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Don’t Miss These 11 Nonprofit Conferences in 2024 & 2025

16 min read
May 21, 2024
Alex Huntsberger
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Nonprofit conferences are a great opportunity for industry professionals to hone their skills, network with their peers, and learn innovative new strategies to help their organizations thrive. 

Nonprofit conferences can feature a variety of topics, like fundraising, marketing, nonprofit tech, and leadership. Here are 11 nonprofit conferences in 2024 and 2025 you shouldn’t miss!

  1. Bridge Conference
  2. Generosity Xchange
  3. Nonprofit Marketing Summit
  4. Raise Conference
  5. Cause Camp
  6. The Nonprofit Social Media Summit
  7. TNPA Leadership Summit
  8. Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC)
  9. AFP ICON
  10. Good Tech Fest
  11. Engage for Good

If you’re thinking to yourself “I can’t make all those conferences,” you’re probably right. But even if you have to skip most of them due to time and cost, we advise you to find at least a couple to attend. The information and connections you bring back will be worth the time and money spent. 

Here’s a little bit more information on each of these conferences, including what they cover, how much they cost, and where you can register.

Check out this video from Neon One’s Chris Strub to learn more about these 11 events.

1. Bridge Conference

Date: July 31-August 2, 2024

Location: National Harbor, MD, at the Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center)

Website: www.bridgeconf.org/ 

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit fundraisers and direct marketers, communicators, executives, and supplier partners 

“Bridge Conference” is actually short for “the Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference.” It’s a co-production between the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Washington, DC Metro Area Chapter (AFP DC) and the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW). The purpose of this three-day conference is to, you guessed it, bridge the gap between marketing and fundraising and help nonprofit organizations thrive. 

The theme for the 2024 Bridge conference is “Champions in Change” with the tagline, “Be the champion in change that your organization needs; be the champion our industry needs to win for those we serve. The conference will feature over 90 breakout sessions with expert speakers designed to give attendees the top cutting-edge strategies in marketing and fundraising, with plenty of opportunities for attendees to meet, network, and share their own successes and lessons learned.

The opening keynote will be delivered by entrepreneur and investor Josh Linkner; the closing keynote will come courtesy of three-time Olympic gold medalist (and six-time medalist overall) Jackie Joyner-Kersee. On Wednesday, July 31, attendees will be able to attend one of five add-on master class workshops on critical fundraising topics.

For those looking to upgrade their organization’s tech stack, over 100 suppliers and vendors who can work with nonprofits to improve their fundraising and marketing efforts are in attendance at the Solutions Showcase.

Cost: 2024 prices for the Bridge Conference ranged from $625 to $1,090 for members (AFP DC, DMAW, DMFA & TNPA) and $730 to $1,200 for non-members. Prices vary by when you purchase them. There are also group rates, as well as discounted rates discounted rates for students and “young professionals” with less than 3 years in the nonprofit fundraising-marketing sector. There were also a limited number of discounted registrations ($400) for nonprofits with total revenues under $1,000,000 that were granted on a first-come, first-served basis. To apply for one of those registrations, organization’s email page 1 of their 990 to [email protected]. Lastly, there are “Solutions Showcase Only” passes available to members and non-members alike for $300.

How to Register: Register for the 2024 Bridge Conference here.

2. Generosity Xchange

Date: October, 2024

Location: Virtual

Website: www.neonone.com/resources/generosity-xchange-conference/

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit fundraisers, marketers, leaders, and professionals of all career levels.

Generosity Xchange is a two-day virtual conference hosted by Neon One. The conference presents a great opportunity for fundraisers across the nonprofit industry to hear from thought leaders and Neon One experts, network with other nonprofit professionals, and hone their fundraising skills!

Generosity Xchange 2023 featured sessions from Mallory Erickson, CEO and Founder of Mallory Erickson Coaching; Rachel D’Souza, Founder and Principal, Gladiator Consulting; and Michelle Muri, Founder of Freedom Conspiracy and Host of The Ethical Rainmaker Podcast, among many others. 2023 sessions qualified for a maximum of eight CFRE credits.

