16 Top Nonprofit Speakers To Book For Your Next Event

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Are you planning an event and looking for a compelling nonprofit speaker to W-O-W your room

Inviting nonprofit speakers and world-changers who are striving to bring goodness into the world can be a highly effective way to inspire, inform and engage your audience. 

I came across the following stats and immediately went into “I must highlight ALL of my amazing colleagues to make this change.” 

  • Only 32% of speakers are women.
  • Only 25% of all technology keynote or stand-alone speakers are women (*Ensono 2018).

I’m privileged to know some of the most amazing female nonprofit speakers in the sector, too. 

Here’s a list of motivational speakers for nonprofits and thought leaders who are movin’ and shakin’ up the nonprofit world. They’re inspiring organizations to think differently, think boldly, and take action!

(Nonprofit speakers are listed in no particular order) 

Nonprofit Speaker #1: Cindy Wagman

President and Founder of The Good Partnership

A picture of Cindy Wagman, a female keynote speaker for nonprofits, sitting and looking straight into the camera.

Cindy operates a values-driven, social-justice-informed consultancy. She works to unlock the potential of small nonprofits through fundraising. 

How Can Cindy Wagman Help Your Organization? 

  • She is known for speaking about the neuroscience behind the reluctance to fundraise. 

How to Get In Touch:

Website | LinkedIn




Nonprofit Speaker #2: Becky Endicott

Co-Founder, Chief Storyteller, We Are For Good and Co-Host, We Are For Good Podcast

Becky helps nonprofits reimagine how they engage their constituents and share their message with the world through online education and podcasts. 

How Can Becky Endicott Help Your Organization? 

Becky is recognized for speaking on topics such as:

  • ethical storytelling 
  • empathy-based connecting frameworks 
  • and developing a digital and global community

How to Get In Touch:

Website | LinkedIn



Nonprofit Speaker #3: Martice Sutton 

Founder and Executive Director of Girls Going Global, Professional Speaker, and Social Impact Consultant

Martice Sutton, a nonprofit speaker, wears a yellow dress as she sits in front of the camera.

Martice is a growing social entrepreneur committed to women and girls empowerment, civic engagement, and economic development. She gives people the tools and strategies to lead, serve, and make their mark on the world.

How Can Martice Sutton Help Your Organization? 

She often speaks on signature topics including:

  • Preventing burnout for Nonprofit employees 
  • Leadership
  • Non-Profit/Social Enterprise growth 
  • Global Awareness/Travel
  • and Women’s Empowerment

How to Get In Touch:

Website | LinkedIn



Nonprofit Speaker #4: Rachel Bearbower

Chief Executive Officer, Shop Small Strategies

A nonprofit speaker, Rachel Bearbower, sits at a table and smiles for the camera.

Rachel speaks about how to create structure and systems, create a manageable plan, and how you can feel confident showing up each day to move your mission forward with passion and efficiency. 

How Can Rachel Bearbower Help Your Organization? 

She is known for working primarily with Executive Directors. She teaches:

  • the systems needed in a nonprofit 
  • how to build relationships 
  • and grow as a leader

How to Get In Touch:

Website| LinkedIn



Nonprofit Speaker #5: Tania Bhattacharyya

Founder of Lumos Marketing

Tania uses her superpower of lighting up the voices of women and leaders of color, opening the doorways of opportunity and influence through thought leadership in the social impact sector.

How Can Tania Bhattacharyya Help Your Organization? 

She teaches:

  • thought leadership
  • LinkedIn strategy
  • finding and honing in on your voice

How to Get In Touch:

Website | LinkedIn




Nonprofit Speaker #6: Sara Hoshooley

Founder of Charity Shift and Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)

Sara Hoshooley, the founder of Charity Shift, sits in front of a red-orange background.

With a career in fundraising with over a decade of experience, Sara has helped organizations raise millions of dollars to further their missions. 

How Can Sara Hoshooley Help Your Organization? 

Sara speaks about her unique fundraising method that 

  • incorporates philanthropic psychology
  • donor experience design
  • donor engagement
  • stewardship strategies
  • and building monthly giving programs 

How to Get In Touch:

Website |LinkedIn



Nonprofit Speaker #7: Danielle Gines

Founder, DG Consultancy

Danielle Gines, the founder of DG Consultancy, sits with her laptop on her lap as she creates content for nonprofits.

Danielle is a Curriculum Consultant who creates meaningful and engaging content for nonprofits and NGOs looking for a consultant with a background in higher education, volunteer training, and international experience. 

How Can Danielle Gines Help Your Organization? 

Danielle will work with you to help you with: 

  • curriculum development
  • instructional design
  • and the right learning management system 

How to Get In Touch:




Nonprofit Speaker #8: Brooke Richie-Babbage

Brooke helps inspired, mission-driven leaders launch, scale, and lead world-changing nonprofits.

How Can Brooke Riche-Babbage Help Your Organization? 

Brooke will work with you to help you with: 

  • bringing order to chaos
  • launching and scaling your mission

How to Get In Touch:





Nonprofit Speaker #9: Veronica LaFemina

Founder and CEO, LaFemina & Co. 

