The 2022 Nonprofit and Business Summit is the premiere conference for community, nonprofit, and business leaders!


We are excited to offer a high-quality in-person and virtual Summit experience for leaders to learn practical implementation for your organization’s long-term sustainability plan that addresses disruption and recovery.

Year 6 of the Nonprofit and Business Summit is underway!

This year will be epic! After a trying two years for our organizations, now is the time to gather the tools and support we need to lead and impact after disruption.

The Summit will go back to an in-person experience AND we will offer a virtual option.


We will adhere to all protocol plus our standards of excellence to provide a safe in-person experience. This year, we are adding business workshops to this event to provide an inclusive and holistic learning experience for nonprofit and business professionals. 

 The first five people to register for the conference (in-person registration only) will be refunded their registration!


And yes, we will have our annual $1,000 pitch competition! (Details will be shared with registrants only.)

we will have a Meet the Funders hour to meet community grant making and banking representatives for businesses and nonprofits.
we will have a networking social hour to relax and mingle after a great day of learning.
And, if you register your team of 5 or more, you will receive $5 off each registration.


This is the premier conference for nonprofit and business leaders to embark on a day’s learning of relevant topics to refine the tools needed for successful organizations. Workshop sessions will focus on maneuvering intentionally and strategically to develop strong boards, find business capital, how to take care of yourself while leading others, leveling up in customer service, priority blocking with our time and activities, and more!



Register For 2022 Summit Here!Register for Virtual Experience Here!

Early bird Registration is now open for the 2022 Nonprofit and Business Summit.


Interested in pitching for $1,000? More details will be shared with registered conference attendees!

Meet Our Keynote Speaker: Dr. Chris Jones

A native of Pine Bluff, AR., Dr. Chris Jones has spent his career promoting science, engineering, equity, and inclusion. His parents, both ministers, raised Chris with a strong sense of faith. For Chris, his faith never collided with his love for science — in fact, it only made it grow stronger. 
Dr. Jones holds five degrees, including a B.S. in mathematics and a B.S. in physics from Morehouse  College, where he received a full scholarship from NASA and served as student body president;  an M.S. in nuclear engineering and an M.S. in technology and policy from MIT, and a Ph.D. in urban studies and planning from MIT.

After becoming ordained as a minister himself, Chris returned home to Arkansas and led the Arkansas Regional Innovation Hub, a nonprofit organization dedicated to inspiring creatives, supporting makers, and  advancing the infrastructure for entrepreneurs for Arkansas and the entire region. Since the Hub’s opening in 2014, it’s state-of-the-art facilities have provided tools and training to entrepreneurs, students, and other next-generation innovators, preparing them to join and grow Arkansas’s economy. Through this work, he has traveled across the state and seen firsthand how disparities within Arkansas have gotten worse. He is now on a mission to restore value, equity, and opportunities to build stronger communities, nonprofits, and businesses in our region.  

 He is married to Dr. Jerrilyn D. Jones, an emergency room  physician at the University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS), who was raised in  Montgomery, AL. They live with their three daughters in Little Rock.

We are happy to have Dr. Chris Jones as the 2022 Nonprofit and Business Summit Keynote Speaker. There is no better person to present on “Character In Leadership: Why Diligence and Resilience Matters”.


Check out what others have said about the Nonprofit Summit!

Matthew Knight Director is such an amazing speaker and moved me to tears. I’m so glad I was able to attend this year. Great job!

I learned a lot from all the speakers, but Shunqetta Cunningham hit home and she asked us about ourselves and had us to be honest with rather or not we are putting 100% action behind the impact. Thanks for the challenge.

This event was absolutely amazing. I attended last year as a fill in. I made a decision at that time to attend on purpose the next year. If you missed it, mark your calendars for next year. You are only doing your organization and your clients a disservice if you miss out.

Key Takeaways: Volunteerism, Profitability, Program Evaluation, Leadership, Expect Miracles, Pay It Forward, Pitch on the Spot.

Leaders need this as a refreshing every year. We never stop growing and this conference always challenges me to be a better leader.

L Em 

Get Your Business and Organization At the Fore Front Of our Summit Attendees!

The Nonprofit Summit has impacted over 300 Delta nonprofit and community leaders since its inception in 2017.

This year, our expectant turnout is a combined audience of 200 community and business leaders! Become a sponsor or supporting partner today!


Our sponsors and supporting partners:

 *provides the opportunity to offer a safe, socially distant, high impact conference for our amazing nonprofit and business leaders,

*guarantees us the increased capacity for virtual technology and software needed to enhance the experience,
*ensure we move forward with our 3rd annual $1,000 Nonprofit Pitch Competition,
*and give us resources to show appreciation to our Summit speakers for extending their expertise for our community leaders to receive the necessary information to build better communities.

Guaranteed logo recognition in our directory with a $40 sponsorship by simply making a sponsorship donation HERE. Email your logo, business name, and business links to:

Your business information will also be added to our  virtual recognition wall on the day of the Summit.

Larger sponsorship opportunities are available. Email for details!

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