In September 2020, Top Nonprofits convened over 500 nonprofit leaders for the NONPROFIT CHANGEMAKERS inaugural summit. Nonprofit leaders from across the country gathered over two days to address critical issues facing nonprofits in Fundraising, Development, Marketing and Operations. Top experts in the sector presented over 26 interactive learning sessions.

Attendees were able to build relationships in small, informal chat rooms during breaks and connect with peers and presenters through the conference app, as well as meet the businesses supporting the nonprofit sector. The virtual gift bag full of apps, subscriptions, ebooks and more helped attendees utilize what they learned during the Summit.


2020 Speakers & Sessions


KEYNOTE SPEAKER, plus 26 of the Most Prominent Voices Serving the Nonprofit Sector Today

Kristal M. Johnson, International Speaker, Trainer & Author provided two keynote addresses, speaking about Donor Engagement and Creating a New Culture with Virtual Leadership. Twenty-six speakers presented at the Summit.

Take a look at our 2020 speaker lineup


The 2020 Summit provided a full roster of sessions, with attendees able to join any or all of the sessions. The Top Nonprofits’ Virtual Summit for NONPROFIT CHANGEMAKERS was approved by CFRE as a provider for continuing education, and attendees were could earn up to 18.75 CE Units for attending the Summit.

Check out our 2020 Sessions


On Wed. September 16, CAUSE MARKETING surprised guests with a virtual power lunch, providing a crash course on Cause Marketing, helping attendees better understand how nonprofit organizations can grow corporate partnerships to increase unrestricted revenue and to amplify the organization’s message.


Attendees were able to experience a virtual 60 minute yoga practice with guided mediation to promote balance, calm and strength—and what nonprofit leader doesn’t need this!


“The Nonprofit Changemakers Summit was exactly what I need! Most conferences within a reasonable price range only provide a limited amount of new material. This experience was totally different. I walked away with so much usable information that I’ve been able to put to work immediately—and, I’m already seeing positive results! The presenters were truly top notch. And the virtual format far exceeded my expectations!”

Julie Schott, Development Director, Highlands-Cashiers Land Trust

“Phenomenal, efficient use of my time. Every session included one or two kernels that I can use in my work, and I can go back to the recordings when I need to, for more!”

William Slayton, Director of Development, Georgia Southern University

“This is probably the best virtual event I’ve ever been to! Thank you!”

Jess Rist, Development Manager, OPEN M

“Really appreciated the quality of speakers; thanks!”

Ether Landau, Director of Development & Corporate Communications Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center

“This has been wonderful. I was worried about the back to back sessions, but the topics were so interesting the day flew by. Thank you for bringing this to a virtual format and allowing all of us easy access.”

Development Director, The Retreat, Inc.

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