2024 DOFLI Annual Conference

The Dining Out For Life International Annual Conference is a unique opportunity to connect with professionals from leading service organizations, learn new industry developments and trends that will help your organization’s impact in initiatives and programs, and engage in meaningful conversations with individuals who want to foster and deepen relationships with other DOFLIA Members.

2024 DOFLI Annual Conference Dates

Monday, August 19

  • Boot Camp Session For New Licensees & New Staff
  • Welcome Reception For All Attendees

Monday, August 19 – Tuesday, August 20

  • Executive Track Sessions for CEOs & Executive Directors

Tuesday, August 20 – Thursday, August 22

  • Dining Out For Life Conference

2024 DOFLI Annual Conference Sponsors

2024 DOFLI Annual Conference Tracks

The Marketing & Development Track focuses on strategies and techniques for effective marketing and development in various organizational contexts. Discover how to maximize your marketing budget for optimal results and explore the dynamics between traditional print and digital marketing channels. Learn essential skills for deciphering event contracts to avoid common pitfalls. Dive into the unique PR challenges and opportunities facing nonprofit organizations.

The Prevention & Healthcare Track is dedicated to exploring community healthcare strategies and initiatives to improve your prevention departments. Discover effective strategies like building peer-to-peer programs for engaging community members in testing and support programs. Learn the essentials of launching and managing a successful SSP to combat substance abuse. Stay updated on the latest developments and best practices in medical management education. Explore the intersection of housing and healthcare and its impact on health equity.

The Administrative Operations Track focuses on the efficient management of your organization’s operations. Learn how to recruit, assign, and train volunteers effectively to support your organization’s mission. Master the fundamentals of crafting successful grant proposals to secure funding. Discover strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of your board in guiding organizational decisions. Hone your skills in delivering concise and compelling elevator pitches to stakeholders and potential partners.

2024 DOFLI Annual Conference Executive Track

Preview the Executive Track Sessions, open to Executive Directors & CEOs ONLY.

Join our conference session, “The Current State of Nonprofit Sustainability,” to gain insights into the evolving landscape of nonprofit sustainability. Explore key challenges and emerging trends shaping the sector’s financial stability. Discuss innovative strategies for diversifying revenue streams, enhancing donor engagement, and optimizing resource allocation. We will explore the impact of external factors, such as economic shifts and donor behavior, on organizational sustainability. Equip yourself with actionable tactics to navigate uncertainties and foster long-term viability for your nonprofit endeavors.

Join our conference session, “Leadership and Navigating Conflict,” to master the art of conflict resolution in leadership roles. Explore proven techniques for addressing and mitigating conflicts within teams and organizations. Learn to leverage communication strategies and emotional intelligence to foster constructive dialogue and consensus-building. Gain insights into the role of leaders in creating a positive and productive work culture amidst challenging situations. Equip yourself with practical skills to navigate conflicts effectively and lead teams towards shared goals with confidence.

In our conference session, “The Nonprofit Board and Executive Partnership,” delve into the dynamics of this critical relationship. Discover best practices for fostering collaboration and alignment between board members and executives. Explore strategies for effective communication, decision-making, and accountability within the partnership. Learn how to leverage the unique strengths of each party to drive organizational success and mission fulfillment. Gain insights from experienced leaders on building trust, managing conflicts, and achieving shared goals. Equip yourself with tools to optimize the synergy between board and executive leadership for sustainable impact.

How to Register for the Executive Track Only:

We understand your time is limited, and a 4-day conference is difficult to fit into the schedules of most CEOs & Executive Directors. That’s why we’ve built a robust and impactful 2-day Executive Track designed just for you!

Use the code “EXECUTIVE” for 50% OFF registration. The discount code is available for those solely attending the Executive Track and who are not participating in the full 4-day conference.

To register, select “Open Registration (Standard Rate),” and enter the discount code “EXECUTIVE” to receive your discounted ticket registration. Please note that you must register for a full ticket if you’d like to attend the 4-day conference and take advantage of the complete agenda, including multiple tracks and sessions.

Conference Hotel

Embassy Suites by Hilton Panama City Beach Resort

16006 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, Florida 32413 USA

Instructions For Booking: Once you have clicked “BOOK A ROOM,” you will be directed to the first step in selecting a room for your conference stay. Before proceeding with room selection and payment, please click “Edit Stay” and select your preferred travel dates, as outlined in the image below.

The Embassy Suites Panama City Beach Resort has graciously offered our attendees special room rates beyond the conference dates as an opportunity to extend their stay and enjoy the beaches of Panama City Beach, FL, a little longer! The selection page is set from Thursday, August 15th, through Tuesday, August 27th, to allow attendees to extend their stay before or after the conference. If you do not wish to extend your stay, please edit your stay to your preferred travel dates.