Diaper Banks of America Conference


For the sixth consecutive year, NDBN brings together individuals and organizations involved in addressing diaper need, an often hidden consequence of poverty.


Throughout the annual event, sessions and speakers offer a high level of strategic thinking about the complexities of poverty in the U.S., and how providing diapers and other basic needs creates new opportunities to help low income populations overcome barriers and achieve more.

The Diaper Banks of America Conference is an essential professional development opportunity specific to the needs of diaper bank and pantry leaders, with focus on advocacy training, program capacity building, nonprofit leadership and community empowerment.

Holiday Inn Orlando Disney Springs Area
The 2017 Diaper Banks of America Conference will be held at the Holiday Inn Orlando-Disney Spring Area.



DIAPER BANK LEADERS SEEKING NEW OPPORTUNITIES: The conference will provide leadership development experience designed to equip you with new perspectives, practical tools and key takeaways. You’ll breathe new life into your leadership.

ASPIRING ADVOCATES AND RISING LEADERS: Network with national leaders, learn from expert advocates, and receive one-on-one advising. You’ll return to your community ready to implement your new action plan and lead with renewed passion and commitment.

WHO ELSE SHOULD ATTEND: Community-based organizations serving low income families, policy advocates, government representatives, maternal and child care providers, health and social service workers, early childhood education professionals, and concerned community members.

Whether you’re interested in professional training or concerned for your community’s well-being, we invite you to join colleagues and nationally recognized experts for an in-depth exploration of critical issues relating to poverty and basic needs.


  • Community Empowerment: A Two-Way Relationship
  • When Generations Collide: From Volunteers to Families Served
  • Mobilizing Compassion: Volunteer–Centered Approaches
  • Diapers from Day One: Hospital Partner Programs
  • Serving Rural Communities
  • Cloth Diapers and Child Care Center Collaboration
  • State Level Advocacy – Successes and How to Get Involved
  • Purchasing Power: Get the Most Diapers for Your Dollars
  • Warehousing 101 and Growth Strategies that Work
  • Human Resources: From Volunteer to Paid Staff
  • Building a More Inclusive Organization and Board of Directors
  • Annual Appeal Workshop: Go Home Ready-to-Launch
  • Grant Writing for Diaper Programs
  • Capital Campaigns for Diaper Banks and Pantries

Opportunities for Individual Advising:

  • Ask-an-Accountant: Nonprofit Financial Advising
  • Ask-a-Millennial: Social Media Tips for Speed and Ease
  • Ask-a-PR Expert: Check Your Organization’s Online Image
    * Conference program and workshops subject to change.

Melissa Harris Perry, Maya Angelou Presidential Chair at Wake Forest University
Dana Winters, the Fred Rogers Center

Additional Speakers:
Coming Soon
For more information, please contact NDBN Chief of Programs Susan Van Ness at susan@diaperbanknetwork.org
8:30am October 26 – 4:30pm October 27, 2017
Pre-conference event Wednesday, October 25th – details coming soon
Holiday Inn Orlando Disney Springs Area
1805 Hotel Plaza Boulevard, Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830


Early Bird
(Register by July 31)
(August 1 and Later)
Member $200 $250
Non-Member $300 $350
Speaker $100 $150
Student $150
Pre-Conference Professional Course $40


When diaper banks provide one of a baby’s basic needs, we help moms succeed.