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Designed by small nonprofit professionals, for small nonprofit professionals

April 24, 2024 (Virtual) and April 25, 2024 (In-Person, Washington, DC)

More details to come!


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Power from the People: Strengthening Our Sector

from the Ground Up

More than ever, it is critical to realize that people power the nonprofit sector. With demands for community services increasing while giving among individual donors and volunteers trend downward, many nonprofit leaders and staff continue to risk experiencing burnout.


That's why our theme for NSNS 2024 is "Power from the People." It is time to invest in the staff, donors, volunteers, board members, and supporters who sustain a nonprofit's operations. 


Our summit is 100% focused on actionable, realistic, and effective ideas around nonprofit management, fundraising, communications, and more — designed to fit the reality of small nonprofit organizations with lean budgets and nimble teams.


Open Now: Call for Nonprofit Papers

This year, Spur Local is opening up an opportunity for our nonprofit partners to present on a topic of your choice. Does your organization do a good job of engaging your staff? Have you managed to successfully integrate a new CRM system or run a paid marketing campaign? Have you found the secret sauce to keeping your board members engaged via a dynamic agenda?


Through 25-minute “Lightning Talks” in-person during the afternoon of Day 2 of the National Small Nonprofit Summit, we want you to showcase your expertise!


If there is an area of your work that you are proud of, something you tried and learned from this year, or if you have found a solution to a problem that you think other nonprofit leaders could benefit from learning more about, please fill out this form to indicate your interest in presenting by February 29th. Have questions? Email Chiara Frechette, our Programs Director.

Call for Papers

About Us

Spur Local

Spur Local (formerly the Catalogue for Philanthropy) is a small nonprofit based in the Greater Washington region.


Since 2003, we have been dedicated to raising awareness for, and capacity of, small and local nonprofits.


We have raised more than $55 million for our network of nearly 500 small, local nonprofit partners and trained over 25,000 nonprofit staff.

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