Skip to content

September 22, 2022  |  New York City

Location: Club 101, 101 Park Avenue, New York, NY

Join your nonprofit industry peers at The Nonprofit Alliance 2022 Rising Leaders Summit. 

As a rising leader, you divide your time and focus between three levels of impact: ME, yourself as a smart and savvy professional with a track record of success and a list of ambitious goals.  WE, your organization, team, or other growing circle of influence.  And COMMUNITY, the social impact sector as a whole, your professional “why.” Balancing all three requires intentional practice. If you are ready to up your game, you’re in the right place.

Participation is recommended for midlevel managers and future executives who:

  • have a solid foundation of tactical skills;
  • are increasingly being recognized as subject matter experts;
  • lead a team and/or manage one or more direct reports; and
  • are motivated to “think big” and develop strategic planning skills.

The TNPA Rising Leaders Summit blends peer conversations and podium speakers.  We use Liberating Structures, facilitation techniques that stimulate critical conversations and elevate the expertise in the room. Attendees will take these facilitation tools and skills back to their own organizations to help ensure all voices are being heard and to spur greater engagement and innovation.


8:30am     Registration & Networking Breakfast

9:00am     Morning Program |  What are the biggest challenges in your role today? What if you could flip those, turning barriers into opportunities — for you, your team, and the greater good? We will leverage the experience in the room to set the focus for the day and ensure you leave with new ideas and strategies for immediate implementation.

10:30am     The 5 Elements of Promotability (and How to Perfect Them) with Executive Coach Amii Barnard-Bahn |  Where do you stack up with the leadership elements that get you promoted? Discover how you are currently perceived from a promotability lens, assess your unique strengths and opportunities, and create an action plan with concrete next steps to advance your career.

Networking Lunch

1:00pm     Personal Branding | When a professional connection hears your name, what do you want them to think of first? Building on our morning workshop, you will assess the characteristics that are most important to your personal brand.

1:30–2:30pm     The Wisdom Panel |  Hear from accomplished leaders in the nonprofit sector to learn about their paths, explore their current projects and challenges, and ask for advice:

– Chantal Bonitto, Inclusive Philanthropy Strategist, DEI Advisor, and Executive Director for the Northeast region for resource development at CARE USA.

– Andrew Giffen, Fundraising Strategist and Vice President at CELCO

– Gretchen Littlefield, CEO at Moore

– Geof Rochester, Founder, GRC Advising

– Lance Slaughter, SVP, Governance and Volunteer Engagement at The ALS Association

2:45pm   Break

3:00pm    Peer Consulting |  One of the favorite activities of many TNPA conferences, this workshop allows you to bring a specific work or leadership challenge you are facing to a small group of peers to learn from each other and create possible paths forward.

4:10pm   Bringing it all together | It is time to identify which parts of the day are most important to you. Which will you take back and use as part of your new vision for your leadership future?

5:00pm     Wrap Up

Thank you to our event sponsors: 

Logo for Concord Direct.
Logo for TruSense.
Logo for Wiland.
Logo for Moore.
RKD Group
Arjuna Solutions

Registration Rates

Nonprofit Member   $220

Corporate Member*   $270

Nonprofit Future Member   $245

*Corporate attendance is limited to one person per company to allow for greater diversity of participation. 

Seating will be capped at 90 attendees.

COVID-19 protocols: At this time, New York City encourages masking indoors and is not requiring proof of vaccination or testing. We are monitoring the NYC and venue guidelines, and reserve the right to adjust the masking and testing policies for this event if warranted, and with sufficient notice, for the safety and comfort of our attendees, speakers, volunteers, and staff. 

Summit Location: Club 101, 101 Park Ave, New York, NY 10178

Getting There: Club 101 is located on Park Avenue between East 40th and 41st Streets, just south of Grand Central Terminal. 

The club is close to the Metro North Rail Road and the 4, 5, 6, 7, and Shuttle subway lines at the Grand Central subway stop.

Parking is available on the lower level through QuikPark (212-661-7493). The garage entrance is on 40th Street between Park and Lexington Avenue. There are also many parking garages within a few blocks of the venue.

Where to stay?  Hotel rates in NYC fluctuate quite a bit. We recommend searching for one close to Club 101 or along a subway line with simple access to Club 101. If you have any questions about NYC or would like help making a choice, please reach out to Abby Graf, VP Programs & Community Engagement,

Meet Our Planning Committee

Co-Chair: Megan Den Herder, Wildlife Conservation Society

Co-Chair: Katie Valvo, Epsilon

Meg Ferguson, Production Solutions

Amanda Kautz, The Nature Conservancy

Letal Zidkony, Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Cancellation Policy:

  • Full refunds will be available on all cancellations emailed to The Nonprofit Alliance 30 business days or more prior to the start of the event minus a $50.00 processing fee.
  • No refunds will be issued 29 days before the first day of the event.
  • Registrants failing to attend the event will not be eligible for a refund.
  • Substitution of registration is permitted up until two weeks before the event with written consent. Any substitution must be of the same type (Member for Member, Nonprofit for Nonprofit, Commercial for Commercial). The individual submitting the substitution request is responsible for all financial obligations.
  • If the event is canceled by The Nonprofit Alliance for any reason, registrants will receive a full refund for registration fees, or said registration fees can be credited to a future program.  However, The Nonprofit Alliance cannot and does not assume responsibility for any other expenses, including the purchase of hotel reservations or train/airline tickets, incurred by the registrant in connection with attending the event. 
  • All applicable refunds will be issued following the close of the event. A refund will be returned in the original purchase format. If paying with a credit card, a refund will take an additional 10 business days to post to your account.
  • COVID-19 Accommodations: If, within 30 days, a registrant is unable to attend due to illness or exposure related to COVID-19, or an attendee must cancel due to company restrictions (proof required) or state, local and federal government regulations relating to COVID-19, an attendee can choose to receive a full refund or apply the credit toward registration for a future TNPA program.

Code of Conduct: 

  • The Nonprofit Alliance (TNPA) exists to foster the development and growth of nonprofit organizations and to protect the donors, members, partners, and volunteers that support them.  At all educational offerings and conferences, we commit to fostering an environment free from physical, emotional, and psychological harm. We will not tolerate harassment, discrimination, and intimidation of any form. All individuals must exhibit professionalism, must demonstrate respect for others, must act with civility, and must refrain from inappropriate and unwelcomed physical contact, sexual references and aggressive advances.
  • Anyone who experiences or witnesses a violation to these standards, should immediately contact TNPA CEO Shannon McCracken.  Anyone found in violation of the TNPA Code of Conduct by any means may receive a warning, have membership suspended, registration forfeited, or experience escalation to legal authorities.
Back To Top