Sorkin Summit

Sorkin Summit

The Sorkin Summit is our highly anticipated annual nonprofit leadership training conference that brings current and prospective nonprofit board members, community changemakers, and social entrepreneurs together to become more effective leaders. The Summit features expert panel training sessions and discussions around nonprofit best practices, emerging trends and challenges. We cover a wide variety of topics, from the fundamentals of governance for building highly effective boards to creating an inclusive board to risk management. 

All attendees will receive links to supplemental training materials and have access to recordings of the panels and discussions for three weeks after the event.

Topics & Speakers
Keynote Speaker

  • Rick Cruz – President and CEO, Arabella Advisors
Board Governance and Inclusion
Governance best practices that will help your board be more effective and create a culture of inclusion. 

  • Tom Monahan – President & CEO, DeVry University
  • Kyle Moore – Senior Vice President, Healthcare, Education and Nonprofit Banking, Bank of America
Finance and Risk Management
Board roles and responsibilities, and key points for providing oversight of your nonprofit’s finance and risk management. 

  • Carole Melvin – Regional Director, Southeast and Mid-Atlantic Region, Your Part-Time Controller
  • Sally Sloan – Chief Financial Officer, Horizons Greater Washington
  • Kevin Toruno – Chief Financial Officer, Finseca
Board Engagement in Fundraising
Storytelling and other best practices to increase your board’s engagement in fundraising for your nonprofit. 

Philanthropy and Social Justice
How the history of philanthropy in this country continues to shape funding priorities and create barriers to systemic change, and what board members can do to support systemic change within your nonprofits. 

“[The event] was far beyond my expectations and absolutely relevant to the current board we have.  Thank you so very much for the training, I left energized and ready to reach for the moon!”


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