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The Alliance for Nonprofit Management is delighted to offer up to six scholarships for this year’s 2020 annual conference, Adapting to New Realities: Rebuilding for Social Change, now being held online October 5-7, 2020.

The Alliance is the national voice and catalyst for the field of capacity building. Our annual conference, held online this year, welcomes new and seasoned capacity builders from across the U.S. to hone their skills, expand their abilities, explore how capacity building is evolving, and what’s next.

Scholarships are available to emerging capacity builders practicing as independent consultants, or those representing organizations, foundations, and academia.

Alliance scholarships underwrite full conference registration costs and are designed to ensure that many voices from the nonprofit sector are able to participate and collaborate at the 2020 virtual conference, Adapting to New Realities: Rebuilding for Social Change. We encourage new and emerging capacity builders, particularly from BICOP and other underrepresented communities, to apply.

The Alliance believes scholarship recipients play a vital role in supporting and fueling change as they take learnings from the conference back to their organizations and communities. As changemakers, we welcome and value new faces and voices at the Alliance, and as such, Alliance membership is not a condition of the scholarship.We look forward to sharing this journey with you, and a few hundred of our capacity building and changemaking friends, for our first ever online conference this October!

What to Expect At the Conference
Join us online in October and you will:

  • Choose from 12 dynamic breakout sessions featuring speakers from TSNE MissionWorks, Grassroots International, Community Resource Exchange, and many other high impact changemaking organizations and entities
  • Participate in keynote sessions featuring Vu Le, Building Movement Project representatives, and others
  • Gather online to learn with and from diverse members from the Alliance’s various Communities of Practice to deepen your understanding of capacity building
  • Network with a diverse network of capacity builders from across the country

Most of all, spend three days with us online and WE PROMISE YOU’LL BE TRANSFORMED. You’ll explore different perspectives and diverse ways to tackle problems that will strengthen your work and build our collective capacity for social change. The evolving schedule and agenda can be found here.

How to Apply
If you are interested in applying for a scholarship to attend this year’s conference, please complete this online application no later than August 31, 2020.

All applicant information will be confidential and used only to select this year’s scholarship recipients. Scholarship awardees will be announced in mid-September.

If you are applying, please save October 5-7 and plan to attend the conference.

If you have questions, please contact Tamela Spicer at



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