40pm EST Breakout Session: Start Spreading the News: Compliance in NYC (Presentation)
    • Amarah Sedreddine, Sedreddine & Whoriskey, LLP, Presenter
  • 3:45pm – 4:30pm EST Plenary: Special Guest AG Letitia James
    • Letitia James, Office of the New York State Attorney General, Presenter
  • 4:30pm – 4:45pm EST Plenary: Closing Remarks
    • Meg Barnette, Nonprofit New York
    • Girl Be Heard
    • Cocktail Hour

Day 2:

  • 9:00am – 9:15am EST Opening Remarks
    • Chai Jindasurat-Yasui, Nonprofit New York
  • 9:15am – 10:30am EST Call Me Maybe? Balancing Volunteer Appreciation and Recognition (Presentation)
    • Faiza Venzant, Council for Certification in Volunteer Administration, Presenter
    • Dr. Sophony Lamour, Hidden Halos, Presenter
  • 10:30am – 10:40am EST Break
  • 10:40am – 11:50am EST Creating Safe Spaces for Mental Health and Healing in a Hybrid World (Presentation)
    • Tanuja Ramchal, Tanuja Ramchal Coaching & Consulting, Presenter
  • 11:50am – 12:00pm EST Closing Remarks
    • Devon Stein, Nonprofit New York

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For program inquiries: Darby Masland, [email protected]
For sponsorships: Sonali Jhurani, [email protected]
For press and media inquiries: Yesenia Reinoso, [email protected]