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Strengthening communities by connecting nonprofits

Where nonprofits, philanthropy, and others working for the greater good come together to learn, connect, and be inspired.

Thank you for a day to learn, connect, and be inspired!

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Keynote speaker

Dr. Julie Pham is the founder and CEO of CuriosityBased, an organizational development firm based in Seattle. Dr. Pham is the author of No. 1 Amazon Bestseller “7 Forms of Respect: A Guide to Transforming Your Communication and Relationships at Work” (2022), as well as “Their War: The Perspectives of the South Vietnamese Military in the Words of Veteran-Émigrés” (2019). A contributor to, the San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Crosscut, and other media, she also has been a correspondent for New America Media.

Dr. Pham was born in Saigon, Vietnam, and came to the U.S. with her parents as boat people in 1979. She earned her doctorate in history at Cambridge University as a Gates Cambridge Scholar in 2008 and graduated magna cum laude from University of California, Berkeley, as a Haas Scholar in 2011.

Workshop speakers

We are excited to welcome these experts from Central Washington and beyond! Visit our Workshop page to learn more about these sessions and speakers!


We are excited to come together on the Heritage University campus. Heritage University’s mission is to empower a multi-cultural and inclusive student body to overcome the social, cultural, economic and geographic barriers that limit access to higher education. Rooted in the homeland of the Yakama Nation, HU embraces transformational student-centered education that cultivates leadership and a commitment to the promotion of a more just society. Likewise, our Conference believes in the power of people-centered learning that cultivates connection, celebration, and progress.

Conference sponsors

Washington Secretary of State Corporations and Charities Division
Nonprofit Association of Washington
Blaine & Preciosa Tamaki Foundation

If you would like to be part of making sure nonprofits have the information, tools, and connections they need to thrive, please consider sponsoring the Conference. More information here.

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