Registration starts for the “Connect and Inspire” Conference as of Wednesday



PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten — Registration for NPOwer’s 2023 ‘Connect and Inspire’ conference is officially open via its interactive online platform Non-profit Organisations (NPOs), private and public stakeholders and persons, with the aim to strengthen their skillsets as it relates to the effective functioning of NPOs are now able to sign up.

Foresee Foundation Founder/Director and NPOwer conference team member Jose Sommers said, “As of Wednesday, February 1st participants can sign up and exploring the program and sign up for either one, two or three days of keynotes, presentations and workshops with more than 35 presenters that NPOwer designed based on the well-established needs of the NPO sector.”

She said, Npower’s 2023 capacity building conference from February 23 to 25 will serve to keep delegates engaged with interactive, thought-provoking and specially crafted workshops and learning experiences. The 3-day conference will serve all who are interested in the work done by the non-profit sector offering them a very diverse program catering to all needs including the private and public sector.

The first day, Thursday February 23rd is scheduled for regional non-profits with the aim of meeting each other in St. Maarten and sharing good practises learning from each other. An eye-opening multifaceted stakeholder symposium will be held on Friday, February 24th connecting Public, Private and the NPO sector to go in-depth on topics such as creating social cohesion within our small island state, shared economies, stakeholder engagement and the role of volunteerism and social corporate responsibility plays in building resilient communities by collaborating, communicating and thinking jointly more creatively and critically.

The Last day, Saturday February 25th is of particular interest as interested participants can select from over 30 workshops with 5 rounds of 6 parallel workshops, pertinent to building yourself and your organisation allowing for lots of choices in choosing workshops based on needs and interests. Topics vary from governance, to grant writing, grant opportunities, Tech based skills to interest-based topics such as social-emotional well-being, nature, culture, youth and environment, to just name a few.

This conference is free for two representatives from Sint Maarten organisations registered on Persons or organizations not directly affiliated to NPOwer are asked to contribute US$ 50 per person per day or register as of today to become an NPOwer member saving registration fees.

Regional participants, non-NPO related persons/organizations and any other NPOwer affiliated organization with more than two persons will pay the small US$ 50 per day fee to cover the costs of the conference.

NPOwer is more than excited to invite organizations in Saint Martin (French side, Saba, St. Eustatius, Anguilla and St. Barths to join, connect and become part of a regional network sharing ideas and learning from each other. Participants will take from each other innovative ideas, best practices, techniques for navigating challenges and the fact that there are still a lot of good passionate people doing interesting things for the betterment of their community and will potentially make a world of difference for many.

NPOwer welcomes all non-profits and interested persons to register. NPOwer, noted for the slogan “where NPOs connect” is located at Illidge Road #60, Unit 1.1 in the shared offices of R4CR and Samenwerkende Fondsen Cariben.

For more information go to contact the NPOwer team at or +1 721 581 5050. More information on the content of the program, workshops and other offers can also be followed on NPOwer’s Facebook page @NPOwersxm.