Staying ahead of the curve in the nonprofit sector requires more than just dedication; it demands a commitment to continuous learning, networking, and staying informed about the latest trends and innovations. One of the best ways to achieve this is by attending conferences. To help you plan your calendar for the year ahead, we’ve compiled a list of 14 nonprofit conferences scheduled throughout 2024. Whether you’re passionate about marketing, fundraising, leadership, or social innovation, there’s an event tailored just for you.
Date: February 15-16, 2024
Location: Virtual (and FREE!)
Link: Donor Attraction Forum
While there are plenty of ways to generate more leads, there are only a handful that actually attract the best prospects. These are methods that attract donors to you, instead of you chasing them, which makes fundraising easy and, yes, FUN! Too often, nonprofit leaders spend time and money trying to convince people to care instead of connecting to like-minded prospects. They are doing a whole lot of work and not getting much back for it. Donor Attraction Forum is a select group of experts who know how to generate REAL results. So, you can stop chasing donors and start attracting them so you can ask for and receive all you want, need and deserve.
Date: March 5-7, 2024
Location: Virtual (and FREE!)
Link: Nonprofit Marketing Summit
This is your call to break free from conventional marketing and uncover fresh, imaginative, and revolutionary strategies designed to help you drive unthinkable results and ultimately, activate mission success. They bring together the best nonprofit marketing thought leaders in the space. Fun fact: This event is sponsored by one of our partners, Givebutter.
Date: March 13–15, 2024
Location: Portland, Oregon (and VIRTUAL)
NTEN’s conference — often referred to as the NTC — is the annual gathering of people who want to make the world a better place through the skillful and equitable use of technology. At the NTC, you’ll learn essential nonprofit technology best practices while connecting with a community that shares your commitment to social change.
Date: March 20-22, 2024
Location: Washington DC
Link: Nonprofit Fundraisers Symposium
The Nonprofit Fundraisers Symposium is produced by the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW) and The Nonprofit Alliance Foundation (TNPAF). Opening keynote: Unleash the Innovator Within with Diana Kander.
Date: April 3-5, 2024
Location: Durham, NC
Link: Create Good Conference
Create Good is about inspiring nonprofit communicators with the latest tools and techniques. They invite communicators from around the country who are doing the most meaningful and eye-catching work to share what they’ve learned so the whole sector rises up.
Date: April 7-9, 2024
Link: AFP ICON 2024
AFP ICON is a fundraising conference, attracting more than 3,000 fundraising professionals each year. Join AFP in Toronto in April for an unparalleled combination of fundraising training—with more than 100 education sessions to choose from, endless networking opportunities and an unforgettable experience over three days.
Date: May 14 – 16, 2024
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Link: Engage for Good
Brace yourself for a conference that doesn’t just highlight the people and organizations behind corporate social impact—it catapults you into a realm of innovation, connection, and inspiration. At Engage for Good, the stage is set for a transformative experience where every session is a journey into the heart of purpose-driven excellence.
Date: May 15-16, 2024
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Link: Collaborative 2024
Join other forward-thinking nonprofit leaders for this two-day conference that will uncover the ideas and strategies needed to propel our industry forward and help you raise more.
Date: June 4-5, 2024
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Link: Social Innovation Summit
The Social Innovation Summit is a destination for thinkers, doers, and leaders who are disrupting old models and scaling what works. This event offers curated rooms of purpose-driven business leaders, funders, community stakeholders, and impact entrepreneurs. Highlights from Summit 2023 – Watch Video.
Date: September 9-10, 2024
Location: Nashville, TN
Link: Raise: The Event Fundraising Conference
Grow Your Impact. #FearlessFundraisers. With trailblazing speakers leading interactive sessions, participants will be challenged to think creatively and fearlessly, fostering an environment where innovation thrives. The conference isn’t just a hub for learning—it’s a networking extravaganza, where collaborations are not just encouraged; they’re inevitable. From swapping stories to building lasting relationships, the networking opportunities extend far beyond the conference walls.
Other reasons to attend:
- Learn from fundraising experts
- Interact with amazing speakers
- All-star networking
- Receive CFRE Credits
Date: September 9-12, 2024
Location: San Diego, CA
Link: TNPA Leadership Summit 2024
The TNPA Leadership Summit prioritizes networking time over podium speakers. They use Liberating Structures, facilitation techniques that stimulate critical conversations and liberate the full potential of any group to elevate the expertise in the room. Attendees will take these facilitation tools and skills back to their own organizations to help ensure all voices are being heard and to spur greater leadership and innovation.
Date: September 18-19, 2024
Link: NIO SUMMIT 2024
Two action-packed days of fundraising innovation, optimization, and unrivaled entertainment since 2016, NIO Summit has been the premier destination for fundraisers seeking unrivaled educational content and an insane amount of fun. Each year, innovators working at the forefront of fundraising, digital marketing, branding, persuasion, analytics, CRO, and more come together to share principles and tactics to help you innovate and optimize your online fundraising. Check out highlights from the 2023 Summit in Texas: Watch Video
Date: October 21-22, 2024
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Link: Cause Camp Nonprofit Conference 2024
Cause Camp draws in hundreds of nonprofit professionals, top industry experts and problem solvers for a two-day nonprofit conference that equips you to solve real issues facing your organization. The 2024 destination is Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado. Let the majestic Rocky Mountains be your backdrop, and your muse, for a professional development experience like no other.
Check out their highlight video from Cause Camp 2023: Watch Video.
Date: October 22-25, 2024
Location: Leeuwenhorst, The Netherlands (and VIRTUAL)
Link: IFC 2024
IFC 2024 is more than just a conference; it is a rallying cry, a call to action. It is an urgent and unapologetic declaration that the power to drive change resides within each of us, and that together, as a united force, we can alter the course of history. Join in October 2024 to shape a future that prioritizes the planet and defies waves of oppression, war, and inequality. Like the tide, unstoppable, attendees rise. IFC 2024 will give the opportunity to connect with more than 1,200 fundraisers and social impact leaders from over 70 countries, both in person and online.
Date: November 11-13, 2024
Location: Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico
Link: Nonprofit Storytelling Conference
Attendees will learn how to better communicate with donors, and they’ll learn in a truly special setting. Just south of Santa Fe, situated between the breathtaking Sandia Mountains and the Rio Grande River is a place steeped in a thousand years of Indigenous culture and rich history.
Date: February 27-29, 2024 + CNP Day on March 1, 2024
Link: Elevate 2024
Presented by the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance, Elevate 2024 is a three-day virtual conference experience. It will host key content to build cultural competency and leadership skills in the nonprofit sector. Attendees will engage with fellow social impact professionals from across the country during on-demand and live sessions. 500+ attendees, 25+ speakers, 20+ sessions, and limitless impact!
Planning a nonprofit conference yourself? A number of these events are clients of Utopia, so If you’re planning a conference, connect with one of our event experts here. Let’s make your event an unforgettable experience for your attendees!