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2020 Nonprofit Leadership Conference

NDANO is excited to host the 2023 Nonprofit Leadership Conference June 7-8 at the Holiday Inn Fargo. Join us for two days of presentations, learning and networking with fellow nonprofit leaders from across North Dakota.


Beth Z.

Beth Ziesenis: author, speaker, nerd. Since her first Motorola RAZR flip phone, Beth Z has made a verb out of the word "nerd." She's here to help you filter through thousands of apps, gadgets, widgets, and doodads to find the perfect free and bargain technology tools for work and home. Beth Z has been featured on best speaker lists by several organizations, written a whole shelf of books on apps and has spoken to audiences of hundreds of thousands. And if you're puzzling over why she goes by "Beth Z"... it's because she only finds about three people a year who can pronounce her last name.



Patrick Kirby

Patrick Kirby is the founder of Do Good Better Consulting and a believer that “we’ve always done it this way” is the most dangerous phrase in the English language. Patrick has spent over a decade working in nearly every capacity in the nonprofit industry, for organizations of all shapes and sizes, and strives to ‘Do Good Better’ every day. From organizing $10,000 cure walks to $1 million galas, Patrick’s passion lies in sharing creative solutions to make fundraising less boring.




Rob Keller

Rob Keller spent 26 years in the Army as a public information officer, tackling marketing, advertising and public affairs. He has also served as a member of the ND Dept of Emergency Services "Emergency Management Support Team-EMST" and a volunteer with the ND Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) as their public affairs director. After his retirement, he helped to found the ND Public Information Officer Association, for which he is president. 




Ryan Botner

Ryan J. Botner is an entrepreneur, a motivational speaker, a corporate trainer, a business and high-level sales consultant. For over 17 years, Ryan has positively impacted the lives of thousands of people through his motivational speaking, high-level sales, and business consulting. A true entrepreneur, Ryan has started and operated numerous businesses producing tens of millions of dollars in revenue. Now his life purpose is to spread his message to the world. Ryan has delivered effective and empowering messages all over the US, but his most important mission now is YOU. It’s YOUR turn to join the ranks of the many people who have benefited from Ryan’s inspirational and motivational message. Attitude and Intentionality are everything. 



Full Conference (Awards Luncheon Included) Final Registration June 2
NDANO Members $175
Nonmembers $250


Awards Luncheon Only - June 8 at 11:45 a.m. CT Final Registration June 2 
Luncheon Ticket $25


Conference Schedule

Hotel Information

The 2023 Nonprofit Leadership Conference will take place at the Holiday Inn Fargo. Please call 701-282-2700 to make a reservation at this hotel.