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Thursday, October 5, 2023  |  New York City  |  8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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

Welcome Reception Happy Hour | Wednesday, October 4 | 5:00 – 7:00 pm | Harold’s Room at Club 101

We look forward to seeing you in just a few days! While some areas of NYC experienced terrible flooding at the end of September, the city is already running as normal. The trains are running, the subway is moving, the planes are coming in and out. While there is still clean-up to do in parts of Brooklyn, the rest of the city – including our Rising Leaders Summit – is running as normal. 

Join your nonprofit industry peers at The Nonprofit Alliance 2023 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.

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Special Presentation from Leadership Coach Caroline Kim Oh

Leverage the Power of Your Leadership Intelligence with Executive & Leadership Coach Caroline Kim Oh
Where do you stack up with the skills and approaches that make a great leader? Discover new ways of showing up in your leadership, assess your individual strengths and development opportunities
, and create an action plan with concrete next steps to develop your leadership career.

Wednesday, October 4: Welcome Networking Reception & Happy Hour (5:00-7:00 p.m.)

Join us for a drink and appetizers. Harold’s Room at Club 101, 101 Park Ave., New York, NY (steps from Grand Central Station). Your registration for the Rising Leaders Summit includes your attendance at the Welcome Reception & Happy Hour.

Non-Attendees can RSVP for their ticket here

Thursday, October 5: Rising Leaders Summit (8:30-4:00 p.m.)

Registration & Networking Breakfast

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.

Leverage the Power of Your Leadership Intelligence  with Executive & Leadership Coach Caroline Kim Oh | Where do you stack up with the skills and approaches that make a great leader? Discover new ways of showing up in your leadership, assess your individual strengths and development opportunities, and create an action plan with concrete next steps to develop your leadership career.

Networking Lunch

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.

  • Paula Attfield, President, Stephen Thomas Ltd
  • Steve Froehlich, Chief Revenue & Development Officer, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • Marie Adolphe, Program Officer, CareerWise
  • David Brownstein, Nonprofit Founder, Wild Earth
  • Jose Carbonell, Chief Marketing Officer, Consumer Reports


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.

Wrap Up

What Last Year’s Participants are Saying… 

Loved this event so much! I came back with a positive attitude, motivated to do my job better, and so many good ideas of next steps. I’ve already shared with a couple of our partners how helpful this was and plan to “borrow” some ideas in our upcoming company retreat.  

Incredibly appreciative of the interactive and actionable content of the conference. As someone looking to step up in my career, I walked away with a plan of action and about a dozen new peer connections. 

Good sessions that were different from the usual career development material. 

I rarely give 5s, but this felt so fresh and different — and also very actionable. I gained so many key insights from the panel and also the [peer consulting] session, in particular. 

This is the first conference I’ve been to in my career where I’ve walked away feeling like I have an action plan to solve the current problems I’m facing.  Additionally, it was geared toward me and where I am at in my career.

Loved the interaction, networking, movement and stretching of the mind in terms of thinking through things differently.

Networking was invaluable and the wisdom panel was second to none in terms of other events I have attended within the nonprofit industry.

I loved how interactive and convicting it was.  It was interesting, engaging, helpful and refreshingly unique.  I often don’t leave one-day events with any ah-ha’s or big takeaways or action plans, but I did with this Summit. 


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Thank you to the sponsors of the Networking Reception on October 4!

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Registration Rates

TNPA Member – Nonprofit    $220

TNPA Member – Corporate   $295

Non-Member – Nonprofit   $245

Non-Member Corporate – Not Available

Seating will be capped at 90 attendees.

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, New Canvassing Experience

Ryan McBurney, Interactive Strategies

Seiko Yoshitake, USA for UNHCR

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.

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.

Site Selection Policy

  • The Nonprofit Alliance and The Nonprofit Alliance Foundation (collectively, TNPA) are committed to fostering effective networking, professional development, and advocacy among its members through conferences and other events. To view our site selection policy click here.
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