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Annual Conference

2024 UNA Annual Conference: Embrace + Embolden

Thursday, October 10, 2024

Utah Cultural Celebration Center


Embrace + Embolden is about getting deeper into our practice and connecting with the core values of belonging, dignity, and humanity. Our goal is to move beyond the notion of empowerment towards a vision of strengthening. Through our work, we hope to recognize and support the innate power of our people and our organizations. We embrace because you belong. We embolden because you are powerful.

Why Attend?

Join UNA members, supporters, and friends for the largest gathering of nonprofit professionals in Utah. Learn from experts and connect with leaders from across the sector on the issues that matter most to you. The UNA Annual Conference brings you a full day of diverse sessions and speakers that offer insights and innovative approaches to addressing today's nonprofit challenges and needs.

The conference also provides you with invaluable networking and collaboration opportunities so you can build personal and professional connections and help you forge partnerships to advance your organizational goals. Nurture your determination and enthusiasm with training, resources, ideas, and services designed specifically for nonprofit professionals. You will leave with practical solutions, innovative ideas, and new relationships that will spark joy and inspire your work.  

Registration opens July 2024!

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Beyond Empowerment: Embracing Our Power, Impacting Our Communities

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In today's evolving landscape of social change, nonprofits stand as beacons of hope and catalysts for transformation. Beyond Empowerment: Embracing Our Power, Impacting Our Communities dives deep into the heart of nonprofit work from its beginning and today, celebrating the profound impact of embracing our inherent strengths and values. Donna Murray-Brown explores how embracing inclusivity, dignity, and humanity within our organizations not only emboldens but also amplifies our collective ability to effect meaningful change. She'll uncover strategies to move beyond conventional notions of empowerment, towards a paradigm that nurtures resilience and fosters sustainable impact. Join us as we embark on a journey to embolden our communities, ignite passion, and unleash the full potential of nonprofits in shaping a better tomorrow for all.

About Our Presenter

Donna Murray-Brown is the inaugural Vice President of Strategy and Development of the National Council of Nonprofits. In her role, Donna leads the growth of NCN's core resources through practical and impactful strategic initiatives that integrate the knowledge, policy, and advocacy competencies and support the network in advancing those strategic initiatives.

Sponsor and Exhibitor Opportunities!

Meet professionals from across the state and share your story at the 2024 UNA Annual Conference, Utah's largest gathering of nonprofit organizations. As a Sponsor or Exhibitor, you can build meaningful relationships with nonprofit decision-makers, share resources, showcase new products, and demonstrate your willingness to partner with Utah's nonprofit community. Choose from a wide range of sponsorship levels and business exhibitor opportunities to meet your unique needs. Don't miss this exciting opportunity!

2023 UNA Annual Conference Exhibitor Hall

2024 Conference Planning Committee

Natalie El-Deiry, Chair
Governor's Office of Economic Opportunity

Encarni Gallardo
Children's Service Society

Kyle Robbins
Larson & Company

Hannah Williams
Zions Bank

Katherine Aguilera
Peace House

Danielle Neveselov
United Way of Northern Utah

Taylor Smedley
The Leonardo

Alison Anderson
Utah Nonprofits Association

Emily Nikolaisen
Utah Nonprofits Association


Thank you to our 2024 Conference Sponsors!

Partner Sponsors

Connector Sponsors