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The Ultimate 2016 Nonprofit Conference Calendar

The Ultimate 2016 Nonprofit Conference Calendar

At IMPACTism, our goal is to connect nonprofit professionals with the best resources available. With this in mind, we've curated a list of the top conferences and professional development and training events happening in 2016.

Whether you're focused on fundraising, donor acquisition or retention, technology, or any topic in between, there is a conference for you

Many of these conferences are U.S. based, but a few international ones made the list as well. 

While some of these events have open registration up until the day of the conference, some have strict enrollment deadlines. Make sure that you reserve your spot sooner rather than later.


There are a ton of events on this list, so we've grouped them into categories for you to click to the areas you're most interested in. 

We'll be updating this list as information about pricing, deadlines, and other information comes in. Keep checking our comprehensive conference list to stay up to date!

Data and Analytics Marketing Technology
Diversity Advancement and Universities Government, Policy,& Advocacy
Nonprofit Management Philanthropy Fundraising

 


Data and Analytics Conferences

Do Good Data

Date: April 27 - 29, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: Data Analysts for Social Good

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Price: Ranges from $200 - $250

Registration Deadline: Super Early Bird - February 26, 2016; Early Bird - March 25, 2016; Normal Bird - April 27, 2016

Size: Less than 500

Topics: Analytics, data, research

Who Should Attend: Leaders of nonprofits, foundations, or agencies who are looking to use data better and recognize that data is constantly changing

Social Media Information: Twitter - #DoGoodData2016 / @DA4SG -- Facebook - Data Analysts for Social Good

About: The Do Good Data 2016 conference is powered by Data Analysts for Social Good and is the leading conference on data, research, and analytics for social sector professionals. The three-day event features four keynote speakers as well as six different workshops for attendees to participate in. The featured speakers are some of the most revolutionary and forward-thinking leaders in their fields.

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The DRIVE/conference

Date: May 17 - 18, 2016 (Tuesday - Wednesday)

Hosted by: DRIVE/

Location: Seattle/Bellevue, Washington

Price: Ranges from $775 to $1,000

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: Less than 500

Topics: Data, technology

Who Should Attend: Professionals who work in higher education, nonprofits, and corporations  

Social Media Information: Twitter - @DRIVExchange -- Facebook - DRIVE/conference

About: The annual DRIVE/conference is one of the most preeminent gatherings of IT and data professionals from higher education, commercial industries, and nonprofit organizations. Attendees should be interested in data, reporting, information, analytics, modeling, and visualization. Those attending will get to interact with industry pros, experience the newest technological trends, and meet leading tech vendors.

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Strata + Hadoop World

Date: March 29 - 31, 2016 (Tuesday - Thursday)

Hosted by: O’Reilly Media, Inc.

Location: San Jose, California

Price: TBD

Registration Deadline: Registration opens on November 18, 2015.

Size: Less than 500

Topics: Analytics, data

Who Should Attend: Marketers, data scientists, venture capitalists, investors, and entrepreneurs   

Social Media Information: Twitter - #StrataHadoop / @strataconf -- Facebook - O’Reilly Media

About: Strata + Hadoop World merges cutting-edge science and new business fundamentals through tutorials, keynote speakers, and case studies. Sessions include information on security, collaboration, data teams, and machine data. It is the largest conference of its kind in the world, and is host to some of big data’s most influential business decision makers, strategists, architects, developers, and analysts.

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Annual Conference for Development Researchers

Date: March 2 - 4, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Price: Ranges from $870 to $1,320

Registration Deadline: Early bird - January 22, 2016; Regular - January 23, 2016 through March 1, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Prospect management, development analysis, qualitative and quantitative prospect identification methods

Who Should Attend: Development research and prospect management practitioners, advancement services directors, data analytics and data modelling professionals, and prospect development managers

Social Media Information: Twitter - #casedevr / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: The Annual Conference for Development Researchers will focus on the role of prospect management and development analytics professionals, including the skills that these professionals bring to the fundraising process, as well as the importance of the internal relationships that utilize those skills. Past conferences have featured prospect identification strategies, prospect ratings, campaign readiness, and data visualization.

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Marketing Conferences

Digimarcon Digital Marketing Conference West

Date: June 15 - 16, 2016 (Wednesday - Thursday)

Hosted by: Search Experiences

Location: San Jose, California

Price: Ranges from $295 to $995.

Registration Deadline: December 31, 2015

Size: Less than 400

Topics: Marketing, social media, technology

Who Should Attend: Senior marketers and branders, digital executives and professionals, web strategists, business leaders and developers, and anyone else who works in the digital community and wants to utilize digital, mobile, and social media marketing

Social Media Information: Twitter - @DIGIMARCON -- Facebook - DIGIMARCON

About: If you want to be successful in digital marketing, attend Digimarcon West. Attendees receive marketing strategies, technologies, best practices, and other insights from the industry leaders. Keynote speakers and panels discuss concepts revolving around customer loyalty, increasing sales, improving lead generation, and driving consumer engagement.

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Digimarcon Digital Marketing Conference East

Date: May 13 - 14, 2016 (Friday - Saturday)

Hosted by: Search Experiences

Location: New York City, New York

Price: Ranges from $295 to $995

Registration Deadline: December 31, 2015

Size: Less than 400

Topics: Marketing, social media, technology

Who Should Attend: Senior marketers and branders, digital executives and professionals, web strategists, business leaders and developers, and anyone else who works in the digital community and wants to utilize digital, mobile, and social media marketing

Social Media Information: Twitter - @DIGIMARCON -- Facebook - DIGIMARCON

About: Digimarcon East attendees receive marketing strategies, technologies, best practices, and other insights from the industry leaders. Keynote speakers and panels discuss concepts revolving around customer loyalty, increasing sales, improving lead generation, and driving consumer engagement.

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Digimarcon Digital Marketing Conference Cruise

Date: April 10 - 17, 2016 (Sunday - Sunday)

Hosted by: Search Experiences

Location: Houston, Texas (Cruise goes to Honduras, Belize, and Mexico)

Price: Ranges from $595 to $895

Registration Deadline: December 31, 2015

Size: Less than 400

Topics: Marketing, social media, technology

Who Should Attend: Senior marketers and branders, digital executives and professionals, web strategists, business leaders and developers, and anyone else who works in the digital community and wants to utilize digital, mobile, and social media marketing

Social Media Information: Twitter - @DIGIMARCON -- Facebook - DIGIMARCON

About: If you want to be successful in digital marketing, attend Digimarcon Digital Marketing Conference Cruise. Attendees receive marketing strategies, technologies, best practices, and other insights from the industry leaders. Keynote speakers and panels discuss concepts revolving around customer loyalty, increasing sales, improving lead generation, and driving consumer engagement.

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Analytics with Purpose Conference

Date: February 7 - 9, 2016 (Sunday - Tuesday)

Hosted by: The American Marketing Association

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Price: Ranges from $1,200 to $1,400

Registration Deadline: Early - January 11, 2016; regular- February 6, 2016

Size: Less than 300

Topics: Analytics, data, marketing

Who Should Attend: Marketers

Social Media Information: Twitter - #AMAanalytics / @AMA_Marketing -- Facebook - American Marketing Association

About: Various speakers will discuss content marketing as well as compiling, assessing, and acting on data. Important resources, techniques, and tools will also be made available to attendees.

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Annual Conference for Media Relations Professionals

Date: March 1 - 3, 2016 (Tuesday - Thursday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: Washington, D.C.

Price: Ranges from $870 to $1,320

Registration Deadline: Early bird - January 22, 2016; Regular - January 23, 2016 through February 29, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Communications, marketing, technology, social media

Who Should Attend: Media relations directors, managers, and writers; social media directors, managers, and writers; public affair relations directors and managers; communications directors, coordinators, and specialists; external relations directors and managers;public information officers

Social Media Information: Twitter - #casemrp / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: At the Annual Conference for Media Relations Professionals, attendees will learn how to make their digital and social media messages stand out and get heard above the noise. Additionally, individuals will expand their network, exchange ideas, and learn how to better navigate today’s media environment and use social media to their institution’s benefit. Past conferences have featured networking receptions, roundtable discussions, and panel discussions.

