The 2016 - 2017 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


Thousands of nonprofit pros rely on our annual Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar to discover skill-building, strategy-slaying, network-enhancing nonprofit events. We've scoured the nonprofit-sphere for high-quality conferences, both large and small, broad and specialized, here in the U.S.

The 2016 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar


In the past year, thousands of nonprofit pros took advantage of our definitive Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar, and we're so excited to share our brand new 2016 list! On the list and want a sweet Best Conference badge for your website? 38th Annual Nonprofit Conference.

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Announcing the Fundraising Career Conference

Wild Woman Fundraising

Which is why I’m putting on a nonprofit career virtual conference from April 13th to April 15th. The mission of the Fundraising Career Conference is to help fundraising people build their careers. Who is speaking at this conference? 4pm PT (7pm ET) Closing the conference.

Reader Questions: How to retain association members?

Wild Woman Fundraising

“I would like to learn more about evaluating ROI for our association members. Conference registration discount ($200 off registration per person). ” So what will convince people that it’s a good idea to belong to your association?

[PREVIEW] Top Nonprofit Conferences of Spring 2016


We narrowed down our full list of conferences to some of our very favorites coming up between March and May. on a variety of topics, including association leadership, fundraising, technology, foundations, and more. Great Ideas Conference. Nonprofit Technology Conference (16NTC).

Join us for the Next Level Conference and learn how to improve your bottom line with research from Tycely Williams

Wild Woman Fundraising

Tycely Williams, who is going to be speaking at our next level conference. I’m very involved with the Association of Fundraising Professionals, with our local DC chapter. If they desired to attend professional development and conferences. Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome.

Ten AFP Conference Insights from a Newbie

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I love to hear about others’ experiences at conferences I am unable to attend – especially when they gain as much knowledge as Kim McCleary, president & CEO of the CFIDS Association of America, did from this month’s AFP conference in Vancouver.

What Conferences Should Nonprofit Marketers Budget for and Attend?

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

I was wondering if you might have any recommendations about conferences focusing on communications/marketing/PR for nonprofits. Communications and Development Associate. Nonprofit marketing and communications is a relatively young discipline, so we don’t really have a great conference created just for us. Instead, we are seeing conferences originally devoted to other disciplines start to address our needs more and more.

Increasing Member Retention for Associations

Non Profit Marketing 360

Growing retention in an association takes a lot of energy from all aspects of your operations. Marketing typically gets the brunt of the responsibility for attracting new members and keeping them engaged, but a true retention strategy contains efforts from all disciplines inside the association. Their experience in all of these aspects of your association drives the retention of that member. Track and provide conference and purchase history?

International Social Marketing Association: 2011 Review

Social Marketing and Social Change

In 2011, the International Social Marketing Association (iSMA) has been developing the promise to be the catalyst for a global infrastructure to serve social marketing practice, education, research and management. Representation and presentations at the World Social Marketing Conference and the USF Social Marketing conference. Liaison with the Australian Association of Social Marketing.

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How to pick a fundraising job that you will absolutely love! -with Abbi Haggerty

Wild Woman Fundraising

Haggerty, PhD who will be speaking at the Virtual Fundraising Career Conference this April. So I’ve been an advocate about fundraising turnover for a long time, and we’re definitely going to be talking about that at the conference. Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody. Welcome.

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Taking Your Nonprofit to the Next Level-Molly Ola Pinney Interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising and today I am chatting with one of our speakers at the Next Level Conference in April 4th-5th 2016, Molly Ola Pinney who is the founder and the CEO of the Global Autism Project. So what are you teaching at the Next Level Conference in 2016?

Wow, what happened at the AFP conference?

Wild Woman Fundraising

I had such a good time at the AFP conference! “Mazarine’s presentation about negotiating your nonprofit salary at the AFP Conference in San Francisco was extraordinary. I got to present on Salary Negotiation for a room full of 200+ people!

“What, me, ask for a raise?” An interview with Marc Pitman

Wild Woman Fundraising

So to answer this question, we’ve decided to offer a session on raise and salary negotiation at the fundraising career conference April 6 – 8, 2016. So that’s what we’re going to talk about in the conference is taking leadership of your career path. Mazarine Treyz: Hey, everybody.

