October 15, 2019

7:30 – 8:15 AM
Full Day Registration Check-In – Continental Breakfast & Networking
8:15 – 8:30 AM
Opening Remarks
8:30 – 9:15 AM
Morning Keynote – Dan Pallotta
9:15 – 10:00 AM
Q&A with Keynote Speaker
10:30 – 11:30 AM
Breakout Session
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM
Networking in the Exhibitor Lounge & Luncheon Attendee Check-In
12:00 – 1:15 PM
Pyramid Awards Luncheon
1:30 – 3:30 PM
Afternoon Session – Matthew Barzun


Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential

Sponsored by Kosair Charities and The Owsley Brown II Family Foundation

Dan Pallotta, Author, Nonprofit Activist, Thought Leader & Fundraiser

As nonprofit organizations across the region face unprecedented challenges, the nationally recognized innovator known for his insight “the way we think about charity is dead wrong,” will challenge us residents to rethink what we believe about nonprofits and charities.

The Center for Nonprofit Excellence is proud to welcome Dan Pallotta as keynote speaker for the 2019 CHANGEMAKERS Conference. Pallotta is an author, humanitarian, activist and nonprofit innovator best known for creating the multi-day charitable event industry, and a new generation of philanthropists with the AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Day events.

He is president of Advertising for Humanity, which helps foundations and philanthropists transform the growth potential of their favorite grantees. He is also the founder and president of the Charity Defense Council and author of several best-selling books, including Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential and Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World.

“The nonprofit sector is critical to our dream of changing the world. Yet there is no greater injustice than the double standard that exists between the for-profit and nonprofit sectors. One gets to feast on marketing, risk-taking, capital and financial incentive, the other is sentenced to begging,” Pallotta says.

A leading voice for the potential of the nonprofit sector, Pallotta will reshape our thinking and embolden our spirits with the strategies needed to create the change we want to see in the world.



How Shall We Work Together? A Design Thinking Approach

Sponsored by Brown-Forman

Matthew Barzun, Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom and Sweden; Publisher, Louisville Magazine
Daniela Lewy, MPH, EdLD, Managing Partner, Social Determinants of Health Consulting, LLC

Drawing upon constellation theory and his many years of civic engagement, Matthew Barzun will share his perspective on community and the need to think about (and rethink) how we work together. Dr. Daniela Lewy will build on Matthew’s ideas as she walks us through a collaborative, hands-on experience to understand, define, and solve community problems using a design thinking approach on real Louisville community issues.

Community leaders of all sorts, directly connected to the nonprofit community or not, will find something to take with them to the work they do in our community.



Living the Experience of the Racial Wealth Gap

Sponsored by Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, Louisville Branch

Daryle W. Unseld Jr., Chief Equity Officer, Metro United Way
Mia Cooper, Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Metro United Way

Join Metro United Way’s Chief Equity Officer Daryle Unseld and Mia Cooper, Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, as they lead participants through an interactive immersion experience that will change the way we think about wealth and equality.

While the wealth gap has been growing for all Americans, for no other group is it more significant than for people of color. And the effects of historical systematic disadvantages that communities of color face on a regular basis are compounding. According to the Institute for Policy Studies, “If these trends of the past 30 years continue, median Black household wealth is on a path to hit zero by 2053. In sharp contrast, median White household wealth would climb to $137,000 by 2053 and $147,000 by 2073″.

Daryle and Mia will help us become more aware of the structural inequality that exists in our community and is perpetuated in ways we often don’t think of. Together we’ll learn how we can support equity practices in our own organizations to help set in motion change for the region.


The Heart of Excellence: Tools to Prevent Burnout

Sponsored by Louisville MSD

Kimberly May, Life and Wellness Coach

Our emotional health impacts performance, productivity and, well, everything. In this session, wellness coach Kimberly May will demonstrate HeartMath – the science of how the heart and brain connect – to show how you can work smarter to prevent burnout and increase performance.

What do you appreciate about your life? What can you do to make yourself stronger? Join this session to engage in interactive gratitude exercises and feel the difference.


Rethinking Nonprofits and Advocacy

Sponsored by Mutual of America

Danielle Clore, CEO, Kentucky Nonprofit Network

Nonprofit engagement in public policy and advocacy is no longer optional – the challenges and opportunities are real and many. The current policy environment demands a new way of working.

Danielle Clore will engage us in a discussion on the myths often limiting effective nonprofit advocacy; ways to easily incorporate advocacy into our daily work; and how to advocate successfully in the nonprofit sector. We’ll leave the session with the tools to connect confidently with elected officials on the state and federal issues affecting your organization’s mission.


Utilizing the Power of Story and Storytelling to Make Change

Sponsored by Republic Bank

David Hunt, Founder & Director, David Hunt & Associates

We all want to change the world. But real and lasting change comes only with a shift in our imagination. And our imagination of what is and what is possible is rooted in the stories we tell about ourselves, each other, and our community. To change the world, we first must examine, understand, reconsider—even rewrite!—the stories we tell.

Join changemaker, community builder and storyteller David Hunt in this eye-opening, interactive session as he invites us to explore not only the stories we tell but the need to create safe and sometimes sacred space to share and create new stories—and in doing so re-imagine our future and, ultimately, make change.