The conference also featured lots of opportunities to get an insider’s look at Neon One’s suite of software tools, including hands-on workshops and how-tos for Neon One clients, as well as the presentation of Neon One’s annual Changemaker Awards.

Whether you’re searching for industry best practices and inspiration, looking to connect with other fundraisers, or are on the hunt for practical tips leveraging the tools in your Neon One account, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for at Generosity Xchange. 

Cost: Tickets are free!

How to Register: Sadly, you’ve missed your chance to attend Generosity Xchange live. But here’s the good news: All the sessions from the conference are available online! Looking ahead to Generosity Xchange 2024, the best way to stay informed is by signing up for our newsletter.

3. Nonprofit Marketing Summit

Date: August 20-22, 2024

Location: Virtual

Website: www.nonprofitmarketingsummit.org/ 

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit fundraisers, marketers, social media managers—really, anyone looking to build relationships with their donors both online and off

The Nonprofit Marketing Summit is a 100% virtual conference that happens twice a year and focuses on the latest and greatest digital strategies in nonprofit marketing and fundraising. Their most recent iteration, titled “Go Further Together” brought together over 30,000 nonprofit professionals across three days and 75+ high-impact sessions to provide them with actionable next steps in their fundraising and marketing efforts. 

The conference is designed to be a lean, mean, digital best practices machine, which makes it a great fit for nonprofit pros looking to hone their skills, but maybe not a great fit for those looking to build their professional network. If you attend, be ready to pay attention and take good notes. While general admission is free, attendees would need to purchase a VIP Pass in order to obtain session recordings. 

Cost: General admission is free. There are also VIP tickets available for The Unthinkable that come with all session recordings and session notes, custom slides and speaker content, a bonus marketing strategy session from Community Boost, additional CFRE credits, and (most importantly) a free t-shirt! VIP Tickets cost $497, but check out their website to see if there are any discounts currently being applied.

How to Register: You can register for the conference here.

4. Raise Conference

Date: September 9-10, 2024

Location: Nashville, TN

Website: www.onecause.com/raise/

Who Should Attend: Fundraisers and other nonprofit professionals who want improve their fundraising event skills.

Raise Conference is a two-day fundraising extravaganza from the good folks at OneCause, that comes with a special focus on event fundraising. (It’s billed as “The Event Fundraising Conference.”) While the agenda for 2024’s conference has yet to be released, the 2023 edition featured dozens of speakers and sessions across three different tracks: Fundraising Strategy & Donor Engagement; Event, Peer-to-Peer & Auction Fundraising; and Storytelling, Brand & Leadership.

This is a great place to learn all about the latest event fundraising techniques and trends, but the insights you’ll gain won’t be limited to events. And don’t worry about catching everything live; most sessions will be recorded and available afterward.

Cost: A General Admission ticket to the Raise Conference costs $899. Through the end of February, the conference has a BOGO offer where you can purchase two tickets for $1,350.

How to Register: You can register for the Raise Conference here on OneCause’s website.

5. Cause Camp

Date: October 21 – 22, 2024

Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort, Colorado Springs, CO

Website: www.cause.camp/

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit professionals, fundraisers, and leaders, especially those from smaller nonprofits without a large travel budget

Cause Camp is an industry conference where nonprofit leaders and professionals from across the globe can meet and learn from industry experts. The goal of the conference is not only to inspire attendees but to equip them with real solutions that they can bring back to their home organizations. The theme of the 2024 Cause Camp conference is “Better, Higher, Successful – Together”.

Not only is Cause Camp a slightly more intimate conference—usually sporting a few hundred attendees instead of a few thousand—but it’s notable for its relative affordability. If you belong to a smaller nonprofit and are looking to attend an in-person conference in 2024, Cause Camp might be your best bet. All attendees, both virtual and in-person, will receive access to session recordings. 

Cost: Tickets to Cause Camp 2024 cost $375 for individuals and $1,350 for a team of up to four people.

How to Register: You can register for Cause Camp 2024 here!

6. The Nonprofit Social Media Summit

Date: Fall 2024

Location: Virtual

Website: www.neonone.com 

Who Should Attend: nonprofit marketers and social media gurus 

The Nonprofit Social Media Summit is the brainchild of Julia Campbell, author of “Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits” and “How to Build and Mobilize a Social Media Community for Your Nonprofit in 90 Days.” This two-day event is a great opportunity for both seasoned nonprofit social media pros and marketing newbies to learn cutting-edge strategies and hone your marketing skills.