The 2012 Social Marketing Conference: Getting Better at Doing Good

Social Marketing and Social Change

This theme for the 22nd Annual Social Marketing Conference reflects the global reality that government institutions, not-for-profit groups, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), universities and colleges and businesses are searching for better ways to improve people's health, the environment, work force development and social welfare. A major meeting on "getting better at doing good" will take place in Clearwater Beach, FL 15-16 June 2012.

Upcoming Nonprofit Leadership Talks & Training

Fundraising Coach

But I also love giving leadership and fundraising trainings at conferences. Here are some events I'll be presenting at: WALT DISNEY WORLD: 9/11-16 NCDC Annual Conference (September 12-15). SALT LAKE CITY: Utah Nonprofit Association Annual Conference (September 24). I'm honored to be keynoting UNA's 25th anniversary conference on "Fearless Futures: Breaking Barriers for Success." SEATTLE: Nonprofit Storytelling Conference (November 12-13).

A Renewed Social Marketing Conference: Call for Abstracts

Social Marketing and Social Change

We have been innovating in the approach and content of the annual social marketing conference held in Cleawater Beach, FL (aka Social Marketing in Public Health Conference, now in its 22nd year). The University of South Florida Social Marketing Conference (13-16 June 2012) enters its 22nd year with a renewed commitment to social marketing’s robust capacity to influence complex or “wicked” social problems. Provide financial support for the conference.

One Fundamental Thing Nonprofits Need To Know About Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Association Mavens has an insightful interview with Amy, and her perspective about social media, nonprofits and the future of nonprofit technology. Associations have been graduating from Social Media 101 and moving on to the next level. Read more at Association Mavens ].

What Really Works in Mobile Health? A Summary of the 2011 Conference

Social Marketing and Social Change

Our intention in using this question as the conference theme was to shift the conversation from 'look at we did, or can do!' The conference attracted over 420 participants, the largest registration yet, which led to a larger venue and more complicated logistics that BJ Fogg and his crew handled tremendously well. Any seasoned conference attendee will tell you, this is where the full value of a conference lies. Links to the conference program and the presentations.

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How DecentWork can take your nonprofit to the next level: Interview with Cathy Taylor, Executive Director, Ontario Nonprofit Network

Wild Woman Fundraising

So what I’m trying to figure out with your presentation at the Next Level Fundraising Virtual Conference is what do we take for granted about our nonprofit work? MT: What are you teaching at the Next Level Fundraising Career Conference? Hey, everybody. Welcome.

How to organize your fundraising job search like a pro with Phil Gerard

Wild Woman Fundraising

This is Mazarine Treyz of Wild Woman Fundraising, and today I am so excited to be interviewing Phil Gerard for our Fundraising Career Conference 2016. Phil Gerard: There are a couple of things, Mazarine, and thank you very much for inviting me back to your conference.

How do you turn an accidental donor into an ally? Part 2

Wild Woman Fundraising

So now, we’re talking about how to make an associate, after just being an acquaintance. Associate. What’s the next step between acquaintance and associate? Conference call with program people.

Bootleg clip from the AMA Nonprofit Marketing Conference

Fundraising Coach

session at the American Marketing Association’s 2011 Nonprofit Marketing Conference last week in Washington, DC. Share and Enjoy: Other Possibly Related posts: Free AMA Nonprofit Marketing Conference 2011 registration contest. I’ve never been bootlegged before.

Last Chance to join us for the Next Level Fundraising Conference!

Wild Woman Fundraising

If you don’t have a plan yet, learn how to grow your fundraising results 10x at the Next Level Fundraising Conference, April 4th-5th, 2016. Why should you come to the Next Level Fundraising Conference? Do you want to grow your fundraising 10x in the next 3 years?

Smarter Museums – News from the Frontlines at the AAM Conference

JCA Insights

This year, the American Association of Museums (AAM) held their annual conference in the twin cities, with a number of fantastic events hosted by our clients including the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Walker Art Center and the Minnesota History Center. While at the AAM conference, I was inspired by people I met with who are seeking to be smarter about how they maximize revenue and reduce operating costs.

John Urschel Interview

Wild Woman Fundraising

So tell people what you’re teaching at the Fundraising Career Conference. I just simply mean that people who work in nonprofits – so if you work in an early literacy organization, you’re a development associate. So that’s what you’re going to be teaching at the conference.

