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2023 Nonprofit Leadership Summit

The 2023 Nonprofit Leadership Summit presented by United Way of Westchester and Putnam will be held in a hybrid capacity on Tuesday, April 4, at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College in Purchase, NY. The event is underwritten in part by TD Bank


Now in its 21st year, the Nonprofit Leadership Summit builds professional excellence in the purpose-driven organizations of Westchester and Putnam counties. As United Way of Westchester and Putnam’s core capacity-building program, the Summit is an opportunity for nonprofits of all sizes to provide professional development to their staff and essential volunteers at an affordable cost. The Summit attracts a diverse audience of professionals and volunteer leaders in the nonprofit sector – across disciplines, fields, and experience levels. Last year’s event garnered 500 in-person attendees, plus 2,000 unique online visitors from 418 cities and 20 countries.


Carla Harris, whose 2018 TedTalk about mentorship has over 4.7 million views, is the afternoon keynote speaker at the 2023 Nonprofit Leadership Summit. She is an internationally renowned public speaker, and the author of the books Strategize to Win (2014), Expect to Win (2009), and the newly released, Lead to Win (2022). Carla is a Senior Client Advisor at Morgan Stanley. In her role as Vice Chairman of Global Wealth Management at Morgan Stanley (2013-2021), she was responsible for increasing client connectivity and penetration to enhance revenue generation across the firm.


Asha Curran, founder and CEO of GivingTuesday is the morning keynote speaker. She serves as Chair of the Board of and is a Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Philanthropy and Civil Society and a Marla and Barry Beck Visiting Social Innovator at the Social Innovation and Change Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School. She was a Tällberg-SNF-Eliasson Global Leadership Finalist in 2021 and was named to the Nonprofit Times’ Top Fifty Power and Influence list in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022.


The in-person 2023 Summit will occur at the Performing Arts Center at Purchase College from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will feature two keynote speakers, plus panels, networking, a vendor expo area, activities, and a couple of TED-styled talks.


Tickets will include breakfast and lunch. Virtual participants will be able to live stream the keynote speakers, panels, and TED-styled talks.


Sponsorships opportunities and vendor tables are currently available below. 


Tickets to the event will be available as of Feb. 1. The in-person tickets are $75 person. In-person groups of 5 or more will get tickets for $65 per person. Virtual tickets are $25 per person. 

Keynote Speakers

Thank you to Our Sponsors

Sponsorship Opportunities

Vendor Tables