Make your plans now to join us and hundreds of fundraising and marketing professionals at the Chicago Nonprofit Conference, a two-day event where you will exchange innovative marketing and fundraising ideas, generate insightful solutions and think creatively to help you make the relationship with your donors even stronger.

This conference will be the platform for improving public awareness and receptivity to direct and interactive market driven philanthropy.

You’ll also hear case studies from your colleagues which will offer you a more realistic view of the issues, challenges, and successes that you face every day!

2017 Stats




Hours of Networking

Over 100

Industry Leading Speakers

Want to speak at the 2018 Chicago Nonprofit Conference?

Deadline: Friday, April 13, 2018

2017 Schedule

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+ Sorting through the Chaos - 12 Surefire Acquisition ideas in 60 Minutes
+ Data & the Donor Journey: How to Find the Donors and Design Experiences that Drive Growth
+ Telemarketing:  What's New, What Do You Need to Know, and What's the Future Outlook
+ From Demographics to Psychographics: How to Grow Revenue

+ Secrets to Making Monthly Giving Perform
+ Stop Asking for Money So Much and Raise More Money
+ Rebuilding a Middle Donor Program:  A Case Study
+ What We Learned from Over 700 Online Fundraising Experiments

+ Not All Gifts Are Created Equal
+ Best Practices for Recruiting and Retaining Sustainers!
+ Making the Most of Your Digital Program
+ Building Your Brand

+ Crystal Ball: Whether Yours is Red or Blue, We Have Something for You
+ Mid-Level Benchmarking: How Does Your Program Stack-Up?
+ Hear from the Experts on How to Take your Digital Program to the Next Level
+ Transforming Passion into Action in Times of Change

+ All About Face-to-Face
+ PG-13: 13 Data Driven Techniques to Identify and Cultivate
+ Generational Marketing: Shifting Messages and Media
+ Put New Online Supporters on the Donation Fast Track

+ Was It a Winner or a Loser?  Why Testing is Critical.
+ Is There Anybody Out There:  Managing Remote Employees
+ Why do donors give? Answers from science.
+ Make Google Grant An Asset Versus A Priority

+ Fundraising Power: Giving Days & Rapid Response
+ Is Your "Donor Journey" for the Donor, or for You?
+ Measuring Impact: Charity Watchdogs, Accountability Best Practices& More!
+ From Great to Awesome: Using Analytics, Testing, and Donor-centricity!

+ Mission+Fundraising: Where Search Lives in the Donor Journey
+ Database Conversion: Expert Advice
+ Collecting Hearts, Minds and Money
+ Turning Action into Money

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