NYJL Forum for Nonprofits

Forum for Nonprofits - one-day conference for nonprofit professionals - New York Junior League

The New York Junior League hosts an annual conference designed for small to medium nonprofit organizations in the New York City area dedicated to addressing key issues facing both nonprofits and the communities they serve. Now in its 16th year, the Forum for Nonprofits conference features expert-led workshops and panel discussions. Past topics have included volunteer retention, technology trends, best practices for recruitment and training, and utilizing social media in a nonprofit environment.

Registration2018 Focus | Schedule


2018 Focus

  • It Starts with I

    Impact, innovation, inclusion—these three key ideas all start with the individuals who work for, volunteer with, and support the nonprofit organization. Join us for presentations, panel forums, working sessions, and small interactive workshops that will educate and inspire you.

    • IMPACT: Real Stories, Real PeopleCan your volunteers, staff, donors, and board members share your nonprofit’s impact story to others in a compelling way? This session discusses the art of storytelling for nonprofits to build a stronger community, increase fundraising effectiveness, and turn your donors into champions for your cause. Learn how to incorporate data into your narrative and apply these lessons to effectively share your story with stakeholders.

      INNOVATION: Rock Your Social Media Presence

      Learn how to build effective social media pages for your nonprofit. Work with seasoned social media experts to develop engaging content, leverage your network to make valuable connections, and influence your community to volunteer or donate. Learn how to use social media analytics to understand trends that may apply to your cause.

      INCLUSION: Build Inclusion and Diversity into Your Nonprofit’s Mission and Board of Directors

      This workshop explores ways to build the values of diversity, equity, and inclusion into your nonprofit’s mission and operations. Explore the ways diversity and inclusion are critical to high performing boards and how your board can fulfill diversity and inclusion goals.

      Bonus! INDIVIDUAL: I (You!)

      Dive deep into your specific questions and hear expert opinions targeted to your unique circumstances.


  • 8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration & Networking Continental Breakfast
    9:00-9:05 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
    9:05-10:00 a.m. Keynote Presentation
    10:00-10:15 a.m. Refreshments & Networking Break
    10:15-11:30 a.m. Panel
    11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Networking Lunch
    12:30-1:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
    1:30-1:45 p.m. Networking Break
    1:45-2:45 p.m. Breakout Sessions
    2:45-3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
    3:00-4:00 p.m. Networking

    Speakers list coming soon. Program schedule is tentative and subject to change.


The NYJL Forum for Nonprofits will be held at:

New York Junior League
130 East 80th Street (80th Street at Lexington Avenue)
New York, NY, 10075

Attendee Roster

For your name to be included in the Attendee Roster, your completed registration form and payment must be received by March 31, 2018. Registrations received after that date will not be included in the Roster.


In the event you are unable to attend the forum and have already purchased a ticket, you may transfer your ticket. To do so, e-mail nyjlforum@nyjl.org with the following information to confirm the change:

-Original registrant’s full name
-Substitute registrant’s full name
-Mailing address (if different than original participant)
-Title and Company


No refunds will be made for cancellations after April 18th, 2018. All cancellation requests are subject to a $10 processing fee. Cancellations prior to this date must be in writing.


Please note that this is a public event and that by attending you consent to photography, audio recording, video recording and its/their release, publication, exhibition or reproduction to be used in any format including promotional purposes by NYJL. You waive the right to review this content prior to publication; release NYJL from any liability connected with the taking, recording, digitizing or publication of such content; and waive all rights to any claims for payment or royalties in connection with the use of the content.

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The New York Junior League is an organization of women committed to promoting volunteerism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers. Its purpose is exclusively educational and charitable.

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