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Save the Date: 2024 Nonprofit Excellence Symposium

October 11, 2024

The Nonprofit Excellence Symposium brings together professionals from local businesses and nonprofits for a half-day of workshops, presentations, idea sharing, and networking open to USI students and anyone who works in or is interested in the nonprofit sector.

Past symposium presentations have included topics such as leadership, legal issues facing nonprofits, grant writing, crisis management, and digital marketing strategies.

Each year, a featured speaker is also selected based on a lifetime contribution to the nonprofit sector. It presents an opportunity for an individual who has contributed greatly to the enhancement of their organization and the professionalization of the sector to share their perspectives on the impact of the nonprofit sector.

The symposium is open to anyone who works in or is interested in the nonprofit sector and includes a half day of professional development workshops.  This year’s symposium will two keynote addresses, workshop sessions on a diverse range of nonprofit topics and opportunities for idea sharing. 

 If you have any questions about the Nonprofit Excellence Symposium or the MPA at USI, please contact Trent Engbers at

The Nonprofit Excellence Symposium arose out of a commitment to helping support area nonprofits. It is just one of many ways that the Master of Public Administration (MPA) program connects USI resources to community needs.  As an applied professional program in public administration, the MPA seeks to offer real world experiences to its students that enhance their learning while strengthening the community.

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