6 Can’t-Miss Conferences for Nonprofits in 2018

With the new year comes another wave of amazing conferences for nonprofiteers and business leaders alike. We’ve researched many of these conferences, met with the people behind the scenes and were even able to attend a handful. From our experiences we’ve compiled a list of what we believe are the can’t-miss conferences for nonprofits this year. Take a look!

1. BloomCon

February 26 (Phoenix) & May 21 (Baltimore)

Our friends at Bloomerang recently launched BloomCon, a unique one-day conference for fundraisers and consultants. This year there are two BloomCon events—one in Phoenix and one in Baltimore. If you’re looking for a more flexible, affordable option, we’d highly recommend BloomCon.

2. Cause Camp

March 26-27

Lincoln, NE

We don’t always self-promote, but when we do it’s almost surely for Cause Camp, Nonprofit Hub’s very own conference. Cause Camp is the perfect blend of affordability and inspiration. We’re trying to do things not seen at any other nonprofit conference, and it’s been paying off. Check out our lineup of speakers, and be sure to follow the event on Twitter and Facebook.

3. Nonprofit Technology Conference

April 11-13

New Orleans, LA

The Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC), hosted by the Nonprofit Technology Network, isn’t just for showcasing the newest products and services for nonprofits; it’s also one of the best networking opportunities the nonprofit industry has to offer. With over 130 educational sessions spanning three days, there is no shortage of learning to be had at NTC 2018. Check out Nonprofit Technology Network’s Twitter page for more details!

4. International Fundraising Conference

April 15-17

New Orleans, LA

One of the titans of the nonprofit conference arena is the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Fundraising Conference. Every year, AFP brings amazing programming and stellar speakers together in some of the country’s most vibrant cities. Workshops and breakout sessions give you something tactical to take back to your organization. Follow AFP on Twitter to learn more!

5. Inbound 

September 4-7

Boston, MA

Inbound is a cutting-edge conference for business leaders and nonprofit professionals alike. Last year the conference boasted over 21,000 attendees online and in person. Past keynote speakers include Michelle Obama, John Cena and Ariana Huffington. If you want to network with individuals from around the globe in every imaginable sector, Inbound is the conference for you. Follow along on Twitter for more information!

6. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

October 15-17

Orlando, FL

Another big kahuna of the industry is the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference. This three-day event brings together nonprofit professionals from all over the world to investigate the ways stories can help your organization raise more money, attract more volunteers and spread awareness. The finer-tuned details of the event aren’t yet available, but it’s sure to be one for the books. Follow the event on Twitter for updates!
A few of these conferences come with a hefty price tag, but almost all of them have scholarship opportunities if cost is an obstacle.
Have another amazing conference you’ve attended? Take it to the comments!

can't-miss conferences

Hub Staff

January 4, 2018

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