Madison Nonprofit Day Call for Proposals

Madison Nonprofit Day Conference * Thursday, October 31, 2019 * Monona Terrace * Call for Proposals * Proposals Due: Friday, May 31, 2019 * Help Grow Madison's Social Good Sector

We've extended our "Call for Proposals". You now have an additional week to submit your pre-conference and conference workshops, panels, flash session ideas. New and experienced presenters are welcome. Browse our archives to see pat workshops and speakers, and view our Presenter Guidance document to learn more (available below). We're looking for dynamic, knowledgeable, and engaging individuals to present for the 2019 Madison Nonprofit Day Conference— that could be you. Submit one or more ideas.

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WHERE SPEAKERS GROW
The Madison Nonprofit Day Conference is a fantastic, regional, skills-building and networking conference. Each year, we have an eager audience of around 600 attendees, looking to share, learn, engage, and network with each other and you— as a presenter, panelist, or instructor. Our workshops are given by a mix of field staff, nonprofit professionals, consultants, and professional trainers. Are you willing to share your knowledge or skills? Madison Nonprofit Day is a great opportunity. New presenters can take advantage of our audience expertise and insights to shape and grow your presentation skills, become more confident, energetic, and engaging speakers. It’s an amazing learning and networking experience for people who care about social good.

View Our Presenter Guidance Doc

Join Nonprofit Peers & Experts in the Field
As a presenter, you'll share what you know, engage your audience, build your own expertise, raise your profile in the community, make connections, and meet new colleagues. You’ll be among other presenters from the fields of higher education, nonprofit administration, consulting, government, and business. The conference is not only a great experience for the audience but for our presenters, as well. Several of last year’s speakers told us this was one of the best events they’ve ever attended.

What are we looking for?
The conference is ideal for presenters who are not afraid to explore new ideas, provide interesting takes, tackle new challenges, and share lessons learned while engaging and interacting with their audience. We want presenters who encourage audience participation and engagement to ensure that participants take away at least one memorable and applicable lesson.

The Madison Nonprofit Day Conference 
The Conference is a skill and capacity-building conference. We expect to accept around 30 proposals for this year's conference and pre-conference workshops. We're looking for a wide-range of topics including - but not limited to - design thinking, nonprofit management, strategic development, communications, leadership, volunteer management, technology, storytelling, fundraising, data & analytics, and so much more. The ideal presentation will be informative, engaging, relevant/timely, provoke discussion, provide opportunities for participant engagement, and encourage opportunities for application.

Benefits of Speaking
The Madison Nonprofit Day Conference is held at the beautiful Monona Terrace & Convention Center overlooking Lake Monona. If your proposal is accepted, you’ll receive:


  • Exposure to around 600 conference attendees
  • An opportunity to participate in our Ask-an-Expert sessions
  • A complimentary presenter’s pass to the conference
  • A complimentary guest pass to the conference
  • Eternal love from the Conference Planning / Operations Committee
  • Adoration from our audience and volunteers
  • Potential professional engagement opportunities
  • Social media promotion from the Madison Nonprofit Day Organizing Committee
Proposals are due:
This is the first call for speakers in 2019. All proposals are due Friday, May 31, 2019.

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Help Us Include New Voices & Ideas
We're still growing and while we have been fortunate to be granted access to an array of outstandingly talented, engaging, and generous speakers, we know that you can help us spread the word to even more. Take two minutes to send this letter, write a tweet, or share a Facebook post with individuals that you think could help provide new perspectives, refreshing takes, and or engaging experiences.