There’s something about attending an industry conference that makes you feel more energized and inspired by the work you’re doing. Networking opportunities, hands-on workshops, keynote speeches, and roundtable discussions combine to recharge you — usually when you need it the most. (Also, why is it that conference breakfast muffins are the best muffins?)

In 2024, you can keep that energy up throughout the entire year. We’ve put together a list of the top nonprofit conferences to attend. And as you can see, there’s no shortage of inspiring events.

The connections you make at conferences could lead to new partnerships, collaborations, and even funding opportunities. So, with that in mind, get ready to pack your bags and hit the road. These are the nonprofit conferences you don’t want to miss in 2024.


The Giving Institute’s Summer Symposium 2023

Indianapolis, ID

July 19-21, 2024

Summer Symposium is The Giving Institute’s premier annual event, bringing members together from across the United States to learn, share, and network. The event originated in 1992 as the Summer Institute and has continued annually ever since, now known as the Summer Symposium. 

Attend If You’re: Looking to sharpen your fundraising skills and network with industry leaders; Open to Giving Institute members only.


Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference

National Harbor, MD

July 31-August 2, 2024

The 19th annual Bridge Conference is all about Powering Progress. Come learn how to unleash the potential of integrated marketing and fundraising. The event features fundraising and marketing tracks on a range of topics, including donor acquisition, data and analytics, and creative copywriting. Come early for Pre-Conference Workshops on July 31. There’s even a separate track for those with 10+ years of fundraising experience.

Attend If You’re: Virtually anyone in the nonprofit and fundraising space


  *Allegiance Group + Pursuant & GivingDNA will be attending



San Diego, CA

August 12-15, 2024

The Public Media Development and Marketing Conference (PMDMC) is devoted to the many issues surrounding public media, including revenue, marketing, and management. Co-produced by Greater Public and PBS, the conference aims to help leaders and revenue-generating professionals build a more sustainable future for public media. Enjoy transformational learning experiences and conference sessions that focus on concrete outcomes.

Attend If You’re: A public media leader or development professional


*Allegiance Group + Pursuant & GivingDNA will be attending


Indianapolis, IN

August 19-21, 2024

Hosted by the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence, this is the largest conference dedicated to the educational and professional development of those who work with fraternal organizations. Topics include annual giving, capital campaigns, donor engagement, impact reporting, and much more. You’ll gain best practices to help build a brand that matters and boost your resiliency skills, both of which are critical in an uncertain economic climate.

Attend If You’re: A fraternal organization staff member or volunteer leader


 *Allegiance Group + Pursuant & GivingDNA will be attending


Raise 2024

Nashville, TN

September 9-10, 2024

Raise is the top conference for event fundraisers. Here, you’ll connect with hundreds of experts, gain valuable professional development, and learn the latest trends and techniques. Get ready for two full days of learning, divided into three session tracks: Fundraising Strategy & Donor Engagement; Event, Peer-to-Peer, & Auction Fundraising; and Storytelling, Brand, & Leadership.

Attend If You’re: An event fundraiser


TNPA Leadership Summit

 Location: TBD

Date: TBD

The Nonprofit Alliance’s annual Leadership Summit prioritizes connections over keynote speakers. It uses special facilitation techniques to stimulate conversations among guests and unleash their potential to emerge as leaders. Attendees can then use these same techniques in their organizations to ensure all voices are being heard. The result is often greater leadership and innovation.

Attend If You’re: A senior leader with 15+ years of experience, a TNPA member, or an invited guest


2024 AZA Annual Conference

Calgary, Alberta, Canada

September 14-19, 2024

The AZA Annual Conference is the country’s largest gathering of zoo and aquarium professionals. Attendees will explore new ideas and best practices through a series of educational sessions, poster presentations, and roundtable discussions. You can also see emerging technology in the zoo and aquarium industry and connect with more than 2,500 peers from across the U.S. 

Attend If You’re: A zoo or aquarium professional


Nonprofit Innovation Summit (NIO)

Indianapolis, IN

September 18-19, 2024

NIO Summit is known for its fun and immersive themes, and this year’s is quite the adventure: “Generosity Jones and the Holy Grail of Fundraising.” This conference is the premier event for fundraisers who want to grow their online fundraising programs and become more innovative digital marketers. You’ll learn from innovators in fundraising, digital marketing, branding, persuasion, analytics, and much more.

Attend If You’re: A nonprofit fundraiser or digital marketer



Engaging Networks Community Conference DC

Washington, DC

October 8-9, 2024

Join leading nonprofits, agencies, partners, and Engaging Networks staff in Washington, D.C., for two informative days of case studies, workshops, panels, and talks on techniques and best practices that will help any organization raise more money and win more campaigns in 2024 and beyond.

Attend If You’re: Looking to grow your network and learn from industry experts on the most engaging fundraising techniques. 



AHP International Conference

San Diego, CA

November 6-8, 2024

This is the largest gathering of healthcare philanthropy professionals from around the world. It boasts more than 50 speakers and over 35 sessions on the latest trends, so you can be confident you’re learning best practices and insights from the industry’s experts. You can also expect pre-conference workshops for senior-level professionals, those who are new to healthcare fundraising, and fundraisers prepping for the CFRE Exam.

Attend If You’re: In the Healthcare Philanthropy Space 


2024 AAWA Fall Conference

New Orleans, LA

November 18-20, 2024

The Association for Animal Welfare Advancement brings those who champion and advance animal welfare together for nearly three days of inspiring keynotes and educational opportunities. Workshop tracks focus on fundraising, communications, industry innovations, and strategic workforces. There’s also plenty of networking, including the conference’s popular Tick, Tock, Talk — a structured opportunity to meet and share with your peers.  

Attend If You’re: An AAWA member



NonProfit POWER

Location: TBD

Date: TBD

NonProfit POWER is an invitation-only summit that brings together nonprofit leaders to connect, exchange ideas, and build relationships. Attendees are key decision-makers who oversee fundraising and technology strategy at leading nonprofits. At the summit, they’ll learn the latest direct marketing tactics, peer-to-peer fundraising strategies, and fundraising technology solutions.

Attend If You’re: An invited leader in the nonprofit space