4 Essential Marketing and Fundraising Conferences for 2016

There are dozens of nonprofit marketing and fundraising conferences coming up next year.

Topics will range from planned giving to technology and everything in between. Your nonprofit can greatly benefit from the information and networking opportunities that these conferences afford.

Because there are so many conferences to choose from, we’ve narrowed down the list a little bit. If you’re interested in nonprofit marketing or fundraising, we’ve got four of the best conferences in 2016 that you should attend.

Here are the top four upcoming marketing and fundraising conferences for next year!

1. Nonprofit Technology Conference

The 2016 Nonprofit Technology Conference (16 NTC) will be held from March 23rd through the 25th in San Jose, California. Over these three days, there will be over 100 educational sessions and networking events as well as an exhibit hall containing the most up-to-date nonprofit products and services.

Rates differ depending on when you register, but they range from $550 to $850 for members and $850 to $1,150 for non-members. Registration fees cover:

  • Full access to pre-conference events.
  • All conference sessions.
  • Buffet lunch, receptions, and parties.
  • Gift bag.
  • Access to the conference and community platform.

2016’s schedule include sessions ranging from inclusive social media and digital communications to donor retention and converting volunteers to donors. Over 2,000 nonprofit professionals from around the world will converge at 16NTC to discuss technology innovations and fundraising and marketing strategies for the nonprofit sector.

Don’t miss out on this great opportunity. Sign up for 16NTC today!

2. Social Media for Nonprofits

The Social Media for Nonprofits Conference (SM4NP for short) is an opportunity for nonprofit professionals to give their social media strategies a boost. Hundreds of attendees will learn more about fundraising, marketing, advocacy, and much more.

Additionally, SM4NP offers hands on workshops and breakout sessions for participants to learn more and interact with one another. The last conference was held in the San Francisco Bay area in November, and featured speakers such as Jed Alpert, General Manager and Co-Founder of MobileCommons, and Preeti Desai, the Social Media Manager for Greenpeace USA.

Topics covered in last year’s conference included:

  • Mobile fundraising
  • Social media for advocacy and collaboration
  • Storytelling through video
  • And much more!

While registration for next year hasn’t yet opened, you can stay connected by following Social media for Nonprofits on Twitter and Facebook.

Attend SM4NP next year to learn how to use social media to your organization’s advantage!

3. International Fundraising Conference

If you want to attend fundraising conferences on the east coast, consider registering for the International Fundraising Conference on March 20th through 22nd in Boston. The conference will also feature an orientation, networking sessions, pre-conference workshops, and an expo hall.

The 2016 International Fundraising Conference will cover topics such as:

  • Leadership
  • Volunteering
  • Social media strategies
  • Fund development
  • Data and analytics
  • Fundraising ethics
  • And much more

Registration rates range from $849 to $1,199 depending on when you register and whether or not you are a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals.

What are you waiting for? Register for the 2016 International Fundraising Conference today!

4. 2016 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference

If you’re looking for a summer conference, then the 2016 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference (MM&C Conference) is for you! It will be held in Washington, D.C. on June 13th and 14th. It will be hosted by The Center for Association Leadership and will cover topics such as:

  • Media relations and advocacy
  • Visual social media
  • Content strategy
  • Data and metrics
  • Volunteering
  • And more

Additionally, the MM&C Conference will have an expo hall for participants to wander through.

Attendees are eligible to receive up to nine Certified Association Executive (CAE) credits for attending the full conference.

Online registration is currently open, and prices range from $899 to $1,799 depending on when you register and whether or not you are a member.

Sign up for the 2016 Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference soon!
Each of these four marketing and fundraising conferences has something different to offer. Do some research on them and register for one (or all four!).

John Haydon