Nonprofit Megatrends: Is Your Organization Ready for the Seismic Shift Ahead?

The 2022 Nonprofit Leadership Summit

Wednesday, October 12th, 2022
8:00 – 8:30 AM – Networking & Continental Breakfast
8:30 – 10:00 AM – Keynote, Part 1
10:00 – 10:15 AM – Networking Break
10:15 – 11:30 AM – Keynote, Part 2 + Q&A with Suzanne Smith

Schiff Family Conference Center at Xavier Cintas Center
1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207

Join us in-person as a leadership team for this action-packed event – or join us online for this unique hybrid event!

Join nonprofit futurist, professor and Social Impact Architects Founder and CEO Suzanne Smith as she dives into the mega-trends that are rapidly changing the nonprofit space here in our local communities and around the globe.

In this 150-minute hands-on keynote, Suzanne will engage participants in discussion and leadership team breakout discussions so you walk away with a clear strategic direction and concrete action items to help prepare for:

  • How inflation and economic trends will impact your fundraising, day-to-day operations and bottom line
  • How technology and globalization change the way you interact with your donors and staff
  • How the generational hand-off impacts the workplace, communication needs and your strategic vision
  • How to create a culture that attracts and retains top talent and combats burnout
  • How diversity, equity and inclusion and your vision/mission/values are the cornerstones of your brand in the community

Come to learn, get ahead and be prepared! Bring your leadership team (including your board!) to digest and analyze learnings and build an organizational action plan for 2022/3 together that not only addresses, but also gets ahead of the mega-trends that are already causing seismic shifts in the sector.

This event is hosted by Barnes Dennig, the Association for Fundraising Professionals, and the Leadership Council for Nonprofits.

CPE is available for those who attend the summit live in-person or virtually.

About the speaker

Suzanne Smith, MBA,, is Founder and CEO of the Social Impact Architects, a registered Benefit Corporation. She is excited to return to Cincinnati, her home-away-from-home, where she enjoyed her time as Co-Founder and Founding CEO of Flywheel and Executive Director of the Leadership Council.

She has a deep belief that everyone is a changemaker and in 2009, founded Social Impact Architects to reshape the business of social change. She combines her MBA know-how with nearly three decades of grassroots experience as a social innovator to serve all dimensions of the social sector (e.g., nonprofit, government, foundations and corporate social responsibility leads at for-profits) as a consultant, advisor and thought partner.

Known for her relatable style and practical tips, she is highly sought-after public speaker at conferences nationwide. Suzanne is also the author of Social TrendSpotter (@socialtrendspot), one of the sector’s top blogs according to the Huffington Post, and is frequently asked to share her expertise by regional and national media. She has published articles in Forbes, Fast Company, Chronicle of Philanthropy, Nonprofit Business Advisor, Upstart and Grantmakers in Health. Suzanne holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and serves as an adjunct professor at Southern Methodist University and The University of Texas at Arlington.