Top 10 Association, Foundation, & Nonprofit Digital Strategy Conferences in the U.S. in 2018 - 2019
Below, you’ll find 10 digital strategy conferences geared to professionals at Associations, Nonprofits, & Foundations, which are powerful opportunities to learn, network, and grow your digital strategy for your organization. We’ve attended some of these conferences over the years, and look forward to attending more in the year ahead. We hope to see you at one of them!
The ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo attracts thousands of association professionals and industry partners every year. This three-day expo offers more than 100 educational sessions, networking opportunities, an exhibition hall, and more. Focused on empowering association professionals and leaders in their daily responsibilities, the ASAE Annual Meeting & Expo is the place to learn and share strategies for creating impactful solutions in the association space. https://annual.asaecenter.org
Reinventing the association world is the name of the game at Solutions Day. You’ll gain insights on how to take advantage of technological innovations and help your team work better, faster, and smarter. Speakers will cover how to position your association for success in an era of disruption, as well as address technology trends that impact how associations get things done.
ASAE's Technology Conference & Expo is the perfect opportunity for CIOs, CEOs, and tech and non-tech professionals alike to network with colleagues who are aspiring to similar goals for their associations and may be facing similar challenges as well. You’ll find a wealth of information to bring back to your teams. Geared to meet the increasingly tech-driven community, this conference and expo is chock full of insights to help empower you in the work you do. With an expo hall featuring over 100 exhibitors showcasing the latest technologies in the space to carefully-curated talks on mobile, strategy, marketing technologies, and more, you will be sure to go back with new ideas, strategies, and insights. Content spans three levels: foundational, applied, and strategic – providing you the most up-to-date information in the areas most relevant to you. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to earn CAE (Certified Association Executive) hours. https://technologyconference.asaecenter.org
Three days of networking, thought leadership, and fun await you at PersoniFest’s 20th Anniversary. The conference is filled with informative breakout sessions, inspirational keynotes, and opportunities to learn from product and industry experts. Five different content tracks (with the opportunity to earn CAE and CPE credits) are geared to executives and marketing, membership, finance, and IT professionals. So, book your tickets to Savannah, GA and get ready for some southern hospitality! https://personifycorp.com/personifest-2019
The 2019 Xperience will be the second annual conference bringing together association and nonprofit leaders and staff to elevate the digital experience. Put together by Community Brands, a technology-driven company that provides solutions to leading associations and nonprofits, Xperience19 is a four-day event featuring numerous keynotes, educational sessions offering industry credits (CPE, CAE, and CFRE), and opportunities to meet with product leaders to learn firsthand how to meet the growing expectations of members, donors, and stakeholders. Join your peers in Orlando, FL for an insightful, multi-day experience. https://xperience2018.com
Foundations & Nonprofits
Learn how to achieve real and tangible online fundraising growth at this year’s Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit. Nonprofit marketers and fundraisers will have the chance to meet 16+ experts in fundraising innovation from all over the world. Over two-days, you’ll get to participate in hands-on training sessions, network with thought leaders, and learn insights from other nonprofit executives about cultural transformation to bring back to your organization to motivate your teams. Additionally, you’ll have the opportunity to learn advanced marketing ideas in content marketing, analytics, social media marketing, online advertising, marketing automation, testing, and optimization. Don’t forget to leave time to enjoy the famous River Walk and experience the old town charm of this southern city. https://www.niosummit.com
Whether you are a tech professional, nonprofit leader, board member, tech advocate, or anyone who handles technology at a nonprofit organization, the 15th anniversary of TechNow is the place to be to learn about technologies that can help your nonprofit succeed. Sessions include topics such as chatbots and how they can help with nonprofit client service. Organized by The Bayer Center for Nonprofit Management at Robert Morris University, this one-day regional conference is a great place to meet people from other nonprofits. http://technowconference.org
Things are heating up in Arizona this November with the TAG conference, the capstone event for Philanthropy Tech. The conference is an opportunity to learn, network, and explore and is perfect for professionals of any level, whether you are an IT exec or a mid-career grants manager. TAG’s 2018 conference is limited to just over 300 people, providing a collegial environment for attendees. Tracks span topics ranging from management to technical areas to grants. Topics this year include visual storytelling through infographics, AI, automation using bots (with no coding required), and enhancing philanthropic impact using machine learning. https://www.tag2018.org
Frank2019 is the place to go to delve into the heart of social impact. Combining science, justice, expression, and well-being, this conference is about changing the way change is made. It’s an opportunity to step out of your daily routine and discover what it means to repaint progress at an event designed to help you connect and participate, rekindling passion for what you do. Escape the cold and join your peers this winter in Gainesville, FL to discover all that frank has to offer. http://frank.jou.ufl.edu
The NTEN (Nonprofit Technology Conference) is specifically designed by nonprofit professionals to address staff, vendors, and consultants and cover the latest in six main areas: Fundraising, IT, Leadership, Program, Marketing & Communications, and Tactical. With over 2,000 nonprofit professionals, this conference is sure to spark new ideas, provide opportunities to collaborate, and bring renewed vigor to your work within the sector. https://www.nten.org/ntc
Have you attended any of these conferences? Are there any other digital conferences in the association, foundation, or nonprofit space that you would recommend? We’d love to hear your experiences. Feel free to share your thoughts below or Tweet Us @Velir!