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Cause Camp 2016

Date: April 7 - 8, 2016 (Thursday - Friday)

Hosted by: Nonprofit Hub

Location: Lincoln, Nebraska

Price: Early bird - $75

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: 1,000 on-site and online attendees

Topics: Fundraising, marketing

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit professionals who want to learn more about fundraising and marketing

Social Media Information: Twitter - @NPhub -- Facebook - Lincoln Nonprofit Hub

About: Cause Camp 2016 will bring together the experts in nonprofit fundraising and marketing for an in-person conference, as well as a webinar, to help nonprofit professionals transform their organizations. Past conferences have highlighted web content strategies, social media, donor relations, video storytelling, and volunteer management, among many other topics.

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2016 Marketing, Membership, and Communications Conference

Date: June 13 - 14, 2016 (Monday - Tuesday)

Hosted by: The Center for Association Learning

Location: Washington, D.C.

Price: Ranges from $899 to $1,799

Registration Deadline: Early Bird - May 13th, 2016; Regular/Onsite - May 14th, 2016 through June 13th 2016.

Size: Over 1,000

Topics: Marketing, communications, membership involvement and engagement, creativity, innovation, social media, data

Who Should Attend: Association and nonprofit marketing, membership, communication, and component relations professionals who want to learn more about the communication issues that face the industry

Social Media Information: Twitter - #MMCCon / @MMCConf -- Facebook - ASAE Marketing, Membership & Communications Conference

About: The 2016 Marketing, Membership, and Communications Conference will bring together over 1,000 attendees to help them answer some of the toughest questions surrounding marketing as it relates to association members. Past conferences have inspired and energized attendees through educational sessions that highlighted content marketing, cultivating engagement, member satisfaction surveys, and association growth. 2015’s attendees were eligible to receive up to 9 CAE (Certified Association Executive) credits.

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Institute for Senior Communications and Marketing Professionals

Date: April 26 - 28, 2016 (Tuesday - Thursday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: Scottsdale, Arizona

Price: Ranges from $935 to $1,420

Registration Deadlines: Early Bird - March 18, 2016; Regular - March 19, 2016 through April 25, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Educational marketing, communications, institutional leadership, social media

Who Should Attend: Senior-level administrators who are involved in high-level, institution-wide marketing and communications decisions and senior professionals who provide advice and counsel to an institution’s senior leadership team in public relations, communications, and marketing

Social Media Information: Twitter - #casescmp / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: The Institute for Senior Communications and Marketing Professionals will examine educational marketing and will feature sessions led by top leaders who are setting the trends and standards for educational communication. Attendees will learn about integrated branding, measuring impact, the ever-changing media landscape, and institutional leadership.

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INBOUND 2016

Date: November 8 - 11, 2016 (Tuesday - Friday)

Hosted by: Hubspot

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Price: Past prices have been approximately $1,500

Registration Deadlines: TBD

Size: Over 10,000

Topics: Marketing, sales, social change

Who Should Attend: Corporate and nonprofit professionals, marketers

Social Media Information: Twitter - #INBOUND16 / @HubSpot -- Facebook - HubSpot

About: INBOUND 2016 seeks to inspire attendees and provide them with the best tools and resources to improve their organizations. The conference features keynote speakers, bold talks, spotlights, and an executive track as well as a partner/agency track. Past conferences have covered a broad array of topics ranging from digital business, innovation, social media strategy, data, and corporate culture. Past speakers have included celebrities such as Amy Schumer and Aziz Ansari as well as prominent business leaders such as Sophia Amoruso, founder and owner of Nastygal, and Jonah Peretti, co-founder and CEO of Buzzfeed.

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Content Marketing World

Date: September 6 - 9, 2016 (Tuesday - Friday)

Hosted by: Content Marketing Institute

Location: Cleveland, Ohio

Price: Past prices range from $1,830 to $2,495

Registration Deadlines: TBD

Size: Over 3,500

Topics: Content marketing, social media, mobile content plan, marketing and sales, storytelling, and search engine optimization

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit and business professionals who want to learn how to use content marketing to their organizations’ benefit

Social Media Information: Twitter - #CMWorld / @CMIContent -- Facebook - Content Marketing Institute

About: The Content Marketing Institute’s annual Content Marketing World Conference will help attendees learn more about the importance and value of content marketing. Participants will gain the tools and resources to build a stronger content marketing plan that will help their organizations grow and keep their audiences inspired. Past conferences have featured over 80 sessions led by the top brand marketers who focused on strategy, integration, measurement, and many more ideas.

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European Social Marketing Conference

Date: September 8 - 9, 2016 (Tuesday - Friday)

Hosted by: The European Social Marketing Association

Location: Espoo, Finland

Price: TBD

Registration Deadlines: TBD

Size: Less than 300

Topics: Social marketing at the operational and strategic levels

Who Should Attend: Practitioners, academics, policy makers, researchers, social marketers

Social Media Information: Twitter - @wsmconference -- Facebook - European Social Marketing Association

About: The mission of the European Social Marketing Conference is to act as a vehicle to build a successful European movement that seeks to capture, spread, and nurture good practices in the social marketing world. The conference is a combination of science, experience, and practical know how. New ideas will be presented by global leaders and will allow representatives from over 20 countries to come together to exchange ideas and solutions.

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Technology Conferences

Social Media and Community Conference

Date: March 30 - April 1, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Price: Ranges from $915 to $1,395

Registration Deadlines: Early Bird - February 19, 2016; Regular - February 20, 2016 through March 29, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Social media, community, fundraising, donor stewardship, social strategy, major donors

Who Should Attend: Web and social media strategists, enrollment professionals, digital communication experts, alumni engagement professionals, executives and administrators, newcomers to the advancement profession, and professionals with mid- and senior-level responsibility

Social Media Information: Twitter - #casesmc / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: The Social Media and Community Conference will go above and beyond social engagement and show attendees how they can utilize social media in coordination with all of their organizations’ digital media efforts. Attendees will learn how to develop a strong engagement and communications strategy that will combine all departments. The conference will be held in conjunction with the pre-conference workshop, Social Media 101.

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Nonprofit Technology Conference

Date: March 23 - 25, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: Nonprofit Technology Network

Location: San Jose, California

Price: Ranges from $550 to $1,150

Registration Deadline: Early Bird - November 1, 2015 through December 15, 2015; Regular Registration - December 16, 2015 through February 15, 2016; Late Registration - February 16, 2016 through March 23, 2016

Size: Approximately 1,500

Topics: Data, technology

Who Should Attend: Individuals who work for nonprofits who are looking to learn more about nonprofit technology and use data more effectively

Social Media Information: Twitter - #16NTC / @NTENorg -- Facebook - NTEN: The Nonprofit Technology Network

About: One of the most popular nonprofit conferences in the U.S., the Nonprofit Technology Conference allows attendees to learn about topics related to nonprofit technology, including solving website problems, storytelling, software and service contracts, big data, and many more.  

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Social Good Tech Week

Date: A Week in Spring, 2016

Hosted by: Social Good Tech

Location: San Francisco, California

Price: TBD

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: Approximately 1,000

Topics: Nonprofit technology, online advertising, social good

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit leaders and startups who want to learn more about harnessing technology as a force for good in their communities

Social Media Information: Twitter - @SGTWeek -- Facebook - Social Good Tech Week

About: The annual conference will feature technology companies and organizations who are using technology to solve the world’s biggest problems. During the week-long summit, speakers will talk about social good organizations and how technology is making an impact around the globe. Past conferences have featured workshops, bike rides, keynote speeches, Q&A panels, and breakout sessions.

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2016 SXSW Music Film Interactive

Date: March 11 - 20, 2016 (Friday - Sunday)

Hosted by: SXSW, LLC

Location: Austin, Texas

Price: Ranges from $295 to $1,425

Registration Deadline: Prices increase slightly every one to two months until the festival begins.

Size: Over 5,000

Topics: Technology, education, philanthropy, entrepreneurship, marketing

Who Should Attend: Marketers, business and nonprofit professionals, startup companies, and digital agencies who want to learn more about using emerging technologies

Social Media Information: Twitter - #sxsw / @sxsw -- Facebook - SXSW

About: The South by Southwest (SXSW) Conferences and Festivals is a week and a half long event that features innovative individuals in the music, film, and technology industries. Dozens of sessions are offered to attendees including discussions about sports, film, music, comedy, and technology. Expos give attendees a chance to look at emerging health and medical technologies, music gear, and various other tools that can be useful in the business sector as well as the nonprofit sphere. Attendees to SXSW Interactive will also have the chance to go to networking events that help them establish meaningful connections with other conference goers.  

