Northern California’s Nonprofit Conference of the Year

February 6, 2019



Connect with nonprofit leaders and passionate advocates and create relationships that make an impact.

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Hear from world world-renown speakers, philanthropists and organizational experts about why we do good work.

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Walk away with best practices that will help you to run your organization more efficiently and effectively.

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Join California nonprofits, world renown speakers, philanthropists, organizational experts, and passionate advocates in a full day of workshops, speeches, panels, and development sessions geared towards answering the What IF’s nonprofit realm.


The What IF Conference is put on through Impact Foundry, Northern California’s Nonprofit Resource Center. Learn more about Impact Foundry.


February 6, 2019
8 am- 5:30 pm


McClellan Conference Center
5411 Luce Ave, McClellan Park, CA 95652

Dan Pallotta

Impact Foundry is pleased to welcome Dan Pallotta for the 2019 What If Conference. Dan is an author, humanitarian activist and nonprofit innovator. Dan wrote the Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World, a book that describes the current philanthropy landscape and the case for moving beyond a program-first funding culture.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has described this latest book as “An Apollo program for American philanthropy and the nonprofit sector.”

Pallotta is best known for creating the multi-day charitable event industry, and a new generation of philanthropists with the AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Day events, which raised $582 million in nine years. He is president of Advertising for Humanity, which helps foundations and philanthropists transform the growth potential of their favorite grantees. He is also the founder and President of the Charity Defense Council .

It's time to stop obsessing about overhead and start focusing on progress. Change charity, and charity can change the world.

Dan Pallotta


This year, our What IF Conference theme is Creating Sustainable Community Change. We will talk about the money and partnerships needed to advance our mission-centric work and ensure impactful outcomes. We will address the interpersonal skills of successful leaders, the role of philanthropy and core mission support in nonprofit success, and more. We will highlight organizations who collaborate successfully, and we will introduce new ways of thinking about nonprofit success.

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Highlight your organization’s commitment to community success by sponsoring the What IF Conference. Connect with area nonprofits, promote your brand, and showcase your services.

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Join us for the 2019 What IF Conference on February 6, 2019