Veronica LaFemina, the founder of LaFemina & Co., stands in front of a brick wall as she smiles in her photo.

Veronica has spent almost two decades assisting organizations, associations, and social good enterprises in improving how they conceive, plan, work, and evaluate impact. 

How Can Veronica LaFemina Help Your Organization? 

She educates companies on:

  • how to activate strategy
  • create a culture and environment conducive to success, 
  • and produce breakthrough projects that increase mission impact and revenue 

How to Get In Touch:

Website | LinkedIn 



Nonprofit Speaker #10: Haley Cooper

Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE)

A professional photo of Haley Cooper, a Certified Fundraising Executive.

Haley has a track record of raising millions of dollars for local charities. She is an experienced, passionate, and impact-driven fundraiser who strives to assist NGOs in achieving their purpose and vision. 

How Can Haley Cooper Help Your Organization? 

  • She speaks about how building emotionally connected teams can help organizations maximize their resources and achieve their mission

How to Get In Touch:




Nonprofit Speaker #11: Mariah Monique

Founder of The Sponsorship Catalyst, LLC. 

Mariah Monique, one of the top nonprofit speakers, wears a bright green blazer as she poses for a photo.

Mariah has over 8 years of experience in building strategic partnerships for federal, county, and local government and nonprofit organizations. 

How Can Mariah Monique Help Your Organization? 

Mariah teaches nonprofit leaders the fundamentals of sponsorship. And she teaches how to: 

  • position their missions’ value
  • package sponsorship opportunities
  • pitch their impact
  • and cultivate and manage a sponsoring relationship

How to Get In Touch:

Website | Instagram 


Nonprofit Speaker #12: Lisa Tarshis

Vice President, Evolve Giving Group

Lisa Tarshis, the vice president of Evolve Giving Group, smiles as she stands in front of a brick background.

Lisa is an experienced project manager and self-starter. She has experience building teams, increasing operational effectiveness, managing pipelines, and collaborating with a variety of stakeholders from senior staff to volunteers. 

How Can Lisa Tarshis Help Your Organization? 

Lisa speaks about:

  • building a successful board
  • the role of the board
  • the board and professional partnership
  • and time management

How to Get In Touch:

Website | LinkedIn 



Nonprofit Speaker #13: Dana Snyder

Speaker, Podcast Host (Missions to Movements), Founder of Positive Equation

Dana Snyder, one of the top female nonprofit speakers, grins for the camera in a professional branded photoshoot.

Dana is well-known for offering the tools and training to improve the online donor experience and increase donor engagement through digital marketing. 

How Can Dana Snyder Help Your Organization? 

Dana speaks about:

  • innovating your online donor journey 
  • amplifying your mission via social ads
  • believing that your story is worthy too

How to Get In Touch:

Website | LinkedIn






Nonprofit Speaker #14: Mallory Erickson

Founder of Power Partners Formula and Certified Executive Coach and Fundraising Consultant

Mallory Erickson sits at a desk with her laptop, a coffee mug, and a podcast microphone.

Mallory specializes in helping social impact fundraisers in incorporating life-changing scientific research and personal development frameworks into their work. 

How Can Mallory Erickson Help Your Organization? 

Mallory speaks about:

  • how to recognize both internal and external impediments to success
  • and how to overcome them through design principles

How to Get In Touch:

Website | LinkedIn




Nonprofit Speaker #15: Kishshana Palmer

Speaker, Educator, Trainer, Coach, and Recovering Fundraiser

Kishshana Palmer

Kishshana is the founder of The Rooted Collaborative, a female-led community for BIPOC female leaders, entrepreneurs, advocates, and artists who are reimagining giving and fundraising from our perspective.

How Can Kishshana Palmer Help Your Organization?

Kishshana is passionate in assisting professionals and organizations in:

  • increasing their capacity
  • raising funds
  • improving their leadership
  • and forming high-impact teams 

How to Get In Touch:

Website | LinkedIn




Nonprofit Speaker #16: Sabrina Walker-Hernandez

Certified Consultant, Coach, Facilitator & Bestselling Author helping nonprofits & small businesses

Sabrina partners with nonprofits and small businesses to build relationships that increase revenue. Businesses can achieve long-term success when they have effective leaders, sound strategies, and diversified resources.

How Can Sabrina Walker-Hernandez Help Your Organization?

Sabrina speaks on:

  • transformational leadership through staffing and mission alignment, fundraising
  • expanding programming
  • board development

How to Get In Touch:

Website | LinkedIn



Nonprofit speakers can step in and guide your organization through a number of tasks you’re responsible for. 

Whether you’re looking to improve team culture through a motivational speaker, or you need a thought leader who can help you with growing your nonprofit sustainably, nonprofit speakers can help you do it. 

And if you’re looking for one who can help you understand and develop your social media strategy, look no further! I’m more than happy to work with you and your organization to help you attract donors and inspire change. 

Ready to get your nonprofit breaking through the noise? Let’s get moving!


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