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Inaugural Nonprofit Summit Features Dr. Jane Goodall & Leslie Odom Jr.

By March 10, 2021

On April 21, we’re bringing together our international Nonprofit Community for the first-ever Nonprofit Summit. The virtual Summit will feature everything you’ve come to know, love, and expect from a event — a roster of incredible speakers, an inspiring community of changemakers, and educational breakout sessions with industry experts — all from the comfort of your own home.

Featuring Legendary Conservationist, Dr. Jane Goodall

It’s not everyday you have the opportunity to welcome Dr. Jane Goodall — the conservationist, humanitarian, and UN Messenger of Peace — into your home office for an intimate conversation about the importance of activism and why we should all be hopeful about the future. 

Dr. Jane Goodall

Nonprofit Summit 2021 features a conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall on activism and hope.

We’re honored to have Dr. Goodall join us at Nonprofit Summit for The Power of Hope: A Conversation with Dr. Jane Goodall. This important conversation will center on our collective responsibility to care for the planet and curb climate change — something that Dr. Goodall believes is possible with hope as one of our most powerful resources for change.

Known for her landmark studies with Tanzania’s chimpanzees, Dr. Goodall is responsible for profoundly redefining the relationship between humans and animals worldwide. Through nearly 60 years of groundbreaking research, she’s not only demonstrated the urgent need to protect chimpanzees from extinction; she’s also redefined species conservation to include the needs of local people and the environment. And over the last three decades, she’s empowered a new generation of activists through Roots & Shoots.

A Show-Stopping Performance by Leslie Odom Jr. 

If you were thinking that the only way to make this event even better was by somehow adding the Broadway musical hit, Hamilton, to the equation — you’re in for a treat. Tony and Grammy-award winner Leslie Odom Jr., best known for his breakout role as Aaron Burr in Hamilton, is bringing his soulful voice to our global mainstage.

Odom’s impressive career spans all performance genres: Broadway, television, film, and music. In his most recent big screen role, Odom plays legendary singer Sam Cooke in the film adaptation of the Olivier Award-nominated play, One Night in Miami. Between his recently-released second holiday album, his recurring Emmy-nominated role in the musical-comedy series Central Park, and the countless upcoming projects he has coming out, we’re honored to have the incredibly busy and super-talented Odom joining us at Nonprofit Summit.

Leslie Odom Jr.
The multifaceted award-winning artist and actor, Leslie Odom Jr., will perform at Nonprofit Summit.

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More Than 30 Sessions Across 4 Content Tracks

With over 30 sessions spanning four unique content tracks, you’re guaranteed to find a wide range of thought-provoking discussions, a plethora of practical takeaways, and actionable Salesforce tips and tricks from your peers. Here’s a deeper look at the four content tracks for Nonprofit Summit:

  1. Increasing Fundraising Agility: Today’s fundraisers are adopting digital strategies to engage and grow their donor base, allowing them to use data to drive business decisions and report funding impact. This track will be your go-to for inspiring conversations and actionable takeaways aimed at helping you build an adaptable fundraising strategy that’s geared towards building resilience — no matter what the future holds. This track will feature the CDC Foundation and Canadian Cancer Society.

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  2. Improving the Constituent Experience: As constituent expectations change, today’s nonprofits are reinvesting in the constituent experience and doubling down on data in order to build personalized relationships that can sustain organizations through the highs and lows. Hear firsthand from your peers on how to attract, engage, and sustain supporters on their preferred channels — all while positively impacting your organization’s fundraising and program goals. This track will feature UNICEF and Teach for America.

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  3. Optimizing Data and Reporting: Data continues to become increasingly important. But having the data is one thing — knowing how to utilize it efficiently to maximize impact is something else entirely. This track will give you the best practices for data management, reporting, and visualization that will equip you with the tools necessary to take your data game to the next level. This track will feature Gavi The Vaccine Alliance and Guide Dogs for the Blind U.K.

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  4. Managing and Scaling your Platform: Building a centralized platform for your data can unify your departments, optimize your operations, and scale your reach. Learn from your industry peers about how centralizing on a single platform has helped them surpass operational goals, and how best to manage technology at your organization. This track will feature SCVO and IJM.
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We have an incredible lineup of speakers, performers, and content tracks lined up for the first-ever Nonprofit Summit, and we want you there with us to experience it! Register now to join us on April 21 for the nonprofit event of the year, and check out our newly-released session catalog.

About the Author

Traci DePuy, Head of Global Events at

Traci DePuy

Traci leads the global events strategy for A strategic leader with more than 10 years of event management experience, Traci loves the opportunity to create meaningful, memorable, and awe-inspiring event experiences for’s nonprofit and education customers. A proud Texan by birth and a University of Oklahoma graduate, she now lives in San Diego with her husband where she’s getting her Masters for Executive Leadership from the University of San Diego.