Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar 2020

It's finally here! If you loved our 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar get ready for our new, improved, and updated 2020 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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January

  • Los Angeles Nonprofit Lab

    Our Nonprofit Labs are a deep-dive day filled with networking and learning the best practices to bring back to your nonprofit.  The day is focused on providing practical strategies to help nonprofits be more effective in fundraising, communications, board development and management.

    Conference Details

    Date: Tuesday, January 7 2020

    Sponsored by: Nonprofit Learning Institute

    Location: Los Angeles, California

    Cost: $75

    @nonprofitll | #nonprofitlabs

  • Planned Giving Essentials

    This conference features three front line practitioners who are national leaders in the field of planned giving and major gift development. You'll be immersed in discussions about planned gift prospects – their motivations and practical consideration regarding assets and timing, learning to close larger gifts than you may have thought possible.

    Conference Details

    Date: Tuesday, January 7 2020 to Wednesday, January 8 2020

    Sponsored by: Council for Advancement and Support of Education

    Location: Phoenix, Arizona

    @CASEAdvance

  • Creating Change Conference

    The Creating Change Conference, run by the National LGBTQ Task Force, is the foremost political, leadership, and skills-building conference for the LGBTQ social justice movement.

    Conference Details

    Date: Wednesday, January 15 2020 to Sunday, January 19 2020

    Sponsored by: National LGBTQ Task Force

    Location: Dallas, Texas

    Cost: $550

    @TheTaskForce | #CreatingChange2020

  • 2020 Nonprofit Organizations Institute

    Don’t miss the 37th Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute featuring nationally recognized experts from private foundations, public charities, law, finance, and government discussing the latest tax, legislative and governance issues affecting nonprofit organizations.

    Conference Details

    Date: Thursday, January 23 2020 to Friday, January 24 2020

    Sponsored by: Philanthropy Southwest

    Location: Austin, Texas

    Cost: $645

    @southwestfdns

February

  • Sacramento Nonprofit Lab

    Our Nonprofit Labs are a deep-dive day filled with networking and learning the best practices to bring back to your nonprofit.  The day is focused on providing practical strategies to help nonprofits be more effective in fundraising, communications, board development and management.

    Conference Details

    Date: Thursday, February 6 2020

    Sponsored by: Nonprofit Learning Institute

    Location: Sacramento, California

    Cost: $115

    @nonprofitll | #nonprofitlabs

  • IMPACT Conference 2020

    The IMPACT Conference is historically the largest gathering in the country focused on the civic engagement of college students in community service, service-learning, community-based research, advocacy and other forms of social action. Our mission is to strengthen communities through service, action, and advocacy.

    Conference Details

    Date: Thursday, February 13 2020 to Sunday, February 16 2020

    Sponsored by: The IMPACT Conference

    Location: Tempe, Arizona

    Cost: $250

    @impactconf | #ImpactConf

  • 2020 ANA Nonprofit Conference

    At the 2020 ANA D.C. Nonprofit Conference, you’ll hear innovative marketing, fundraising, and collaboration ideas, to help you expand your donor base and strengthen the bonds with your existing donor. Make your plans to join us and hundreds of fundraising and marketing professionals at this 3-day event. You will have more marketing tools at your disposal than ever before. Additionally, more companies are instituting purpose-driven initiatives, creating a huge opportunity for your nonprofit organization. If you want to expand your donor base and advance your mission, you need to keep up.

    Conference Details

    Date: Wednesday, February 19 2020 to Friday, February 21 2020

    Sponsored by: ANA Nonprofit Federation

    Location: Washington, District of Columbia

    Cost: $879

    @ANAmarketers

  • The 2020 Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Conference

    “This is a networking opportunity like no other AND gave me the opportunity to hear really creative ideas, see experiments tested in other organizations and hear from people who do things differently from me.” - reviewer

    Conference Details

    Date: Thursday, February 27 2020 to Friday, February 28 2020

    Sponsored by: Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum

    Location: Austin, Texas

    Cost: $995

    @P2PForum

  • Guiding More Good Conference

    This day-long event hosts a number of expert speakers to provide informative talks and interactive workshops alongside opportunities for networking. The 2020 conference will include eighteen sessions that cover a wide scope of topics such as fund development, financial accountability, organizational and board development, and diversity, equity and inclusion.

    Conference Details

    Date: Saturday, February 29 2020

    Sponsored by: Center for Nonprofit Stewardship

    Location: Corvallis, Oregon

    Cost: $165

    @NA

March

  • Newport News Nonprofit Lab

    Our Nonprofit Labs are a deep-dive day filled with networking and learning the best practices to bring back to your nonprofit.  The day is focused on providing practical strategies to help nonprofits be more effective in fundraising, communications, board development and management.

