‘Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.’ –Socrates

Continued learning opportunities in the nonprofit sector are key to ensuring that its professionals are well-equipped to manage the day-to-day of organizations, hire and train (and, when necessary, fire) staff, and connect with and steward donors and other stakeholders. Whether you are new to the industry or have a long history of working for, or with, nonprofits there is always something you can learn from others.

With the pandemic, came a lot of changes to the standing conferences that we relied on for learning and networking. From about mid-February, through the end of 2020 most were either cancelled or moved to a virtual platform. In 2021, we saw most continue with purely virtual models until about late spring. With a vaccine readily available in the United States, many felt that the time to go back to in-person events had finally arrived… or at least to offer an in-person option. Alas, the rise of cases due to the Delta variant beginning in August has many people wondering what their fall plans might look like.

At the writing of this post, (September 1, 2021) we still don’t know. But now that we are all well-versed in the technology that allows us to learn and connect from wherever we are, the question remains: What conferences or professional development opportunities are scheduled in the nonprofit sector for the rest of this calendar year.

Here are 91 events that cover topics from Donor Acquisition to Running Meetings, Grant Writing, Planned Giving, Leadership and more. You’ll find everything from one hour events to multi-day day conferences.

This collection of events includes dates, registration costs, contact information.

If you would like to have an event added to this, please contact Amy@TopNonprofits.com

