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4 Events to Keep up with Your Nonprofit Business

Posted Dec 13 2012 9:49am

Running a non-profit business is a fulfilling endeavor, but one that brings with it a whole new category of stress given the unique set of problems to be faced and conquered. Luckily, the very nature of non-profit endeavors tends to draw in the most kind-hearted and generous of souls, and that means that connecting with your colleagues in the niche is the best possible method of keeping up with the latest news, technologies, and other developments that will determine your future success.

Give your cause the chance it deserves by checking out these four events to keep up with your nonprofit business:

1. Washington Nonprofit Conference

Focusing on marketing for a nonprofit cause, this conference is your home for learning about how to make the public more receptive to your fundraising efforts. Between a series of informative talks and workshops and the exposure that being in a conference hall with more than 800 of your colleagues provides, you're guaranteed to leave the Washington Nonprofit Conference with a better mind for making your cause a successful one.

When and Where: Pay a visit to the Renaissance Hotel Downtown in Washington, DC on February 7-8, 2013, in order to take in the Washington Nonprofit Conference.

2. Critical Conversations on the Future of Nonprofit Governance

Hosted by the Midwest Center for Nonprofit Leadership, 2013 will see the inception of the Critical Conversations on the Future of Nonprofit Governance event in Kansas City, offering a true all-in-one event for those who want to take their nonprofit endeavors to the next level.

With an eye for deep conversation, this conference will help you to better balance your nonprofit goals with your entrepreneurial spirit, helping you to turn ambition into charitable success. If you manage a board of directors, the focus on group decision-making and governance will be especially useful and, even if you're only planning for a successful future, you won't regret the early learning!

When and Where: If you've been waiting for an excuse to visit Kansas City, Missouri , you're in luck; that midwest gem will play host to this conference on April 4-5, 2013.

3. 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Next year's edition of the Nonprofit Technology Conference promises to be the place to be for owners of nonprofit organizations who understand the importance of technology in business, even when profits are not a concern. Spread over three days, this event will teach attendees about the latest advancements in computer hardware and software, among other technological niches, in an effort to be sure that everyone leaves with a better understanding of how technology can help their nonprofit to be more successful.

When and Where: Set to run from April 11-13, 2013, the 2013 Nonprofit Technology Conference will be held in the city of Minneapolis, Minnesota . If you need a vehicle to get around that potentially unfamiliar city, book it via !

4. AICPA Not-For-Profit Industry Conference

Touted as the premiere event for those in the nonprofit sector in 2013, the AICPA Not-For-Profit Industry Conference will bring together all of the top players in nonprofit business from around the world. With an expected full house, an interesting stable of lecturers and workshop leaders will help to guide a conversation centered around the most crucial issues facing nonprofit organizations, including new regulatory issues concerning tax, accounting, compliance and auditing, new financial management tactics, and the latest fundraising techniques.

Whether your goal is to learn, stay up on the latest industry news, or to meet and greet your colleagues in the sector, this is one nonprofit event that will bring a little bit of everything to the table.

When and Where: This year's AICPA nonprofit gathering will take place from June 20-21 at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC , giving you the opportunity to take in a few stately sights along the way!

Jessy is the lifestyle and charity blogger tweeting at @jessytroy

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