The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

November 27, 2018  |  EveryAction Team

It's finally here! If you loved our 2018 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2019 calendar!

We've searched far and wide for the best and brightest nonprofit conferences from all around the country! These conferences range in size, location, and topic. We have everything from:

  • Fundraising & Grants
  • Nonprofit Management
  • Marketing & Communications
  • Nonprofit Technology, and more!

It doesn't just stop here! Throughout the year we'll be updating this calendar with even more conferences, updated ticket prices, and event hashtags.

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Best Nonprofit 
Conferences Calendar 2019

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance / Orlando, FL/ $625

The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is a capstone experience for students seeking the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. The purpose of the conference is to expose future social sector leaders to a vibrant learning experience that promotes best practices, innovative thinking and awareness of the full scope of the sector.

Nonprofit Management / #AMI2019 / @NPL_Alliance

FL Nonprofit Management 1/2/2019

Participants will acquire a foundational understanding of this increasingly important component of fundraising strategy and will be able to identify and distinguish between the most common planned giving vehicles.

Fundraising & Grants/ @CASEAdvance

FL Fundraising & Grants 1/7/2019

Philanthropy Southwest / Austin, TX / $675

The 36th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will feature nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations.

Finance / @southwestfdns

TX Finance 1/16/2019

NYSSCPA / New York, NY / $480

Learn about new and proposed accounting and auditing standards and how they will impact not-for-profit entities and their auditors.

Finance / @nysscpa

NY Finance 1/17/2019

National LGBTQ Task Force / Detroit, MI / $500

The National LGBTQ Task Force’s 2019 Creating Change Conference convenes in Detroit, Michigan January 23-27, 2019. We are excited to host our annual national movement gathering in the Motor City.

General/ #CreatingChange19 / @thetaskforce

MI General 1/23/2019

The purpose of the Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium is to highlight current best practices, lessons learned from the field, and trends in effective nonprofit and philanthropic board leadership, as well as board recruitment and retention. The premise is that governing well is essential for strong nonprofits working efficiently and effectively to address critical needs in our communities.

Nonprofit Management / @usdsoles

CA Nonprofit Management 1/24/2019

Nonprofit Learning Lab / Denver, CO / $90

Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders. Our institute will also provide opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections and potential collaborations.

Nonprofit Management / #npinstitute / @nonprofitll

CO Nonprofit Management 1/31/2019

Center for Nonprofit Stewardship / Corvallis, OR / $135

The Center for Nonprofit Stewardship is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that educates and empowers nonprofit boards, staff, and volunteers in sound financial, administrative and organizational stewardship.

Nonprofit Management / #GMGConf19

OR Nonprofit Management 2/02/2019

Innovation Enterprise / New York, NY / $1,695

This summit will gather the world’s most dynamic and high level executives operating in digital strategy.

Marketing & Communications / #DigiStratNY / @IEGroup

NY Marketing & Communications 3/1/2019

The Corps Network / Washington, DC / TBA

The Corps Network National Conference is an annual gathering of national, state, and local leaders in the fields of workforce development, community service, and conservation. Attendees include approximately 200 Directors and senior staff from Service and Conservation Corps across the country; officials from federal agencies; representatives from philanthropic foundations; and friends and supporters of the Corps movement.

General / #corpswork / @TheCorpsNetwork

DC General 2/10/2019

As policy changes unfold at the federal, state and local levels, the communities and issues we care about as corporate social responsibility professionals inevitably face uncertainty. How will CSR practitioners uphold the values inherent in our social responsibility and community engagement work regardless of which way the winds may blow?

Fundraising & Grants / #CPI2019 / @NorCalGrant

CA Fundraising & Grants 2/12/2019

Rescue Agency / San Diego, CA / TBD

The Agents of Change Summit’s vision is to establish the field of behavior change marketing as a catalyst for positive social change.

General / #AOCS19 / @AOCSummit

CA General 2/11/2019

DMA Nonprofit Federation / Washington, DC / TBA

Join us and hundreds of fundraising and marketing professionals at the Washington Nonprofit Conference, a two-day event where you will exchange innovative marketing and fundraising ideas, generate insightful solutions and think creatively to help you make the relationship with your donors even stronger.

State/Local / #DCNP2019 / @DMANF

DC State/Local 2/13/2019

Stanford Social Innovation Review / Stanford, CA / $950

Nonprofit organizations have moved well past the time when technology and data were treated as standalone entities. Now they are an integral and critical part of our organization’s operations, on par with fundraising, communications, and other core functions. And like those other core functions, we must examine our technology and data strategies to properly evaluate and prioritize our needs and successfully build our digital capacity.

