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Nonprofit conferences: Add these to your 2023 calendar

For nonprofit fundraising and marketing conferences on the 2023 calendar, there is no shortage of options. Whether in-person or virtual, we’ve been to many over the years and can definitely say that we’ve found our favorites. From nonprofit leadership to technology, there are conferences for every cause and every role within your organization. If you don’t already have a few of these conferences on your calendar, you’re missing out on some key industry education and networking events.

NFS Logo-1Nonprofit Fundraisers Symposium

Washington, D.C.

March 15 - 17

What does the future of fundraising hold? In this inaugural event, The Nonprofit Alliance and the Direct Marketing Association of Washington are joining forces to talk about resilience, recovery and relevance—and the role they play in fundraising. If you're a nonprofit marketing professional with ten or more years of experience you won't want to miss this event. Space is limited, so hurry and grab your spot today!

2023 TNPA & DMAW Nonprofit Fundraisers Symposium


cla-logo-homeThe Outcomes Conference

Chicago, Illinois

March 28 - 30

If you're a Christian nonprofit fundraiser, this is the conference for you! The Outcomes Conference, hosted by the Christian Leadership Alliance, is designed for leaders looking to cultivate their personal and professional development. Through dynamic presentations, leadership intensives, workshops, roundtables and more, this three-day gathering is an excellent way to reconnect with peers, expand your network and learn the latest impacting faith-based nonprofit sector. 

Christian Leadership Alliance Outcomes Conference


NTEN logoNTEN Nonprofit Tech Conference

Denver, Colorado

April 12 - 14

The NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference is back with another interactive virtual experience! The premier event for nonprofit technology, NTC brings together the best and brightest nonprofit professionals from across the industry to host more than 150 informative and engaging sessions on a wide range of topics. 

Although registration hasn't officially opened, you can keep an eye on the event page as more information is released in the coming months. 

NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) 


AFP Icon 2023 LogoAFP ICON

New Orleans, Louisiana

April 16 - 18

After two years meeting virtually, AFP Icon is back in person for 2023. If you’re involved in fundraising in any way, then you can’t miss ICON, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals. This is the world’s largest conference for professional fundraisers. With an extensive list of workshops and sessions, ICON offers an amazing opportunity to learn all about the latest technologies and strategies in the world of fundraising.

Details are still being released, so be sure to keep an eye on the 2023 AFP ICON conference page for more information.


TSA Better Together LogoThe Salvation Army Better Together 2023

Dallas, Texas

April 17 - 20

The Better Together Conference is a hub for professional development and networking for Salvation Army officers and staff working in Community Relations & Development, Social Services and Emergency Disaster Services. This year's conference, taking place in Dallas, is all about coming together to transform the way Salvation Army leaders across the nation serve their communities. You won't want to miss this. 

The Salvation Army Better Together 2023


Feeding America LogoFeeding America Annual Conference

New Orleans, Louisiana

April 18 - 20

Feeding America's Annual Conference is the meeting of the minds for food bank fundraising leaders. Taking place in New Orleans, this year's conference provides a space for executive leaders and board members to strengthen relationships and engage on pressing topics impacting the food bank sector. While there's no conference page, keep an eye on Feeding America's website for additional information.

Feeding America Annual Conference


Create Good Conference LogoCreate Good Conference

Durham, North Carolina

April 26 - 28


In it's ninth year, the Create Good Conference is a time for nonprofit fundraisers and marketers to gather, share wins and learn about the latest tools and techniques to amplify their causes. Some details have already been released, but keep an eye out on their website for more information on workshops, sessions and keynote speakers.

2023 Create Good Conference


NRB 2023 LogoNRB 2023

Orlando, Florida

May 22 - 25

If you're a Christian fundraiser with the desire to grow your organization, reach more people with your message and engage with your audience more effectively, NRB 2023 is a must-attend. This conference will focus on practical skills and key insights for Christian leaders looking to use media to grow their organization. As the world's largest gathering of Christian communicators and professionals, this is an excellent chance for you to network with peers and talk about advancing the gospel all under one roof.

NRB 2023 Christian Media Convention


Citygate Network LogoCitygate Network Annual Conference and Exposition

Orlando, Florida

May 31 - June 3

Citygate Network (formerly known as The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions) knows how to organize an excellent conference. Of course, they cover various education topics (hospitality, strategic thinking, operations, research, etc.), but what's different is how Citygate incorporates their location into the schedule. Every year, Citygate Network will schedule time for attendees to visit local missions, see attractions, and take in the city. In 2023, we look forward to celebrating in this hub of family entertainment with the theme of "...Ever After."

