Keynotes and Live Events

Book Joan For Your Next Keynote

As a keynote speaker, I’ve been anywhere from Microsoft to Big Brothers and Big Sisters of America and everywhere in between. My “sweet spot” is nonprofit leadership, offering smart, practical and often humorous advice on how best to love your work and to be as effective at it as possible in good times and bad.

Joan Garry Speaking Demo

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  • You can count on a level of intimacy and interactivity that energizes audiences.
  • Keynote speeches are typically 45 minutes in length.
  • Our team handles all logistics and we seek out feedback in a post-event debrief.


Yes. While the list of keynote speeches you see here are commonly requested, we can work with you on a topic that will fit your needs. Customization may affect timing and price.

Workshops and books may or may not be included as part of speaking engagements.

Typical keynote with an optional workshop and up to 50 books ranges from $20-25K. Prices vary and can be lower based on size of organization, geography, required prep (i.e. level of customization).

This is one of Joan’s specialties. Engaging and interactive, insightful and funny, Joan has mastered the virtual keynote.

Fact Sheet


Want some examples of what you can work on with Joan?

Susan Ball, Senior Director, The Fordham Fund

I first met Joan when she was the keynote at CASE Summit in New York. I was blown away. She was an amazing speaker: hard hitting, insightful, and very funny. Later, I referred her to keynote a friend’s conference and the standing ovation Joan got sure made me look good!

Susan Ball, Senior Director, The Fordham Fund

Taryn Crowder, Senior Manager, Events, Classy

Joan’s closing keynote for our 10,000+ person virtual nonprofit conference, The Collaborative: Virtual Sessions, held in June 2020, was everything you want in a closing keynote. She received rave reviews from our attendees, one going so far as to make the proclamation, ‘Joan for President!’

Taryn Crowder, Senior Manager, Events, Classy

For leaders of smaller nonprofits

With nearly 5,000 active members, the Nonprofit Leadership Lab is the world’s most effective and supportive online membership community for board and staff leaders of smaller nonprofits.

Because the World is Counting on Us

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