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: 

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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. 

5. Inbound

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. 

Conference tips:

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!