Research / @SSIReview

CA Research 2/19/2019

Feb 21 - 24

The IMPACT Conference / Charlottesville, VA / TBD

The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest national gathering of student leaders, administrators, faculty, and nonprofit staff committed to engaging students in service, activism, politics, advocacy, and other socially responsible work. This event continues and builds on the legacy of the COOL National Conference and the Idealist Campus Conference, spanning an incredible 32+ year history.

General / #ImpactConference / @ImpactConf

VA General 2/21/2019

Feb 26 - 28

Social Capital Partnerships / Alexandria, VA / By invitation

Social Capital 2019 is a content-rich, invitation-only conference bringing together the brightest nonprofit and corporate minds for a candid exchange on growing strategic partnerships.


VA General 2/26/2019

Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum / New Orleans, LA / TBA

Whether you’re new to peer-to-peer fundraising or a veteran, the Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum conference will connect you with the big ideas, practical information and connections you need to run more successful campaigns.

Fundraising & Grants / #P2PForum18 / @P2PForum

FL Fundraising & Grants 2/27/2019

ACCP / Atlanta, GA / TBD

ACCP: The Conference features General Sessions, Learning Labs, Workshops, and The Masters’ Series. You can expect that The Conference General Sessions will have broad appeal and will be an opportunity to hear from speakers of note. Be prepared to be inspired!

General / #accp2019 / @accprof

OR General 3/3/2019

Nonprofit Learning Lab / Newport News, VA / $85

Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders. Our institute will also provide opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections and potential collaborations.

Nonprofit Management / #npinstitute / @nonprofitll

VA Nonprofit Management 3/6/2019

Together SC / Greenville, SC / $450

South Carolina’s Nonprofit Summit is the state’s largest and most comprehensive conference designed specifically by and for leaders in the nonprofit sector. Whether you have a staff of one or 100, you will find benefit in taking time away to attend.

State/Local / #NPSummit19 / @TogetherSC

SC State/Local 3/11/2019

Mar 8 - 17

SXSW / Austin, TX / Price varies


The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences + Festivals offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW is the premier destination for discovery.

General / #SXSW / @sxsw

TX General 3/8/2019

ASAE / Colorado Springs, CO/ TBA

ASAE’s Great Ideas Conference is the place for association executives and directors to gather from around the globe to connect, learn, and collaborate.Designed to advance new ideas by working together, the Great Ideas features a diverse range of learning content such as keynotes, master classes, Associations Ignite, and preconference sessions, covering topics from all angles of association management—such as leadership, governance, technology, marketing, membership and more.

Associations / #ideas19 / @GreatIdeasConf

CO Associations 3/17/2019

Nonprofit Learning Lab / Las Vegas, NV / $85

Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders. Our institute will also provide opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections and potential collaborations.

Nonprofit Management / #npinstitute / @nonprofitll

NV Nonprofit Management 3/11/2019

PEAK Grantmaking / Denver, CO / $1320

Our conference committee is working to develop a three-day conference experience that will advance the grants management field and exceed the expectations of the leaders and change agents that attend our annual conference. With more than 50+ breakout sessions, roundtable discussions, short talks, and plenaries on the program agenda, there’s sure to be knowledge-sharing, career-building, networking, and solutions that you can take home with you.

Fundraising & Grants / #PEAK2019 / @peakgrantmaking

CO Fundraising & Grants 3/11/2019

The Just Economy Conference is the national event for community, policy, government and business leaders who work for fairness in banking, housing and business.

General / #JustEconomy / @NCRC

DC General 3/11/2019

NTEN / Portland, OR / $899

Each year, the Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTC) is the nonprofit industry's signature technology event, and 2019 will be no different. The NTC brings together the best and brightest nonprofit professionals from around the world to collaborate, innovate, and maximize effectiveness with technology.

Technology / #19NTC / @NTENorg

OR Technology 3/13/2019

The Washington Non-Profit Legal & Tax Conference® is dedicated to educating those in the nonprofit world responsible for all legal and accounting aspects as they pertain to exempt organizations. At the conference, you will receive up-to-date information from top experts in the nonprofit sector on vital issues affecting exempt organizations as well as indispensable written and digital resources to take with you.


DC Finance 3/27/2019

Mar 25 - 26

Nonprofit Hub / Lincoln, NE / $499

Cause Camp isn’t just another nonprofit conference to get you out of the office for a couple days. It’s an experience. The Cause Camp equation is simple and foolproof. It’s designed to spark inspiration and education from some of the biggest names in the nonprofit and for-profit sectors, causing organizations to truly change the sector and evolve the way they organization run. Attendees will leave with more than just field notes, as we’ll equip them with the tools needed to create change – immediately.

