2018 Washington State Nonprofit Conference

May 16, 2018 - Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA.

The Washington State Nonprofit Conference gathers over 700 nonprofit leaders for a day of networking, learning and new ideas. This year our conference will focus on supporting and inspiring non-profit leaders to recognize and embrace their role as leaders for the greater good.  And to provide a day to reflect and invigorate for great work of courage and perseverance.

 The Washington State Nonprofit Conference is the place to grow as a leader.  Whether attendees are new to nonprofits or seasoned social sector leaders, we will offer something to renew and inspire them—new skills, new connections, new resources, words of wisdom, and spaces for reflection. 

 In addition to our general learning goals, we will continue familiar conference elements:

  • Great keynote speakers including our opening speaker Beth Kanter author of The Happy Healthy Nonprofit (http://bit.ly/happyhealthynpbook)
  • A real-time Nonprofit Resource Center hosted by 501 Commons where you can get your questions answered by experts
  • Over 50 exhibitors offering goods and services that benefit nonprofit organizations

 Who will attend?

Nonprofit staff and board members at all levels will attend the Washington State Nonprofit Conference.  Newer nonprofit leaders will benefit from the fundamentals track to fill knowledge gaps.  Seasoned executives can connect with peers and wrestle with complex challenges at advanced sessions.  Attendees will include many executive directors, finance and human resources professionals, development officers, program managers and board members from nonprofits across Washington State.  In addition, funders, consultants and other nonprofit partners are present.

 What is the general exhibitor timeline*?

In addition to these schedule highlights listed below, attendees will have time between conference learning sessions to drop by the main hall and explore your offerings. All plenary/keynote sessions take place in the exhibit space.  The final schedule will be emailed out to all exhibitors approximately two weeks prior to the event.


6:00 - 7:00 AM


7:00 - 8:00 AM

Visiting with Exhibitors + Networking (Center Hall, 1st Floor)

1:15 - 2:00 PM

Visiting with Exhibitors + Networking (Center Hall, 1st Floor)

3:30 – 4:00 PM


5:00 PM

Conference Ends


Wondering what to expect? Check out the 2017 Conference Program 


Thank you for a great event!  

The Washington State Nonprofit Conference is presented by Washington Nonprofits in partnership with Seattle University Master of Nonprofit Leadership Program, University of Washington Evans School of Public Policy & Governance, 501Commons and Philanthropy Northwest. 


Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration for the 2018 Washington State Nonprofit Conference to be held on May 15 + 16 at the Meydenbauer Center in Bellevue, WA.

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