Exhibit at the Conference

Exhibitor Prospectus (PDF)

The best opportunity to promote your products and services to more than 1,000 decision makers in the charitable sector.

Questions on exhibiting?

Liz Culkin - Director, Conference & Event Management
(202) 467-6107 // lizc@independentsector.org

Why Exhibit at the Innovations Pavilion?

The Independent Sector National Conference is the premier opportunity for people from across the nonprofit and philanthropic community to come together and examine pressing issues facing our organizations and the communities we serve. Join nonprofit and foundation leaders from across the country as they challenge our current thinking and explore creative solutions that will make the nonprofit community even more effective.

All about the Innovations Pavilion

The Innovations Pavilion at the 2014 IS National Conference offered exhibitors from around the world a platform to present products and services in front of more than 1,100 leaders representing more than 600 organizations. In 2015, exhibitors will have the chance to:

  • Broaden contacts with the nonprofit and philanthropic community.
  • Establish and strengthen relationships with the charitable sector.
  • Increase awareness of challenges facing the nonprofit community today and how you can meet those needs.
  • Discuss their services face-to-face with leaders from the most energized charities, foundations, and corporate philanthropy programs.

Build your brand online and in-person

In 2013, we introduced an online community known as the Hub. Each conference exhibitor gained access to a mobile app that works seamlessly with the Hub community to help exhibitors generate and follow up with leads before, during, and after the conference. Sign up to exhibit at this year’s conference, and you’ll also be able to:

  • Create and brand an online exhibitor profile
  • Provide digital downloads to attendees available online and via mobile devices
  • Scan and access a digital list of collected leads
  • Integrate with your social media accounts
  • Generate matches with attendees based on interests

Gold Package: Maximum Value and Exposure!

  • One exhibit booth space and basic décor package
  • One Full Conference registration that allows access to all exhibit functions and all conference programs, including the Host Reception, plenaries, and John W. Gardner Leadership Luncheon.
  • Logo placement and a 40-word description of your organization in the Conference Exhibitor Directory on The Hub.
  • Opportunity to conduct a 20-minute product demonstration in the Presentation Pavilion.
  • The opportunity to meet attendees, exchange dialogue, and pre-schedule one-on-one appointments with attendees via The Hub.
  • Targeted and customized promotions to more than 30,000 about your product demonstration and session
  • Carpet
  • Booth Identification Sign
  • Limited Corner Space available ($200 surcharge)

Gold Package Rates

Early Bird
Ended May 29
Summer Sale
Ended Sept. 11
Last Call
Ends Oct. 23
Member Rate $2,125



Non-Member Rate $2,475



Silver Package

  • One exhibit space and basic décor package
  • One Full Conference registration that allows access to all exhibit functions and all conference programs, including the Host Reception, plenaries, and John W. Gardner Leadership Luncheon.
  • A 40-word description of your organization in the Conference Exhibitor Directory and listing on The Hub.
  • The opportunity to meet attendees, exchange dialogue, and pre-schedule one-on-one appointments with attendees via The Hub, the social networking site for the National Conference attendees and speakers.
  • Carpet
  • Booth Identification Sign
  • Limited Corner Space available ($200 surcharge)

Silver Package Rates

Early Bird
Ended May 29
Summer Sale
Ended Sept. 11
Last Call
Ends Oct. 23
Member Rate $1,675



Non-Member Rate $1,975



Additional Booth Badges

Once you have purchased a booth, you are entitled to add booth personnel to your registration. There are two options to purchasing additional booth badges: Full Conference Badges: $750 These badges provide access to all full conference events and the innovations pavilion. Additional Booth Badges: $475 These badges provide access to the innovations pavilion only.

Innovations Pavilion Bookstore

Independent Sector is offering the opportunity to display and sell your publications, books, and research in the Innovations Pavilion, the central meeting place of the conference. Participating in the bookstore will give you exposure to over 1,000 influential decision makers from the most energized nonprofits, foundations, and corporate philanthropy programs.

Exhibitor Payment and Cancellation Policies

Booth location and space will be confirmed upon receipt of full payment. Please send all cancellation notices to Liz Culkin. Cancellations received by June 1, 2015 will be honored with a full refund less a $200 administrative fee. Cancellations received between June 2, 2015, and July 24, 2015, will receive a 50 percent refund of the total exhibitor registration fee. No cancellations will be honored after July 24, 2015.

