Keynote Speaker: Tim Delaney

Tim Delaney, President & CEO, National Council of Nonprofits

Plenary Keynote Presentation (Remote Presentation): Nonprofit Impact Matters: How America’s Charitable Nonprofits Strengthen Communities and Improve Lives

Since 1776, Americans have declared our independence in various ways, whether crooning in New York that “I did it my way” or bragging out West about our “rugged individualism.” Even in the nonprofit sector, where we bring people together for the common good, the incentive structures – donations, media coverage, attracting employees and volunteers – reward being different, reinforcing fragmentation and diminishing our collective power. But, what if the 12.3 million nonprofit employees across the country, more than 64 million nonprofit board members and volunteers, and tens of millions of donors supporting the work of nonprofits saw what they share in common and how their interests are aligned? Let’s explore and find out…

Tim Delaney is the President & CEO of the National Council of Nonprofits, which is the largest network of nonprofits in the country and the leading trusted resource and advocate for America’s charitable nonprofits. It looks out for the common good of the entire 501(c)(3) community. It’s the only nationwide, sector-wide entity that integrates policy analysis and advocacy both vertically (local, state, federal) and horizontally (legislative, executive, judicial) on issues of concern to all, such as charitable giving, nonprofit nonpartisanship, regulatory oversight, tax exemptions, and more. Tim has successfully argued in the U.S. Supreme Court, testified before Congress, and negotiated in the White House. Since moving from Arizona to DC in 2008, he has drawn on his decades of leadership experiences in the private, government, and nonprofit sectors to help charitable nonprofits across the country identify emerging trends, exchange proven practices, and engage in policy issues to advance their missions.