Top 10 Nonprofit Conferences for 2021

Alliance  ·  June 01

Need info on the top nonprofit conferences to mark on your calendar for 2020 and 2021? In this article, we have compiled a list of our top choices worth considering for the coming months.

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Empower 2021

Empower 2021 is a full day conference hosted virtually by Microsoft in January to help nonprofits learn new techniques to help them spread word about their cause and scale their mission. Over 30 sessions will be available for nonprofit employees in the Leadership, IT, Fundraising/Donor Relations, and Marketing/Communications space, as well as discussion from three keynote speakers. Jan 27th Visit site

ANA Nonprofit Federation Winter Conference

The ANA Nonprofit FederationWinter Conference will take place virtually on February 17th and 18th of next year. Discussion topics will include case studies and success stories from leaders in the nonprofit space as well as solutions ideas for challenges your organization might be facing due to current environmental issues. This event also provides networking opportunities among marketing and fundraising professionals. Feb 17th and 18th 2021 Visit site

Elevate 2021

The Elevate 2021 Conference will be held virtually on February 24th- 26th. This conference focuses on successful social sector leadership and how to manage your nonprofit organization during these uncertain times. This three day event will discuss workforce trends, leadership and advocacy for nonprofits. Over 20 sessions will be available for the event, and includes discussion from four live keynote speakers. February 24th- 26th 2021 Visit site

The Funders Network 2021 Rise Together Conference

The Funders Network 2021 Rise Together Conference has decided to move virtually for its March 2021 event. The conference will provide a space for funders to explore new strategies, especially during these challenging pandemic times. The conference theme “Rise Together” focuses the sessions ideas around racial equity. Learn new ways to amplify racial justice in ways that are both meaningful and impactful during this virtual conference event. March 15th- 17th 2021 Visit site

The Nonprofit Technology Conference

The Nonprofit Technology Conference will be held virtually in late March of 2021. The event features over 100 interactive sessions and also includes discussion from keynote speakers in the nonprofit technology space. If you are looking to learn more about how technology plays a role in the nonprofit space in today’s world this is the event for you. Networking opportunities among conference attendees will also be available for this event. NTEN members receive $250 off registration for this event. March 23-25th 2021 Visit site

Gateway to Giving NAYDO 2021

This year’s 2021 Gateway to Giving NAYDO conference hosted by the YMCA will be held as a virtual event only from April 13-15th of 2021. The event features educational workshops, keynote speakers, virtual exhibits and YMCA Impact Tours. Educational workshops will be focused on different nonprofit roles such as financial development staff, marketing and communications directors, grant writers, fundraising volunteers, board members and membership directors. April 13th-15th 2021 Visit site

CityGate Network Nevermore Conference 2021

The CityGate Network Nevermore Conference 2021 has been rescheduled due to COVID 19 and will take place this coming June 2021 in Baltimore, Maryland. The theme “Nevermore” will focus on funding strategy, crisis response plans, collaboration and overcoming injustice in society. This three day event will feature seminars, group dinners and discussions focused on advancing your nonprofit mission, fundraising ideas and collaboration to help grow your cause. June 2nd- 5th 2021 Visit site

Nonprofit Innovation and Optimization Summit

The Nonprofit Innovation and Optimization Summit will be held in Austin, Texas mid September of 2021. This two day in person event focuses on growing online fundraising for nonprofit organizations. The conference features key leading experts in marketing and fundraising innovation; as well as hands on training sessions to help your nonprofit organization achieve realistic results for fundraising growth. September 21-23rd 2021 Visit site

Devex World 2020

Ok this one is in 2020 but we had to include Devex’s flagship event . This years is hosted virtually this year on December 10th, allowing anyone in the nonprofit sector the opportunity to attend this year’s event. This event focuses its discussion around business development, movement building and industry innovation, making it a great event for understanding how to grow your nonprofit through technical innovations available today. Other key discussion topics for the event include the COVID 19 pandemic, presidential election, innovations in technology and ideas from industry leaders. VIP access to DevEx world is also available, and offers one- one messaging with attendees, video conferences and networking opportunities. December 10th, 2020 Visit site

Nonprofit Learning Labs

Nonprofit Labs conference events are designed to advance the skills of nonprofit professionals, board members, community leaders and volunteers. The conferences for 2021 will be available in major cities throughout the United States including Denver, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Seattle from September- November 2021. The conferences include hands-on activities such as workshops offered to everyone from new hires to advanced professionals in the nonprofit space. Workshops include practical strategies for key areas such as fundraising, communications, board development and management. Multiple Dates and Locations Available starting from September- November 2021 (see calendar link below) Visit site

The Collaborative

The Collaborative will be hosted as a virtual event this year in 2021, and there is no cost to attend. With over 10,000 registrants last year and 50 reputable industry experts lined up for 2021 to discuss important topics relevant to nonprofits such as fundraising and marketing, organizational priorities and financing, technology, leadership and more this is an event you won’t want to miss. The event will also include plenty of one of one discussion and networking opportunities. June 8th Visit site

Nonprofit Marketing Summit

The Nonprofit Marketing Summit will be held as a virtual event for 2021 and will be available at no cost for attendance. Last year, the summit had over 10,000 nonprofit marketers attend making this a great opportunity for networking and peer discussion. The event this year will feature over 30 educational sessions as well as also include a variety of nonprofit speakers such as marketing experts, CEOs, executive directors and other thought leaders from organizations such as Facebook, Google and the Cancer Research Institute. Feb 25th Visit site

2021 Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Conference

The Peer to Peer Fundraising forum was designed to help nonprofits reach fundraising goals and increase return on investment. The event will give nonprofit associations campaigns and guidance to begin fundraising and grow their impact. There is also a Virtual Recording Pass available for this event should you choose to attend and access the sessions remotely. March 1st Visit site

Salesforce.org Nonprofit Summit

For the first time, Salesforce.org will be offering a virtual summit event for the nonprofit sector this April, bringing the community together through speaking engagements and over 30 breakout sessions led by industry leaders such as UNICEF, Teach for America, CDC foundation and more. Attendees will gain valuable knowledge on how to grow their impact through digital transformation, operational strategy and visitor engagement. April 21 Visit site

International Fundraising Conference

The International Fundraising Conference brings together over 4,000 nonprofit professionals each year to learn new strategies for improving their organizational impact and innovation. The conference will be offered both in person and virtually for 2021. The conference will feature speaking engagements and workshops on key topics such as leadership and management, ethics, professional development and community engagement. June 28th Visit site