6 Can't-Miss Nonprofit Conferences for 2018
Conferences are a great way to learn tips, best practices and trends in the nonprofit world. They are also a great opportunity to network and connect with other nonprofits working in a similar field. Here are the 6 can't-miss nonprofit conferences of 2018 along with some tips:
1. Cause Camp 2018
When: March 26th - 27th, 2018
Where: Lincoln, Nebraska
Cause Camp is hosted by Nonprofit Hub and features a variety of compelling speakers along with fun activities (yoga and happy hours!) Cause Camp focuses on marketing, fundraising, innovation and much more!
2. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference
When: October 15th - 17th, 2018
Where: Orlando, Florida
Nonprofit Storytelling Conference is focused on teaching you how to tell the most compelling stories to not only raise more money from donors, but also to become a better influencer within your organization and community.
3. Nonprofit Technology Conference
When: April 11th - 13th, 2018
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
Nonprofit Technology Conference is a great way to stay up to date on all the current technology trends in the nonprofit world. Consider attending the pre-conference to get even more great information.
4. Nonprofit Talent and Culture Summit
When: April 18th - 20th, 2018
Where: Washington, DC
Nonprofit Talent and Culture Summit helps your nonprofit improve from the inside. This conference gives tips on hiring the best people for the job and creating a positive culture and work environment.
When: September 4th - 7th, 2018
Where: Boston, Massachusetts
Inbound is a conference for nonprofit and for-profit organizations alike. With big names and a variety of topics, this conference is a great opportunity to build connections, and your nonprofit.
6. International Fundraising Conference
When: April 15th - 17th, 2018
Where: New Orleans, Louisiana
International Fundraising Conference is the largest gathering of professional fundraisers in the world. This is a chance to get useful fundraising tips while networking with international fundraising experts.
Here are a few tips to help your nonprofit make the most out of attending a conference:
1. Know Your Budget
Conferences can be expensive so do your research and pick the few that fit your nonprofit's needs. Also, be sure to book flights and hotels well in advance to get the cheapest rates.
2. Be Prepared
Join email lists and follow the conference on social media so you don't miss any important updates. Also, familiarize yourself with the agenda and check out everybody who will be attending.
3. Network, Network, Network
Conferences are a great opportunity to meet new and exciting people. Make sure to make connections with both the experts and the other attendees. Don't forget to bring extra business cards!
4. Take Notes
You are going to learn a lot while you're at a conference, make sure to write down the highlights so you can share with your coworkers. Take notes so you remember to follow up with your new connections as well!
If you have more questions about nonprofit strategy you can always reach out to the DipJar fundraising experts for help. It's what we love to do!