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The Keystone Nonprofit Conference

KeyCon 2022 Call for Speakers

Please mark your calendar for the 2022 Keystone Nonprofit Conference – Monday, October 24th + Tuesday, October 25th in Erie, PA.

We are accepting submissions for the Keystone Nonprofit Conference 2022 Call for Speakers! Our theme for 2022 is Pride and Purpose.

The nonprofit sector is vital to a healthy community and society and because of this we should be incredibly proud of the work that is done. The sector should also be unapologetic in advocating for itself, individually and collectively. And while doing so, the sector must always focus on its purpose. Nonprofit organizations are created to serve a mission and purpose that advances the communities in their ecosystem. All that we do should be focused on furthering that purpose--without distraction, bias or reservation.

We are seeking topics that touch on:

  • Embracing an abundance mindset
  • Standing out in a lean labor market
  • Investing in overhead
  • Accountability for Board, leadership and staff
  • Advocating for yourself
  • Focusing on your purpose
  • Decision-making through the prism of the mission
  • Collaborations and alignments that amplify impact
  • New generations of leadership
  • Beyond the pandemic
  • Lessons learned: COVID-19


  • Deadline for submissions: Friday, May 20, 2022
  • Agenda decisions finalized by early June 2022
  • Registration launched by July 2022

Please note: The Nonprofit Partnership is on a mission to intentionally incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) into our annual conference and into our everyday work. Anyone and everyone has something to bring to the table and we want to hear what makes you so uniquely you! That’s when the magic happens and that’s when minds open. Together, we have a chance at fostering a happy and healthy nonprofit community.

Additional information:

Confirmed speakers will not be compensated for their conference participation. Speakers will be granted free conference registration but will be responsible for their own travel and accommodation expenses, if necessary. Additionally, confirmed speakers will have access to a free exhibitor booth, if interested and if applicable.

The Keystone Nonprofit Conference will be held in-person in Erie, PA.

Speakers will be expected to present in an educational, non-commercial, non-self-promotional manner. NO sales pitches are allowed during presentations or sessions. Contact us with questions.

Submit Your Proposal
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The Nonprofit Partnership's offices at The Susan Hirt Hagen Center for Transformational Philanthropy are open Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM.

Phone 814.240.2490