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Top Nonprofit Conferences

Top Nonprofit Conferences

In the nonprofit sector, staying informed and connected is vital. Nonprofit conferences are hubs of innovation, fostering professional development, networking, and idea-sharing. These events offer a platform for knowledge, fresh perspectives, and meaningful connections.

Nonprofit conferences are essential for individuals and organizations. This article explores their role in personal and professional growth, learning from experts, tracking industry trends, and connecting with change-makers. Whether experienced or new, this blog is your guide to their value. Join the journey of discovery and success through these top nonprofit conferences.

 

TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCES

  • Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTEN)
    • Category: technology
    • Nonprofit Technology Conference
    • Price Range: $300 – $1,075
    • 2024 dates and location: March 13–15, 2024 in Portland, Oregon and virtual
    • Who should attend: nonprofit professionals who can use tech to make the world a better place
    • Hybrid
    • History of speakers and/or current lineup: a robust lineup of various speakers

 

FUNDRAISING & MARKETING CONFERENCES

  • AFP Icon
    • Category: Fundraising
    • Association of Fundraising Professionals Icon
    • Price Range: $799 – $2,499
    • Dates and location: AFP ICON 2024 in Toronto: April 7-9, 2024, In-person
    • Who should attend: executive directors, fundraisers, developmental officers, event planners, consultants
    • History of speakers and/or current lineup: topics focus on donor retention, donor journey, and more. Emeril Lagasse was a speaker, along with Salesforce, Fundraising Academy, and others. 

  • Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit (NIO)
    • Category: fundraising, marketing
    • Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit
    • Price Range: $695 – $1,295.00+
    • Dates and location: September 18 -19, Old National Centre, Indianapolis, IN
    • Who should attend: fundraisers, people interested in digital fundraising, developmental officers, EDs
    • In-person tickets and a free virtual livestream
    • History of speakers and/or current lineup: focus heavily on NextAfter’s staff and other fundraising and marketing professionals

Raise | The Event Fundraising Conference

  • Raise
    • Category: Fundraising
    • Raise | The Event Fundraising Conference
    • Price Range: $599 super early bird – $900+
    • 2023 dates and location: September 9-10, 2024, Nashville, TN
    • Who should attend: fundraising professionals, and those interested in event and auction fundraising, peer-to-peer fundraising, donor engagement, leadership, and strategy
    • In-person 
    • History of speakers and/or current lineup: OneCause staff and other fundraising professionals and consultants

 

  • Bridge Conference
    • Category:  Fundraising, Marketing & Technolgy
    • Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference
    • Price Range: $460 – $1,000+
    • Dates and location – 2024 TBD
    • Who should attend: nonprofit professionals, nonprofit leadership, consultants, agencies, and other marketing professionals
    • In-person
    • History of speakers and/or current lineup: Rhea Wong, Thaddeus Bullard, and others

 


  • Nonprofit Storytelling Conference
    • Category: marketing, fundraising
    • Nonprofit Storytelling Conference
    • Price Range: $795 – $1495
    • Dates and location: November 11-13, 2024, Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort in New Mexico
    • Who should attend: marketing, fundraising, grant writers, leadership
    • Hybrid
    • History of speakers and/or current lineup: Noah Barnett, VP of Marketing of Feathr, Floyd Jones, Director of Community & Partnerships, Givebutter and others

  • Responsive Fundraising Summit
    • Category: fundraising
    • Responsive Nonprofit Summit + Virtual 
    • Price Range: free
    • Dates and location: TBD
    • Who should attend: nonprofit leaders, fundraisers
    • virtual-only
    • History of speakers and/or current lineup: 75 speakers, and 36 sessions!
  • Classy Collaborative
    • Category: Fundraising, marketing, and more
    • Classy Collaborative
    • Price Range: $410.57+
    • Dates and location: TBD
    • Who should attend: Anyone in the nonprofit or social enterprise space looking to come together with the brightest minds and best fundraisers in the industry, learn more about emerging trends in fundraising and technology
    • In-person
    • History of speakers and/or current lineup: a combination of nonprofit professionals, such as GoFundMe, Salvation Army, Wounded Warrior, March of Dimes, and more

 

