5 Nonprofit Conferences You Can’t Miss in 2021


1. The Funders Network – Rise Together Virtual Conference

March 15-17, 2021

TFN’s 2021 Virtual Conference: Rise Together will create a virtual space for funders to explore the strategies and stories that are creating more equitable, sustainable, and resilient places to live — work that has taken on increased urgency as we face the dual challenges of a global pandemic and structural racism.

Source: The Funders Network




2. NTEN Technology Conference

March 23-25, 2021

The NTC goes virtual in 2021 with nearly 150 live, interactive sessions, thought-provoking and inspiring keynote speakers, and opportunities to connect with the community and sponsors.

Connect with other attendees, speakers, and sponsors, to build or renew relationships, find collaborators, and find answers to your most pressing questions. With the community-led sessions, you’ll learn from folks who understand your work and how best to address the challenges and opportunities our organizations and sector face today.

Interested in attending this conference? We have two free tickets available, send us an email to claim yours!

Source: Nonprofit Technology Conference




3. Council on Foundations – Leading Together

June 14-17, 2021

The conference will feature sessions you won’t find anywhere else with a focus on Seeking Common Ground, Advancing Equity, and Raising the Bar.

  • Seeking Common Ground sessions will spark conversations that challenge philanthropy to bridge divides, explore unlikely partnerships and engage with different points of view.

  • Advancing Equity sessions will feature diverse voices on issues such as inclusive economic prosperity, racial injustice, income equality and values aligned philanthropy.

  • Raising the Bar sessions will focus on sharing the best practices, resources, and tools for philanthropic leaders to be agents of change in their organizations and communities.

Source: Council on Foundations



4. The Communications Network Annual Conference

October 6-8, 2021

Details about the 2021 Communications Network Annual Conference have not been published. Stay tuned on their website for updates!




5. Annual Conference for Growing Community Foundations

October 13-15, 2021

Each community has challenges and opportunities specific to that place and region, yet, there are some common approaches. Community Indicator program like Southwest Florida CF’s “CompleteLEE: Sustainability Plan,” Canada’s “Vital Signs” and the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals offer common threads across society, economy and the environment. The conference will have a shared focus on how we approach external indicators in ways that shape our unique communities for today and the future. And, how do we use internal measures to better inform foundation operations such as grant programs, donor development, community leadership, impact investing or economic development to serve community foundation’s mission.

Source: Annual Conference for Growing Community Foundations

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