summit Details

​​​​​​Join us for a full day of nonprofit learning and networking at the 16th Annual Nonprofit Summit of the Midlands.

We are excited to be able to hold the conference in person this year at Embassy Suites La Vista. NAM has been closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation both locally and nationally. If at any point between now and the Nonprofit Summit of the Midlands, COVID-19 trends present an increased risk for safety, we will modify our planning and update our attendees and sponsors. We remain committed to the health and safety our communities.

Our Keynote will be presented by Sean Thomas-Breitfeld & Frances Kunreuther with the Building Movement Project. Sean Thomas-Breitfeld & Frances Kunreuther return to the NAM Summit in 2022 to share their updated report, Trading Glass Ceilings for Glass Cliffs, which focuses on the experiences and challenges of nonprofit leaders of color who have attained the top position in their organizations. It builds upon the findings of the 2019 Race to Lead Revisited report, as well as a previous report on nonprofit executives from the 2016 Race to Lead survey data. More information available here. 

summit theme

Moments to Movements

As nonprofits, we know how to be nimble. The past two years have proven we know how to respond quickly to the issues of the moment and do what needs to be done to help the people and communities we serve survive and thrive. How can we take these moments of individual and collective energy & momentum and turn them into long-lasting movements that make us better as people, as organizations, and as communities. How have the recent crises made your organization better? How have you created a culture of learning? What steps have you taken to ensure equity, sustainability, and thoughtful planning for the future? What can others learn from you?

Early Bird
(Before October 1)
NAM Member - $150
Not Yet Member - $225

Regular Price
NAM Member - $200
Not Yet Member - $275

Keynote Only
In-person (Includes Lunch) - $75
Virtual - $50


If you need tuition assistance to attend the Summit, contact Rosey, scholarships may be available -

To learn more about the benefits of NAM membership, click HERE.

Summit Tuition

If you must cancel your registration please email by end of day October 27, 2022.

Registration for in-person attendance will close on November 1, 2022.

Within 3 days of the Summit, your in-person registration can be transferred to another individual within your organization or to a virtual ticket. Please send their name and email to by November 7, 2022. No refunds will be given if switching to a different ticket type.

There is no refund of registration fees within 14 days of the event.

refund policy

summit agenda

Registration and Continental Breakfast8:00 AM - 9:00 AM
Welcome and Introductions9:00 AM - 9:30 AM
Break9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Navigating the New Waters of Social Change: An Ecosystem Approach9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
The Authenticity Myth9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
How ED's and Organizational Leaders Can lead a Data-Driven Culture9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Making Strategic Planning Agile & Impactful9:45 AM - 11:00 AM
Celebrations & Lunch11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Keynote: Trading Glass Ceilings for Glass Cliffs11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
Putting the Data to Work12:30 PM - 1:15 PM
Break1:15 PM - 1:30 PM
Creative Nonprofit Staffing Strategies1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
What 2020-21 Giving Trends Tell us about 2022 And Beyond1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Promoting Community Partnerships Based on Equity: Multi-Institutional Perspectives in Higher Education During COVID-191:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Embracing the Mess - Conflict, Trust, and the Workplace1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
Break2:45 PM - 3:00 PM
Funder Panel3:00 PM - 4:15 PM
Networking Happy Hour4:15 PM - 6:00 PM
Frances Kunreuther
Co-Executive Director
Building Movement Project
Sean Thomas-Breitfeld
Co-Executive Director
Building Movement Project

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