Previous ConferencesFor eight consecutive years, NDBN has brought 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 U.S Conference on Poverty and Basic Needs, previously Diaper Banks in American Conference, is an essential professional development opportunity that provides training to leaders with a variety of skill levels and experience, with focus on program capacity building, nonprofit leadership and community empowerment.
Previous Session Topics Include:
- Self-Care for Diaper Bank Leaders
- Growing Your Mission
- What’s Equity Got to do with it?
- Building a More Inclusive Organization and Board of Directors
- Working with Sports Teams and Professional Athletes
- Making Partnerships Work For You
- Disaster Response Programs and Preparation
- How to Complete an Economic Impact Study
- Inventory Management – New Software for Diaper Banks
- Warehousing: Diaper Bank Planning and Lessons Learned
- Build Your Dream Team Starting with Volunteers
- Advanced HR Topics: Performance Management
- Fundraising Basics: from Diapers to Dollars
- Marketing for Fund Development
- Build a Comprehensive Community Engagement Strategy
- Advocacy – How to Get Involved and Affect Change
- Social Justice, Equity and Inclusiveness
- Mobile Diaper Banks: Reach New Populations and Respond to Disaster
- Collect Data and Document Outcomes to Enhance Grants and Social Media
2019 Keynote Speaker
Jay Schatz tells stories. Stories you want to hear. Stories that earned him Emmy Awards during a 32-year career as a reporter and anchor, and stories that entertain, like those created as executive producer of lifestyle programming for HGTV and DIY networks.
Jay brings the art of storytelling to nonprofit organizations, helping them craft and share their stories in the competitive world of “Fast Pitch.”