9 Nonprofit Conferences to Attend in 2018

Among tons of conference options each year, it can be challenging to pick the right ones that are most related to your organization and profession.

To guide you in your conference search, we’ve compiled a list of eight conferences for 2018. These conferences are great for networking and concentrate on many different areas like fundraising, marketing, data analysis, and creative strategy.


2018 Washington Nonprofit Conference:

The Washington Nonprofit Conference, organized by the DMA Nonprofit Federation will take place from 22nd February to 23rd February 2018 at the Renaissance Washington Hotel in Washington, DC. The conference offers to help you discover innovative fundraising ideas, generate insightful solutions, and think creatively to make the relationship with your donors even stronger. This two-day event is also great for meeting with like-minded marketing and nonprofit professionals.

International Fundraising Conference

The International Fundraising Conference, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), offers the best educational opportunities for fundraising professionals from around the world. The event focusing on fundraising and philanthropy brings together more than 4,000 professionals to discuss, teach, and learn about new strategies for social innovation and community impact.

The Nonprofit Technology Conference:

NTC is the nonprofit sector’s signature technology event that brings together the nonprofit professionals from around the world to collaborate, innovate, and maximize effectiveness with technology. The conference geared towards the technology industry, happens between April 11th-13th in New Orleans and features over 100 educational sessions highlighting the latest nonprofit products and services, and networking events each day.

Nonprofit Talent and Culture Summit:

The Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit is the only nonprofit-focused convening on critical talent and culture issues. Happening at the Washington Marriott Metro Centre from the 18th-20th April 2018, the Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit is aimed at solving many of the problems the non-profit world is facing. From finding the talent that will take your organization forward, to diversity and leadership; this event, through informative talks, aims to address these topics and a whole lot more.

Classy Collaborative:

Classy’s Collaborative is a 3-day event that brings together top social innovators from around the world. Collaborative includes workshops, keynotes from the industry’s top professionals, panel discussions with influencers, fireside chats, TED-style talks with thought leaders, and international networking opportunities. The event that will take place between June 12 and 14 at Boston’s Seaport District promises you to head home with actionable strategies and tools to accelerate change.

AMA Nonprofit Marketing Conference:

Another conference based in Washington DC, the AMA conference offers you the chance to learn how to reach a bigger audience on a smaller budget, and transform your marketing dollars into maximum impact. Giving the opportunity to learn the latest best practices that can make the most effective use of your time and money, this conference could be a game changer for your non-profit.

The 2018 Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit:

Happening at the Aztec Theater in San Antonio, TX on September 27th-28th, the Nonprofit Innovation and Optimization Summit concentrates on learning and improving fundraising. You will hear from a number of interesting speakers discussing the practical tools needed to raise more money online. The event also gives you the opportunity to learn from another year of fundraising research, and get an online fundraising certification during the pre-conference workshop.

Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

Unlike other conferences, Nonprofit Storytelling Conference focuses on the fundamentals of storytelling and finding more donors and raising more money with better storytelling. This conference will teach attendees how to tell better stories across the many different areas of fundraising and donor communications. You’ll learn how to tap into your donors’ emotions; how to execute successful digital media storytelling, major donor storytelling, and visual storytelling.

Bridge Conference 2018:

The Bridge Conference is the premier conference of, by and for fundraising and marketing professionals. It’s a vast, immersive and uniquely comprehensive experience for the latest strategies, techniques and innovations in direct response and major donor fundraising. Join over 2,000 of the brightest minds in the nonprofit space, with fundraising professionals from every sector of the industry. With keynotes, panels, workshops, networking events, and more, there’s something for every learning style.

Attending to conferences is important for networking, learning from industry experts, and staying on top of industry best practices and trends. To make the most of the conference budget it is important to choose the right ones to attend that will provide the most benefit to you and your organization. Stay tuned to our blog to hear about the conferences that you can meet with the Media Cause team in 2018!


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