Oct. 15-17 in Denver


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Join colleagues for powerful conference tracks, keynotes and Snapshots, and networking opportunities—learn, engage, and be challenged on how we can continue to elevate our sustainability, our leadership, and our overall success. The 2018 Alliance National Conference will showcase practice, policy, and research that advances our knowledge and action to achieve:

  • A Thriving and Vibrant Nonprofit Sector
  • Health and Well-Being
  • Educational Success
  • Economic Opportunity
  • Safety and Security

At this conference, the Alliance's largest event, network within and across roles, states, and organizational expertise. Everyone—from managers, to executives, to board members—is welcome. Along with established and validated knowledge, this conference will showcase new thinking that disrupts conventional wisdom about how to address the most persistent challenges and barriers to change, effective practice, and leadership.

Sick and Tired of Sitting at the Kids' Table 
Eric Schindler
Child and Family Resources

Creating Community in a Fragmented World
Eunice Lin Nichols

Redefining Kinship for Youth Aging Out
Angie Seckler Williams
The Open Table


Build knowledge to elevate your work with more than 40 workshops to choose from.

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Seize the networking potential of the Alliance’s largest and most diverse conference.

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Check out the various way of becoming a 2018 Alliance National Conference partner.

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Monday, Oct. 15

8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.     Registration
8-9 a.m.   Full Breakfast
9-10:30 a.m.    Opening General Session
10:30-11 a.m.
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.   Session A Workshops  
12:30-1:15 p.m.   Lunch
1:15-2:15 p.m.
  General Session
2:15-2:45 p.m.
2:45-4:15 p.m.
  Session B Workshops  
4:30-5:30 p.m.
  Session C Workshops  
5:45-6:45 p.m.    Networking Reception

Tuesday, Oct. 16

8 a.m.-5:15 p.m.     Registration
8-9 a.m.    Full Breakfast
8-8:45 a.m.
  Alliance Business Meeting
9-10:30 a.m.
10:30-11:15 a.m.
  Networking Open House
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
  Session D Workshops  
12:45-1:45 p.m.
2-3:30 p.m.
  Session E Workshops   
3:45-5:15 p.m.
  Session F Workshops  

Wednesday, Oct. 17

8 a.m.-12:15 p.m.     Registration
8-9 a.m.   Full Breakfast 
9-10:30 a.m.    Session G Workshops
10:30-10:45 a.m.   Break
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.   Closing Keynote: Choir! Choir! Choir!

Location & Lodging

Hilton Denver City Center
1701 California St.
Denver, CO 80202