General / #CauseCamp19 / @NPhub

NE General 3/25/2019

This conference concentrates on emerging philanthropic markets (i.e., ethnic, LGBT, young alumni) in advancement, while exploring minority wealth, philanthropic behaviors and diverse engagement strategies. The program also features sessions on enhancing management and leadership skills for advancement professionals of diverse backgrounds. Presented in collaboration with African American Development Officers Network (AADO).

General / #casedpl / @CASEAdvance

IN Fundraising 4/15/2019

AFP / San Antonio, TX/ $1199

Join us in the Lone Star State for the world’s largest conference for professional fundraisers. More than 100 education sessions, thousands of fellow fundraisers, a massive marketplace, and an unforgettable experience await you.

Fundraising & Grants / #afpicon / @AFPIHQ

TX Fundraising & Grants 3/31/2019

ASAE / National Harbor, MD / TBD

The Xperience Design Project (XDP) is a two-day, business-focused experience for association professionals and partners. Think of it as an “events hackathon” for the association industry. If you plan, build, or support association events, you cannot miss XDP.

Associations / @XDPbyASAE

MD Associations 4/11/2019

Adolescent Health Initiative / Detroit, MI / TBD

Join colleagues from across the country on April 11-12 in Detroit, Michigan at the 2019 Conference on Adolescent Health! This annual event draws a national audience of multidisciplinary health professionals for two days of Breakout Sessions, Oral Presentations, Poster Presentations, and networking events. Registration for the 6th annual event begins in January, 2019!

General / @Adolescent_Hlth

MI General 4/11/2019

Apr 29 -May 1

Council on Foundations / Miami, FL / $1,199

Leading Together 2019 is a gathering of leaders in philanthropy and other influencers in business, government, and academia eager to connect, learn, and share with one another. We take learning and relationships seriously. Talks go deep and connect dots. Connections are welcomed and real.

Fundraising / @COF_

FL Fundraising 4/29/2019

Experience a Sea of Support - come ride the wave of knowledge! Transformative keynote speakers, compelling educational sessions and unbeatable networking opportunities will leave you awash in experiences to inspire and strengthen the philanthropic culture of your YMCA.

General / #NAYDO2019 / @YMCA_NAYDO

IN General 4/3/2019

Through a mix of session formats, speakers from inside and outside our sector, structured networking, and informal discussions with peers, participants will explore ways to design and implement evaluation and learning approaches that generate stronger information, decisions and performance.

Fundraising & Grants / #GEOLearn / @GEOfunders

WA Fundraising & Grants 5/29/2019

May 5 - 6

YTH / San Francisco, CA / $495

YTH Live is the premier conference for trailblazing technology that advances youth health and wellness. Each year the brightest minds in youth advocacy, health, and technology gather at YTH Live to showcase what works, share ideas and learnings, and launch new collaborations.

Technology / #YTHLive / @YTHorg

CA Technology 5/5/2019

Nonprofit Learning Lab / Phoenix, AZ / $125

Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders. Our institute will also provide opportunities for attendees to create meaningful connections and potential collaborations.

Nonprofit Management / #npinstitute / @nonprofitll

AZ Nonprofit Management 5/9/2019

DIGIMARCON EAST 2019 Conference showcases the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry, providing attendees with emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, best practices, and insights from successful digital marketing campaigns. Attendees will learn how to build traffic, create brand awareness, improve customer service and develop better use of digital tools internally to drive more productive business outcomes.

Marketing & Communications / #DIGIMARCONEast / @DIGIMARCON

NY Marketing & Communications 5/9/2019

YNPN Triangle NC / Raleigh, NC / TBD

The Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN) Triangle NC #NonprofitSTRONG Summit is an annual conference that brings together nonprofit professionals from across the region for a full day of networking and professional development. It in exciting opportunity for emerging leaders to meet, learn, and grow.

General / #NonprofitSTRONG / @YNPNTriangleNC

NC General 5/17/2019

ASAE / Washington, DC / TBD

For marketing, membership, and communications professionals things can get monotonous. Is our content compelling? Will this resonate with our membership base? How can we engage our members more? With guidance from content leaders, keynotes, and solution providers at the 2019 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference (MMCC), we can help find the solutions you crave. We know you've got questions. We have the answers.

Associations / #MMCCon / @MMCconf

DC Associations 6/6/2019

May 29 - May 30

Engage for Good / Chicago, IL / TBD

Engage for Good is an annual gathering of corporate social impact professionals from top corporate and nonprofit brands sharing trends, best practices and practical execution tactics for building a better world and the bottom line together.

