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Top Conferences for Nonprofits - 2015

If you work for a nonprofit, now is the time to plan out your professional development opportunities for 2015. Everyone knows conferences are a great way to network -- but for nonprofits especially, they are a valuable place to learn sector-specific skills. We've compiled a list of some of the best conferences for nonprofits. Mark your calendars!

JANUARY:

Alliance Management Institute Conference (Jan 4 - 7, Salt Lake City, UT)

Nonprofit Governance Symposium (Jan 8 - 10, San Diego, CA)

NYSSCPA Annual Nonprofit Conference (Jan 15, New York, NY)

2015 Nonprofit Organizations Institute (Jan 15 - 16, Austin, TX)

Social Good Tech Week (Jan 27 - Feb 1, San Francisco, CA)

Nonprofit Resource Center Annual Conference (Jan 28, Sacramento, CA)

FEBRUARY:

Yale Philanthropy Conference (Feb 13, New Haven, CT)

Social Enterprise Conference (Feb 14 - 15, Cambridge, MA)

IMPACT Conference (Feb 19 - 22, Los Angeles, CA)

frank (Feb 25 - 27, Gainesville, FL)

Social Capital (Feb 25 - 26, Alexandria, VA)

Monumental Fundraising Conference (Feb 26 - 27, Washington, DC)

MARCH:

NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference (Mar 4 - 6, Austin, TX)

GIH Annual Conference on Health Philanthropy: Pathways to Health (Mar 4 - 6, Austin, TX)

2015 Nonprofit Finance + Sustainability Conference (Mar 6, Brooklyn Center, MN)

Forum on Nonprofit Effectiveness (Mar 6, Tucson, AZ)

Washington Nonprofit Legal & Tax Conference (Mar 18 - 20, Washington, DC)

AFP International Fundraising Conference (Mar 29 - 31, Baltimore, MD)

APRIL:

Nonprofit Capacity Conference (Apr 2, Crystal City, VA)

ECF 2015: NGO Peer Knowledge Exchange (Apr 9 - 10, Oxford, UK)

23rd Annual CASE Conference for Institutionally Related Foundations (Apr 22 - 24, New Orleans, LA)

Conference on Diverse Philanthropy and Leadership (Apr 23 - 25, Atlanta, GA)

YTH Live (Apr 26 - 28, San Francisco, CA)

Do Good Data Conference (Apr 30 - May 1, Chicago, IL)

MAY:

Women’s Philanthropy Program (May 18 - 19, Indianapolis, IN)

Cause Marketing Forum Conference (May 28 - 29, Chicago, IL)

JUNE:

CASE Annual Conference for Donor Relations Professionals (June 3 - 5, Providence, RI)

ASAE Finance, HR, & Business Operations Conference (June 4 - 5, Washington, DC)

NC Tech 4 Good (June 4 - 5, Chapel Hill, NC)

AMA Marketing and Public Policy Conference (June 4 - 6, Washington, DC)

2015 Fundraising Day in New York (Jun 12, New York, NY)

AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference (June 15 - 17, National Harbor, MD)

16th Annual Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers (June 22, Chicago, IL)

JULY:

Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference (July 7 - 9, National Harbor, MD)

AMA Nonprofit Marketing Conference (July 13 - 15, Washington, DC)

AUGUST:

DMA New York Nonprofit Conference - details TBA (Aug 4 - 5, New York, NY)

ASAE Annual Meeting - (Aug 8 - 11, Detroit, MI)

SEPTEMBER:

2015 Nonprofit Management Institute - details TBA (Sept 9 - 10, Stanford, CA)

Leading Change Summit (Sept 13 - 15, Washington, DC)

The Communications Network Annual Conference (Sept 30 - Oct 2, San Diego, CA)

OCTOBER:

Opportunity Collaboration Conference (Oct 11 - 16, Ixtapa, Mexico)

Web of Change (Oct 12 - 16, Big Sur, CA)

AICPA National Governmental + Not-for-Profit Training Program (Oct 19 - 20, New Orleans, LA)

Conference on Volunteering and Service (Oct 19 - 21, Houston, TX)

International Fundraising Congress (Oct 20 - 23, The Netherlands)

Blackbaud Conference for Nonprofits (Oct 26 - 28, Austin, TX)

Independent Sector National Conference (Oct 27 - 29, Miami, FL)

TechNow Conference - details TBA (Oct 29, Cranberry, PA)

NOVEMBER:

BoardSource Leadership Forum (Nov 9 - 10, New Orleans, LA)

Grant Professionals Association Annual Conference (Nov 11 - 16, St. Louis, MO)

ARNOVA 44th Annual Conference (Nov 19 - 21, Chicago, IL)

Which great nonprofit conferences are we missing? Let us know by emailing blog@pexcard.com and we'll refresh the list.

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