Opening Session

Tuesday, July 10, 2018   |    9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Join your peers and other community leaders for our opening session at the 19th Annual Wipfli National Training Conference. You’ll hear important and impactful messages from our three dynamic and well-known keynote speakers to help you understand tools and resources available to your organization to help you meet your mission.

Evelyn Wright Moore Award for Innovation Excellence

The nominations are in!

We are excited to announce the winner whose agency will receive a $2,500 donation. Thank you for the nominations.


GuideStar's Adrian Bordone will talk about his experiences with innovative leaders who have learned that the right tools can help them leverage their nonprofit’s financial and impact data to amplify their voice. Adrian will provide a deeper understanding into donor segments and how to make the most of the data you have.

Sage Intacct’s Kent Hollrah and Katie McCloskey want to help you make the most of your resources today. Your organization is committed to serving your community for the long-term and with the right digital tools, it is easy to take control of your financials and trace dollars from funding through impact. Learn how other organizations are measuring their outcome metrics and ensuring they’re being reported to stakeholders, including potential donors, charity evaluators, and even other organizations.

Adrian Bordone
Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, GuideStar
Keynote Speaker
Kent Hollrah
Senior Nonprofit Executive,
Sage Intacct
Keynote Speaker
Katie McCloskey
Solutions Consultant,
Sage Intacct
Keynote Speaker

What our attendees say...

"I recommend this conference to all of our regional agencies. Provides relevant information on policy, best practices, and general operations of non-profits."
Misty O'Keefe, COO
Child Care Aware of Missouri
"As a new executive director, I found the conference to be organized, well planned, information-rich, and an excellent use of my time."
Angele Thibodeaux Burns, CEO
East Central Illinois Community Action Agency
"If you want your organization to grow and become a leader in your community, you need to come to this conference."
Brian Heese, Executive Director
Northern California Child Development, Inc.
"Best conference I have ever attended in my career. Very relevant topics to finance for non-profits and excellent presenters."
Mary Werner, Director, Financial Planning & Analysis
Lutheran Social Services of the South Upbring
"This was my first year attending and I have learned so much! Wipfli rocks!! See you all next year!"
Daphne Harris Brown, Compliance Specialist/IT Specialist
Washington County Opportunities
"This conference was intensive. I would recommend this training and conference to all my colleagues. The staff and presenters are second to none."
Charlie Ugarte, Director of Finance
Puerto Rican Family Institute