Major Industry Events for Nonprofits in 2021

The rise of communication via virtual platforms has been rapid and phenomenal since the past year. It is likely that the history books will have sections dedicated to the growth in virtual communication and events in 2020. Management and fundraising for nonprofits has largely seen an increase in the use of online and mobile giving. The nonprofit industry, like any other, includes a lot of knowledge expansion and with this article, GiveCentral brings you a list of this year’s  major nonprofit conferences suited for every role and cause. 

ANA DC Nonprofit Conference 
Date – February 16 to 18, 2021

The ANA Nonprofit Federation has been offering umpteen educational opportunities for fundraisers and nonprofit marketers. At this conference, you will get an excellent opportunity to network with other participants on a more personal level. Although this event will be held in Washington, DC, the federation offers numerous in-person seminars and webinars. 

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Nonprofit Technology Conference
Date – March 23 to 25, 2021

Highly focused on inclusion and diversity, the Nonprofit Technology Enterprise Network (NTEN) has been hosting this conference since time immemorial. This time round, the event will be held virtually. Fundraising for nonprofits now requires knowledge of technology, therefore, the conference is one of the best to attend mainly due to the valuable information that gets imparted.

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Feeding America Annual Conference
Date – April 27 to 29, 2021

An amazing opportunity to virtually come together with other nonprofit workers and professionals and help fight hunger. Every year, 60,000 food pantries and 200 food banks join hands to feed America. You can participate and exchange mindful thoughts with other nonprofit leaders.

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Date –  May 10 to 13, 2021

This conference has a virtual option for participants who will not be able to travel. Planned to be held in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, it is organized by The National Association of Cancer Development Officers (NACCDO) and the Public Affairs and Marketing Network (PAMN). The conference is focused on cancer research and care. 

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The Citygate Network Annual Conference
Date – June 2 to 5, 2021

This conference will be held in Baltimore, Maryland and it will cover topics across hospitality, operations and strategic thinking, among others. Formerly known as The Association of Gospel Rescue Missions, the Citygate Network  will schedule time for attendees to see attractions and visit local missions. Edgar Allen Poe’s poem, “The Raven” is known to be the inspiration for this year’s event. 

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AFP Icon
Date – June 28 to 30, 2021

If fundraising for nonprofits has been your forte long enough, you will know what this conference is all about. AFP was one of the first organizations to come up with a virtual event in 2020. The AFP Icon 2021, hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, is the world’s largest conference for fundraising professionals. With a variety of sessions, the event offers a pool of knowledge in the field of technology and strategies. The AFP Icon is planned to be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota and registrations are set to open in late fall. 

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ICSC Annual Conference
Date – September 12 to 15, 2021

The conference is set to be held in Orlando, Florida. The International Catholic Stewardship Council believes in promoting and supporting Catholic teachings on stewardship by providing the best resources and education to parishes and religious institutions of the Roman Catholic Church. Various nonprofit fundraising platforms have also taken part in the previous conferences. At this event, you can always look forward to insightful facts and information.

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