The 2023 summit featured a tutorials Meta Ads trends, Influencer marketing, LinkedIn and YouTube strategies, and the many ways in which AI and Chat GPT are fundamentally reshaping content creation. The event also featured two keynotes: one from Dana Snyder, Founder of Positive Equation; and a second by Kia Croom, President and CEO of Kia Croom Fundraising & Philanthropy, Inc.

In 2023, there were two options for attending summit. The first was a free general admission ticket that included access to all live keynotes, sessions, workshops, and networking events. The second was a $199 VIP ticket, which includes links to recorded sessions and slide decks, plus a ticket to a bonus workshop with Julia on 2024 planning and access to an on-demand workshop on TikTok fundraising and marketing.

Cost: 2023 ticket prices have not been released yet. In 2022, general admission was free, while VIP tickets cost $199. 

How to Register: Registration for the 2024 social media summit isn’t open yet. You can stay updated on 2024 registration by signing up for our newsletter.

7. TNPA Leadership Summit

Date: Fall 2024 

Location: Washington, D.C.

Website: www.tnpa.org 

Who Should Attend: Senior nonprofit leaders with 15+ years experience, a title of Vice President (or equivalent) and higher, or other distinguishing experience.

The Nonprofit Alliance (TNPA) Leadership Summit is a conference where senior nonprofit leaders come together to envision what is possible for the nonprofit industry sector as a whole. The conference favors networking opportunities over speaker-led sessions and utilizes the “Liberating Structures” facilitation technique to spark conversation and empower innovation.

As this is a smaller conference aimed at senior leaders and designed around networking and visioning, there are fewer spots available than at many other conferences. In 2023, attendance at the Leadership Summit was restricted to TNPA members and invited guests, and seating will be capped at 150 attendees. 

Cost: 2024 prices have not been released yet. 2023 prices ranged from $495 to $725. TNPA members receive a discount. 

How to Register: 2024 registration hasn’t opened yet.

8. Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC)

Date: April 16-18, 2025 

Location: Baltimore, MD, and virtual

Website: www.nten.org/gather 

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit fundraisers who are interested in how technology is changing philanthropy

The annual Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is hosted by the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN) and is considered one of the premier nonprofit technology events in the industry. The conference features the latest nonprofit technology best practices as well as networking opportunities. NTC is designed for all roles in nonprofit technology, from board members and staff to volunteers, consultants, and vendors. 

While the 2025 agenda and speaker roll have not yet been released, the conference will feature over 170 individual sessions on nonprofit technology and related topics like marketing, leadership, IT, and (of course) fundraising. In 2024, the NTC keynote speakers were Amber Case, Founder of the Calm Tech Institute; Sabrina Hersi Issa; Founding Managing Partner of Democracy Well; and Anasuya Sengupta, Co-Director and Co-Founder of Whose Knowledge?.

NTC 2025 attendees can choose to attend the conference in person, or they can choose to attend virtually. Both types of attendees will be able to access live virtual sessions, but in-person attendees will have access to over 100 additional sessions in Baltimore only. All attendees will also be able to attend keynote speeches and networking opportunities, while enjoying access to virtual session recordings for three months following the event.

Cost: 2025 Prices have not been released yet, but 2024 saw “Last Minute” tickets prices for NTEN members at $775 for in-person and $400 virtual; the “Last Minute” ticket prices for non-members in 2024 were $1,075 for in-person and $700 for virtual.

How to Register: Registration isn’t open yet, but you can keep an eye out for NTC 2025 updates here.

9. AFP ICON

Date: April 27-29, 2025

Location: Seattle, WA

Website: www.afpicon.com/ 

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit fundraisers, development directors, and anyone else looking to understand established and emerging nonprofit best practices

Every year, the Association for Fundraising Professionals’ AFP ICON conference welcomes thousands of fundraisers from all over the globe to learn more about the latest fundraising trends and best practices. The 2025 AFP ICON Conference will be held in Seattle!