General / #EFG2019 / @EngageforGood

IL General 5/29/2019

Fundraising Pharmacy / Saskatoon, SK / TBD

WCFC offers a unique and incredibly affordable opportunity for you to connect with up to 250 leading fundraising professionals working with charities and not-for-profit organizations in the lower mainland, throughout the province and around Western Canada.

Fundraising & Grants / #WCFC2019 / @FundraisingRx

Canada Fundraising & Grants 6/12/2019

Building a strong brand for your institution has never been more important. Balancing the reality of your campus with the overwhelming nature of being a marketer today, this conference will help participants identify, explain and integrate the key ingredients to creating, sustaining and measuring the impact of a successful brand strategy and market position.

Marketing / #caseacmb / @CASEAdvance

CO Marketing 4/29/2019

InterAction / Washington, DC / TBD

InterAction Forum 2019 will feature the world's most influential and inspiring organizations, change makers, and executives from the public, private and NGO sectors. Engage with more than 1,000 fellow attendees including leadership from marquee foundations, governments, global industries, the U.N., and national civil society organizations.

General / #InterActionForum / @interactionorg

DC General 6/11/2019

Jun 12 - 13

DIGIMARCON WEST 2019 Conference showcases the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry, providing attendees with emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, best practices, and insights from successful digital marketing campaigns.

Marketing & Communications / #DIGIMARCONWest / @DIGIMARCON

CA Marketing & Communications 6/12/2019

The Annual Management Conference is uniquely positioned to bring together social work and human services leaders, international experts, researchers, and practitioners in an informative event, resulting in attendees at all levels leaving with cutting-edge social service management strategies.

Nonprofit Management / #NSWM30/ @TheNSWM

CA Nonprofit Management 5/29/2019

Ft. Worth Metro, TX / Irving, TX / TBD

The 2019 Philanthropy in Action Conference serves more than 600 fundraising professionals from a four- state region and representing more than 200 organizations. Jointly hosted by the Dallas and Fort Worth chapters of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Philanthropy in Action is one of the 5 largest conferences of its kind in the nation. The Conference itself includes philanthropy classes ranging from individual donors, planned giving, and marketing/social media subjects.

Fundraising & Grants / @dfwphilcon

TX Fundraising & Grants 5/28/2019

Planet Philanthropy 2019

AFP Florida Caucus / St. Augustine, FL / Not available

Planet Philanthropy is the annual statewide conference presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Florida Caucus.

State/Local / #AFP19PP / @AFPFL

FL State/Local 6/16/2019

Points of Light / St. Paul, MN / TBD

Points of Light's Conference on Volunteering and Service is the largest service-related convening of nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders in the world. Each year, thousands of people who really care about the future of volunteer service convene in one place - to learn from, share with and get inspired by one another- to work together to increase the number of volunteers in the world and the impact of the work they do.

General / #ServiceUnites / @POLConference

MN General 6/18/2019

AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference

AICPA / Washington, DC / $1,475

The AICPA’s Not-for-Profit Industry Conference is the event that unites CPAs and finance professionals across the spectrum of innovation, from pioneer to novice. Within the wide-ranging program, structured by experience levels and topical areas, you can tailor a learning program specific to your interests. And paired with accounting, audit, tax, and regulatory and compliance updates from standard setters, the knowledge from this conference will shed new light on how to reach your organization’s goals.

Finance / #AICPAnfp / @AICPAconfs

DC Finance 6/10/2019

Great stewardship happens when your leadership, your development officers and your donor relations team work together. Join us for a conference experience that unites members of these groups to encourage you to think more creatively, strategically and collaboratively about how best to steward your institution's donors.

Fundraising / #casedrp / @CASEAdvance

CA Fundraising 6/3/2019

Jul 7 - 14

DIGIMARCON CRUISE 2019 Conference showcases the most audacious and thought provoking speakers in the digital marketing industry, providing attendees with emerging strategies, the latest innovative technologies, best practices, and insights from successful digital marketing campaigns. Attendees will learn how to build traffic, create brand awareness, improve customer service and develop better use of digital tools internally to drive more productive business outcomes.

Marketing & Communications / #DIGIMARCONCruise / @DIGIMARCON

FL Marketing & Communications 7/7/2019

The Giving Institute / Seattle, WA/ TBD

The Giving Institute (formerly The American Association of Fundraising Counsel) began planning the first Summer Institute for Consulting Professionals in 1991

Marketing & Assocation / @GivingInst

WA Association 7/11/2019

International Literacy Association / New Orleans, LA / TBD

Join us at ILA to learn how to break through the challenges of shifting practices, advocate for all students, and make a difference in and out of the classroom. You’ll leave feeling motivated and ready to change the quality of instruction in your school district or community!