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The Digital Media and Learning Conference

Date: TBD

Hosted by: The Digital Media and Learning Hub

Location: TBD

Price: Past prices range from $100 to $150

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: Less than 200

Topics: Technology, education, social change

Who Should Attend: Educators and students who want to learn more about equity in educational technology, new curriculum, and how to use connected learning programs in schools, libraries, and other educational spaces

Social Media Information: Twitter - #DML2016 / @DMLResearchHub -- Facebook - Digital Media & Learning Research Hub

About: The 7th annual Digital Media and Learning Conference seeks to bring scholars and practitioners in the educational field together to focus on fostering interdisciplinary and participatory dialogues around empirical study, policy, practice, and theory. Past conferences have focused on diversity, social change, activism, technology, and politics, among other topics. In addition to paneled sessions, attendees are able to attend to film screenings, plenary sessions, and breakout sessions.

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YTH Live

Date: April 24 - 26, 2016 (Sunday - Tuesday)

Hosted by: YTH

Location: San Francisco, California

Price: Ranges from $300 to $440

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: Over 300

Topics: Technology, health, youth advocacy

Who Should Attend: Young people who have a passion for improving youth health and wellness through technology, technology professionals, health professionals, teachers, advocates, and researchers

Social Media Information: Twitter - #ythlive / @YTHorg -- Facebook - YTH

About: YTH Live brings together young people, technology experts, health professionals, and social entrepreneurs to exchange ideas and network with each other. YTH Live provides attendees with the opportunity to learn more about youth health and technology. Specific topics covered include HIV/AIDS and STDs, teen pregnancy prevention, social and reproductive justice, mental and emotional health, fitness, food, nutrition, health education, LGBTQ health, global health, and online advocacy. Some of the technology presented at YTH Live includes smartphone and web apps, social media campaigns, digital storytelling, wearables, virtual reality, biometrics, and big data.

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2016 Games for Change Festival

Date: April, 2016

Hosted by: Games for Change, Inc.

Location: New York City, New York

Price: Ranges from $199 to $550

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: Over 500

Topics: Technology, social change, philanthropy, gaming

Who Should Attend: Leaders from government, corporations, philanthropy, civil society, media, academia and the gaming industry

Social Media Information: Twitter - #G4C / @G4C -- Facebook - Games For Change

About: As the largest gaming event in New York City, the 13th Annual Games for Change Festival will bring together gamers, philanthropists, and other leaders who want to use gaming technology to change the world. Through fun events and unique sessions, attendees can learn more about using technology and games to optimize impact and creativity, innovation, hybrid platforms, and social change. Past events have let attendees to go to mini talks, book signings, networking events, and even play live games.

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2016 Nonprofit Technology & Communications Conference

Date: April 12, 2016 (Tuesday)

Hosted by: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Price: Past prices range from $159 to $259

Registration Deadlines: TBD

Size: Less than 300

Topics: Nonprofit technology management, website traffic, affordable technology, social network analysis, crowdfunding, content workflow, connecting culture technology

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit professionals who want to learn more about using technology to effectively communicate within their organization as well as with their donors.

Social Media Information: Twitter - @SmartNonproifts -- Facebook - Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

About: Both advanced professionals with a lot of knowledge of nonprofit technology and newcomers to the field can gain insights at the 2016 Nonprofit Technology and Communications Conference. The conference will help attendees stay up-to-date with current and future tools and trends in the nonprofit technology and communications field. Participants will learn about concepts and ideas ranging from crowdfunding and cloud computing to metrics, security, and polling.

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Diversity Conferences

Conference on Diverse Philanthropy and Leadership

Date: April 21 - 22, 2016 (Thursday - Friday)

Hosted by: CASE and African American Development Officers Network

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Price: Ranges from $400 to $600

Topics: Diversity, leadership, philanthropy

Who Should Attend: Advancement professionals and senior management professionals who are looking to develop and enhance their strategies to attract and retain diverse employees and increase their contributions and resources to their organization

Social Media Information: Twitter - #casedpl / @CASEAdvance – Facebook – Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: The fourth Conference on Diverse Philanthropy and Leadership will touch on emerging philanthropy markets and look at minority wealth, philanthropic behaviors, and engagement strategies. Attendees will learn about the impact and importance of diverse philanthropy, enhance their leadership skills, and meet other professionals interested in diverse leadership and philanthropy.

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Diversity Abroad Conference

Date: April 3 - 5, 2016 (Sunday - Tuesday)

Hosted by: Diversity Network

Location: Atlanta, Georgia

Price: Ranges from $415 to $615

Registration Deadline: Early Bird - October 19, 2015 through February 1, 2016; Regular - February 2, 2016 through March 7, 2016; Late - March 8, 2016 through April 5, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Diversity, education

Who Should Attend: Professionals, administrators, and educators who want to learn more about how to serve the needs of diverse and underrepresented students in international opportunities; additionally, any individual who works for a nonprofit organization, a government agency, or study abroad provider can benefit from the information at the conference

Social Media Information: Twitter - @diversityabroad -- Facebook - DiversityAbroad.com

About: The 4th annual Diversity Abroad Conference will feature speakers and events that will help attendees understand diversity as it relates to global education. The conference will also help attendees discover what other institutions are doing to better serve diverse and underrepresented students.

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Conference on LGBT Engagement and Fundraising Strategies

Date: March 1 - 2, 2016 (Tuesday - Wednesday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: Washington, D.C.

Price: Ranges from $400 to $605

Registration Deadline: Early Bird - January 22, 2016; Regular - January 23, 2016 through February 29, 2016.

Size: TBD

Topics: Diversity inclusion, fundraising, major gifts, planned giving

Who Should Attend: Advancement and alumni relations professionals; major gifts and planned gifts officers; media relations directors, managers, and writers; communications directors, coordinators, and specialists

Social Media Information: Twitter - #caselgbt / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: Attendees to the Conference on LGBT Engagement and Fundraising Strategies will join other professionals for productive conversations about the buying power of the LGBT community and how to identify major and planned giving strategies for working with diverse members. The conference will also highlight how institutions and organizations can better welcome and integrate the LGBT community into their educational and advancement practices.

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Advancement and University Conferences

Cultivating Student Philanthropy

Date: April 4, 2016 (Monday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Price: Ranges from $260 to $395

Registration Deadline: Early Bird - February 19, 2016; Regular - February 20, 2016 through April 3, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Philanthropy, fundraising, student engagement

Who Should Attend: Newcomers to the advancement profession and professionals with mid-level responsibility

Social Media Information: Twitter - #casecsp / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: The Cultivating Student Philanthropy Conference is designed for advancement professionals who are in charge of starting or growing a student philanthropy program. The conference will help professionals learn more about creating a tradition of gratitude and support for students’ institutions. It will be held in conjunction with the Young Alumni and Student Engagement Conference.

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Young Alumni and Student Engagement Conference

Date: April 4 - 6, 2016 (Monday - Wednesday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Price: Ranges from $870 to $1,320

Registration Deadline: Early Bird - February 19, 2016; Regular - February 20, 2016 through April 3, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Alumni engagement, technology, alumni giving

Who Should Attend: Newcomers to the advancement profession and professionals with mid-level responsibility

Social Media Information: Twitter - #caseyase / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: The Young Alumni and Student Engagement Conference will enable attendees to learn best practices for connecting with young alumni as well as current students to create a community of philanthropy and engagement. Attendees will get to discuss generational programming and emerging technology, trends, and new approaches to building long-lasting student relationships.

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Annual Conference for Institutionally Related Foundations

Date: April 6 - 8, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Price: Ranges from $910 to $1,400

Registration Deadline: Early Bird - February 26, 2016; Regular - February 27, 2016 through April 5, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Benchmarking, funding models, investment management.

