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 [email protected] and we'll refresh the list.

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