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Keynote: Workplace Wellbeing-Impact Without Burnout

Beth Kanter is an internationally recognized thought leader and trainer in digital transformation and well-being in the nonprofit workplace. She is the co-author of the award-winning The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout and The Smart Nonprofit. With over three decades of experience in designing and delivering training programs for nonprofits, Beth has been named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and has received the NTEN Lifetime Achievement Award.

Keynote Luncheon: Building Nonprofits with Kindness

Maya Enista Smith is an award-winning leader with over 15 years of experience in building global movements for community service. She has served as CEO and COO of and as the first Executive Director of Lady Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, advocating for mental health and kindness. Maya is also a member of the Presidential Leadership Scholars Class of 2022 and serves on the Bullying Prevention Advisory Committee (BPAC).

Fundraising is a Team Sport Without Spectators

Steve Higgins, CFRE, is one of the most passionate and respected nonprofit consultants in the profession. He works with organizations' development staff, executive leaders, trustees, and volunteers, providing counsel in fundraising, governance, and organizational planning. His counsel focuses on major and mega gift strategies, leadership coaching, campaign counsel and readiness, capacity building, and organizational assessment.

State of Nonprofits 2023

Dr. Heather Carpenter is a highly networked professor, researcher, and trainer and is the Executive Director of the Institute for Nonprofit Administration and Research, Director of the Master of Science in Nonprofit Administration program, and Norman A. Dolch Super Professor at LSU Shreveport. Dr. Carpenter is also a co-author of "Nonprofit Crisis Management: Response to COVID-19" and "The Talent Development Platform: Putting People First in Social Change Organizations," among other publications.

Let’s Talk More About Racial Dynamics and our Nonprofit Organizations

Maxine Crump is the Founder, President, and CEO of Dialogue on Race Louisiana has led the organization since its inception in 2011. Maxine has received numerous awards for her work around race, including the recent 2023 Barton Award for Non-Profit Management and the 2022 Volunteer Activist Award from the Emerge Foundation.

Protecting Today’s Nonprofits: Cybersecurity and Technology

Ned Fasullo has over 27 years of experience in modern business technology services and internet/cloud business practices for small to enterprise businesses. He has worked with major players such as Lucent Technologies, Nextel Communications, and Global Data Systems. Currently, he is the President of Apex Technologies.

Tools for Effective Governance

Dr. Colton Strawser is a nonprofit and philanthropic consultant and the President of Colton Strawser Consulting. His mission is empowering organizations to create changeĀ®. He has trained over 1,000 organizations, generated over $25 million in government grants, and supported research efforts to understand social issues and community challenges better. Dr. Strawser has received numerous awards for his contributions to the nonprofit sector.

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