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Frequently Asked Questions

Hello and welcome! The Nonprofit Partnership team is excited to invite you to the Keystone Nonprofit Conference, a space where nonprofit professionals, volunteers, and advocates come together to learn, connect, and inspire change. We've put together this FAQ page to help you find quick and clear answers to any questions you might have about the conference. Whether you’re curious about the schedule, the speakers, accommodations, or any other details, we've got you covered. Dive in, explore, and get ready for a transformative experience with fellow changemakers!

register by 10/13/23

What are the options for attendance?

KeyCon attendees can choose from one of three attendance options:

1. Monday, October 23rd - Intensive Sessions (10:00 AM - 4:00 PM)

2. Tuesday, October 24th - Main Event (7:30 AM - 5:45 PM)

3. Monday & Tuesday - Combo 

Will I be fed?

Food happens to be VERY important to the event organizers! You can expect the following:

  • Monday - light breakfast snacks, Asian Fusion Ramen Bar, snacks and beverages

  • Tuesday - full spread breakfast, Taco Tuesday Bar, snacks, beverages, appetizers and an open bar to end the day

What should I bring?

You shouldn't need to bring much of anything! We'll have you covered with a conference goodie bag, a notepad and a pen for notes, and sustenance. Throw a few business cards in your pocket, for good measure.

What should I wear?

There is no dress code! Past attendees have followed the business casual route, though, if that's helpful. 

I'm not from the area. Where should I stay?

Check out the venue and accommodations page here.

Act fast - our hotel rate is available until October 7th!

Will materials be printed in advance?

No! In an effort to save trees, we will have materials available online, post-conference. 

Should I bother staying for the reception after the Main Event (10/24)?

100%! Not only will delicious appetizers and libations be available, but we will also have live music and our Exhibitor Card Contest prize drawing. Second guessing the prize line-up? Don't you dare. Some of the items in the mix include an Apple Air Tag, an air fryer, a Keurig, and so much more! 

Can I edit my agenda?

Yes! Please reach out for any schedule changes. 

Finance is hounding me for a receipt.
Can you help?

Absolutely! Please reach out and we'll get you what you need. 

I decided I am a recluse and I no longer want to come. Can I get a refund?


Refunds will not be available past October 13th. 

I'm with a business and i'd love to get involved; who should i talk to?

Please contact Ellen Kehl, Associate Director, at We love meeting new groups that can help advance our sector!

I have great content to share with your nonprofits.
How do I submit a speaker proposal?

Our 2024 Call for Speakers will launch at the end of October! Join our email list here so you don't miss the announcement.

How does the exhibitor card contest work?

It's so easy! Attendees will be provided with a card that lists all KeyCon exhibitors. Attendees who get their card marked by 10 or more exhibitors will be able to enter their card for the reception drawing. Note - attendees must be present to win!

Is their a virtual conference option?

Unfortunately, there is not. KeyCon 2023 is entirely in-person. 

Do I have to be associated with a member organization to attend?

No way - everyone is welcome. The only difference is that NPP members are able to receive special discounted ticket pricing!

Want to learn more about membership with The Nonprofit Partnership? Please visit

Why should i attend the conference?

Attending the Keystone Nonprofit Conference is a unique opportunity for several compelling reasons:

Networking Opportunities:
Meet and connect with a diverse group of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, and advocates. It’s a chance to build relationships, share insights, and collaborate with individuals who share a passion for making a difference.


Knowledge and Learning:
Gain valuable insights and knowledge from experts in the field through a variety of workshops, panels, and keynote speeches. Learn about the latest trends, best practices, and innovative strategies in nonprofit management and leadership.


Skill Development:
Enhance your skills and competencies through hands-on learning experiences and practical sessions. Whether you’re looking to improve your fundraising, marketing, leadership, or other professional skills, the conference has something to offer.


Inspiration and Motivation:
Hear inspiring stories and experiences from visionary leaders and changemakers in the nonprofit sector. Leave the conference feeling motivated and energized to implement new ideas and make a positive impact in your community.

Diverse Perspectives:
Engage in meaningful conversations and discussions with people from various backgrounds and experiences. The diversity of perspectives and ideas at the conference can lead to more inclusive and effective solutions to societal challenges.

By attending the Keystone Nonprofit Conference, you not only invest in your personal and professional development but also become part of a community dedicated to creating positive change in the world.

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