Successful social impact leaders must manage change and uncertainty while fostering cross-organizational relationships. What’s more, nonprofit professionals must value innovation and efficiency while cultivating an inclusive work environment to ensure every workforce member can contribute fully to the shared enterprise.

Elevate 2021 is a unique virtual conference experience that will build cultural competency and critical thinking around workforce trends and leadership in the nonprofit sector. Participants are eligible to earn an e-Certificate that may be uploaded to LinkedIn and other digital platforms.

Elevate’s robust programming hosts four live keynote addresses, includes more than 20 live and on-demand sessions, and provides countless networking opportunities. You’ll also gain access to numerous digital resources that focus on issues like leadership in virtual workspaces and advocating for diversity, equity, and inclusion.  

Read what last year's attendees had to say...

  • “This was the best virtual conference I have attended. The on-demand speakers and the live speakers were engaging, knowledgeable, and passionate about their topics. The things they shared were things that we could easily implement in work, community, or the classroom.”

  • “I was truly impressed by this e-conference! I usually struggle with digital learning and interactions, but this one was so smooth and welcoming I really felt part of the energy! Congratulations!”

  • “I have been able to utilize the tools provided by your conference in my daily work to discuss and raise not only issues of equity and inclusion, but other topics as well.”




20+ Speakers


50+ Resources

Participate in three days of timely and engaging programming that includes a combination of live events (keynote addresses, townhalls, and chatrooms) as well as many recorded sessions available on-demand. You will build critical leadership skills that will benefit you and your organization today and for years to come. Have your assumptions challenged and learn new leadership tools from our nationally-recognized thought leaders. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with speakers and fellow attendees during Q/A sessions and chatrooms. Access the online repository of resources that will help you as you build your leadership strategy. Topics like leadership in virtual workspaces and promoting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion will all be explored in case studies and recorded presentations. You’ll have access to these digital resources long after the conference ends!



Elevate is a program of the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance and it is powered by Leaderosity (an online learning platform with a goal of democratizing leadership training by providing highly-engaging and effective online leadership development courses at a lower cost of time and money for comparable in-person experiences).

Since 1948, the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance has worked to strengthen the social sector with a talented, prepared workforce. Its Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential is the only national credential that combines critical skills and knowledge, practical experience and a national perspective. It is available through the Alliance’s network of 40 universities and colleges. These educational institutions, in conjunction with the Alliance’s national nonprofit partners and CNPs, represent the largest network in the country working to strengthen the social sector with a talented and prepared workforce.