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2017 Nonprofit Conference & Desert Fast Pitch: Opening the Door to Excellence

Thursday, September 28, 2017
8:45am - 4:00pm PDT
Doubletree Hotel
67967 Vista Chino, Cathedral City, CA 92234
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The focus of the conference is to collectively look for better solutions and practices that will benefit organizations and the entire community:

  • Capacity Building – Addressing the infrastructure and talent management needs of organizations
  • Funding – Developing diverse funding strategies and plans that ensure that organizations are not just sustainable but that they are healthy and thriving financially
  • Information Sharing – Assess, collect, organize, and disseminate information about our programs and the people we serve that will enable organizations and funders to measure impact and identify disparities in programs and funding
  • Networking – Building relationships with our members, other organizations, businesses, agencies, funders, and the people who we serve and all those that live in their communities so that we can increase productive engagement required to sustain long-term change


The conference will be made up of a mix of:

  • 8 Workshops (subject to change)
  • 2 Panel discussions
  • Vendor exposition (New!)
  • Networking


Desert Fast Pitch:

  • 6 Competing organizations
  • $45,000 in prizes awarded


Featured Speakers:

  • Coach Ken Carter, the inspiration for the movie Coach Carter
  • Jan Masaoka, Cal Nonprofits
  • Don Howard, James Irvine Foundation


Non-Members: $75
The Center for Nonprofit Advancement members: $50

Who May Attend
Open to the Center for Nonprofit Advancement members and non-members

Register online here.

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