Ideas Forum


Share your Ideas at Elevate 2021!

You are a changemaker so we want to hear from you.

The nonprofit sector is rapidly evolving to tackle society’s most pressing issues. As a CNP learner, you are working to advance the sector’s impact. This year’s virtual Ideas Forum provides a platform for you to share your research and discuss important trends and innovations that address society’s challenges.

Showcase your key findings during Elevate 2021, taking place on February 24-26. Presentations will be recorded and submitted before Elevate 2021. All Elevate attendees will have access to the Ideas Forum videos during the conference and the top 3 ranking submissions from each category will participate in live Q&A sessions.

Recognition will be awarded at Elevate in two categories:

  1. Student Research (Undergraduate & Graduate)
  2. Trends & Innovation (Undergraduate & Graduate)

What’s an Idea?

  • An impactful solution to a community or nonprofit sector challenge
  • Challenges individuals to think beyond the current practices and ideas to generate innovative solutions to society’s most pressing issues
  • Relates to at least one CNP competency

Who can present at the Ideas Forum?

  • Any actively enrolled CNP-seeking student

Submit your application now!

Applicants for any of the two categories must complete the Ideas Forum Intent Application for review. The application requests the Idea Category, Primary Contact Name, Names of Additional Idea Presenter(s), Campus, Primary Contact Email, Primary Contact Phone Number, Presentation Title, and Abstract (500-word maximum) summarizing the idea. Please cut and paste text from a Word document to track word count and spelling.

Intent applications for all Ideas are due on Friday, February 5, 2021.

Questions? Contact CNP Programs Coordinator, Alondra Ayala, CNP.