Washington State Nonprofit Conference - Moving Boldly May 17 - 19, 2023

The 2023 Washington State Nonprofit Conference is coming!

This year’s Washington State Nonprofit Conference will be May 17-19! Join us for a unique conference that includes online and in-person experiences (in Tacoma). There will be inspiring speakers, workshops, and other invaluable content along with the chance to connect with other board, staff, and volunteers from nonprofits from across the state.

Moving Boldly– At the 2023 Washington State Nonprofit Conference, we will explore the theme “Moving Boldly.” We spent time adjusting to life in a pandemic, and now is the time to recognize the need for moving boldly as we embrace what comes next. How are we taking risks to challenge norms, evolve practices, and center justice to achieve the changes we seek in the nonprofit sector?

Moving boldly requires courage, confidence, and strength that is found across nonprofits and in the communities we serve. We have an opportunity to face challenges as a collective sector instead of individual organizations. This Conference is an invitation for us all to move boldly together.

Registration is now open!

We’re offering a very special organizational rate for NAWA members only. Become a member today to save!

Why Attend?

The Washington State Nonprofit Conference is the largest gathering of nonprofits in the state bringing together nonprofit leaders to learn, connect, and inspire. The Conference generates ideas and resources to help you imagine solutions to your organization’s biggest challenges. You’ll leave with resources to share and actionable items to apply to your work. And best of all, the Conference offers unique opportunities to connect with nonprofit peers across the state.

This year’s approach allows everyone to celebrate and learn together in the way that works best for you. You can be part of an active conference community online through our virtual conference platform. For those who can gather in person, join us Friday in Tacoma for more learning, connection, and collaboration.

What to Expect – Schedule Overview

Day 1: Learn

Date: May 17
Location: Online

  • Morning coffee chats
  • Welcome & keynote speaker
  • Three blocks of concurrent sessions
  • Interactive, Community Board feature
  • Exhibitor & sponsor centers
  • Daily closing

Day 2: Advocate

Date: May 18
Location: Online

  • Morning coffee chats
  • NAWA Advocacy Summit: Employee Compensation in the Nonprofit Sector (morning)
  • Ask Me Anything feature (afternoon)
  • Interactive, Community Board feature
  • Exhibitor & sponsor centers 

Day 3: Collaborate

Date: May 19
Location: In-person, Marriott Tacoma Downtown, Tacoma

  • Keynote speaker
  • Moving Together: learning track culmination sessions
  • Career & organizational development special features
  • One-on-one coaching sessions (limited spaces available)
  • Nonprofit tradeshow
  • Networking opportunities
  • Members only closing celebration


Interested in attending the Conference but cost is a barrier? We are proud to offer scholarship opportunities! 

Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

Join us as a sponsor or exhibitor for the 29th annual Washington State Nonprofit Conference. All sponsors and exhibitors will have opportunities to be visible on the online conference platform and to table at the in-person trade show. To maximize your exposure as a sponsor in the lead-up to the Conference, secure your place today! 


More information

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