Who Should Attend: Foundation executives such as CEOs, CFOs, COOs, and legal counsel

Social Media Information: Twitter - #caseirf / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: The 24th Annual Conference for Institutionally Related Foundations is a place for foundation executives and other senior professionals to discover and talk about issues that impact foundations affiliated with four-year public institutions and community colleges. Attendees will get the chance to sit in on general sessions, elective sessions, and other events that will allow them to learn from other professionals in their fields.

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Alliance Management Institute

Date: January 3 - 5, 2016 (Sunday - Tuesday)

Hosted by: Nonprofit Leadership Alliance

Location: Houston, Texas

Price: Ranges from $200 to $625

Registration Deadline: Early Rate - October 1, 2015 through November 6, 2015; Regular Rate - November 7, 2015 through January 3, 2016

Size: Less than 500

Topics: Leadership, social change

Who Should Attend: College students who are looking to pursue a career in the social sector

Social Media Information: Twitter - #AMI16 / @NPL_Alliance

About: The Alliance Management Institute seeks to strengthen the social sector by preparing young people to be a part of a talented workforce. The conference will focus on creating social change and will feature workshops, networking expos, and informational interviews as well as keynote sessions and case studies.

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Government, Policy, and Advocacy Conferences

Nonprofit Organizations Institute

Date: January 13 - 15, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: Philanthropy Southwest and the University of Texas School of Law

Location: Austin, Texas

Price: Ranges from $575 to $625

Registration Deadline: Early - January 6, 2016; Late - January 7, 2016 through January 13, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Philanthropy, public policy, government, and advocacy

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit professionals who are interested in learning how nonprofits and the government interact

Social Media Information: Twitter - @southwestfdns -- Facebook - Philanthropy Southwest

About: The 33rd Annual Nonprofit Organizations Institute will highlight the latest tax, legislative, and governmental issues that impact nonprofit organizations. Experts from private foundations, public charities, and legal, financial, and governmental institutions will host workshops for newcomers as well as knowledgeable practitioners.

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Washington Nonprofit Legal and Tax Conference

Date: March 17 - 18, 2016 (Thursday - Friday)

Hosted by: Washington Nonprofit Legal and Tax Conference

Location: Washington, D.C.

Price: Ranges from $975 to $1,099

Registration Deadline: Early - November 2, 2015; Regular - November 3, 2015 through February 16, 2016; Late - February 17, 2016 through March 16, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Nonprofit exemptions, policy, taxes

Who Should Attend: Individuals in the nonprofit sector who are responsible for legal and accounting aspects of their respective organizations.

Social Media Information: Facebook - Washington Non-Profit Legal & Tax Conference

About: The 52nd Annual Washington Non-Profit Legal and Tax Conference will highlight the different aspects of nonprofit accounting and legality as well as vital issues that affect tax-exempt organizations. Various topics will be covered such as election issues, charitable life income plans, fraud prevention, and cybersecurity.

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Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium

Date: January 7 - 9, 2016 (Thursday - Sunday)

Hosted by: University of San Diego, School of Leadership and Education Services

Location: San Diego, California

Price: Ranges from $50 to $202

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: TBD

Topics: Advocacy, government, policy

Who Should Attend: Individuals who serve on the boards of nonprofit organizations and serve in a governance capacity as well as board members who are active in the area of fiduciary stewardship.

Social Media Information: Twitter - @usdsoles -- Facebook - University of San Diego: SOLES

About: The 12th Annual Nonprofit Governance Symposium will help nonprofit board members explore how to create and foster a high-performing board, the governance that is required from leaders and staff members, and the internal and external landscapes of partnership, human resource development, new laws, finance, and advocacy. The conference will feature over 40 workshops, seminars, and lectures that will explore internal and external strategies, systems, methods, best practices, and successful examples that will help individuals become better fiduciaries and strategists.

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Annual Nonprofit Conference

Date: January 14, 2016 (Thursday)

Hosted by: Foundation for Accounting Education

Location: New York City, New York

Price: Ranges from $385 to $510

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: Over 500

Topics: Accounting, auditing

Who Should Attend: Executives, board members, and financial employees within the nonprofit sector

Social Media Information: Twitter - @nysscpa -- Facebook - NYSSCPA/FAE

About: Attendees to the 38th Annual Nonprofit Conference in New York City will obtain crucial guidance from experts who will help them stay up to date on shifts in the nonprofit sector. Past conferences have featured nonprofit industry talent and expertise from the Office of the State Comptroller, FASB, and accounting and legal firms. Additionally, attendees can receive 2 Accounting (NYSED) / Accounting (NASBA) credits, 3 Auditing (NYSED) / Auditing (NASBA) credits, or 3 Specialized Knowledge (NYSED) / Specialized Knowledge (NASBA) credits.

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2016 Government and Not-for-Profit Conference

Date: April 29, 2016 (Friday)

Hosted by: Maryland Association of CPAs

Location: College Park, Maryland

Price: Ranges from $255 to $335; $25 discount if registered before January 1, 2015

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: TBD

Topics: Accounting, auditing

Who Should Attend: Accountants, auditors, and CPAs with an intermediate level of knowledge of the field

Social Media Information: Twitter - @MACPA -- Facebook - Maryland Association of CPAs

About: The 2016 Government and Not-For-Profit Conference will address the technical and professional challenges that CPAs regularly face in their respective sectors. Attendees will walk away with skills, insights, and resources that they can implement immediately at their jobs. Additionally, participants can receive 8.0 CPE credits for attending.

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AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference

Date: June 27 - 29, 2016 (Monday - Wednesday)

Hosted by: American Institute of CPAs

Location: National Harbor, Maryland

Price: Ranges from $970 to $1,320

Registration Deadline: Early bird - May 13, 2016; Regular - May 14, 2016 through June 26, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Regulatory and operating issues in the nonprofit sector, donor support

Who Should Attend: CPAs, CGMA designation holders, accountants, consultants, tax advisers, auditors, financial managers with nonprofit clients, fiscal managers and staff at nonprofits, NFP financial executive staff members, CFOs, CEOs, executive directors, controllers, directors of finance, and board trustees

Social Media Information: Twitter - #AICPAnfp / @AICPAconfs

About: The Annual AICPA Not-for-Profit Industry Conference will help nonprofit professionals learn more about solving the toughest operating issues within their organizations. Additionally, attendees will gain insight into new regulations and will get comprehensive updates from the industry’s top experts. They will also gain financial management strategies that work with their organization’s existing structure. Past conferences have featured four specialized session tracks, interactive sessions, workshops, panels, and learning labs.  

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2016 NCRC Annual Conference

Date: March 16 - 19, 2016 (Wednesday - Saturday)

Hosted by: National Community Reinvestment Coalition

Location: Washington, D.C.

Price: Past prices range from $149 to $489

Registration Deadlines: TBD

Size: Less than 200

Topics: Fair housing, community reinvestment, community organizing

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit executives and practitioners, fair housing professionals, and local, state, and federal policymakers

Social Media Information: Twitter - #JustEconomy / @NCRC -- Facebook - NCRC

About: The 2016 NCRC Annual Conference’s theme is “Creating a Just Economy.” The conference is an opportunity for nonprofit executives and policymakers to come together to discuss innovative ideas and best practices for creating better communities and a more just economy. The conference will feature workshops and sessions on housing, access to credit and lending, business development, community organizing, and community development.

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Date: February 23 - 26, 2016 (Tuesday - Friday)

Hosted by: University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications

Location: Gainesville, Florida

Price: TBD

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: TBD

Topics: Communications, nonprofit management, social media, social change

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit and business professionals who are looking to connect with their colleagues in an informal setting to discuss using communication to change the world

Social Media Information: Twitter - @frankgathering -- Facebook - frank

About: frank2016 brings strategic communicators together with nonprofit and business professionals and foundation members. Storytellers, scientists, and social changers will convene to have conversations centered around social change and effective communication.

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501(c)onference

Date: June 1 - 3, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: Center for Nonprofit Management

Location: Los Angeles, California

Price: TBD

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: Less than 400

Topics: Fundraising, nonprofit management

Who Should Attend: Executive directors, board members, funders, and other nonprofit professionals who want to discuss the latest trends and connect with other colleagues

Social Media Information: Twitter - @CNMsocal -- Facebook - Center for Nonprofit Management

About: The fifth annual 501(c)onference is a place for nonprofit professionals from all levels to join together to talk about the latest issues and trends in the nonprofit sector. Past conferences have focused on the future of the nonprofit arena as well as leadership and social change. Participants will have the opportunity to attend panels, breakout sessions, and general sessions in order to learn more about the nonprofit sphere.  

