NJ Center for Nonprofits - 40 Years - ReCONNECT ReIMAGINE ReNEW 2022 NJ Nonprofits Conference - December 7, Somerset #njnpconf
BACK IN PERSON! The premier conference for New Jersey nonprofits and allies,
packed with the great insights, tools, and super-charged networking you’ve come to expect.


Thank you to the over 660 attendees, 46 sponsors, over 40 presenters and 30 volunteers that joined us December 7 to help make the 2022 NJ Nonprofits Conference our biggest and best yet! Here are just some of the highlights.

See you next year! Save the date – December 6, 2023!

Opening Speaker:

New Jersey Lieutenant Governor
Sheila Oliver

We are honored that New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver will be giving opening remarks at the conference. Her comments will be followed by a panel of legislative leaders discussing New Jersey’s public policy climate for nonprofits and the communities we serve. Panelists will include Senator Steven Oroho (R-24), New Jersey Senate Republican Leader, Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D-19), Deputy Speaker of the New Jersey Assembly, and Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter (D-35), Chair of the New Jersey Legislative Black Caucus.The panel will be moderated by New Jersey Center for Nonprofits Board member Jamar Tyndale.

Let’s start the day hearing how vital nonprofits are to the New Jersey economy and landscape, and how nonprofits can engage with government leaders for all people of our state.

Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver
Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver
Senator Steven Oroho
Senator Steven Oroho
Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez
Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter
Assemblywoman Shavonda Sumter
Jamar Tyndale
Jamar Tyndale, Esq.


“New Jersey would be lost without our great, incredible,
impactful nonprofit community…”

Watch Senator Cory Booker’s inspirational message to the
2022 NJ Nonprofits Conference!

Luncheon Keynote Speaker:

Meico Marquette Whitlock
Founder and CEO
Mindful Techie

Keynote address:

How to Take Care of Yourself, Stay Inspired, and Thrive in the Post-Pandemic Nonprofit Workplace

You’re driven by a mission to improve the quality of life for all people in our state. But your life and work have been thrown off track by the pandemic. Even with all the talk about things getting back to “normal,” the anxiety most of us have felt during the pandemic will not disappear magically. Stress and burnout will undermine our recovery if we do not make personal and workplace well-being an urgent priority.


The pandemic continues to disrupt your professional life and increase demands on your home life. To top it all off, the daily barrage of Zoom calls, emails, and chat messages which distract you and stress you out has increased. You know there must be a better way to take care of yourself and balance work, life, and the tech tools that seem to be getting in your way more often than they help you or the victims you serve.


If this sounds like you, this fun and interactive keynote will inspire you with mindful approaches for creating sustained balance in your life so you can lower your stress level, focus on getting the important things done, and be more present for yourself, the people you serve, and your family. There will be no case studies or complicated research to unpack. Come prepared to pause, reflect, share, and practice living a more balanced life in the “new normal.”

Meico Marquette Whitlock helps changemakers create work-life and tech-life balance so they can do their best work better while living their best lives. He is the founder and CEO of Mindful Techie, author of the Intention Planner, and a certified trauma-informed mindfulness teacher.

Through speaking, training, and coaching, he facilitates transformative experiences that foster well-being in a hyperconnected and distracted world.

He has worked with organizations such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, FDA, Cigna, and Greenpeace, and has been a featured speaker on ABC News, Fox 5, and Radio One. He’s a former triathlete, loves salsa dancing, and makes the world’s best vegan chili!

He holds an M.S. in Information Science from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Morehouse College.

Meico Marquette Whitlock
Meico Marquette Whitlock
2019 Conference Ballroom
  • Back in person! There’s nothing like spending a day learning with and from fellow changemakers.
  • Opportunities to network with other attendees, sponsors, and presenters
  • 16 valuable breakout sessions covering advocacy, marketing, diversity and equity, leadership, the new work environment, and other timely topics
  • Insight and creativity sharing among diverse leaders and champions of nonprofits
  • Come together to discuss how to strengthen partnerships between non-profits and philanthropy, advancing diversity and equity, making the most of technology, and more.
  • Celebrate New Jersey nonprofits and the New Jersey Center for Nonprofits’ 40th anniversary!
  • Ideas to energize and inspire

Thank you, Sponsors!
The generous support of our sponsors makes our conference possible, affordable, and helps to support the Center’s yearlong work to strengthen New Jersey’s non-profit community. 

Sponsors of the 2022 NJ Center for Nonprofits Conference

The Center for Non-Profits is a New Jersey nonprofit corporation and a federally recognized 501(c)(3) public charity.
Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

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