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6 Of The Best Nonprofit Conferences To Attend In 2023

Nonprofit conferences are events where the most influential thought leaders, experts, and empathy-driven people gather to discuss social plans and strategies that are designed to move organizations forward. These events are gold mines for valuable knowledge in this industry because they provide an opportunity to connect and collaborate with like-minded individuals despite which social sector you are in, but, with hundreds of conferences taking place all over the country, how do you choose the right ones that align with your mission and inspire you to tackle your biggest goals for the year? This blog post reveals the top 6 nonprofit conferences of 2023 that you should attend.

When: May 31 – June 3, 2023

Location: Orlando, Florida

The Citygate Network's annual conference is a faith-based conference that gathers individuals from all over the country and educates them on how to transform lives. While this event includes all the necessary components of a conference, like intensives and seminars, what makes this conference different from others is that you will also gain hands-on experience. During the conference, attendees will engage with their physical environment by attending local missions and exploring the city.

When: August 2 – 4

Location: Washington, Maryland

Founded over 17 years ago, the Bridge Conference specializes in teaching nonprofit organizations marketing skills that have been tested and developed for the modern world. Collaborate with nonprofit professionals, consultants, agencies, and other marketing experts on strategic ways to elevate your voice and change the world.

When: September 14 – 15

Location: Greater Sandusky, Ohio

Named by Forbes as the "Must Attend Nonprofit Conference" in 2018, Cause Camp is an all-in-one conference that discusses everything, including thought leadership and expertise. During this conference, breakout sessions will be implemented to equip the attendees with valuable knowledge and create an overall unforgettable experience.

When: October 2023

Location: Virtual

Generosity Xchange is a multi-day event with high-level speakers from the nonprofit industry. With leaders like Vu Le, Mihae Ahn, and Woodrow Rosenbaum lined up for the 2023 conference, attendees can expect to gain valuable insights and feel inspired. This conference also includes many opportunities to network, participate in hands-on workshops, and learn practical tips on how to re-invent your nonprofit's approach to meet modern fundraising standards.

When: November 15 – 17, 2023

Location: Dallas, Texas

The Upswell Summit aims to advance racial justice, self, and community care, bridging differences, and public policy. What's special about this conference is that it creates a space of intellectual and cultural exchange that offers a broader perspective on ways to improve Dallas' social sector.

When: November 2 – 4, 2023

Where: San Diego, California

Storytelling is a form of communication that dates back hundreds, even thousands, of years. It has truly withstood the test of time because of its ability to engross your senses and encourage you to empathize with the characters. Nonprofits love storytelling for this very reason.

Learning how to utilize storytelling tactics and strategies is beneficial in your fundraising campaigns and allows you to connect with your audience on a deeper, emotional level.

Final Thoughts

If you want to learn more about the nonprofit industries' best practices and get inspiration for your next campaign, we encourage you to attend one or all of the conferences listed above. The knowledge you will acquire will be priceless.

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