Conference supporting Wyoming's nonprofits to be held in Cheyenne

LARAMIE — In a place as vast as Wyoming, providing a forum for people to come together­—to learn and share ideas and best practices—is incredibly important. Those working in the nonprofit sector will have that opportunity on July 30 and 31 at Cheyenne’s Little America.

The Wyoming Nonprofit Conference, a biennial conference hosted by the Wyoming Community Foundation, will feature top-notch speakers and sessions for those involved in the nonprofit community.

“There are very few face-to-face learning opportunities here in Wyoming for nonprofits,” said Craig Showalter, president of WYCF. “We know how important it is for this sector to have access to quality resources.”

The two-day conference will have topics ranging from strategic planning and communications, to fundraising and working with boards. This year’s keynotes are highly sought after:

Brad Montgomery, an award-winning speaker, will discuss how the power of happy people in the workplace increases productivity. Brad’s list of clients includes the Denver Broncos, FBI, Microsoft and Verizon.

Marci Heim, who has had more than two decades of nonprofit development work, will entertain and energize with strategies for working with a board and for fundraising. Marci has spoken at conferences across the nation.

“We feel incredibly fortunate to have the line-up of speakers we do,” Showalter went on to say. “This wouldn’t be possible without support from sponsors.”

This year, First Interstate Bank came on as a Platinum Sponsor, which Showalter said “makes such a positive impact.”

To register and learn more about the Wyoming Nonprofit Conference, visit

The Wyoming Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization who works with donors to connect them to the causes they care most about. In 2016 WYCF granted over $8 million to nonprofits across the state.

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