  • Nonprofit Marketing Summit- 
    • Category: Marketing
    • The Nonprofit Marketing Summit 2023: Radical Impact
    • Price Range: free
    • Dates and location – Aug. 22 – 24, 2023, 
    • Who should attend: CMOs, Executive Directors, and thought leader, nonprofit marketing professionals
    • In-person, hybrid, virtual-only – not sure, virtual i think
    • History of speakers and/or current liCheck out the past summit’s highly talented speakers for the Nonprofit Marketing Summit: The Big Innovation, featuring speakers from organizations such as charity:water, Giving Tuesday, GiveButter, NonProfitAF, and more!neup – ​​80+ top thought-leaders, 

 

LEADERSHIP CONFERENCES

  • The Purpose Point Summit
    • Category: Leadership
    • Purpose Point
    • Price Range: $775 – $1275+
    • Dates and location: Charlotte, NC, Apr 29, 2024, 3:00 PM – Wednesday, May 1, 2024
    • Who should attend: those who share a common commitment to transforming organizational culture, developing leadership skills, and advocating for a better world
    • In-person
    • History of speakers and/or current lineup: organizational leaders and thought leaders (2024 speaker list not up yet)

 

CAUSE & VERTICAL FOCUSED & LOCAL CONFERENCES

  • STATE ASSOCIATIONS OF NONPROFITS (use this link to find your state’s association of nonprofits)
    • Category: Local conferences
    • Full Name: Several
    • Price Range: Varies. Many local associations offer free or discounted tickets for members. 
    • 2023 dates and location: Varies
    • Who should attend: Local associations offer sessions that are laser-focused on the state of the sector in your local and regional community. Members usually have access to a variety of benefits that help them save time and money, network with other nonprofits, and make life easier.
    • In-person, hybrid, virtual-only: Varies

Building Bridges presented by The TANGO Foundation Inc.

  • Building Bridges presented by The TANGO Foundation Inc.
    • Category: Other
    • TANGO Building Bridges Annual Conference 2023
    • https://www.tangoalliance.org/building-bridges-conference/
    • Price Range: FREE-$125
    • November 30, 2023
    • Aqua Turf Club | Plantsville, CT
    • Who should attend: Nonprofits who are looking for ways to improve, be more efficient, have positive growth, network and collaborate with no to little professional development budget. 
    • In-person and on-demand
    • History of speakers and/or current lineup:
      • Rollin Schuster – President & Founder, TANGO – Managing Director, NFP
      • Rick Sebastian – Executive Director of Professional Programs & Partnerships, The Kennedy Collective
      • Jessica Smith – Deputy Chief of Business Development, The Connection
      • Ed Spinella – Vice President, NFP
      • Honey Belarmino – Project Lead, Cause Inspired
      • Albert Petrunti – President, Awecast
      • Paul Ballasy – Partner, CohnReznick
      • Patrick Gill – CFO & Business Development Officer, Financial One
      • Rebecca Lyman – Senior Manager, Cohn Reznick
      • Amber Tucker – Partner, Fiondella, Milone & LaSaracina LLP (FML)
      • Jessica Smith – Deputy Chief of Business Development, The Connection
      • Cathy Osten – CT State Senator
      • Tammy Nucci – CT State Representative
      • Alan Deckman – President, TCORS Capitol Group
      • And more. 

Nonprofit Management Institute 2023 (NMI)

  • Nonprofit Management Institute 2023 (NMI)
    • Category: Leadership
    • NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE 2023 “Thriving Through Change”
    • Price Range: $695-$1250
    • 2023 dates and location: September 12-14, 2023 (in-person and virtual options)
    • Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez Street, Stanford, CA 94305-6105
    • Who should attend: Those who are interested in topics such as lessons in intersectional leadership, decolonizing the nonprofit board, how to effectively use data, AI, and new tools, and a look at trends in unionization and worker cooperatives, and more. 
    • History of speakers and/or current lineup:
      • Banks Benitez: Founder, Smart Workweek
      • Kelly Burton: CEO, Black Innovation Alliance
      • Analia Cuevas-Ferreras, Manager, Bridgespan Boston
      • Joan Garry, Founder, Nonprofit Leadership Lab
      • Efrain Escobedo, President & CEO, Center for Nonprofit Management
      • And more

  • Fundraising AI
    • Category: Technology, Fundraising
    •  2023 Fundraising.AI Virtual Global Summit
    • Price Range: Free and on-demand
    • 2023 dates and location: October 23-24, 2023, virtual-only
    • Who should attend: The largest gathering of nonprofit and for-profit professionals and organizations to explore the role of Responsible AI in fundraising

 

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