Aug 20 2021 Leadership Communication for Maximum Impact: Storytelling Visit Website
Aug 20 2021 Strategies for Effective Engagement Visit Website
Aug 23 2021 You Won’t Get Corporate Dollars the Way You Think You Will Visit Website
Aug 24 2021 Online Grant Writing Workshop Visit Website
Aug 24 2021 Quick Tips for Safegurding Your Business’s Date with Salesforce Visit Website
Aug 24 2021 Grant Writing 101 – A live interactive webinar Visit Website
Aug 25 2021 7 Questions Every Nonprofit Should Ask to Supercharge Donor Growth Visit Website
Aug 25 2021 The “New Hire Challenge”: Finding the right people for your nonprofit Visit Website
Aug 25 2021 Online Budgeting Workshop Visit Website
Aug 25 2021 Customizing Direct Mail Appeals Visit Website
Aug 25 2021 Program Designs that Pack a Punh Visit Website
Aug 25 2021 Grant Writing Workshop Visit Website
Aug 25-27, 2021 ANA Nonprofit Federation Summer Conference Visit Website
Aug 25 and Oct 4 2021 How to Manage Difficult Volunteers Visit Website
Aug 26 2021 Reimagining Education in Light of COVID19 Visit Website
Aug 31 2021 6 Steps for Small Business SEO Success Visit Website
Aug 31 2021 Bridge Conference Visit Website
Aug 31 2021 8 Steps to elevate your nonprofit’s data and evaluation practices through COVID19 and beyond Visit Website
Sep 1 and Oct 28 2021 How to Create and Design Curriculum for an Online Format Visit Website
Sep 2 2021 Grant Writing Workshop Visit Website
Sep 2 and Oct 5 2021 How to Build Out your Planned Giving Program Visit Website
Sep 6 2021 Grant Writing Tips and Tricks Visit Website
Sep 8 2021 Survival Skills for Trainers & Facilitators: Managing Difficult Situations as They Occur Visit Website
Sep 8-10, 2021 Innovations in International Philanthropy Sympsium Visit Website
Sep 9 and 16 2021 Leading teams, partnerships, and collaborations towards greater impact Visit Website
Sep 13 2021 All About the Donor: Using Passion and Action to Drive Fundraising Results Visit Website
Sep 13-15 2021 Collective Corazon: The Power is Ours Visit Website
Sep 14 2021 Phlanthropy and Fundraising: Two Critical Strategies Visit Website
Sep 14 2021 Key Data Trends and Practical Advice to Bolster Social Impact Partnership Planning Visit Website
Sep 16-19 2021 “Never More” Annual Conference and Exposition Christian-Based Nonprofits Visit Website
Sep 20 2021 Make the Ask: How to Make Better Donor Calls Every Week to Achieve Your Goals Visit Website
Sep 20 2021 How to lead better online meetings and trainings Visit Website
Sep 21 2021 Return,rebuild, and reingage: HR for a post-pandemic workplace Visit Website
Sep 21-23, 2021 NIO Summit Visit Website
Sep 22 2021 How to Facilitate a Group Online: fostering meaningful conversations and building community online Visit Website
Sep 22 2021 Making Donor Dollars Stretch Further Where It Counts: Secrets to Boosting Fundraising Strategies Visit Website
Sep 22 and Nov 3 2021 How to Launch a Legacy Society Program: Strengthen Your Planned Giving Visit Website
Sep 22 and Oct 26 2021 The Roadmap to a Successful Peer-to-Peer Campaign Visit Website
Sep 23 2021 Measure of Success: Creating Tools and Processes to Report Impact Visit Website
Sep 23 2021 Sharing Your Sandbox- Creating Effective Business Partnerships Visit Website
Sep 23, 28, 30 2021 Train  the Trainers: virtual edition Visit Website
Sep 28-30, 2021 Virtual Summit for Nonprofit Changemakers Visit Website
Sep 27 2021 All About the Base: Amping up your Advocacy Skills Visit Website
Sep 28 2021 Prospect Research and Sharing Its Impact with Fundraisers Visit Website
Sep 27-29, 2021 Fundraisin Convention Visit Website
Sep 29 2021 Maximizing Donor Database Visit Website
Sep 29 2021 How to train, engage, and retain virtual volunteers Visit Website
Sep 29 2021 Hosting Events When it’s Safe to Gather: Marketing, Expectations, & Scenario Planning Visit Website
Sep 30 2021 2021 Points of Light Conference Visit Website
Sep 30 2021 Improve Fundraising Communications: Build Donor Relationships Visit Website
Sep 30 2021 Strategic Planning for Your Business- Part I Visit Website
Sep 30 2021 Strategic Planning for Your Business- Part Ii Visit Website
Oct 4-6, 2021 2021 Building Bridges TANGO Nonprofit Week Conference Visit Website
Oct 5 2021 Nonprofit Management Essentials Visit Website
Oct 5 and 12 2021 How to Create a Case Statement for Funding Support: Templates & Methods to Develop a Case Statement Visit Website
Oct 7 2021 Succession Planning: The tools you need to ensure your organization’s sustainability Visit Website
Oct 8 2021 Grant Writing/Finding Workshop Visit Website
Oct 12-14, 2021 SPARK 2021 Visit Website
Oct 12-15, 2021 TED: The Countdown Summit (Climate Conference) Visit Website
Oct 12-22, 2021 A Vision for the Future of Learning and Justice Visit Website
Oct 13-15, 2021 CAUSE CAMP Visit Website
Oct 18-20, 2021 EFC Annual Conference Visit Website
Oct 19, 26 2021 Program Planning, Scaling,and Building Visit Website
Oct 20-22, 2021 UPSWELL Visit Website
Oct 25, 27, 29 2021 Train  the Trainers: virtual edition Visit Website
Oct 27 2021 Donor Relations that Create Donor Retention Visit Website
Nov 1-3, 2021 Nonprofit Storyteling Conference Visit Website
Nov 1-5, 2021 Executive Leadership Institute Visit Website
Nov 2, 9, 16 2021 Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion for a More Perfect Union Visit Website
Nov 4 2021 Measure of Success: Creating Tools and Process to Report Impact Visit Website
Nov 4, 10, 12 2021 Train  the Trainers: virtual edition Visit Website
Nov 7-11, 2021 AFP 2021 Conference Visit Website
Nov 9-10 2021 For Impact Funding Boot Camp Visit Website
Nov 15-28, 2021 High Impact Leadership Visit Website
Nov 24 2021 Getting to Know Donors: Segmenting Strategies Visit Website
Dec 2-3 2021 10th International Research Conference of the European Research Network on Philanthropy Visit Website
Dec 6-19, 2021 Analyzing for Program Impact Visit Website
Dec 29 2021 Full Circle Fundraising Visit Website
Jan 10-14, 2022 Tell Your Story Boot Camp Visit Website
Jan 24 2022 Teamwork and Collaboration Visit Website
Feb 7-Feb 20, 2022 Optimizing Nonprofit Resource Fund Development Visit Website
Feb 17-20, 2022 2022 AAAS Annual Meeting Visit Website
March 6-9, 2022 VIVE, The Digital Health Industry Event Visit Website
March 11-20, 2022 SXSW Conference Visit Website
March 23-25, 2022 Nonprofit Technology Conferene Visit Website
Apr 1-3, 2022 13th Annual Global Health Conference Visit Website
Apr 6-9 2022 41st Annual NAYDO Conference on YMCA Philosophy Visit Website
Apr 26-28, 2022 THE Innovation & Impact Summit Visit Website
May 2-4, 2022 AFP ICON 2022 International Fundraising Conference Visit Website
July 13-15, 2022 2022 Points of Light Conference Visit Website
2022 TBD The Collaborative Conference Visit Website
2022 TBD 2022 Engage for Good Conference Visit Website
2022 TBD Phoenix Nonprofit Conference Visit Website
2022 TBD Annual TFN 2022 Conference Visit Website
PAST EVENT Salesforce Nonprofit Summit Visit Website
PAST EVENT Peer to Peer Forum 2021 Visit Website
PAST EVENT Nonprofit Marketing Summit Visit Website
PAST EVENTS America’s Charities webinars Visit Website
PAST EVENT AMA Nonprofit & Cause Marketing Virtual Conference Visit Website
ANY TIME NonprofitReady.Org Visit Website
ANY TIME Introduction to Nonprofit Management Visit Website

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