maryanne dersch

Bill McKendry

Maryanne Dersch

Courageous Communication

Maryanne Dersch specializes in helping nonprofit leaders increase their influence and be the change agents they have always wanted to be without feeling rejected, ineffective, or pushy. She has spent almost thirty years working in the nonprofit world helping organizations communicate more effectively internally and externally.

She is the author of Courageous Communication: How Codependence Is Making Your Nonprofit Brand Boring and What to Do About It and the founder of Up Level Your Influence leadership program. She is leading a movement to change “nonprofit” to “human investment company” to accurately reflect the contributions of the sector. She’s known for her love of ultrahigh heels, extra-large Diet Cokes, and short karaoke rotations.

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Maryanne’s Session

Make It Stick: How to Get New Ideas into Action

Your mind is full of all the great new insights, ideas, strategies and tools from Cause Camp, and now you want to take them back to your nonprofit and get them implemented! But how can you get the leadership or staff to see these new ideas as good for them? How can you create change without the drama or chaos change sometimes brings? Maryanne Dersch will teach you the three secrets to getting others to enroll in your vision and get on board with your new ideas. You will learn how to easily implement the great ideas from Cause Camp so you can get better results and outcomes. 

leave ready to #causethechange

Are you ready for next-level content? We are covering topics from across the nonprofit sector including diversity, stewardship, donor experience, and self-care.

attendee testimonial

“Cause Camp is like the bee’s knees. It’s an opportunity to be all in with other social impact professionals who care very deeply about their causes.You get to be in community and share experiences in a real way. It’s not surface level networking but an opportunity to go really deep.”

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Our team is happy to assist you with any further questions or requests. Whether you’re interested in becoming a sponsor or would make a good addition to our speaker line-up, we’d love to hear from you!