HANOCON 2016 key image smThe Hawaii Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations invites you to “NOURISH,” the 2016 HANOCON and Awards! Join Hawaii’s nonprofit leaders for a full day of convening, learning, renewal and nourishment.

Friday, October 7, 2016 from 7:30 AM to 6:00 PM
Pomaika'i Ballrooms, 735 Iwilei Road

The 2016 theme and content

This year's theme, "NOURISH," is about feeding minds, bodies and souls. The ʻUmeke Kāʻeo featured in the conference logo represents a full calabash. Our hope is that in the work that you do, you, and the communities you serve, always have a full calabash. Mahalo to our Title Sponsor, Kaiser Permanente, for supporting this annual conference and our efforts to nourish the nonprofit sector.

Richard HarwoodWith the theme in mind, our educational content this year looks at ways in which our sector nourishes the communities we serve.

We are pleased to introduce our morning keynote presenter, Richard C. Harwood, of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation. who will share his thoughts and methodology on what it means to "turn outward" to our communities and engage with them in service.

Mahalo to our breakfast plenary sponsors, Hawaii Community Foundation and The Learning Coalition.

  • Click HERE for an overview of the day's schedule
  • Click HERE for detailed session descriptions
  • Click HERE to read more about the 2016 Lifetime Achievement Awards
  • Click HERE to learn more about our Emerging Nonprofit Leader and Community Collaborator Awards

Interested in sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities?

HANOCON's success is dependent upon your support! Use the links below to contribute as an event sponsor, exhibitor, or to register as a Friend of the Nonprofit Sector:

  • Click HERE for HANOCON 2016 Sponsorship opportunities
  • Click HERE to learn more about exhibiting at HANOCON 2016
  • Click HERE for additional ways to contribute:
    • host one or more conference scholarship(s)
    • register as a Friend of the Nonprofit Sector (4 registrations + acknowledgement in program)
    • make a cash contribution

A big mahalo to the following organizations for their early sponsorship commitments:

Consultant's Corner: Targeted Talk Story with Nonprofit Consultants

New this year! Consultant's Corner provides free, informal, one-on-one visits with experienced consultants to discuss a range of topics. Consultants with expertise in grant writing, revenue generation & social enterprise, and strategic & business planning will be available for 20-minute, talk story sessions. Sign-ups for talk story sessions are available on a first-come, first-served basis at the HANO Conference. Please see the Consultant's Corner flyer in your registration bag for more information on participating consultants and their areas of expertise.

Create Your Own PSA with 'Olelo

Back by popular demand! 'Olelo's PSAs for NPOs service gives O'ahu 501(c)(3) organizations the opportunity to record a public service announcement during the conference day! Guidelines for your recording session:

  • One spokesperson per organization
  • Recording sessions are 15 minutes; PSAs are between 30-60 seconds long
  • Best not to wear white, black or small busy patterns
  • Bring your organization's high resolution logo on a flash drive (jpeg file preferred)
  • There will not be a teleprompter, please practice in advance
  • No fundraising or request for donations, please
  • You can view examples on olelo.org/psa
  • Speakers will need to sign a release, available here or feel free to complete one at HANOCON.
  • Your PSA will be on 'Olelo's cable channels and a link will be emailed to you so that you may access/download your PSA for further distribution.

If you're unable to join us at HANOCON on Oct. 7, please visit olelo.org/psa and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to schedule a session on Oct. 13 or 19 at 'Olelo's Mapunapuna Center.

And of course, be sure to visit our exhibitors!

  • 1132 Cafe & Catering
  • AdUp
  • Hawaii Alliance for Progressive Action
  • Hawaii Correctional Industries
  • Lanakila Pacific
  • LGCY Factory
  • 'Olelo Community Media
  • Pacific Business News
  • Parents and Children Together (PACT)
  • POP Creative Media
  • simplicityHR by ALTRES
  • Stephanie Chang Design Ink
  • University of Hawaii at Manoa Public Administration Program
  • WEfficiency


Your Membership Is Important: The more nonprofit members HANO has the more effective the Alliance can be on their behalf. To learn more about HANO and to apply for membership, joining more than 270 Hawaii nonprofits who are already members, click  HERE.

TRY HANO's Job Bank

Hire the Best; Find a New Job: HANO's powerful online Job Bank brings Hawaii nonprofit employers and jobseekers together. Employers, post a job or scan candidate resumes. Job hunters, post your resume for FREE and let jobs find you. Check it out − click HERE.

USE HANO Consultants

Let HANO Assist You: We can bring workshops like board governance, budgeting, fund development and advocacy to your nonprofit. We also facilitate conversations and planning sessions and provide other services. For details, click HERE.

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