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Nonprofit Finance & Sustainability Conference

Date: March 3, 2016 (Thursday)

Hosted by: Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Price: Past conference prices have ranged from $159 to $259

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: TBD

Topics: Financial leadership, sustainability

Who Should Attend: Executive directors, finance managers, board members, program managers, bookkeepers, and operations managers

Social Media Information: Twitter - @SmartNonprofits -- Facebook - Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

About: The fifth annual Nonprofit Finance and Sustainability Conference will touch on financial leadership and how it relates to sustainability. Past conferences have featured networking activities, breakout sessions, plenary sessions, town hall discussions and even trivia events. Previous sessions have highlighted areas including nonprofit financial, tax, and legal compliance, nonprofit trends, investing, and nonprofit ethics.

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The Great Ideas Conference

Date: March 13 - 15, 2016 (Sunday - Tuesday)

Hosted by: ASAE

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Price: Ranges from $899 to $1,499

Registration Deadline: Early bird - February 12, 2016. Regular/Onsite - February 13 through March 13, 2016.

Size: Less than 1,000

Topics: Associations, nonprofit management

Who Should Attend: Association professionals who want to learn about great ideas for their workplace environment.

Social Media Information: Twitter - #Ideas16 / @GreatIdeasConf

About: The Great Ideas Conference enables attendees to create and be exposed to countless innovative ideas and executable actions that they can easily put into place in their workplace. In addition to the normal conference, ASAE hosts a Pre-Conference, Executive Leadership Program that allows teams to dive into how to best price their products and services.

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2016 National Nonprofit Conference

Date: April 20 - 22, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: Center for Nonprofit Advancement

Location: McLean, Virginia

Price: TBD

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: TBD

Topics: Leadership, management, technology, finance, fund development, volunteer recruitment, governance

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit professionals who want to learn more about and develop their leadership skills so that they can more effectively guide their organizations

Social Media Information: Twitter - @CenterNonprof -- Facebook - Center for Nonprofit Advancement

About: The National Leadership Conference will feature breakout sessions and pre-conference and post-conference sessions centered around nonprofit leadership and management, growth and prosperity, volunteer recruitment and management, technology, and new streams of funding. Throughout these different sessions, attendees will learn best practices from seasoned professionals in the nonprofit arena.

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The Washington State Nonprofit Conference

Date: May 16 - 17, 2016 (Monday - Tuesday)

Hosted by: Washington Nonprofits

Location: Bellevue, Washington

Price: Past prices have ranged from $161 to $330

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: Less than 1,000

Topics: Nonprofit finance, storytelling, leadership, legal issues, board member engagement, data, international nonprofit leadership

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit professionals who want to develop their skills and learn how to better manage their organizations.

Social Media Information: Twitter - @WaNonprofits -- Facebook - Washington Nonprofits

About: The 2016 Washington State Nonprofit Conference will be host to inspiring speakers who will discuss nonprofit management, finance, and engagement. Past conferences have highlighted collaboration, leadership, volunteerism, succession planning, common legal issues, and storytelling. The conference allows attendees to participate in workshop sessions, open conversations, and exhibitor sessions.

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Enterprising Nonprofits 2016

Date: May 17, 2016 (Tuesday)

Hosted by: First Business Financial Services, Inc.

Location: Appleton, Wisconsin

Price: TBD

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: Over 300

Topics: Nonprofit boards, employee programs, volunteer programs

Who Should Attend: For-profit and nonprofit business leaders, executive directors, business development directors, and volunteer coordinators

Social Media Information: Twitter - #ENP16 / @FirstBusiness_ -- Facebook - First Business

About: ENP 2016 will help for-profit and nonprofit leaders learn more about volunteer engagement, effective delegation, volunteer teams, and communication strategies. Although the conference only lasts for one day, the jam-packed agenda features networking events, keynote speakers, and morning and afternoon breakout sessions.

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Annual Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers

Date: June 13, 2016 (Monday)

Hosted by: The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management at North Park University in Chicago

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Price: Under $300

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: TBD

Topics: Volunteerism, fundraising, leadership, investing, accountability, communication

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit executive leadership and other mid- to high-level professionals who want to learn how to build a stronger nonprofit organization

Social Media Information: Twitter - @AxelsonCenter -- Facebook - The Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management

About: The 17th Annual Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers will spend a day in June educating attendees about the best ways to lead their nonprofit organizations to excellence. Past conferences have featured breakout sessions that highlighted accountability and integrity, resource generation, leadership, impact, and communication. The one-day event includes breakout sessions, collaborative networking, and keynote speeches by experts in the field.

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2016 New York Nonprofit Conference

Date: August 2 - 3, 2016 (Tuesday - Wednesday)

Hosted by: DMA Nonprofit Federation

Location: New York City, New York

Price: TBD

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: Less than 1,000

Topics: Donor relations, fundraising, marketing, analytics

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit professionals, marketers, fundraisers

Social Media Information: Twitter - @DMANF -- Facebook - DMA Nonprofit Federation

About: The 2016 New York Nonprofit Conference will be host to hundreds of nonprofit professionals, fundraisers, and marketers who wish to share ideas with one another and improve public awareness and reception of interactive market-driven philanthropy. Past conferences have provided attendees with education related to marketing principles and practices, the latest regulatory issues, and ethical practices that all nonprofits face when fundraising and communicating.  

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2016 Alliance National Conference

Date: October 19 - 21, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

Location: Los Angeles, California

Price: TBD

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: TBD

Topics: Nonprofit human-serving organizations

Who Should Attend: Executives, senior management, and board members of nonprofits

Social Media Information: Twitter - #AllianceNC16 / @AllianceNews -- Facebook - Alliance for Strong Families and Communities

About: The 2016 Alliance National Conference will feature exceptional speakers and a variety of workshops that will address important issues centered around issues and trends that affect nonprofits that serve their local communities.

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SPECTRUM Conference

Date: May 10, 2016 (Tuesday)

Hosted by: Community Service Public Relations Council

Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Price: Past prices range from $99 to $145

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: TBD

Topics: Community service, public relations, social change, fund development, social and digital communications

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit and corporate professionals

Social Media Information: Twitter - @CSPRCstl -- Facebook - Community Service Public Relations Council - CSPRC

About: The annual SPECTRUM Conference is the only day-long conference in the St. Louis metro area that is designed specifically to meet the particular needs of nonprofits across a broad array of topics. Past conferences have covered a variety of areas including communications and marketing, increasing awareness, rebranding nonprofit organizations, and engaging volunteers.

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Washington Nonprofit Conference

Date: February 17 - 19, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: DMA Nonprofit Federation

Location: Washington, D.C.

Price: TBD

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: Less than 200

Topics: Fundraising, marketing

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit professionals who want to learn more about donor acquisition strategies and discover how to integrate their existing fundraising tactics

Social Media Information: Twitter - @DMANF -- Facebook - DMA Nonprofit Federation

About: Attendees of the Washington Nonprofit Conference will get to network with other nonprofit professionals to discuss and exchange marketing and fundraising ideas. The conference will also provide insights into direct and interactive marketing principles as well as ethical practices related to fundraising. Additionally, attendees will have the opportunity tolisten to case studies from colleagues to help them have a more realistic perception of the issues and challenges that they could potentially face.

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Philanthropy

IMPACT National Conference

Date: February 18 - 21, 2016 (Thursday - Sunday)

Hosted by: IMPACT

Location: Amherst, Massachusetts

Price: Ranges from $190 to $250

Registration Deadline: Early Bird - January 15, 2016; Regular - January 16, 2016 through February 4, 2016; Late/Onsite - February 5, 2016 through February 18, 2016

Size: Less than 700

Topics: Advocacy, leadership

Who Should Attend: Students, administrators, and nonprofit professionals who want to learn more about social justice issues, civic engagement, community-based research, advocacy, and other forms of social action

Social Media Information: Facebook - IMPACT Conference

About: The national IMPACT Conference is one of the largest gatherings of students, administrators, faculty, and nonprofit professionals who focus on civic engagement, service-learning, advocacy, and community service. Attendees will learn more about social change and philanthropy through workshops, keynote speeches, and an opportunities fair.

