5 Must-Attend Nonprofit Technology and Management Conferences

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Pack your bags, grab your company card, and don’t forget your phone charger. It’s time to set your daily work routine aside and learn something new at this year’s nonprofit conferences.

With all of the rapid changes happening in the world today—from ever-shifting technology to changing demographics—nonprofits need to stay up-to-date with everything that impacts their philanthropic work (including nonprofit software).

Conferences are a great way to do just that.

This list of five conferences covers nonprofit technology, management, and marketing. All of these events are located in the United States, and no two events have the same focus. Happy travels!

(Conferences are listed in alphabetical order)

1. American Marketing Association 2018 Nonprofit Marketing Conference

AMA Nonprofit Marketing Conference's 2018

Promotional materials for AMA Nonprofit Marketing Conference 2018 (Source)

The AMA Nonprofit Marketing Conference is a great event for organizations looking to step up their outreach efforts with new methods and technologies. Event speakers will cover a wide range of topics, including selling volunteerism to full-time workers, scaling your nonprofit marketing strategy, and improving donor engagement.

When: July 16–18

Where: Washington, DC

Price: $749 (member price), $949 (non-member price)

2. Nonprofit Institute 2018

Learning Lab's Nonprofit Institute 2018

Nonprofit Institute registration page (Source)

Nonprofit Learning Lab’s Nonprofit Institute is an all-in-one nonprofit learning experience for organization managers, board members, volunteers, and community leaders. This event covers everything from fundraising tips to nonprofit finance in just one day.

When: March 12

Where: Las Vegas, NV

Price: $100 (member price), $125 (non-member price)

3. Nonprofit Talent and Culture Summit 2018

Screenshot of Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit's home page

Nonprofit Talent & Culture Summit home page (Source)

This three-day event is a mass gathering of nonprofit leaders to exchange new ideas about nonprofit management. Speakers cover topics such as leveraging your social brand to attract donors, the importance of diversity in nonprofits, and addressing the “leadership deficit” in the nonprofit sector.

When: April 18–20

Where: Washington, DC

Price: $995 (regular registration), $1,245 (late registration)

4. NTEN: Nonprofit Technology Conference 2018

Screenshot of NTEN's home page

NTEN Conference home page (Source)

NTEN’s Nonprofit Technology Conference is the largest and most popular general philanthropy-focused tech conference in the United States. Speakers and experts from companies such as Microsoft and Blackbaud bring their knowledge to the nonprofit sector, covering topics such as IT planning and budgeting, managing nonprofit data, and applying automation.

When: April 11–13

Where: New Orleans, LA

Price: $899 (member price), $1,199 (non-member price)

5. Washington Nonprofit Legal & Tax Conference

Sure, tax law and finance aren’t the most exciting aspects of running a nonprofit, but they often have the greatest impact on your organization’s very existence. This conference is a great fit for nonprofit managers and finance department heads looking to stay up-to-date on vital legal changes that impact nonprofit finances.

When: March 22–23

Where: Washington, DC

Price: $1,199

Continue your nonprofit learning experience

Learning doesn’t stop when the event ends. Capterra’s nonprofit technology blog has your ongoing learning covered with weekly blog posts about nonprofit software, fundraising tips, management best practices, and technology trends. Check out these pieces to get started:

Looking for Event Management software? Check out Capterra's list of the best Event Management software solutions.

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