GPNP Summit: Our Region Wins When We Work Together

Building a region that works for everyone.

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GPNP held our biennial Summit on Dec. 3, 2019, with 1,000 leaders in attendance!

Hosted by The Forbes Funds, the GPNP Summit $1,500 benefit is accessible to all our members, as well as our corporate sponsors, consultants, and partners.

For more than a decade, thousands of amazing organizations have been enthusiastic participants in a biennial nonprofit summit. This past year, attendees learned more about innovative approaches and opportunities in fulfilling missions and to move beyond the boundaries of their sectors to know the value of multi-disciplinary alliances.

“I thought I understood the value of networking, and then I attended the GPNP summit and learned the true value of networking. I thought I understood the value of continuing professional development and education, and then I joined GPNP and learned the true value of continued learning. I didn’t think I could be inspired by nonprofit speakers, and then I attended GPNP events and summit and became inspired.”

John Denny

Principal, Denny Civic Solutions

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What our members and sponsors are saying.

As a sponsor, we are able to see firsthand how GPNP is dedicated to educating not-for-profits on issues that affect them and the Pittsburgh region. The GPNP Summit provides another opportunity to observe, collaborate and discover ways to make our community a better place to live and work. A more knowledgeable community is essential to a vibrant local economy.

Rachel Trunk

Baker Tilly

GPNP creates a dynamic and vibrant network of change makers committed to strengthening our region. It is a powerful and necessary force in tackling some of our most pressing issues. The GPNP Summit is a transformational experience. At the Summit, I’ve learned key skills and built partnerships and a network to collaborate on a more strategic level.
Chris Cooke

Former Executive Director, Pittsburgh Urban Leadership Service Experience (PULSE)

What I have experienced with GPNP is the amazing workshops, webinars, using the Catchafire pilot for 17 projects for The Stepping Stone Pathways as well as utilizing the Executive-in-Residence program. The GPNP Summit means that people who are not able to attend in person can attend to virtual webinars and still benefit from some of the informational sessions that are being offered. During the summit [we had] sessions that teach you HOW to achieve your goal; it is invaluable to grow and expand your business.

Alice Washington

Executive Director, The Stepping Stone Pathways

As a GPNP member and partner for over a decade I am proud to be associated with a membership
organization that cares both about its members and those they serve. Pittsburgh has a strong and
vibrant nonprofit community because of the continued efforts of GPNP.

The GPNP Summit for years has provided the opportunity to build stronger personal and professional relationships. I can only imagine the partnerships that have been formed as a direct result of conversations at past Summits. I have no doubt this year’s Summit will continue that trend.

Todd Whiteman

Executive Vice President, Enscoe Long Insurance Group

Relive the GPNP Summit from 2017 and earlier:

The summit typically attracts 1,200 community, government, philanthropic and corporate leaders, all dedicated to making the city sustainable, vibrant and healthy.

The 2017 Nonprofit Summit is was held October 5-6, 2017. Check out the video below about the Summit.

GPNP Summit 2017

GPNP issued the following press release in advance of Summit 2015: Our Region Wins When We Work Together

PITTSBURGH, PA – October 13, 2015 — More than 1,200 nonprofit executives, public officials, and business leaders will convene on Thursday, October 15, 2015 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center for Summit 2015: Our Region Wins When We Work Together, the largest conference of private, public, and nonprofit organizations in Southwestern Pennsylvania. Videos from the 2015 summit appear below. You can also read the archived press release here and see coverage from Next Pittsburgh.

The Greater Pittsburgh 2013 Nonprofit Summit: From Ideas to Action

Continuing to convene nonprofit leaders from across southwestern Pennsylvania, the Nonprofit Summit featured workshops, networking, and continued collaboration across the region.

The Nonprofit Summit in 2011 took place working to bolster nonprofits to build a better region.

Continuing to convene nonprofit leaders from across southwestern Pennsylvania, the Nonprofit Summit featured workshops, networking, and continued collaboration across the region. Some such events included: Technology & Social Media, Measuring Change, and more.

In 2005, The Forbes Funds created the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP).

The Forbes Funds formalizes the Greater Pittsburgh Nonprofit Partnership (GPNP).

In 2005, the year the Forbes Fund founded the GPNP to address the increasing concern that the nonprofit sector was not connected with then-current charitable tax discussions across the state.

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