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2016 Nonprofit Summit

Date: March 9 - 11, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: SC Association of Nonprofit Organizations

Location: Spartanburg, South Carolina

Price: Ranges from $115 to $375

Registration Deadline: Regular - February 21, 2016; Late -  February 22, 2016 through March 8, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Activism, collective impact, community engagement, leadership

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit professionals who want to connect with their peers and learn more about social change, collective impact, and other topics directly related to nonprofits

Social Media Information: Twitter - @SCANPO -- Facebook - South Carolina Association of Nonprofit Organizations (SCANPO)

About: The SCANPO 2016 Nonprofit Summit will feature various keynote speakers that will discuss social innovation, philanthropy, and other pertinent topics that will help nonprofit professionals. Additionally, the summit will allow attendees to network with one another and attend workshops and other topical sessions.

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ACCP: The Conference

Date: March 20 - 23, 2016 (Sunday - Wednesday)

Hosted by: ACCP

Location: San Diego, California

Price: Ranges from $2,150 to $2,795

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: TBD

Topics: Philanthropy, social good

Who Should Attend: Business leaders who want to create and strengthen the links between their businesses and their social strategies

Social Media Information: Twitter - #accp2016 / @accprof -- Facebook - ACCP

About: The annual conference brings together business professionals and colleagues from across the country who want to learn more about corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Attendees will have the chance to network with other professionals and take part in general sessions, learning labs, exhibitor meet and greets, and other events.

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Yale Philanthropy Conference

Date: February 12, 2016 (Friday)

Hosted by: Yale School of Management

Location: New Haven, Connecticut

Price: TBD

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: Less than 400

Topics: Philanthropy, nonprofit management

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit professionals, philanthropists, individuals who work at foundations, as well as academics, consultants, and students

Social Media Information: Twitter - @YPC2016 -- Facebook - Yale Philanthropy Conference

About: The annual Yale Philanthropy Conference is the only industry conference that is completely planned by a top-tier business school, Yale’s School of Management. The mission of the conference is to create and encourage business and society leaders. This year’s conference will look at the ever-changing role of philanthropy within the ecosystem of social change. The conference’s speakers will explore how to use tools to produce positive outcomes and amplify community impact. Sessions will explore business models, creating cultures of change, data-driven decisions, the art of storytelling, and more.

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2016 Annual Conference: The Future of Community

Date: April 8 - 12, 2016 (Friday - Tuesday)

Hosted by: Council on Foundations

Location: Washington, D.C.

Price: Ranges from $199 to $1,800 depending on membership status and sector affiliation 

Registration Deadline: Early - January 31, 2016; Regular/Onsite - February 1st through April 8, 2016

Size: Over 1,000

Topics: Philanthropy, foundations

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit, philanthropy, and foundation professionals

Social Media Information: Twitter - @COF_ -- Facebook - Council on Foundations

About: The Council on Foundations’ 2016 Annual Conference will bring the best and brightest individuals in the nonprofit and foundation sectors to discuss the future of community and philanthropy. Past conferences have highlighted philanthropy and public policy, executive leadership,climate change, investment, and scholarships.

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ISTR’s 12th International Conference

Date: June 28 - July 1, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: The International Society for Third-Sector Research

Location: Stockholm, Sweden

Price: Ranges from $250 to $450

Registration Deadline: Early - March 18, 2016; Regular - March 19 through June 10, 2016.

Size: TBD

Topics: Accountability, transparency, social innovation, volunteerism, advocacy, social enterprise, philanthropy, foundations, public policy

Who Should Attend: Philanthropists and nonprofit professionals

Social Media Information: Twitter - @ISTRorg -- Facebook - International Society for Third-Sector Research (ISTR)

About: The central theme of ISTR’s 12th International Conference is the increasingly turbulent and complex environment for third sector organizations. Various individuals will be presenting papers on the third sector and the welfare state, civil society and democracy, NGOs and globalization, accountability and transparency, social innovation and enterprise, advocacy and public policy, philanthropy and foundations, volunteerism, and emerging areas of theory and practice.

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Philanthropy Southwest 2016 Annual Conference

Date: October 27 - 29, 2016 (Thursday - Saturday)

Hosted by: Philanthropy Southwest

Location: Colorado Springs, Colorado

Price: Approximately $1,000

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: More than 300

Topics: Philanthropy, leadership, legislative issues, grantmaking

Who Should Attend: Trustees and staff of grantmaking organizations and philanthropists

Social Media Information: Twitter - @southwestfdns -- Facebook - Philanthropy Southwest

About: Philanthropy Southwest’s 68th Annual Conference will provide attendees with the chance to connect and network with fellow philanthropists. Past conferences have featured sessions on leadership, evaluating, economic trends, and legislative issues, as well as site visits, receptions, and breakout sessions.

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2016 Annual ARNOVA Conference

Date: November 17 - 19, 2016 (Thursday - Saturday)

Hosted by: Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action

Location: Washington, D.C.

Price: 2015 rates ranged from $165 to $416

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: Over 500

Topics: Innovation, volunteerism, ethics, diversity.

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit professionals and volunteers.

Social Media Information: Twitter - @ARNOVA -- Facebook - ARNOVA

About: The 45th Annual ARNOVA Conference will feature development programs for leaders and nonprofit professionals, workshops, educational sessions, and research roundtables. Past conferences have highlighted global issues, philanthropy, social entrepreneurship, and diversity. ARNOVA is one of the leading communities of individuals committed to developing the creation, application, and dissemination of knowledge about nonprofit organizations, philanthropy, civil society, and voluntary action through research and education.

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Rocky Mountain Philanthropy Institute

Date: September 8 - 9, 2016 (Thursday - Friday)

Hosted by: Colorado Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals

Location: Breckenridge, Colorado

Price: Past prices have been less than $300

Registration Deadlines: TBD

Size: TBD

Topics: Donor retention, donor acquisition, donor relations, philanthropy

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit and fund development professionals

Social Media Information: Twitter - @AFPIHQ -- Facebook - Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP)

About: For over two decades, the Colorado Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals has given nonprofit and fund development professionals engaging sessions and helpful information through their Rocky Mountain Philanthropy Institute. Past conferences have included silent auctions, breakout sessions, and keynote addresses.

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Independent Sector National Conference

Date: November 16 - 18, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: Independent Sector

Location: Washington, D.C.

Price: Past prices range from $1,350 to $1,800

Registration Deadlines: TBD

Size: Over 1,000

Topics: Technology, social change, corporate social responsibility, diversity, leadership

Who Should Attend: CEOs of foundations, nonprofit professionals, business leaders, foundation members

Social Media Information: Twitter - @IndSector -- Facebook - Independent Sector

About: The Independent Sector National Conference brings together bright minds who are dedicated to the common good of their communities. Attendees will be able to learn about global and national trends that are affecting everyone and learn how to solve the world’s toughest issues. Participants can attend dozens of sessions where thought leaders speak on anything from environmental degradation to ethnic diversity in leadership. Attendees also get a chance to gain new perspectives from other colleagues and network with their peers.

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Create Good 2016

Date: TBD

Hosted by: Create Good

Location: Raleigh, North Carolina

Price: TBD

Registration Deadlines: TBD

Size: TBD

Topics: Communications, volunteerism, philanthropy

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit professionals.

Social Media Information: Twitter - #creategoodnc / @creategoodcon -- Facebook - Create Good Conference

About: The traditionally half-day conference seeks to inspire and engage nonprofit professionals and communicators to try out new ideas and concepts, complete existing projects, and connect with other nonprofit professionals.

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MCON 2016

Date: June 21 - 23, 2016 (Tuesday - Thursday)

Hosted by: Achieve

Location: Washington, D.C.

Price: TBD

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: Over 10,000 (online and in-person)

Topics: Entrepreneurship, social change, innovation

Who Should Attend: Individuals who work for or lead a cause-driven organization, represent a company that wants to boost its corporate social responsibility, or have an innovative idea that seeks to create change in the local and global communities

Social Media Information: Twitter - #mcon / @achieve_consult -- Facebook - Achieve

About: Now in its sixth year, MCON 2016 will seek to bring millennials together who are looking to make a difference in any way that they can. Individuals can take part in the conference either in person or online, and attendees will receive valuable information about turning interest in an issue into action. MCON allows people to find new ways for organizations and companies to operate and tries to help participants see the importance of transparency and innovation when it comes to social issues. Through incredible speakers, networking events, and workshops, MCON 2016 will help attendees turn their excitement and enthusiasm into action.