    Conference Details

    Date: Wednesday, March 4 2020

    Sponsored by: Nonprofit Learning Institute

    Location: Newport News, Virginia

    Cost: $115

    @nonprofitll | #nonprofitlabs

  • PEAK2020 Annual Conference

    Tie Practices to Values. Narrow the power gap. Drive equity. Learn, share, evolve. Steward responsively. Across three days in Seattle, join the grantmaking community to move these ideas to the front lines of philanthropy. Together, we’ll delve into how we can put the five Principles for Peak Grantmaking into practice—transforming how grants get made.

    Conference Details

    Date: Monday, March 9 2020 to Wednesday, March 11 2020

    Sponsored by: PEAK Grantmaking

    Location: Seattle, Washington

    Cost: $1,370

    @PEAKgrantmaking | #PEAK2020

  • Las Vegas Nonprofit Lab

    The Nonprofit Learning Lab approaches all our trainings with an understanding that nonprofit professionals have a base of knowledge and are seeking out additional information and guidance to more effectively operate in their roles. We provide trainings that offer practical strategies to help nonprofits be more effective in their overall management.

    Conference Details

    Date: Wednesday, March 11 2020

    Sponsored by: Nonprofit Learning Institute

    Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

    Cost: $115

    @nonprofitll | #nonprofitlabs

  • 2020 Nonprofit Technology Conference (NTEN)

    Next spring in Baltimore, MD, gather together with more than 2,000 of your nonprofit colleagues to collaborate, innovate, and discover new ways to spark change with technology. The 20NTC is designed to help you reinvigorate your work and bring that renewed passion back to your community.

    Conference Details

    Date: Tuesday, March 24 2020 to Thursday, March 26 2020

    Sponsored by: NTEN

    Location: Baltimore, Maryland

    Cost: $1,249

    @NTENorg | #20NTC

  • Association of Fundraising Philanthropy: International Fundraising Conference

    The world’s largest conference for fundraising professionals returns to the east coast in 2020. Baltimore, Maryland—Charm City—awaits with more than 100 sector-shifting sessions covering the most important topics in fundraising and countless ways to grow your network.

    Conference Details

    Date: Sunday, March 29 2020 to Tuesday, March 31 2020

    Sponsored by: AFP

    Location: Baltimore, Maryland

    Cost: $1,899

    @AFPIHQ | #afpicon

  • Women's Philanthropy Institute 2020 Symposium: Philanthropy

    How do we create community in the digital age? How is technology influencing our work in philanthropy? Does it enhance or disrupt our ability to accelerate social change, build philanthropic relationships, and collaborate effectively? Explore the answers at Philanthropy Plugged In.

    Conference Details

    Date: Tuesday, March 31 2020 to Wednesday, April 1 2020

    Sponsored by: IUPUI

    Location: Chicago, Illinois

    Cost: $925

    @WPIInsights | #WPISymposium

April

  • Madison Nonprofit Lab

    Our Nonprofit Labs are a deep-dive day filled with networking and learning the best practices to bring back to your nonprofit. The day is focused on providing practical strategies to help nonprofits be more effective in fundraising, communications, board development, and management.

    Conference Details

    Date: Thursday, April 2 2020

    Sponsored by: Nonprofit Learning Institute

    Location: Madison, Wisconsin

    Cost: $99

    @nonprofitll | #nonprofitlabs

  • Cause Camp 2020

    Cause Camp draws in the best of the best when it comes to nonprofit thought leaders. And we wouldn't dare make you choose one speaker over another. We’re proud to put on a one-track, complete conference so you’re not missing out on anyone—or anything.

    Conference Details

    Date: Monday, April 20 2020 to Tuesday, April 21 2020

    Sponsored by: Nonprofit Hub

    Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

    Cost: $375

    @NPhub | #causethechange

  • GEO's 2020 National Conference

    We rely on our peers for fresh ideas and new ways of thinking about tough challenges. That’s why GEO’s 2020 National Conference is the perfect opportunity for grantmakers of all backgrounds to come together, explore the most relevant topics in the field and problem solve with like-minded peers.

    Conference Details

    Date: Monday, April 27 2020 to Wednesday, April 29 2020

    Sponsored by: Grantmakers for Effective Oraganizers (GEO)

    Location: Boston, Massachusetts

    Cost: $1,450

    @GEOfunders

May

  • Phoenix Nonprofit Lab

    Our Nonprofit Labs are a deep dive day filled with networking and learning best practices to bring back to your nonprofit.  The day is focused on providing practical strategies to help nonprofits be more effective in fundraising, communications, board development, and management.

