It may be summer, but conference organizers are hard at work supporting the efforts of nonprofits. Here are three nonprofit conferences offering innovative sessions and awesome speakers: all under $200. Enjoy!



MCON12: July 19, 2012, virtual (use code MCONCASE for 15% off)

Three years ago, Achieve and partner JGA published the first study on Millennial donor engagement. This study provided the necessary understanding of how the generation gives and engages with nonprofit organizations. In 2011 the first virtual convening, MDS11, was held with the Case Foundation to explore ideas, strategies, and to hear directly from experts on how to organize millennial engagement programs. This year Achieve, with partner the Case Foundation, is hosting another virtual conference, MCON, to hear directly from organizations on how they are engaging Millennials and to understand how experts in the field are advising nonprofits nationwide on creative Millennial involvement.

Over 30 speaker sessions covering a variety of topics including:

  • How to get Millennials involved in your cause
  • How friends, peers and social media can influence Millennials
  • The impact Millennials are making on society
  • Success stories and best practices from organizations that excel in engaging Millennials
  • How to create a Millennial movement

Learn more and register here.




Nonprofit Day 2012: August 3, 2012, San Francisco

2012 marks the 25th anniversary of CompassPoint’s Nonprofit Day and the 15th anniversary of the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network (YNPN). This year’s conference will feature a rich program of speakers, sessions, and networking opportunities focused on developing powerful leadership in the nonprofit community – across staff levels, across generations, and across issues and movements.


  • Chip Heath, author of the best-selling books Made to Stick and Switch, headlines an amazing line-up of speakers and panelists
  • Focused breakout sessions to build management skills and knowledge for both new and seasoned nonprofit professionals
  • Opportunities to build your professional network
  • Exhibitors with resources and services to support nonprofit organizations

Learn more and register here.



Social Media for Nonprofits: various dates in the U.S. and internationally (save $20 with the “SM4NP” discount code)

Social Media for Nonprofits is the world’s only conference series dedicated to social media for social good and to date has earned a 92% approval rating from over 2,500 nonprofit leaders across the USA. Instead of abstract concepts and theory, the  focus is on sharing practical tips and tools for fundraising, marketing, and advocacy with nonprofit decision-makers. The series is co-produced by Ritu Sharma and Darian Rodriguez Heyman and is made possible through the fiscal sponsorship of NTEN and the support of Microsoft.

The Social Media for Nonprofits global conference was so popular last year that it’s launching a second series for 2012. SM4NP will be doubling audience and impact, with plans to tour 12 cities across three countries. They will continue to maintain a strong focus on sharing practical, actionable insights, vs. vague concepts and theory, and on keeping the conferences accessible – tickets are just $95 – $175 and include access to the full-day programs, plus breakfast and lunch.

Summer SM4NP Schedule (additional cities/dates are slated for the fall):

Toronto, Ontario– June 26

Silicon Valley, CA– July 26

Los Angeles, CA– August 14

Boston, MA– August 28

Learn more and register here.


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