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The Center for Socially Responsible Business’s 8th Annual Spring Conference

Date: March 11, 2016 (Friday)

Hosted by: Mills College, Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business

Location: Oakland, California

Price: Past prices range from $150 to $200

Registration Deadlines: TBD

Size: Less than 200

Topics: Corporate social responsibility, community well-being, means and methods to demonstrate stewardship

Who Should Attend: Business leaders who want to learn more about helping their enterprises become more socially responsible and create well-being within their communities

Social Media Information: Twitter - @CSRBMills -- Facebook - Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College

About: The Center for Socially Responsible Bussiness’s 8th Annual Spring Conference will allow attendees to take part in vibrant talks and helpful sessions that better enable them to understand corporate social responsibility and how it plays a part in local communities. Past conferences have highlighted economic models, social impact, innovative finance, and social enterprise.

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Just Giving 2016

Date: April 19 - 21, 2016 (Tuesday - Thursday)

Hosted by: EDGE Funders Alliance

Location: Berkeley, California

Price: TBD

Registration Deadlines: TBD

Size: Over 200

Topics: Philanthropy, entrepreneurship, politics, economics, culture

Who Should Attend: Foundation leaders, activists, economy entrepreneurs

Social Media Information: Twitter - @EDGEFunders -- Facebook - EDGE Funders Alliance

About: The EDGE Funders Just Giving 2016 conference will touch on philanthropy as it relates to politics, the financial sector, and the business world. The conference seeks to align participants with growing grassroots movements to produce better systemic solutions to today’s problems. Past conferences have featured over 20 workshops, ad hoc meetings, and engagement labs as well as plenary sessions with engaging speakers.

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Social Capital 2016

Date: February 23 - 25, 2016 (Tuesday - Thursday)

Hosted by: Social Capital

Location: Alexandria, Virginia

Price: Ranges from $950 to $1,850

Registration Deadline: Early - December 18, 2015; Regular - December 19, 2015 through February 22, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Employee engagement, marketing, social media, strategic partnerships, volunteerism

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit and corporate professionals who want to connect with each other and share ideas about growing strategic partnerships between the two sectors

Social Media Information: Twitter - @Soc_Capital

About: While the Social Capital 2016 Conference is invitation only, those who attend will get to network with professionals from both the corporate and nonprofit sectors. Featured speakers will discuss a broad array of topics ranging from social media and cause marketing to volunteerism and corporate employee engagement.

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Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship

Date: April 13 - 15, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: Skoll World Forum

Location: Oxford, England

Price: Ranges from $1,150 to $2,850

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: Less than 1,000

Topics: Entrepreneurship, social change, social media, global development

Who Should Attend: Entrepreneurs and philanthropists

Social Media Information: Twitter - #SKOLLWF / @SkollWorldForum -- Facebook - Skoll World Forum

About: While there are limited spots for the 2016 Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, those who attend will be given access to a whole host of topics and discussions centered around changing the world through entrepreneurship and philanthropy. Past forums have covered a wide range of issues including infrastructure, public opinion, global health, solar power, and social media. In addition to core sessions, attendees can attend networking events, meditation sessions, and film screenings.

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Grantmakers for Effective Organizations 2016 National Conference

Date: May 2 - 4, 2016 (Monday - Wednesday)

Hosted by: Grantmakers for Effective Organizations and the Minnesota Council on Foundations

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Price: Ranges from $800 to $1,400

Registration Deadline: Priority - January 5 through February 1, 2016; Early bird - February 2 through the 15, 2016; Regular February 16 through April 15, 2016; Late - April 16 through May 2, 2016.

Size: Over 600

Topics: Fundraising, grantmaking, social media, philanthropy

Who Should Attend: Grantmakers

Social Media Information: Twitter - #2016GEO /  @GEOfunders -- Facebook - Grantmakers for Effective Organizations

About: The biannual Grantmakers for Effective Organizations National Conference will give participants the chance to learn more about the challenges and solutions that are present in the field of grantmaking. Through thought-provoking speakers, interactive programming, and networking opportunities, attendees can learn about new ideas that can help their grantmaking practices achieve better results. Past conferences have touched on topics such as grantmaking metrics, leadership, philanthropy, technology tools, and storytelling.

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International Fundraising Conference

Date: March 20 - 22, 2016 (Sunday - Tuesday)

Hosted by: Association of Fundraising Professionals

Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Price: Ranges from $699 to $999

Registration Deadline: Early bird - October 15, 2015

Size: Approximately 4,000

Topics: Fundraising, social media, policy

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit professionals and individuals interested in philanthropy and fundraising

Social Media Information: Twitter - #afpfc / @AFPIHQ -- Facebook - AFP International Conference on Fundraising

About: The International Fundraising Conference is a large gathering of nonprofit professionals who want to hone their skills and focus when it comes to fundraising. Participants can attend a variety of educational sessions that cover topics ranging from social media and donor communication to U.S. public policy and behavioral economics. Individuals can also attend optional workshops and networking events to help them connect with other professionals as well as vendors that cater to nonprofits.

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Structuring Major Gifts Conference

Date: January 20 - 22, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: San Diego, California

Price: Ranges from $935 to $1,420

Registration Deadline: Early Bird - December 11, 2015; Regular - December 12, 2015 through January 21, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Donor relationships, fundraising, major gifts, planned giving

Who Should Attend: Professionals with mid- and senior-level responsibility as well as major and principal gift officers, chief development officers, and planned giving officers

Social Media Information: Twitter - #casesmg / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: The conference will feature speakers and events that examine major gift planning, shifts in donor populations, and the role of tax incentives in structuring larger gifts.

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Planned Giving Primer

Date: January 20, 2016 (Wednesday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: San Diego, California

Price: Ranges from $260 to $395

Registration Deadline: Early bird - December 11, 2015; Regular - December 12, 2015 through January 19, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Fundraising, planned giving

Who Should Attend: Deans, academic leaders, and development officers with mid-level responsibility who participate in the stewarding of major planned gift donors or would like an introduction or refresher on gift planning tools and resources

Social Media Information: Twitter - #caseadvdean / @CASEAdvance-- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: This one-day conference will introduce attendees to common gift planning tools and explain how planned gifts can be a major part of successful capital and endowment campaigns. Those who attend will also gain an understanding of which types of planned gifts result in the greatest source of unrestricted funds as well as how demographic, economic, and political trends play a role in planned giving.

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2016 Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Conference

Date: February 24 - 25, 2016 (Wednesday - Thursday)

Hosted by: PeerToPeer Professional Forum

Location: Orlando, Florida

Price: Ranges from $845 to $1,345

Registration Deadline: Early bird - January 7, 2016. Regular - January 8 through February 23, 2016.

Size: More than 400

Topics: Fundraising, leadership, acquisition, recruitment, retention

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit professionals who want to learn more about peer-to-peer fundraising and want to share ideas and network with fundraising experts

Social Media Information: Twitter - @P2PForum -- Facebook - P2P Forum, formerly Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council

About: The 10th Annual Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Conference is a great way for nonprofit professionals to learn more about generating revenue for their organizations through peer to peer fundraising. Past conferences have featured sessions that touched on corporate sponsorship programs, donor retention, and even using videogames as fundraisers. Additionally, attendees have had the opportunity to participate in breakout sessions and peer group discussions to further expand their knowledge of the advantages of peer-to-peer fundraising tactics.

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NAYDO 2016

Date: April 6 - 9, 2016 (Wednesday - Saturday)

Hosted by: The North American YMCA Development Organization

Location: Detroit, Michigan

Price: Ranges from $315 to $895

Registration Deadline: Members - September 10, 2015 through October 30, 2015; Early Bird - October 31, 2015 through December 4, 2015; Regular - December 5, 2015 through January 29, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Fundraising, philanthropy, planned giving, annual campaign, endowments

Who Should Attend: Nonprofit professionals who want to expand their knowledge of fundraising and philanthropy

Social Media Information: Twitter - @YMCA_NAYDO -- Facebook - NAYDO

About: The 2016 NAYDO Conference is the very first collaboration between the YMCAs of Michigan and Western Ontario and will feature a multitude of educational sessions designed to help nonprofit professionals learn more about fundraising, philanthropy, and social change. In addition to the countless sessions and discussions that will take place, NAYDO will also host workshops, networking events, exhibits, breakfast meetings, and various banquets.

