2023 Nonprofit Summit - Building a Culture of Collaboration

The 2023 Nonprofit Summit welcomed over 160 individuals from the local nonprofit community to an energizing day of learning and networking. This day was made possible by the tireless efforts of the Nonprofit Summit Committee, and fiscal support from the Ausherman Family Foundation, Delaplaine Foundation, Inc., and Venlu Cloud Consulting.

The morning keynote was presented by Garrison Wynn who fused comic timing and research to deliver a motivational presentation on how to Build a Culture of Collaboration. Garrison highlighted the importance of building up those around you and capitalizing on your coworkers’ strengths to create a healthy and thriving organization.

Then, in the afternoon, a team of nonprofit professionals, including Wendy Wolff, Darryus Johnson, Nyah Vanterpool, and Patty Prasada-Rao led an intriguing discussion on various elements of the workplace culture to consider.

The day was separated by the Touching Lives Award Recognition Ceremony. Fourteen of the eighteen recipients were in attendance and were recognized by their peers for having a substantial and influential impact on the Frederick community through their service. A recording of the live ceremony can be found here.

Photos of the day were captured by Mason Summers and can be viewed at this link.

The Nonprofit Summit Committee will, again, be providing a self-care day in the fall. If your nonprofit is interested in showcasing its work and being involved in this day of self-care practices, please reach out to Caylee Winpigler, gro.namrehsua@relgipniwc. While we are gearing up for the fall event, the website will be under construction. After a few years, it is time to refresh the look, and we are looking forward to launching this redesigned Nonprofit Summit website in late 2023 or early 2024! Stay tuned!



Watch the Touching Lives Award Ceremony here! Special thank you to the staff of New Spire Arts (Stephen Craig and Laura Hawk) for helping to record and stream the award ceremony. It would not have been possible without their tireless efforts.

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