Exhibitor Schedule

12:00-2:00pm Opening of the Innovations Pavilion
2:00-3:30pm Opening Plenary
3:30-4:00pm Visit the Innovations Pavilion
4:00-5:30pm Scheduled Appointments/Breakout Session Participation
6:15pm Departure for Host Reception
8:30am - 9:00am Open Trade Show Floor
9:00am Plenary: Red, White, and on the Brink
10:30am - 11:00am Open Trade Show Floor
11:00am - 12:30pm Scheduled Appointments/Breakout Sessions
12:30-1:45pm Networking Lunch at the Innovations Pavilion
2:00pm - 3:30pm Scheduled Appointments/Breakout Sessions
4:00pm Open Trade Show Floor
5:00-6:00pm Networking Reception in the Innovations Pavilion
6:15-10:00pm Deep Dive Excursions
10:00am - 10:30am Open Trade Show Floor
10:30am - 12:00pm Scheduled Appointments/Breakout Sessions
11:30am - 12:00pm Open Trade Show Floor
12:00pm-1:30pm Gardner Awards Luncheon

Floor Plan

This Year’s Exhibitors

Platinum and Gold

We’re passionate about the work of boards, which guides how we develop the BoardEffect solution. BoardEffect’s board management software drives efficiency, effectiveness and engagement among directors, executives, and administrators. Hospitals, nonprofits, foundations, educational institutions, government entities, companies and many others use BoardEffect to put board books online and advance the work of their governing bodies, and ultimately, elevate organizational performance. BoardEffect: truly easy, truly secure, truly mobile.


Booth 22 - Established in 1991, Fidelity Charitable is an independent public charity with the mission of furthering the American tradition of philanthropy by providing programs that make charitable giving simple and effective. Today, with the nation’s largest donor-advised fund program, Fidelity Charitable has helped donors support over 210,000 nonprofit organizations with over $20 billion in grants (as of 6/30/15).

Fidelity Charitable

Booth 11 - Leaderosity is a new online learning platform, with a goal of democratizing leadership training by providing a highly curated, interactive, online leadership development courses at a lower cost of time and money for comparable in-person experiences. At the booth, attendees will be able to walk through Leaderosity, sign up for a free course, learn about how they can take advantage of current and future Leaderosity course offerings, and receive an invitation card to Wednesday’s launch reception.


Booth 2 - Stanford Social Innovation Review is an award-winning magazine that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. Published at the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, SSIR is for social change leaders in the nonprofit, business, and government sectors.

Stanford Social Innovation Review

Booths 25, 26 - You know the .ORG domain extension? Did you know that someone operates it? That’s us! Your Public Interest Registry.

Public Interest Registry

Booth 28 - The NonProfit Times celebrates a quarter-century of award-winning reporting and commentary. NPT Publishing Group includes The NonProfit Times, the financial magazine Exempt and five electronic newsletters. The publications have won 17 awards during the past five years.

The Nonprofit Times

Booth 17  - Imagine, hundreds of thousands of people, across America, raising tens of millions of dollars for thousands of nonprofits – bettering our communities, in one, single, day.  Learn how you can join this historic event next year by visiting Booth #17.

Give Local America

Booth 1 - Crexendo eliminates variable phone costs and busy signals with our simple, flexible, and easy to use cloud-based phone systems. Open a world of possibilities where you reduce inefficiencies, grow without the pain, and keep your staff connected using the business tools provided with Crexendo’s Cloud Communications.


Booth 10 - Join sector leaders on the journey to high performance by  learning about the development and adoption of “The Performance Imperative: A framework for social-sector excellence.”  Sessions will include  examples of how leaders are building and strengthening their own organizations.

Urban Institute Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy

Booth 32 - TriNet is a leading provider of a comprehensive human resources solution for small to medium-sized businesses. We enhance business productivity by enabling our clients to outsource their human resource function to one strategic partner allowing them to focus on operating and growing their core businesses. Learn more at TriNet.com.


Booth 30 - SimpleCharityRegistration.com is more than a website, we're a group of experts devoted to making your charity registration process simple. We make sure that your forms and filing instructions are the most up-to-date versions available. Consider us your charity registration fairy godmothers!

Simply Charity Registration

Both 14 - Scheier+Group is a social impact focused consulting firm with a proven practice and unique facilitation process. We are dedicated to helping organizations explore, evaluate and design power and decision-making dynamics that increase focus and communication, decrease conflict and grow diverse decision-making leaders.  We help you Do More Good. Better.


Booth 31 - The ultimate online destination, bringing together cause-motivated individuals, nonprofit organizations, and socially responsible businesses in the philanthropy marketplace.


Booth 21 - GiveGab is a network for social good, allowing organizations and volunteers to connect with their communities through service, and share their volunteer stories with the world. Volunteer managers at nonprofits, schools and businesses can use GiveGab to create events, promote programs, recruit volunteers, track hours and report results.


