7 Nonprofit Conferences You Need to Know About in 2022

Nonprofit conferences are the best opportunity to learn from peers and industry leaders. Whether it’s best practices for soliciting donors and volunteers or watching a demo for the latest marketing technology, there’s an abundance of opportunities available to help grow your nonprofit.

We rounded up the upcoming nonprofit conferences for 2022 that should be on your radar (many of which you can enjoy in person or from home!)


1. Points of Light Conference

July 13-15, 2022 | Virtual & Disney’s Coronado Springs Resort

The Annual Points of Light Conference brings together nonprofit, government, business and civic leaders for inspiration, education and connection. Attendees share the knowledge and resources needed to spark change and drive impact.

This gathering strengthens the social sector by curating innovative ideas and proven solutions, while providing networking opportunities and taking a deep dive into relevant issues, inspire new thinking and entertain.

Workshop sessions are delivered by global leaders across the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors from those to new a career in the social sector to seasoned C-level executives.

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2. Fundraise to the Future

August 16-18, 2022 | Virtual

When you attend this free, 3-day high impact virtual event, you’ll learn about the newest and most-effective digital strategies you can implement now that will set the stage for exponential growth for years to come.

The choices you make will define your nonprofit’s future: will you choose to scale impact?

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3. Raise – Reach New Heights

September 12-13, 2022 | Virtual & Chicago, IL

Attending RAISE is more than just your typical conference experience, it’s an opportunity to: Connect with fellow fundraisers and experts, grow professionally and be inspired by the top event fundraising experts. Not only do you get access to all star speakers, but you will have opportunities to network with your peers and receive CFRE Credits

Session Tracks Include:

  • Event & Auction Fundraising
  • Fundraising Strategy & Donor Engagement
  • Peer-to-Peer & Online Giving
  • Leadership & Storytelling

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4. The Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit

September 20-23, 2022 | Kansas City, MO

The Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit is the premier conference for nonprofit marketers and fundraisers looking to grow their online fundraising.

Over the course of two days, you’ll learn proven and research-driven strategies from leading experts from around the world, participate in hands-on training sessions, and discover all the tools you need to grow your online fundraising and revenue.

Through extensive networking opportunities, you’ll gather new ideas and learnings from a community of nonprofit marketers and fundraisers like yourself who are seeking the most innovative solutions and strategies to grow their revenue.

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5. Qgiv Conference

October 2-4, 2022 | Orlando, FL

Join fellow nonprofit marketers and administrators for three days of fundraising education and fun! You’ll expand your Qgiv skills with on-site workshop training, see exclusive previews of upcoming tools and features, learn from nonprofit industry experts, and network with other fundraisers at this brand-new annual event.

If you want to be an even more effective fundraiser, this event is for you! You’ll find inspiration at every turn and fresh ideas to grow your fundraising!

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6. Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

October 27-29, 2022 | San Antonio, TX

Have you ever wondered why a donor presentation fell flat or why an appeal letter didn’t raise as much money as you thought it should? It’s because you didn’t tell the right story in the right way.

When you have the right stories, told in the right way, your fundraising becomes more engaging and raises you more money. The best way to connect with your donors is through storytelling.

At the 2022 Nonprofit Storytelling Conference you’re going to learn how to tell the right story in the right way for your:

  • Fundraising Appeals
  • Newsletters
  • Major Donors
  • Monthly Donors
  • Events
  • and more!

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7. Upswell Summit

November 15, 2022 | Virtual

The Virtual Upswell Summit will be a one-day event where we will convene thought leaders, inspired innovators, and powerful creators through a series of Main Stages, workshops, and small-group networking events.

Scheduled one week after the Midterm elections, Upswell will amplify the learnings and reflections from the previous events, tackle what the political landscape means for your communities, and look ahead to 2023.

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