AFP ICON 2024 in Toronto featured over 100 panels dedicated to nonprofit best practices—with free post-conference recordings—as well as an impressive sponsor exhibition hall filled with nonprofit technology providers, consultants, and other companies that serve the industry. The conference opened with a keynote from Nikole Hannah-Jones, Founder of the 1619 Project and a Staff Writer at New York Times magazine.

If you’re a professional fundraiser, AFP ICON is your marquee event. AFP ICON is known for its parties and networking opportunities, so fundraisers looking to broaden their connections will have plenty of chances to connect. Participating in the conference can qualify for CFRE credit.

Cost: While AFP members receive discounted ticket prices over non-members, don’t forget that collegiate and “young professional” members receive even greater discounts, as do small nonprofit organizations. And the earlier you buy your ticket, the better price you’ll receive! In 2024, Pre-conference ticket rates for standard-issue AFP members ranged from $1,549 to $1,999, while pre-conference prices for non-members ranged from $2,249 to $2,699. For tickets purchased “on-site” the price was $2,300 for AFP members and $3,000 for non-members. Collegiate members tickets were $599, while small nonprofit organizations and young professional members could buy tickets for $1,099.

How to Register: Registration for AFP Icon 2025 is not yet open.

10. Good Tech Fest

Date: Spring 2025

Location: TBD

Website: www.goodtechfest.com/ 

Who Should Attend: Data science, product management, fundraising, philanthropic, and technology professionals.

Good Tech Fest is a conference for professionals in the nonprofit, social impact, and government spaces who are seeking to create an impact with technology. Individual sessions at Good Tech Fest cover topics like machine learning tools, equity issues in tech, crypto philanthropy, and more. This is a great conference for technology professionals looking to develop their skills and capture the bigger picture of how data and technology can make a difference in the world. 

The 2024 Good Tech Fest was a hybrid event combining in-person and virtual sessions. The in-person portion of the event, held in Sundance, Utah, featured small group workshops and roundtables on the first day, with the majority of the conference consisting of sessions that were be broadcast virtually for all attendees on day two. Both in-person and virtual attendees receive recordings of all sessions held both live and virtually. If you’re interested in networking opportunities, the in-person option is the best fit for you.

If you’re interested in attending the live portion of the conference, you should know that space is limited, and the conferences organizers are working to curate the list of attendees. So if you’d like to attend, Good Tech Fest asks that you request an invite on their website.

Cost: While 2025 price information hasn’t yet been released, the in-person ticket price for Good Tech Fest 2024 was $2,500 for nonprofits, with group ticket prices available on request. For the virtual conference, ticket prices were $250 for attendees in the global north and $50 for those in the global south.

How to Register: Registration for Good Tech Fest 2025 hasn’t opened yet.

11. Engage For Good

Date: Spring 2025

Location: TBD

Website: www.engageforgood.com/conference/ 

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit and social impact leaders, including those working in marketing, program development, and human resources

Engage for Good is an annual multi-day conference held in a different city every year where leaders in the nonprofit and corporate social impact sectors can meet, network, and learn about the latest strategies, best practices, and trends in the social impact space. In addition to expert speakers and interactive breakouts, attendees will also gain access to important data and benchmarking to help them guide their organizations into the future. 

The conference also includes two experiences available at an additional cost. One is a summit for nonprofit leaders (with another summit for corporate leaders), and the other a workshop on successful nonprofit corporate alliance sales. To get an an idea of what sorts of speakers you might get to see in 2025, you can check out the full list of the 2024 Engage for Good speakers here!

Cost: Ticket prices for Engage for Good 2025 have yet to be released, but there are usually a wide array of prices available both for members and non-members, with (much less expensive) tickets for the Nonprofit Corporate Alliance Sales Workshop and the Senior Leadership Summits available separately. You save money the earlier you book, so plan ahead!

How to Register: Engage for Good 2025 registration has not opened yet.

We Hope to See You at Generosity Xchange 2024

Generosity Xchange is a free virtual two-day conference hosted by Neon One every October where nonprofit professionals of all sectors, organization sizes, and experience levels can learn more about nonprofit industry best practices and get inspiration for their next campaign. You can check out sessions from the 2023 conference here.

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