Now is the perfect opportunity to plan out the fundraising conferences you’d like to attend this year! Conferences for nonprofits are a great way for staff members to build their skills, learn about new development strategies and advancements in fundraising technology, and network with like-minded individuals and industry experts.
So what are you waiting for? We’ve outlined the best nonprofit fundraising conferences for you to explore. Kick the year into high gear and enhance your professional development with conference learning.
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Are you ready to find the perfect conference for your nonprofit? Let’s dive in!
Raise is a top fundraising conference, hosted by OneCause, that attracts fundraisers from all across the country! It is the only Event Fundraising Conference in the industry. During two full days of action-packed sessions, Raise covers everything from Auction & Event Strategies to Peer-to-Peer & Social Fundraising, and Product Workshops. The conference creates hands-on interaction between attendees and speakers, with session breakouts, interactive exercises, and group simulations. With over 30+ sessions and panels to choose from, you won’t want to miss the Raise experience!
Presentations in past years have included speakers from:
Mark your calendars! Raise 2023 is taking place in Nashville, TN from September 11-12, 2023.
The Nonprofit Technology Conference is hosted by NTEN. It’s a signature technology event you don’t want to miss. More than 2,000 nonprofit professionals assemble virtually from around the world to collaborate and discover new ways to spark change using technology.
Session topics include technology best strategies and pressing issues, as well as highlights of the latest nonprofit products and services. Network each evening with some of the best and brightest professionals and hear from the keynote speaker, Alice Wong of the Disability Visibility Project.
The Nonprofit Technology Conference will take place April 12–14, 2023 in Denver, CO or virtually.
AFP Icon is one of the largest conferences for fundraising professionals, covering the most important topics in fundraising and numerous ways to grow your network. Topics covered at this conference include donor engagement and retention, major gifts, the future of fundraising, and others.
Hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, you can hear from keynote speaker Allyson Felix, a Seven-time Olympian and Activist.
This top fundraising conference will take place April 16-18, 2023 in New Orleans, LA.
The Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum was launched to support professionals who manage peer-to-peer fundraising events. Through their conference, workshops, webinars, and online services, they provide access to useful information on producing even more successful programs, contacts, and recognition.
Speakers for this year’s event included representatives from Bonfire, Susan G. Komen, Alzheimer’s Association, OP3, Canine Companions, and more!
Clear your calendars! The next Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Conference will take place February 22-24, 2023 in Washington, DC.
The Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference offers excellent insight into the latest strategies, techniques, and most up-to-date innovations in all areas of fundraising and marketing. Explore direct responses, individual giving (including major and planned), corporate giving, and more.
Notable speakers from last year included Reverend Nontombi Naomi Tutu (Activist), Adrian Sargeant (Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy) and Jen Shang (Institute of Sustainable Philanthropy).
Mark your calendars for the next fundraising conference from August 2-4, 2023 in National Harbor, MD.
Fundraising Day in New York attracts more than 1,800 people every year, including representatives from local, regional, and national charitable organizations, consultants, and marketing agencies. It is one of the largest single-day fundraising conferences on philanthropy.
Staff members from cultural, educational, environmental, health, and humanitarian nonprofits will come together to learn new techniques on how to better equip their organizations to fundraise.
Hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals New York City Chapter, attendees can forge connections with today’s leading providers of products and services for the nonprofit sector.
The next Fundraising Day in New York will take place on June 16, 2023 in New York City.
Planet Philanthropy is hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Florida Caucus and brings together over 300 nonprofit leaders from a variety of organizations, including social services, education, health, religion, the arts, and more. Attendees will learn about the latest resources they can leverage to enhance their nonprofit strategy.
Keynote speakers for this year include Lynne Wester, Karen Osborne, and Taylor Shanklin!
You can attend this fundraising conference from June 12-14, 2023 in Orlando, FL.
