Nonprofit Networking Opportunities

“Thanks to the opportunities afforded at the semi-annual NAMM shows we have seen our network of friends, partners and fellow non-profit associates grow beyond what would have been otherwise possible. These new relationships have enabled Guitars For Vets to increase substantially its ability to offer the healing power of music to our Veterans nationwide.” - Bernie Kampf, National Chapter Coordinator, Guitars For Vets

Each winter and spring, selected nonprofits gather in Anaheim, Ca, and Nashville, TN, to participate in the unique networking opportunities that are The 2018 NAMM Show and Summer NAMM. 

NEW at The 2018 NAMM Show: Nonprofit organizations can apply to attend the show via The NAMM Foundation Nonprofit Network and participate in the first-annual Nonprofit Management Institute (see below).

The Nonprofit Network at The 2018 NAMM Show 

Dates & Location

January 25-28, 2018
Anaheim Convention Center · Anaheim, CA

How to Attend

Apply to be considered to attend by completing the application form below. The NAMM Foundation will contact you within 5 business days to approve or deny your request to attend The NAMM Show. 

Why Attend

Approved nonprofits will receive:

  • An allotment of 2 complimentary badges as well as the opportunity to purchase more for $25 each
  • A listing on NAMM.org and The NAMM Show app
  • Access to nonprofit professional development (see the Nonprofit Management Institute below), and
  • An invitation to attend a nonprofit networking reception on Friday afternoon

Professional Development

Nonprofit representatives who attend the show will have access to educational sessions a part of the Nonprofit Management Institute, which offers professional development to organizations. See below for more information about the Nonprofit Management Institute.

Qualifications & Guidelines

Nonprofit organizations that advance active participation in music making (and create music makers) are encouraged to apply. Approved nonprofit organizations agree that their representatives will not: 

  • Solicit NAMM Member companies for product, services or financial contributions while at The NAMM Show
  • Share exhibit space with an exhibiting company
  • Host or solicit participation in separate events or activities conducted at The NAMM Show that support or promote your organization without first obtaining written approval from The NAMM Foundation.

Registration

Approved organizations will receive access to the show floor and an allotment of 2 complimentary badges as well as the opportunity to purchase more for $25 each. Once your organization is approved to attend, you will be contacted by NAMM Staff with specific registration instructions. Once registration is completed, badges will be available for individual pickup at one of several Will Call desks on show site.

Please Note

We're Going Green! Each year, we discard pounds of unclaimed brochures at the end of The NAMM Show.  This year, in an effort to lessen our carbon footprint, we no longer require our partners and grantees to display printed materials. Your on-site contact information as well as general information about your organization will be included in our electronic directory. 

Questions?

Contact Jessica Cortez.

The Nonprofit Management Institute at The 2018 NAMM Show

Dates & Location

January 25-28, 2018
Anaheim Convention Center · Anaheim, CA 
NAMM Member Center, Lobby B

About

NEW at The 2018 NAMM Show! Nonprofit organizations can apply to attend the show via The NAMM Foundation Nonprofit Network (see above) and participate in the first-annual Nonprofit Management Institute. The Nonprofit Management Institute supports nonprofits by offering professional development to nonprofit organizations.

Requirements to Receive a Certificate of Completion

  1. Attendance at all five nonprofit sessions
  2. Submit an online essay within 5 days of The NAMM Show describing what you learned and how it might be applied to your work. 

Benefits

Attendees who attend all five nonprofit sessions will receive a certificate of completion from The NAMM Foundation, and their organization name listed on The NAMM Foundation website.

Nonprofit Sessions

Topics include: Fundraising and Development; Governance; Program Development, Documentation and Assessment; Technology and Social Media; and Best Practices: a NAMM Foundation Grantee Showcase. .

Thursday, Jan. 25, 2018
Building a Foundation: Governance and Strategic Direction
12  – 1 pm
NAMM Member Center, Hall Lobby B

David Dik, National Executive Director, Young Audiences; Mark Slavkin, Director of Education, Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.

Boards provide direction, fiscal oversight, and most importantly, a mechanism to plan for the future needs of an organization.  Learn how to form your own 501 (c)3 and enlist board members, as well as what to expect your first year. Presented by The NAMM Foundation Nonprofit Management Institute.

The Work We Do: Program Development, Documentation and Assessment
1 – 2 pm
NAMM Member Center, Hall Lobby B

David Dik, National Executive Director, Young Audiences; Jane Best, Director, Arts Education Partnership; and Joe Landon, Executive Director, California Alliance for arts education

To build successful programs nonprofits need to include documentation and assessments as part of their program development.  This session will explore how to implement them at the same time, with a focus on zeroing in on setting organizational goals. Presented by The NAMM Foundation Nonprofit Management Institute.

Friday, Jan. 26, 2018
If Only I Had Another Thousand Dollars:  Fundraising and Development
12 – 1 pm
NAMM Member Center, Hall Lobby B

David Dik, National Executive Director, Young Audiences; Carolyn Grant, Executive Director, Museum of Making Music; and Alisa Arkinzadeh, Development Officer, Museum of Making Music

 “Nonprofit” doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have a profit.  And though there is no one formula to achieving profitibility, a careful balance of earned, unearned, restricted, unrestricted, long-term and short-term revenue streams is critical to success.  This session will explore strategies  to find the right revenue sources for your organization. Presented by The NAMM Foundation Nonprofit Management Institute.

Telling the World: Technology and Social Media
1 – 2 pm
NAMM Member Center, Hall Lobby B

David Dik, National Executive Director, Young Audiences; and Chalise Zolezzi, Director of Public Relations and Social Media, NAMM

Get to know your audience on social media to make sure you are getting the most out of the relationship. This session will explore social media strategies that build an audience for your work and build a network and/or fanbase for your organization. Presented by The NAMM Foundation Nonprofit Management Institute.

Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018
Success Breeds Success: Best Practices from The NAMM Foundation Grantees

1 – 2 pm

David Dik, National Executive Director, Young Audiences

Learn to achieve good governance, solid program development and reflection, stable funding and community-building around your work.  This session will present success stories that highlight methodologies that can be applied to the nonprofit program development. In collaboration with Young Audiences, Inc.  

RSVP to Attend

Interested in attending the Nonprofit Management Institute?  RSVP here; RSVP'ing is optional but highly encouraged. 

Apply to Attend The 2018 NAMM Show

To apply to attend The 2018 NAMM Show, please scroll down to complete and sign the agreement. The NAMM Foundation will contact you within 5 business days to approve or deny your request.

 

 

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