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What I was doing when I wasn’t here

Wild Woman Fundraising

We had a conference call about it and people were all, “What should the photograph themes be?&#

Shades of Social Marketing


” Phillip Kotler told the International Social Marketing Association in an interview celebrating a visionary and how he hopes the industry may advance. image courtesy of swamibu. What’s in a name? That which we call rose. By any other name would smell as sweet.

Canada’s only Public Sector & Non-Profit Marketing Forum

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

For all of you newbies, the MARCOM Annual Forum is the only event in Canada that caters specifically to government, non-profit and association marketers and communicators. For those interested, I’ll be running a pre-conference workshop on May 31st, and then moderating the closing plenary panel on June 2. Next week is a big week for us as it’s the second year that CEPSM is running the MARCOM Annual Forum , which was formerly run by CMG Canada (now part of CEPSM).

Upcoming conferences and reasons to attend them…

Public Sector Marketing 2.0

It definitely has not been an easy year for various conference organizers. Attending relevant conferences and events is absolutely crucial since it forces individuals to talk and meet face-to-face. That being said, I do agree that the conferences you attend should be chosen wisely.

How I came to Fundraising: Emily Lane, Development Associate, Major Gifts

Wild Woman Fundraising

This one is from Emily Chalker Lane, who is a Development Associate in Major Gifts at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Florida. Today I’m happy to share our second story from a Wild Woman Fundraising reader about how we came to fundraising.

Engaging Your Library Community Through Storytelling and Social Media

J Campbell Social Marketing

Presentation given at the 2016 New Hampshire Library Trustees Annual Conference. Marketing Social Media Speaking libraries New Hampshire Library Trustees Association online engagement

A response to “Bad Nonprofit Consultants” from Inside Philanthropy

Wild Woman Fundraising

I read books, go to conferences, attend trainings, and research online and look at the best examples I can find in the field before offering advice to nonprofits. Todd Cohen, editor of the Philanthropy Journal, wrote a blog post on how bad nonprofit consultants can be.

Reverse sexism in fundraising is not a thing, sorry

Wild Woman Fundraising

Over the last 2 years, over 900 people have attended the Fundraising Career Conference, and had real results. I am trying to draw this to the attention of larger associations.

Cause Marketing for the Disrespected

Cause Related Marketing

I have no way of know what kind of operator is, but the website includes testimonials from customers, plus a number of logos from reputable organizations meant to put your mind at ease; a Chamber of Commerce logo, a Rotary logo, logos from the Canadian and American Resort Development Associations., One of the old reliables in service journalism is the “How to Avoid a Timeshare Scam” story. I typed that phrase in Google and got 444,000 results.

The best of AFP Conference 2010

Get Fully Funded

The AFP Conference wrapped up today. It was a great conference (as always) with many opportunities to learn from others. Next year, the conference is in Chicago. Tags: Uncategorized Association of Fundraising Professionals nonprofit fundraising I thought I’d share a few things that I picked up. 66 percent of high wealth donors said they quit giving because they did not feel connected any longer. We really have to focus on relationships!

Fundraising Career Pathing – How to Take the Right Job for You

Wild Woman Fundraising

And if you’d like even more career advice, we have an incredible line-up at the online Fundraising Career Conference this April 17-21, 2017. Development Associate. Education: Associate or Bachelor of Arts. Are you wondering how to get ahead in your fundraising career?

Puget Sound Grantwriters Association's 2007 Conference, and Grant(s) Available to Attending Orgs

Seeking Grant Money Today

The Puget Sound Grantwriters Association , along with the King County Library System , is holding its annual professional conference, Changing the World One Grant at a Time , on Wednesday, October 3rd, in Seattle, at the Washington State Convention and Trade Center , this year. I've attended this conference three different years and it was always informative, a great opportunity to network, and helpful in learning what's the latest with various grant funders.

Sleeping Fundraising Giant Awakens

The Agitator

That was Ken Burnett’s assignment at the First China Fundraising Conference in Beijing last month. What advice would you give to Chinese fundraisers intent converting the world’s largest middle class into donors?

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Day in the Life of a Nonprofit Communicator – Emma Morris

Kivi's Nonprofit Communications Blog

Emma Morris is the Online Media and Communications Associate at Nobel Women’s Initiative. to 10:00 a.m – I chat with my colleague about a conference we attended last week, then make a cup of tea and sit down to read and answer email. Emma Morris.