September 06, 2022

Inspiration is Just Around the Corner: Resources for Leaders

Don’t let the heat wave fool you—we're heading straight into fall, which means pumpkin spice everything and fun with budgets, staffing, and fundraising for the year ahead. With so much going on, the UNA Annual Conference may seem like an afterthought. I get it, trust me I get it. But if you’re like me, you know the value of a helping hand or the spark of a new idea. And that’s what we’re offering at this year’s UNA Annual Conference.  

By attending, you open yourself up to new possibilities. It’s not just about the speakers and session topics—it’s about that a-ha moment that helps you reframe a grant. It’s about sharing what you’ve tried with others who are learning the ropes. It’s about new friends hiding in plain sight. It’s about learning, connecting, and all the moments in between that have the potential to be truly transformative. 

Take a look at these sessions on fundraising and human resources and register your organization today.


  • Building Collaborative Partnerships—Merging the Public and Private Sectors
    Join Alexx Goeller, Director of Community Impact with The Front Climbing Club, to learn about building successful corporate responsibility programs. Identify what corporations look for in nonprofit partners and learn how to best engage with corporate donors and sponsors.
  • Connecting the Dots on Donor Behavior
    Learn about the latest trends in giving from Tim Sarrantonio of Neon One. Tim’s analysis of data from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project, Visa’s Global Analytics and Insights Data on Charitable Giving, and philanthropic psychology research will help you get in front of the trends to reach the right donors at the right time.
  • Building Community by Aligning Impact (A Funder/Grantee Panel) 
    Join Laurel Cannon Alder, Grants Manager with the Utah Division of Arts and Museums, as she moderates a panel on collaboration between foundations and nonprofit organizations. Panelists include Liv Sasaki, Executive Director of the American Heart Association, Bill Crim, President and CEO of United Way of Salt Lake, Peggy Larsen, Board Member with WCF Insurance, and Julie Ramos, Managing Director of Philanthropy with the Larry H. & Gail Miller Family Foundation. 
  • 200K Reasons to Use LinkedIn to Grow Donations and Corporate Giving 
    Hear from Kathleen Bodenlos, CEO/Executive Director of Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum, on how she used LinkedIn to increase contributions by more than $200K in just one year. Receive step-by-step guidance on growing corporate sponsorships, increasing donations, and developing unique business opportunities.


  • The Wicked Problem of Nonprofit Wages: Equity, Rationale, and Donor Support (Panel) 
    Join Jenn Godfrey, Chief Executive Officer of Utah Community Action, Debbie Stone, Board Member with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, and leaders from Utah nonprofits for a discussion on ensuring wage equity while balancing competing operational demands. Get practical advice for refining your compensation and benefits strategy.
  • First Aid for Burnout: A Return to Balance 
    Get expert guidance from Educator, Health, and Wellness Coach Annie Barrett on spotting the signs of burnout at your organization. Learn helpful practices you can implement to overcome compassion fatigue and burnout on both a personal and organizational level. 

Register Today!