Nonprofit Works: Inspire

Nonprofit Works is the signature annual conference of the Nonprofit Center. Each year we strive to push the boundaries of learning and practice within the Northeast Florida nonprofit sector through innovative and affordable programming. By bringing nationally renowned experts to the Nonprofit Works stage, we empower our local nonprofits to explore new ideas in nonprofit strategy, leadership, operationalizing racial equity, and more. This full-day event provides nonprofits with the tools and connections they need to strengthen their impact in the community for the coming year.



The Nonprofit Center invites you to join us at our 6th Annual Nonprofit Works Conference at the Florida Blue Conference Center in Jacksonville, Florida on September 14, 2023. Our theme is INSPIRE. Join us as we inspire the nonprofit sector, our partners, and supporters to invest in the people that drive missions forward.

September 14, 2023
8:30 AM to 4:45 PM
4800 Deerwood Campus Pkwy
Jacksonville, FL 32246


Nonprofit Center Member Dues $150 and below - $100.00 (Members that have an annual operating budget of $199,999 and below.)

Nonprofit Center Members Dues $300+ - $150.00 (Members that have an annual operating budget of $200k and above.)

Non-Member Rate - $250.00

Nonprofit Center Members *Dues $300+, register a team of 3 or more and save 20% with coupon code: NPW23

*Please note that members that have dues $150 and below already have a discounted rate and are not eligible for the 20% promotion.


Keynote Speaker: Rusty Stahl

Our keynote speaker is Rusty Stahl, Founder, President, and CEO of Fund the People. Their mission is clear, to maximize investment in America’s nonprofit workforce. Rusty believes that when nonprofit leaders have the support to not just survive, but to thrive, our entire ecosystem benefits. Rusty’s keynote will address the key pillars of Fund the People’s Funding that Works framework and help us to shift the narrative away from a longstanding sector myth that there is a deficit of talent. Investment in the nonprofit workforce increases performance and creates impact that ripples across sector boundaries.

Prior to founding Fund the People in 2014, Rusty was a Fellow in Residence at NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service, receiving support from the Tides Foundation during his tenure. In addition, Rusty spent 10-years as the founding Executive Director for the Emerging Practitioners in Philanthropy (EPIP), where he built a diverse membership base among the next generation of philanthropic leaders, cultivating chapters around the country. Rusty began his career in the sector as a Program Associate at the Ford Foundation. He holds an M.A. in Philanthropic Studies from Indiana University. Rusty has served on numerous nonprofit boards including Jews for Racial and Economic Justice and Idealist.org. Rusty resides in Beacon, NY with his wife and two daughters.

More Details Coming Soon!

Are You Interested in Presenting at Nonprofit Works: Inspire?

The Nonprofit Center is seeking proposals from qualified and engaging presenters for breakout sessions. Presentations should cover a variety of skill levels, from beginner to advanced, and be designed for nonprofit professionals, executive leadership, and/or Board members. Submissions will be evaluated on how innovative they are, their grounding in research, as well as how closely the proposal aligns with our themes for the conference, the Nonprofit Center's commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and our Stronger Nonprofits Framework.

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