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Hunger. Poverty. Inequality. Education and mis-education. Social, political and environmental justice. Professional and economic advancement. Political and religious freedom. Immigration reform. Animal welfare. Human rights. Access to healthcare. Global warming. What do these movements share in common?

The demands being placed on the nation’s social sector are accelerating, yet its people practices continue to lag in the face of mounting pressure. More than ever before, impact-focused nonprofits and associations are recognizing that without keen focus on and investment in smart talent and culture systems, their missions may not be realized. It is out of this recognition that the Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit was born. The 2017 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit is a transformational three-day event where forward-thinking nonprofit and association leaders exchange fresh ideas and collaborate on new ways to advance their missions and goals through talent.

2017 Keynote Speakers

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The 2017 Summit Features Four Learning Themes:

Why Attend?

The Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit is the only conference in the nation that brings nonprofit leaders together to exchange the new, cutting-edge ideas to advance their organizations through talent.

The Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit explores solutions to the challenges that plague nonprofits like yours most. Are you struggling with recruitment? Attend Sessions like “Why You Suck at Hiring…And What You Can Do About It!” Is your culture keeping your organization from its full potential? Attend sessions like “Evolving Culture to Drive Impact.” Is your organization falling behind when it comes to diversity and inclusion? Attend sessions like “Are You Really LGBT-Inclusive?” Are you struggling to build your leadership pipeline? Attend sessions like “Creating a Sustainable Nonprofit with Self-Leaders.”

You’ll walk away with the inspiration and actionable ideas you need to begin driving change the moment you return to work, and you’ll connect with a community of colleagues you can bounce ideas off of for years to come. 

Seeking professional development credits?

Join us at the 2017 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit and you’ll receive 15.5 SHRM and 18 HRCI professional development credits. 


Experience Washington, D.C. During the Summit

Washington Marriott Metro Center
April 5th - 7th, 2017

Let the Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit be your reason to visit Washington, D.C. at the height of our city’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival. The 2017 Summit will feature several opportunities for attendees to explore all that D.C. has to offer, from beautiful nature to culturally enriching destinations and historically important American landmarks. As in 2016, the 2017 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit will be held at the Washington Marriott Metro Center located at 775 12th St NW.

Sponsor the 2017 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit

The 2017 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit has a limited number of sponsorships available. Sponsors receive full access to the entire three-day Summit and gain tremendous exposure to an audience of nonprofit and association decision makers from across the nation.

Media Partner: HR Gazette


The HR Gazette offers fresh perspectives on topics including HR Technology, Talent, Performance, Learning, Strategy, and Leadership. The publication has a global reach of 100,000s of HR professionals and business leaders.

We provide opinion, analysis, news and reviews from the brightest minds in HR and Management – all focused on the most relevant issues facing those involved in the world of work.

Who Is the Summit For?

The Summit draws an engaged, forward-thinking group of leaders, researchers, educators and talent and culture-focused social sector professionals. Attendees represent professional and trade associations, social/human services agencies, faith-based organizations, advocacy/environmental groups, arts and culture, healthcare organizations and academic institutions from across the nation and beyond.




This information is based on demographic data about past attendees.

Praise from 2016 Attendees

Very engaging and high energy. Loved the candid nature of the remarks and responses to questions. Kudos to all the presenters!

I have had the privilege of going to the several conferences over the past 5 years (SHRM and insidengo). This one far exceeded my expectations and excited me in a way that the others haven't in a while.

I can't wait to discuss (what we learned) with our Board and implement this with our organization.

Have questions about this year’s program or suggestions of topics you’d like to see covered at the 2017 Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit?
Email us at summit@nonprofithr.com.