General / @ILAToday

LA General 10/10/2019

Bridge 2019 is the premier conference of, by and for fundraising professionals. It's a vast, immersive uniquely comprehensive experience for the latest strategies, techniques and innovations in direct response marketing and fundraising. This year, more than 2,000 of the brightest, boldest and most creative fundraising professionals from every sector of our industry will gather for three energizing days of dynamic keynotes, panels, workshops, networking and more.

Marketing & Communications / #bridge19 / @BridgeConf

MD Marketing & Communications 7/10/2019

National Urban League / Indianapolis, IN/ Not available

TThe National Urban League Annual Conference hosts the nation's leading political, business and community leaders to enable you to convene, share ideas and discover solutions to issues that have historically plagued underserved urban communities across the country.  The goal of Annual Conference is to arm each participant with real-world solutions to urban challenges and empower you to be a change-leader in your respective community.

General / @NatUrbanLeague

IN General 7/24/2019

Jul 11 - 13

Netroots Nation / Philadelphia, PA / $485

For more than a decade, Netroots Nation has hosted the largest annual conference for progressives, drawing nearly 3,000 attendees from around the country and beyond. Our attendees are online organizers, grassroots activists and independent media makers. Some are professionals who work at advocacy organizations, progressive companies or labor unions, while others do activism in their spare time. Attendees can choose from 80+ panels, 40+ training sessions, inspiring keynotes, caucuses, film screenings and lots of networking and social events.

General / #NN19 / @Netroots_Nation

PA General 7/11/2019

ASAE / Columbus, OH / Not available

The ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition is where thousands of association professionals and industry partners gather to exchange time, resources, strategies, solutions, and more. Over three days of learning, growing, and finding inspiration, attendees are equipped with a year’s worth of support in their daily responsibilities as leaders in the association industry.

Associations / #ASAE19 / @ASAEcenter

OH Associations 8/10/2019

Join donor relations and stewardship professionals from around the world this fall at the 14th Annual Association of Donor Relations Professionals International Conference in Las Vegas Nevada. The largest international conference dedicated to Donor Relations and Stewardship, your knowledge will help other professionals, whether just starting in the field or experienced in several areas of philanthropy.

Fundraising & Grants / #ADRPConf / @ADRPtweets

FL Fundraising & Grants 9/25/2019

Nonprofit Storytelling Conference / San Diego, CA / $595

The Nonprofit Storytelling Conference is unlike any conference you've ever attended. Your job is hard enough. You are busy taking care of everyone else. Let us take care of you. Our goal is to create a space where you'll feel nurtured and cared for. As you dive deep into the world of storytelling and connecting with donors, we also want you to have a great time and feel inspired when you leave.

General / @501videos

CA General 10/28/2019

The Nonprofit Partnership / Erie, PA / $155-$175

Please save the day for Nonprofit Day 2019

General / @npp_erie

PA General 10/29/2019

The Annual Reading, Literacy & Learning conference is a source of information for anyone affected by dyslexia and other learning based challenges. Teachers, researchers, therapists, parents, and advocates are invited to grow beyond diagnosis by absorbing innovative content, expanding their existing network, and gaining fresh tools they need to positively impact those with dyslexia to lead successful, productive lives.

General/ @DyslexiaIDA

OR General 11/07/2019

CPA Canada’s annual Mastering Money Conference will be on November 7 and 8, 2019, in Ottawa. The conference theme is “Building resilience in volatile economies”. The world around us is changing at an unprecedented speed. Financial uncertainty is becoming a constant rather than a variable. Canadians will need greater knowledge as they make decisions for their personal and business finances. This conference will bring together thought leaders and industry experts from across Canada to help better understand this.

Financial Literacy / @CPAcanada

CA Finance 11/07/2019

Grant Professionals Association / Washington, DC/ TBD

At the GPA Annual Conference, meet your peers from across the country, network with over 600 other professionals in the field, learn from top experts by attending some of the 80 workshops geared towards your skill level and expertise, and gain access to resources and discussions specifically for those who work with grants.

Fundraising & Grants / #GPAConf19 / @GPANational

DC Fundraising & Grants 11/6/2019

ARNOVA / San Diego, CA / TBD

The 2019 ARNOVA conference theme explores the roles that nonprofits and philanthropic organizations take when they attempt to strengthen local communities.

Research / @ARNOVA

CA Research 11/21/2019


*A note on prices: we want anyone to be able to use this resource, so the registration prices listed reflect the full conference rates for non-members at the time of posting.