    Conference Details

    Date: Thursday, May 7 2020

    Sponsored by: Nonprofit Learning Institute

    Location: Phoenix, Arizona

    Cost: $99

    @nonprofitll | #nonprofitlabs

  • Annual Conference for Corporate and Foundation Relations

    This annual event brings together more than 400 development professionals, grant writers, officers and prospect researchers to engage in conversation about the challenges in securing external support for our institutions. Join us in May for a program that will focus on strategies that will work for your institution.

    Conference Details

    Date: Wednesday, May 13 2020 to Friday, May 15 2020

    Sponsored by: CASE

    Location: San Francisco, California

    Cost: $1,495

    @CASEAdvance

  • Xperience Design Project

    If you are a meeting planner, content curator, or event guru, there is a place where you can be free to explore and discover creative ideas, learning formats, and engagement that can create unforgettable memories for your event attendees. That place is the Xperience Design Project (XDP), a two-day, business-focused experience for association professionals and industry partners.

    Conference Details

    Date: Tuesday, May 19 2020 to Wednesday, May 20 2020

    Sponsored by: ASAE

    Location: National Harbor, Maryland

    @XDPbyASAE | #myXDP

  • Engage for Good 2020

    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.

    Conference Details

    Date: Wednesday, May 27 2020 to Thursday, May 28 2020

    Sponsored by: Engage for Good

    Location: Austin, Texas

    Cost: $1,295

    @EngageForGood | #EFG2020

June

  • Fundraising Day in New York

    Sponsored by the New York City Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP-NYC), Fundraising Day in New York is the largest, single-day conference on philanthropy. Whether attending for the first time or the fortieth, you’ll find an amazing array of session topics covering every current and emerging aspect of fundraising, presented by leaders and seasoned experts in the field you’ll want to hear from and meet. Almost 2000 fundraisers are present to share ideas, network, and learn from each other.

    Conference Details

    Date: Friday, June 5 2020

    Sponsored by: AFP-NYC

    Location: New York, New York

    Cost: $575

    @NYCAFP

  • Planet Philanthropy

    Planet Philanthropy is the premier fundraising conference for Florida! On average, over 400 nonprofit leaders from various organizations ranging from social services, education, health, religious, the arts and much more will join us to learn about the latest and greatest resources to enhance their knowledge and skills.

    Conference Details

    Date: Saturday, June 6 2020 to Tuesday, June 9 2020

    Sponsored by: AFP Florida

    Location: Orlando, Florida

    Cost: $525

    @AFPFL | #AFP20PP

July

  • Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference

    Join us, as the brightest, most creative and most world-changing fundraising and marketing professionals from every sector of our industry will gather for three enlightening days of dynamic keynotes, panels, workshops, networking and more. Learn about the latest strategies, techniques and most current innovations in all areas of fundraising and marketing related to: direct response, individual giving (major and planned giving), corporate giving and special events and much, much more.

    Conference Details

    Date: Wednesday, July 15 2020 to Friday, July 17 2020

    Sponsored by: DMAW & Association of Fundraising Professionals - DC Chapter

    Location: National Harbor, District of Columbia

    Cost: $695

    @BridgeConf | #Bridge20

  • Public Media Development and Marketing Conference

    The PMDMC is the one time each year when more than 1,000 public media leaders and revenue-generating professionals from organizations of all sizes join together to dream big, stay energized, and build a more sustainable future for public media. This event delivers innovative, future-focused content and highlights the most high-potential strategies that drive awareness and revenue. Best of all, the relationships formed with colleagues at the conference are often called upon throughout the year to solve problems, commiserate, and implement change.

    Conference Details

    Date: Tuesday, July 21 2020 to Friday, July 24 2020

    Sponsored by: Great Public & PBS Development Services

    Location: Atlanta, Georgia

    @GreaterPublic | #PMDMC20

August

  • 2020 Nonprofit Conference

    TBD

    Conference Details

    Date: Wednesday, August 5 2020 to Friday, August 7 2020

    Sponsored by: ANA Nonprofit Federation

    Location: Chicago, Illinois

    Cost: $879

    @ANAmarketers

  • Netroots Nation

    For more than a decade, Netroots Nation has hosted the largest annual conference for progressives, drawing thousands of 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.

    Conference Details

    Date: Thursday, August 13 2020 to Saturday, August 15 2020

    Sponsored by: Netroots Foundation

    Location: Denver, Colorado

    Cost: $510

    @Netroots_Nation | #NN20

October

  • Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

    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.

    Conference Details

    Date: Thursday, October 29 2020 to Saturday, October 31 2020

    Sponsored by: Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

    Location: Chicago, Illinois

    @NPStoryConf | #NPStoryConf