Booth 27 - Fluxx is a technology company focused on innovation within the grants management ecosystem. Fluxx is committed to creating a simpler, smarter, and more effective grantmaking ecosystem for grantmakers and grantseekers, with elegant software that serves both sides of the grantmaking equation.


Booths 18, 19, 20 - We are a small but global company dedicated to helping nonprofits, charities and government agencies accomplish their missions. (Formerly known as Volunteer2)

Better Impact Inc.

Booth 37 - Founded in 1993, Aptify has years of experience providing powerful, flexible, and comprehensive association management software and solutions to clients all over the world.


Booth 36 - Are you paying more in unemployment taxes than your state pays out in unemployment claims? As America’s leading unemployment program for over 30 years we annually save member agencies over $20 million dollars on their unemployment costs.



Booth 34

Patricia and Phillip Frost Museum of Science.

Booth 47 - Bookleggers is a community mobile library based out of Miami that gives away free books to the public. Bookleggers is a Knight Arts Challenge winner for 2015 in Miami.

Bookleggers Library

Booth 46 - Hosted by Miami’s Borscht Film Festival and YoungArts, you are invited to take a virtual reality journey by experiencing specially designed Oculus Rift installations commissioned by Borscht Film Festival. Borscht Film Festival is Miami’s fresh local independent film festival commissioning and showcasing films and cinematic arts installations by emerging artists that tell Miami’s stories.

Borscht Film Festival and YoungArts

Booth 24 - DonorDrive® Peer-to-Peer Fundraising software by Global Cloud generates more for nonprofits, foundations and corporate philanthropy. You’ll engage your supporters, employees, customers and their networks more deeply through giving and peer-to-peer fundraising. Learn about exponentially increasing cause impact at our our booth at Embark. Or visit donordrive.com.


Booth 23 - EXILE Books is a pop-up, artist’s bookstore that migrates throughout Miami, spending 2-3 months in each location. Our hybrid art installation, bookstore, and programming outlet is dedicated to advancing the circulation, understanding of, and engagement with artist’s publications. EXILE seeks to establish a pervasive print culture in Miami by creating hubs for independent publishing that represent and serve our diverse community. Come by and meet our founder Amanda Keeley and talk books!

Exile Books

Booth 40 - donasity is a cloud-based portal dedicated to being the smartest way to give for everyone. No transaction fees, No subscription fees, No software to purchase or download and No monthly fees or annual contracts. donasity is where Donations and Generosity meet.


Booth 16

Nova Southeastern University

Booth 15

National Charity Services

Booth 3 - BBB's no-cost accreditation program independently verifies whether a charity is following accountability guidelines provided in the 20 BBB Standards for Charity Accountability.  BBB Wise Giving Alliance reports on national charities.

BBB Wise Giving Alliance

Booth 7 - StreamLink Software provides a web-based board management software called BoardMax, a central hub for all things board-related. Organizations save time and money through streamlined document management, meeting planning and real-time performance tracking.


Booth 6 - StreamLink Software provides web-based grant management software called AmpliFund. AmpliFund is designed to manage every stage of the grant lifecycle, from research and planning to performance reporting. Meet compliance requirements, generate revenue, and increase capacity - in a centralized location.


Booth 38 - ZoomGrants™ is an online application management system that has become a powerful and intuitive ‘best practice’ for streamlining and simplifying the entire application process for grantmakers, scholarship providers, and many others.


Booth 5

JER HR Consulting LLC

Booth 4 - Feeding America® is the nationwide network of 200 food banks that provides food to more than 46 million people in the United States. We support programs that improve food security; educate the public about hunger; and advocate for legislation that protects people from facing hunger.

Feeding America

Booth 12 - The Moss Adams Not-for-Profit practice is dedicated to serving tax-exempt organizations, providing a customized mix of assurance, tax, and consulting services. Clients we serve include foundations, charities, associations, as well as arts, cultural, educational, environmental, and religious organizations throughout the western United States.

Moss Adams

Booth 13 - The Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders is uniquely sponsored by Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business and Graduate School of Social Service. This collaboration enables The Center to integrate management excellence and social justice; creating leaders and organizations that change society.

Fordham Center for Nonprofit Leaders

Booth 29 - CCS, a leading global fundraising consulting and management firm, provides fundraising, development services and strategic consulting to non-profit organizations worldwide. Established in 1947, CCS designs successful and sustainable development initiatives for organizations across every non-profit sector. Learn more at www.ccsfundraising.com.

Community Counseling Service

Booth 33 - Cinetransformer was developed and patented in 1995 to fill the need of providing movies and entertainment to rural areas that did not have a local Cinema. This 53 ft. double expandable trailer transforms into a complete mobile cinema in under an hour.