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About Stronger to Serve 2023

About the conference

About Stronger to Serve

Launched in 1999, the annual Wipfli National Training Conference draws hundreds of leaders and emerging leaders in federally funded nonprofit and government human services organizations.

Focused on the unique challenges of agencies and programs dedicated to making communities stronger, the conference provides vital perspectives on leadership, operational effectiveness, compliance, risk mitigation and talent.

Through dozens of sessions led by top Wipfli trainers, participants come away with new ideas and practical approaches to immediately implement and help their organizations soar.

While leaders and staff from all social service organizations are welcome to attend, the Stronger to Serve conference is especially designed for nonprofits or government entities that are:

  • Focused on providing or supporting human services programming, including early childhood, poverty-fighting and economic mobility services, and more.
  • Grantees or grantors of federal and/or state funds.

If your organization receives federal funding, this is a training opportunity you can’t afford to miss. This year, our in-person conference will feature valuable training sessions over five days.

Something for everyone

Administrative staff

Board members

Chief executive officers

Chief financial officers

Chief information officers

Compliance managers and officers

Department managers

Finance professionals

Fiscal staff

Funding source staff

Emerging program leaders

Executive directors

HS/EHS directors

Human resource directors

Independent CPAs

Internal auditors

IT staff

Office managers

Operation managers

Policy council members

Program directors

Program staff

Dates and session information

Stronger to Serve offers more than 70 sessions over five days, plus an evening celebration and your choice of three, full-day preconference sessions.

This year's preconference topics:

  • Head Start/Early Head Start regulations overview
  • OMB's Uniform Guidance regulations overview
  • Prime growth system overview: How to optimize organizational performance (new offering for 2023)

See pricing page for rates. View the list of sessions.

Check back for updates and instructions on how to reserve your main session choices through the conference app (coming soon).

Keynote speakers

Chastity Lord

Chastity Lord: Opening keynote speaker
President & CEO, Jeremiah Program

Asha Curran

Asha Curran: Closing keynote speaker
CEO, GivingTuesday

Featured Trainers

Denes Tobie

Denes Tobie

Deron Kling

Deron Kling
Senior Manager

Julia Johnson

Julia Johnson
Director, Organizational Performance

Rachel Hernandez

Rachel Hernandez
Change Management Consultant

Osbert Garza

Osbert Garza
Organizational Performance Consultant

Kristy Gamble

Kristy Gamble

Tammy T. Jelinek

Tammy Jelinek

Ciara Leahy

Ciara Leahy
Senior Manager, Audit

Register for the conference

Win a generous award for your organization
Wipfli's Innovation Excellence Award recognizes innovative leaders in the federally funded nonprofit and social services world.
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More than 70 sessions to choose from
Help take your organization to the next level.
Check out the schedule