2020 Nonprofit Finance & Grants Summit Call for Proposals!

September 14-16, 2020 | Washington, DC


“Nonprofit Track” session proposals due by June 15th

Event Details:

The Nonprofit Finance & Grants Summit is fast approaching! This expert-led, two-day intensive training event will take place on September 22-23rd in Washington, DC. We are currently searching for high quality sessions and speakers to present at the event. We are especially seeking an economist as this topic is of special interest!

The “Nonprofit Focused” track is a training and networking conference event made specifically for mid-upper level finance professionals at tax exempt organizations in the United States. This track is comprised of 8 single-tracked 1-hour long sessions presented by finance industry experts on a wide variety of topics. 

Finance professionals must be in the know about new regulations and industry best practices, or else risk fraud, embezzlement, legal prosecution or fines, loss of tax exempt status, declining membership, or even bankruptcy. That’s why summit attendees need to hear from financial experts about what’s working and what’s not, as well as predictions about the 2021 economic climate, in order to strengthen their organization and advance their mission.


We are expecting about 100+ mid-upper level finance professionals from charities, trade associations, and other types of nonprofit/tax-exempt organizations. Job titles being targeted for attendance include:

  • Chief Financial Officers
  • Chief Executive Officers and Executive Directors
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Finance and Operations Vice Presidents and Directors
  • Audit Managers
  • Board Members
  • Risk Management Staff
  • Other mid-upper level finance and operations staff

Session Format:

The Finance Summit will include 8 different hour long sessions happening over the course of two full days. 

Each session will be presented by 1-3 speakers giving a PPT presentation (other formats may be okay with advance approval) at a podium, panel table, or by standing in front of the audience. Please note there is a strong likelihood that all of the event sessions will be recorded and distributed later on.

Guidelines to Submit a Proposal:

1. Please review the type of attendees that will be present at the event.
2. Indicate the type of session you wish to present (panel, PPT presentation, Group Activity, etc).
3. List the proposed title of your session and provide a short paragraph about what content will be provided to attendees and why they need to know about it.
4. List 4-6 specific learning objectives for your session
5. List all the proposed session speakers, including their full names, titles, organization, bio, photo, and email.
6. Indicate whether you will be providing attendees with a printed handout, and if so, what type.
7. Include any relevant/helpful materials from previous presentations (optional).
8. Send to Jamie Herring (jamie@associationtrends.com) by June 15th. You will hear if your session was approved or not by June 19th.

Selection Criteria:

We are looking for a wide range of high-level nonprofit finance information. Topics can include tax updates and form filing best practices, financial security, budgeting and forecasting, investments, reserves, new regulations, strategic IT decisions for finance professionals, finance/tech tools, merchant gateways, working with Board members, fraud/embezzlement, internal controls, etc.

Sessions must be appropriate and interesting for high-level finance staff, and they must be as nonprofit specific as possible. Speakers should have experience presenting at other events. For any sessions presented by vendors/consultants, we strongly encourage a nonprofit executive co-speaker to be included as a case study. Sessions that provide concrete take-aways, real case studies, best practices, how-to info, and other actionable items are preferred.

Contact Info:

Please email nonprofit track proposals or any questions to Jamie Herring (jamie@associationtrends.com) by June 15th. Session selections will be given by June 19th.