23rd Annual Nonprofit Leadership Summit

Leadership Council is pleased to partner with sponsor Barnes Dennig and Association for Fundraising Professionals to host an informative, educational, and engaging nonprofit summit. 

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Your Story Is Worthy Too 

October 9, 2024, 8 am - 12 pm

Schiff Family Conference Center at Xavier Cintas Center

As leaders, we’re often so focused on sharing our organization’s mission that we forget the magic of sharing our own stories – and the power they have. Believing that your story is worthy transforms your posture in all circumstances.

In this groundbreaking keynote and workshop, you’ll discover how to release your internal self-doubt, eliminate imposter syndrome, and move past comparison mentality to grow visibility for your personal brand and thought leadership.

Through a series of comedic stories, Dana Snyder will share hard-won personal branding lessons to help you gain credibility and be recognized as a thought leader in your industry.

In this interactive workshop, we’ll look at:

  • What stories can you pull from your lived experiences to develop your personal brand and amplify your mission?
  • What outlets can you use to tell your stories?
  • What content works best on LinkedIn and specific prompts for brainstorming.

Following the workshop, Dana and special guest Karen Harshaw will dive into annual giving, and tackle your toughest questions.

Join us in person or virtually as we navigate how to uplift our stories to make a positive impact on our organizations. This event is hosted by Barnes Dennig, the Association for Fundraising Professionals, and the Leadership Council for Nonprofits. Thank you to event sponsor Fifth Third Bank.


Schiff Family Conference Center at Xavier Cintas Center

1624 Musketeer Drive

Cincinnati, OH 45207

Individual Cost (includes workshop & breakfast):

$55 – AFP or LC Members

$75 – Non-Members

$25 – Student w/valid ID

Group Cost (Group of 3 or more):

Members pay only $50/person if you bring 3 or more from your organization.

Deadline to register is 10/4/24.

As the Founder of Positive Equation, Dana Snyder teaches non-profits how to use social media marketing and innovative technology to transform their online experiences. Dana has spoken at events such as the Classy Collaborative, Television Academy Foundation Summit, Cause Camp, NIO Summit, Take Stock in Children Statewide Conference, Dress for Success International Conference, Peer-to-Peer Forum, and many others.

After working in New York City and Los Angeles running digital campaigns for Movember, Dress for Success, Hashtag Lunchbag, LA84 Foundation, USTA, American Idol, and others, Dana wanted to share her learnings outside individual company boardrooms. In 2022, Dana launched her podcast, taking listeners behind the feed of compelling marketing strategies and case studies.

Today, through virtual workshops and in-person speaking engagements, she finds so much joy in sharing the room with people inspired to change the world providing intentional sessions designed for immediate impact whether guests are in the room…or on Zoom.

Karen Harshaw is a seasoned fundraising and development professional with over 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector, committed to empowering non-profits to maximize their impact and achieve their fundraising goals.

Karen’s distinguished career is marked by her exceptional leadership in guiding development and advancement teams, advising on philanthropic giving, and partnering with boards and leadership to drive fund development and governance initiatives. With a successful track record in strategic planning, major gift programs, corporate giving, and capital campaigns, Karen has raised millions for both private and public philanthropic campaigns.

As the first and only Black woman-led fundraising consulting firm in Cincinnati, (SPARK), Karen is a trailblazer in championing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the fundraising profession. Through SPARK, she strives to inspire fundraising professionals and boards to embrace a positive outlook on fundraising while amplifying the talents and experiences of fundraisers of color.

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