Successful social sector leadership: It’s managing change and uncertainty while advancing your organization’s mission. It’s fostering cross-organizational relationships that bring people together and builds your community. It’s cultivating long-lasting change that will improve our world.

Nonprofit professionals and Certified Nonprofit Professional learners are invited to Elevate 2021: a virtual conference for social sector leaders. The three-day conference will build your cultural competency and critical thinking around workforce trends, leadership, advocacy, and equity in the nonprofit sector.

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 development and furthering your organization’s mission through advocacy.

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


Countless Connections

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. The strength of the nonprofit sector comes from the connections we forge and the impact we make together. Elevate 2021 provides opportunities for you to meet, network with and learn from your social sector colleagues.


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.