Most Impactful Nonprofit Conferences of 2022

by Julia Sellers  |   |  Company Culture  |  0 comments

3 min to read ✭ Here are the 9 best nonprofit conferences of 2022 roundup from Community Boost. Are you attending to increase your learning?

9 Best Nonprofit Conferences: Updated for 2022


A career in the social sector is sometimes a thankless role in your community. However, Collaborating with industry colleagues is a great way to reset and re-energize your daily efforts to serve those around you!.


Nonprofit-focused conferences present the opportunity for nonprofit staff to fill their cups that may be half full or sitting empty. Your staff can also gain insight on best practices from those who have been through the weeds and come out with successful plans and strategies. 


In-person conferences are back in 2022, but hybrid virtual options are available for almost all of the events on this list. Even in virtual settings, it’s great to connect with those who get what you’re up against. We want you to have the support and resources so your organization can thrive in the communities you serve. 


Conference breakout sessions range from learning the basics of storytelling to senior executive 1:1 sessions that will help 2023 planning. These events allow nonprofit leaders and worker bees alike to recharge so they can continue to offer effective outreach. 


The Nonprofit Marketing Summit: Fundraise to the Future

Fundraise to the Future

When:  Aug. 16-18

Where: Virtual

Cost: Free

On the heels of March’s Nonprofit Marketing Summit’s MOMENTUM Event, this August we aim to offer even more lessons and speakers so your nonprofit is set up to make a major impact in the last quarter of the year. You’ll join more than 20,000+ nonprofit professionals in more than 50 sessions. The industry’s biggest thought leaders will share their expertise to inspire you and your staff. 


 Classy Collaborative

classy collaborative

When: June 15-16

Where: Philadelphia, Virtual 

Cost: $499 (Can earn CFRE continuing education credit)

Deesha Dyer, a former White House social secretary, will kick off the keynote of this two-day event that brings like-minded nonprofit supporters together in person (FINALLY!). Existing Classy customers will also have an in-person user conference on June 14. 



Bridge conference

When: July 27-29

Where: National Harbor, Maryland

Cost: $695+ depending on membership status (Early bird pricing available)

The Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference features more than 60+ sessions that provide best practices and successful case studies for nonprofit fundraisers and direct marketers. Actress and author Marilu Henner will provide the opening keynote. 


The Nonprofit Innovation and Organization Summit

NIO Summit

When: Sept. 20-23

Where: Kansas City, Missouri

Cost: $1,295+ (Early bird pricing available)

Nonprofits expanding their online fundraising will have two days of hands-on lessons and networking to gather new ideas and strategize. The Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization (NIO) Summit even provides a moneyback guarantee! You can’t go wrong with learning about testing your strategies from the best in the nonprofit and for-profit world. 


National Conference of Volunteering and Service: Points of Light

Point Of Lights

When: July 13-15

Where: Lake Buena Vista, Florida, Virtual

Cost: $149+ (Early bird pricing available)

The Points of Light national conference brings together those in the social sector from all 50 states and more than 20 countries. This conference not only allows nonprofit professionals to participate in capacity building, but it also gives leaders access to those in corporate and government sectors, too. Speakers include best-selling author Glennon Doyle, actor Anthony Anderson, and journalist Juju Chang.


 Raise: Reach New Heights

Raise Conference

When: Sept. 12-13

Where: Chicago, Virtual

Cost: $129+ (Can earn CFRE continuing education credit)

Raise offers four tracks for attendees: Event & Auction Fundraising; Fundraising Strategy & Donor Engagement; Peer-to-Peer & Online Giving; Leadership & Storytelling. If you can’t wait until the fall for your fundraising training fix, OneCause has more than 40 podcast episodes from nonprofit industry leaders. 


ANA Chicago Nonprofit Conference


When: Aug. 8-10

Where: Chicago, Virtual

Cost: $99+ (Scholarships are available) 

The ANA Nonprofit Federation summer conference boasts more than 35+ speakers from nonprofits of all sizes. In addition to learning from the best in the industry, this conference also offers several reflection sessions where attendees can discuss the rollercoaster nonprofits have been on since the start of the pandemic in 2020. 




When: Nov. 15

Where: Virtual

Cost: Registration opens mid-summer

Upswell Summit will take place a week after the 2022 mid-term elections. As an organization focused a healthy and racially just society, Upswell will use a portion of the one-day conference to discuss what the political landscape looks like heading into 2023. 


Nonprofit Power

Nonprofit Power

When: Dec. 5-6

Where: Philadelphia

Cost: Free; The conference is open to senior nonprofit executives at mid-sized and large nonprofit organizations. Applicants must complete a form and be approved. 

  • Nonprofit Power’s Nonprofit Pro conference gives executives more than dozens of sessions to attend. Those chosen for the conference will receive 1:1 meetings with industry leaders as well as training in the latest technology that could increase the capacity of a nonprofit organization. The conference even ends with a Casino Night.

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