Proposals are due Friday, March 30 at midnight Eastern Daylight Time

The Alliance for Nonprofit Management (Alliance) is the national voice and catalyst for the field of capacity building. We improve the effectiveness of individuals, groups, and organizations who help nonprofits and communities achieve positive social change.  

We are looking for innovative workshop sessions sharing new, leading-edge content aligned with our conference theme, “Re-envisioning Our Field: Advancing Racial Equity and Leading Innovation in Capacity Building”.  We seek well-designed, interactive sessions that incorporate evidence or research, creative presentation formats, and highly experiential learning that will inspire conference participants to evolve their approaches to capacity building.

In alignment with the 2018 conference theme, sessions will be selected from across the following themes:
❏ Advancing Racial Equity and Capacity Building:  Racial equity is the just and fair act of inclusion and access to power, resources, positive rewards or opportunities among all members of a society or a diverse group of people regardless of race or ethnicity--- paying attention to redress for racial groups traditionally marginalized and discriminated against or historically disenfranchised. These sessions will focus on how capacity building can integrate a a ‘racial equity lens’- that is, paying systemic attention to race and ethnicity in assessment and interventions.

❏ Innovative, Cutting-edge Promising Practices:  These sessions will serve as a spotlight for new, emerging, and cutting-edge capacity building models, frameworks, and practices, based on evidence, that have demonstrated increased impact and effectiveness in the nonprofit sector.
❏ Emerging Policy, Advocacy, or Field-wide Developments:  These sessions are interactive presentations focused on emerging policy/advocacy or field-wide developments that are important for capacity builders to know and/or will provide forums for participants to discuss implications for the field.
Alliance workshops are intended for consultants, coaches, capacity-building organizations, pracademics, researchers, funders, and nonprofit leaders who are interested in the field of capacity building.  Sessions should NOT be geared to nonprofit staff and board members, but rather to their capacity builders, researchers, funders, and graduate students to help other capacity builders improve their own practices.  Workshops must be interactive; we want participants to learn, to experience the content in fresh ways, and to be inspired to evolve their approaches to this work. The format must fit into either a 90-minute session or two-hour session. Although we are interested in workshops for varying levels of experience, a majority of our participants are at the advanced level. 

Please note that presenters are responsible for their own conference registration, travel, hotel and other expenses.

Due to the complex demands of scheduling, requests for specific days or times for participation are generally not accepted. In extreme cases, attempts will be made to accommodate special scheduling requests.