2023 Citygate Network Annual Conference and Exposition


bridge_conference_0_0Annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference

National Harbor, Maryland

August 2 - 4

Ah, finally, the meeting of the minds. The 2023 Bridge Conference is sure to be one of the most popular nonprofit conferences of the year, and we would be crazy not to include this on the list. It's a premier event for nonprofit professionals looking to reach across the table and collaborate with people who think differently. Although details surrounding this year are still being released, we can't wait to see what they have up their sleeves!

2023 Bridge Conference


Feeding America LogoFeeding America Feed Nourish Connect Conference

Minneapolis, Minnesota

August 15 - 17 

Unlike the Annual Conference, Feeding America's Feed Nourish Connect Conference is intended for all members with roles related to food sourcing, operations, agency relations, programs and technology. With more than 700 attendees, this conference is the perfect opportunity for rising leaders to share knowledge, network and learn the latest and greatest tips surrounding food sourcing and distribution. While there's no conference page, keep an eye on Feeding America's website for more information.

Feeding America Feed Nourish Connect Conference


Raise Conference LogoRaise Conference

Nashville, Tennessee

September 11 - 12

The Raise Conference is attended by thousands of the top fundraisers in the nation. In this year's in-person experience, attendees will gather in Nashville at the Country Music Hall of Fame for session tracks on Event & Auction Fundraising, Fundraising Strategy and Peer-to-Peer & Social Engagement. Raise is a high-energy, immersive experience that is sure to inspire anyone looking to take their event fundraising to the next level. 

2023 Raise Conference


Dreamforce Logo-1Salesforce Dreamforce

San Francisco, California

September 12 - 14

Dreamforce is one of the largest tech conferences in the world. If you're a developer, technical architect or trailblazer in the space, this conference is for you. With thousands of sessions and workshops led by well-known thought leaders in the industry, Salesforce Dreamforce gives attendees an incredible experience and a chance to learn about the latest innovations impacting the digital world.  

Salesforce Dreamforce 2023


CauseCamp_2023_logo_horizCause Camp 2023

Greater Sandusky, Ohio & Virtual

September 14 - 15

Cause Camp 2023 is all about Lessons in Momentum—in fact, that’s the theme of the two-day conference. Focused on celebrating the resiliency of the nonprofit sector, while sharing tips for how to thrive during the ups and overcome the downs, this conference is a must-attend for nonprofit professionals spanning all disciplines. Even better, they offer both in-person and virtual tracks, making it the perfect choice for those looking for flexibility. Cause Camp 2023 will feature six mainstage speakers, four workshops, three Inspire sessions, and pre- and post-conference social events. Stay tuned as they release more information in the coming months!

Cause Camp Nonprofit Conference 2023


2023 NIO SUmmit LogoNonprofit Innovation & Optimization (NIO) Summit

Dallas, Texas

September 19 - 21

The Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit brings together the world's leading digital marketing and fundraising experts under one roof. Known for their research-driven strategies and hands-on training, the NIO Summit is the place to be for anyone looking to take their online fundraising to the next level. 

NIO Summit 2023


bbcon logo-1Blackbaud's bbcon

Denver, Colorado

October 22 - 24

bbcon is back in-person. This conference is for every fundraiser looking to stay on the cutting-edge of technology. This year's conference boasts more access to resources, vendors, and attendees than ever before. bbcon 2023 has something for everyone, with tailored sessions for all regions, role types, and markets. You won't want to miss this unforgettable experience! 

2023 bbcon Conference


NPS-Conference-logo2-1Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

San Diego, California

November 2 - 4

Every organization has a story and the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference will help you learn how to tell it in the most compelling way. This conference is tailored to members of your fundraising, leadership and communications teams. Known for its fun learning environment, the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference gives attendees a look at the latest tactics and strategies that will help them raise more money. 

Nonprofit Storytelling Conference


AAWA-logo-300x97The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Fall Conference

Portland, Oregon

November 15 - 17

While The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement's Spring Conference is centered on specialties, the Fall Conference is all about high-level leadership training and industry issues. Think big picture views on the latest things impacting the nonprofit fundraising space. 

Although registration hasn't officially opened, you can keep an eye on their events page as more information is released in the coming months. 

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement Fall Conference 2023

RKD Group

RKD Group is North America's leading fundraising and marketing services provider to hundreds of nonprofit organizations, including hospitals, social service, disease research, animal welfare, rescue missions, and faith-based charities. RKD Group’s omnichannel approach leverages technology, advanced data science and award-winning strategic and creative leadership to accelerate net revenue growth, build long-term donor relationships and drive online and offline engagements and donations. With a growing team of professionals, RKD Group creates breakthroughs never thought possible.

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