Cause Camp is a boutique conference committed to teaching nonprofits how to hone their problem-solving skills and welcome change. Attracting the best nonprofit thought leaders, this nonprofit conference gives attendees the opportunity to chat with industry experts, take part in meditation and yoga sessions, and attend workshops.
Network with fellow speakers, staff, and exhibitors, including representatives from NextAfter, Thrivent, and Global Bridgebuilders.
Pack your bags for Greater Sandusky, OH and attend this fundraising conference September 14-15.
The ANA DC Nonprofit Conference is hosted by the Association of National Advertisers. It brings together nonprofit professionals and marketers to discuss marketing and fundraising ideas, come up with solutions, and boost relationships with donors. A few topics of this fundraising conference include monthly giving, storytelling, and professional development.
Get ready to attend this nonprofit conference February 7-9, 2023 in Washington, D.C.!
Hosted by PEAK Grantmaking, PEAK2023 is dedicated to improving how grants are made. This top fundraising conference helps you build your expertise and connect with other nonprofit colleagues.
Learn how to update practices and policies to narrow the power gap between grantmakers and grantseekers, develop grantmaking practices and policies that minimize bias, and more!
Attend this conference in Baltimore, MD from May 8-10, 2023.!
Presented by The University of Texas School of Law, the Nonprofit Organizations Institute features nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government. Attend this fundraising conference for an in-depth discussion about tax, legislative, and governance issues that affect nonprofits.
Over the course of the conference, learn about issues that are relevant to your organization’s fundraising initiatives through presentations, targeted tracks, and small-group master classes. Topics covered include donor advised funds, private foundation compliance, and more.
Attend this nonprofit conference from January 19-20, 2023 in Austin, TX.
Princeton Community Works is an educational nonprofit conference for nonprofit boards, staff, and volunteers. Its mission is to enable these groups to work together more effectively through networking, skills development, and raising community awareness.
This year’s workshop sessions will cover a range of topics, including virtual engagement strategies, effective leadership, fundraising success, strategic planning, and more.
The Princeton Community Works conference will take place virtually on January 24-26, 2023.
The Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit is an excellent fundraising conference for nonprofit marketers and fundraisers who want to grow their online fundraising. The featured speakers are among the leading experts in marketing and fundraising innovation and are hand picked and brought in from all around the world.
Learn proven and research-driven strategies from these experts, take part in hands-on training sessions, and discover the tools you need to build your online fundraising and revenue. Speakers come from organizations like NextAfter, Razorfish, and Unicef.
This nonprofit conference will take place from September 19–21, 2023, in Dallas, TX.
The Summer Symposium is hosted by The Giving Institute each year to discuss important issues nonprofits face as they fundraise. The event was created to give leading consulting professionals in the philanthropic sector the opportunity to discuss these issues and interact with one another.
Past conferences have covered topics such as the future of giving days, fundraising in an age of increased data privacy, latest giving trends, the rise of racial equity as a philanthropic lens, and more.
The next Summer Symposium will take place from July 19–21, 2023 in Indianapolis, IN.
The Nonprofit Learning Lab creates a series of Nonprofit Labs in various locations to allow participants to network and learn nonprofit strategy best practices. The day focuses on providing strategies to help nonprofits be more effective at fundraising, communications, board development, and management.
Attend this fundraising conference to advance your skills in fundraising, social media, nonprofit marketing, and more!
The first Nonprofit Lab of 2023 takes place in virtually on March 13, 2023.
The Western Canada Fundraising Conference offers an excellent opportunity to connect with leading fundraising professionals working with charities and nonprofits around Western Canada. Experts from Europe, the United States, and Canada will offer opportunities to learn and network.
Explore products and services that enhance fundraising programs and boost donor relationships, and discover content for every type of professional, regardless of how long they have worked in the sector.
The next Western Canada Fundraising Conference will take place from June 7-9, 2023 in Edmonton, AB.
Attending some of the best nonprofit fundraising conferences is a great way to further your career development. Hopefully this list of conferences for nonprofits serves as a jumpstart to your planning!
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