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2016 Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits Conference

Date: June 1 - 3, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: Center for Professional and Executive Development, the Wisconsin School of Business, and the Center for Community and Nonprofit Studies

Location: Madison, Wisconsin

Price: TBD

Registration Deadline: TBD

Size: TBD

Topics: Fundraising, major gifts, planned giving, nonprofit management and development

Who Should Attend: Individuals in charge of fundraising at nonprofits, major gifts officers, seasoned nonprofit professionals, and nonprofit newcomers

Social Media Information: Twitter - @UWBusiness -- Facebook - Wisconsin School of Business

About: The 2016 Fundraising and Development for Nonprofits Conference will provide attendees with interactive workshops, useful techniques, and peer networking that will help them strengthen their teams and organizations. Some key takeaways include fresh ideas and approaches to fundraising, social media strategies, how to attract corporate and foundation support, and effective planned giving ideas.

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International Fundraising Conference

Date: February 17 - 19, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: New York City, New York

Price: Ranges from $915 to $1,395

Registration Deadlines: Early Bird - January 8, 2016; Regular - January 9, 2016 through February 16, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Advancement activities, fundraising, international legal and tax issues

Who Should Attend: Development officers who want to learn how their institution can best raise funds internationally, fundraisers responsible for identifying and cultivating international alumni and parent prospects, advancement officers for institutions with an international alumni and student population, and professionals dealing with legal issues that involve international fundraising

Social Media Information: Twitter - #caseifr / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: The International Fundraising Conference will allow attendees to learn more about the practical strategies that they can use to raise more money internationally. The conference sessions will highlight how to use the president, senior institutional leaders, trustees, and key volunteers in an institution’s fundraising efforts. Attendees will also gain information about international legal and tax issues and have the opportunity to network with seasoned practitioners in the international fundraising field.

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Fundraising Fundamentals: Spring Session

Date: March 29 - 31, 2016 (Tuesday - Thursday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: Providence, Rhode Island

Price: Ranges from $840 to $1,280

Registration Deadlines: Early bird - February 19, 2016; Regular - February 20, 2016 through March 28, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Fundamentals of fundraising in education, annual funds, major gifts

Who Should Attend: Development professionals with fewer than two years of fundraising experience and academic leaders and volunteers with fundraising responsibilities

Social Media Information: Twitter - #casefrf / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: Attendees of the Fundraising Fundamentals: Spring Session can expect to walk away with the tools and resources that can help them have a better understanding of the principles of fundraising in an educational institution. The conference will highlight learning how to develop internal and external relationships that yield big results, the advancement process in general, and the synergies of annual, major, leadership, and planned giving. The conference will be held in conjunction with the Introduction to Personal Solicitation: Spring Session.

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Introduction to Personal Solicitation: Spring Session

Date: March 31 - April 1, 2016 (Thursday - Friday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: Providence, Rhode Island

Price: Ranges from $630 to $955

Registration Deadlines: Early Bird - February 19, 2016; Regular - February 20, 2016 through March 30, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Fundraising, annual gift prospects, major gift prospects, face-to-face solicitation

Who Should Attend: Development professionals with less than two years of fundraising experience and academic leaders and volunteers with fundraising responsibilities

Social Media Information: Twitter - #caseips / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: The Introduction to Personal Solicitation: Spring Session will be held in conjunction with the Fundraising Fundamentals: Spring Session and will help fundraisers improve their face-to-face solicitation skills. Attendees will be exposed to strategies for their major gift and annual gift prospects as well as ways that they can build their confidence, style, and vocabulary to make the most effective and engaging fundraising solicitations.

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Major Gift Strategies: Spring Session

Date: April 27 - 29, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: Miami, Florida

Price: Ranges from $870 to $1,320

Registration Deadlines: Early Bird - March 18, 2016; Regular - March 19, 2016 through April 26, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Major gift prospects, fundraising, donor relationships

Who Should Attend: Individuals who want to increase major gift philanthropy, development professionals with major gift responsibilities, and deans, faculty, volunteers, and staff who have a vital role in securing major gifts

Social Media Information: Twitter - #casemgs / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: The Spring Session of the Major Gift Strategies Conference will help attendees learn how to uncover new prospects, maximize existing donor relationships, and engage their teams. Through sessions and networking events, participants will walk away with strategies that they can use for finding major gift prospects and expand their network of professional peers.

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Persuasive Development Writing: Spring Session

Date: May 4 - 6, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

Price: Ranges from $935 to $1,420

Registration Deadlines: Early Bird - March 25, 2016; Regular - March 26, 2016 through May 3, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Writing, communications, fundraising, annual giving appeals, case statements, major gift proposals, foundation grants

Who Should Attend: Directors of development, annual fund directors, corporate and foundation relations officers, marketing officers, development writers, communications directors as well as newcomers to the advancement profession and professionals with mid-level authority.

Social Media Information: Twitter - #casepdw / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: The Persuasive Development Writing Conference is designed as an intensive workshop to help participants hone their writing skills as they pertain to annual giving appeals, case statements, major gift proposals, and foundation grants. Attendees will get hands-on training to help them refine their fundraising appeals. Participants are required to bring their own laptop to the conference (MS Word compatible) as well as a USB cable for printing.

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Inspiring the Largest Gifts of a Lifetime

Date: June 22 - 24, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Price: Ranges from $915 to $1,395

Registration Deadlines: Early Bird - May 13, 2016; Regular - May 14, 2016 through June 21, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Donor-centered fundraising, annual fundraising, campaign fundraising

Who Should Attend: Principal and major gift officers, philanthropic advisers, gift planning officers, presidents and school heads, deans, trustees, vice presidents and directors of development as well as newcomers to the advancement profession and professionals with mid-level responsibility.

Social Media Information: Twitter - #caseilg / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: Participants of Inspiring the Largest Gifts of a Lifetime will learn the concepts of donor-centered fundraising and how they fit into development programs. Attendees will walk away with information on relationship-based fundraising and the differences between major gifts and annual and campaign fundraising.

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Grant Managers Network Annual Conference

Date: March 14 - 16, 2016 (Monday - Wednesday)

Hosted by: Grant Managers Network

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

Price: Ranges from $725 to $1,140

Registration Deadline: Early Bird - February 26, 2016; Regular - February 27, 2016 through March 13, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Fundraising, grant making, compliance, data, technology

Who Should Attend: New or experienced grant management professionals who want to stay up-to-date on today’s trends and developments

Social Media Information: Twitter - @grantsmanagers -- Facebook - Grants Managers Network

About: The 11th Annual Grant Managers Network Conference will offer over 50 sessions to help grant managers and and professional learn more about their profession and develop their skills. Sessions will highlight legal and financial issues, data intelligence, best practices, and technology. Additionally, there will be vendor sponsored sessions that will allow attendees to see how new and existing technology can help their organization. There will also be networking events, roundtables, and site visits in addition to the many sessions that the conference will offer.

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Annual Conference for Donor Relations Professionals

Date: June 22 - 24, 2016 (Wednesday - Friday)

Hosted by: CASE

Location: Los Angeles, California

Price: Ranges from $870 to $1,320

Registration Deadline: Early Bird - May 13, 2016; Regular - May 14, 2016 through June 21, 2016

Size: TBD

Topics: Donor relations, engagement, stewardship, and cultivation

Who Should Attend: Donor relations and stewardship professionals, development officers, annual giving officers, relationship managers, advancement services professionals, senior advancement leaders

Social Media Information: Twitter - #casedrp / @CASEAdvance -- Facebook - Council for Advancement and Support of Education

About: The Annual Conference for Donor Relations Professionals will bring together newcomers to the advancement profession and professionals with mid- and senior-level responsibility to generate solutions and ideas for developing positive donor relations. Attendees will learn how to build and strengthen their donor relations programs, new ways to engage, steward, and cultivate existing donors, and best practices for donor relations and stewardship.

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