Conference Schedule

To Access The UNA Conference you will need your Conference Password, so please check your inbox, trash, and spam for an email from info@utahnonprofits.org. [Note: Your Conference Password is unique to the Conference. It is not your UNA member password.] 

Tuesday, September 22

8:00 am to 8:45 am - Virtual Coffee
Grab your coffee (or other preferred beverage) and join us for a morning gathering of minds and hearts. We will spend time setting learning goals, practicing self-care, and playing some games for prizes!

9:00 am to 11:00 am - Conference Launch
Welcome Session, Nonprofit Leader Awards, and Keynote Presentation by Beth Kanter "Work/Life Balance and Resilient Workplace Culture in an Age of COVID"

11:00 am to 11:15 am Break
Check your email, stretch your legs, hydrate

11:15 am to 12:30 pm - Breakout Session 1
Choose from these options to learn and grow:  
• Money and the Brain: The Why Behind the What with Finances
• WE ARE Doing a Poor Job at Equity and Inclusion—But We CAN Do Better
• We Are Collaborative!

12:30 pm to 1:00 pm - Lunch Break/Brain Break
Take a moment to reflect and grab something to eat.

1:00 pm to 2:15 pm - Breakout Session 2
More ways to learn and grow: 
• Nonprofit Budgeting During Uncertain Times
• Want to Succeed as a Leader? Forget the Golden Rule!
• Leading in a Crisis: Embrace the Uncertainty
• Build Your Online Brand


Wednesday, September 23

8:00 am to 8:45 am - Virtual Coffee
Grab your coffee (or other preferred beverage) and join us for a morning gathering of minds and hearts. We will spend time setting learning goals, practicing self-care, and playing some games for prizes!

9:00 am to 10:15 am - Breakout Session 3
More ways to Grow: :
• How to Not Just Sustain, But Grow Your Nonprofit in the Post COVID-19 World
• Best Practices for Trauma Responsive Organizations
• Closing the Gap in Racial Literacy: A Panel Discussion

10:15 am to 10:30 am - Break
Take a moment and think about how smart you're getting.

10:30 am to 11:15 am  - Peer Discussion Groups
Peer to Peer Discussions are the good kind of copying from your neighbor! Share your expertise and learn from the community about what’s working (and what’s not). These sessions, facilitated by UNA staff and UNA Conference Committee members, provide you with a quick route to practical answers to your questions on a variety of topics. Peer to peer discussions introduce you to other nonprofit-professionals and create a place for you to expand your network. As needed, we’ll use breakout rooms. These sessions are not for you if you’re committed to reinventing the wheel or if you are unwilling to show and tell.
Note: We will not be recording Peer to Peer Discussions. You’ll need to take your own notes.
• Virtual Fundraising
• Self Care: It's Okay to Not be Okay
• Outcomes and the Impact of the Pandemic

11:15 am to 12:00 pm - Connect with UNA
As a nonprofit organization, you work hard to improve the quality of life in your community. UNA amplifies your voice, saves you time and money, builds your capacity, and connects you with other nonprofit leaders. As a membership organization, we offer a wide variety of members-only benefits which supports our mission to unify, strengthen, and elevate the incredible work of nonprofits in the State of Utah. UNA Nonprofit members have access to an extensive group of member benefits and resources. During this time we will go over how to access to the latest Members Only Benefits including Human Resources, Board of Directors, The #1 Job Board for Nonprofits in the State of Utah, Insurance, Networking Opportunities, Training and Events, Website Resources and Services, and Fundraising Tools

12:00 pm to 12:30 pm - Lunch Break/Brain Break
Your smarter brain needs some fuel

12:30 pm to 1:45 pm - Breakout Session 4
Choose from these options: 
• Technology Wellness During a Pandemic
• A Core Foundation: Understanding the Importance of the ED/Board Chair Relationship
• I’ve Got Good News and Bad News—How to Get Noticed by Local and National Media


Thursday, September 24

 9:00 am to 10:15 am - Breakout Session 5
Even more options:
• Gender Pay Equity, Closing the Wage Gap
• Major Gifts with Minimum Anxiety
• Supporting Volunteers in a Virtual World

10:15 am to 10:30 am - Break
Take a minute and take care of yourself

10:30 am to 11:15 am - Peer Discussion Groups
Peer to Peer Discussions are the good kind of copying from your neighbor! Share your expertise and learn from the community about what’s working (and what’s not). These sessions, facilitated by UNA staff and UNA Conference Committee members, provide you with a quick route to practical answers to your questions on a variety of topics. Peer to peer discussions introduce you to other nonprofit-professionals and create a place for you to expand your network. As needed, we’ll use breakout rooms. These sessions are not for you if you’re committed to reinventing the wheel or if you are unwilling to show and tell.
Note: We will not be recording Peer to Peer Discussions. You’ll need to take your own notes.
• Remote Team Building/Remote Work
• Marketing and Communications
• Advocacy/Voter Outreach

11:15 am to 11:45 am - Connect with UNA
As a nonprofit organization, you work hard to improve the quality of life in your community. UNA amplifies your voice, saves you time and money, builds your capacity, and connects you with other nonprofit leaders. As a membership organization, we offer a wide variety of members-only benefits which supports our mission to unify, strengthen, and elevate the incredible work of nonprofits in the State of Utah. UNA Nonprofit members have access to an extensive group of member benefits and resources. During this time we will go over how to access to the latest Members Only Benefits including Human Resources, Board of Directors, The #1 Job Board for Nonprofits in the State of Utah, Insurance, Networking Opportunities, Training and Events, Website Resources and Services, and Fundraising Tools

11:45 am to 12:00 pm - Break
How about a quick lunch?

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm - Closing Session
Plenary Session by Curtis Klotz, CPA "Courageous Conversations on Finance and Inclusion" and UNA Closing Remarks