Best Virtual Conferences for Nonprofits
Since the coronavirus outbreak this year, many conference organizers had to cancel their events due to restrictions that have been implemented around the world.
According to the survey by PCMA, 87% of respondents had to cancel and 66% had to postpone their events as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
While many even organizers suffered from the impact of the pandemic, many decided to switch to the online mode and make their events virtual. The same survey claims that 7 out of 10 respondents switched their events to the online mode.
This is good news for all nonprofits that wanted to participate in conferences this year. While many of them were canceled, many are still expected to happen, but as virtual events.
So, which virtual conferences nonprofits can attend this year?
Here are some of our suggestions.
1. 2020 ANA Virtual Nonprofit Conference
Date: August 5-6, 2020
This two-day virtual event will unite nonprofit professionals at the end of the summer to discuss fundraising and marketing ideas in the wake of the pandemic.
The conference unites partners like Twitter, Pinterest, Disney, Google, Deloitte, and many more to discuss effective marketing strategies for nonprofits during and after the pandemic.
The participants of this virtual event will also get an opportunity to learn about the most recent case studies from the partners of the conference on how to do nonprofit marketing during the crisis.
2. 2020 Nonprofit Storytelling Conference
Date: October 29-31, 2020
You cannot underestimate the role of storytelling in marketing today.
A writer at BestEssayEducation, shares that according to their study, 56% of marketers choose storytelling over other formats in their current content marketing strategy.
With nonprofits, the situation is the same. You need to know how to tell a story to attract people’s attention to your cause.
The 2020 Nonprofit Storytelling Conference will help all nonprofit professionals learn how to tell better stories in the three main categories:
This conference is for everyone, who’s interested in improving relationships with donors, how to do nonprofit marketing with storytelling, and how to use this format to successfully raise funds online.
Note: this conference is scheduled in Hyatt Regency, Chicago. If the organizers aren’t able to meet the COVID-19 pandemic requirements relevant at that time, the conference will be held in the online mode.
However, you still can participate if you purchase access to videos only.
3. Cause Camp’s 2020 Annual Conference
Date: October 5-6, 2020
Price: available upon registration
One of the most challenging parts for nonprofits is to find partners. This is where events and conferences can help professionals from this field to grow their network.
Martin Harris, a researcher at TrustMyPaper, says that their recent research has shown that finding new connections is the main priority of event attendees, along with getting educated.
Cause Camp’s 2020 Annual Conference will be the place for the nonprofit professionals to meet and find useful connections. This conference is supported by Forbes as one of the most popular events for nonprofits this year.
The event will cover the following topics:
● digital marketing and storytelling for nonprofits
● how to improve fundraising relationships
● how technology can help increase the impact of your nonprofit
The participants of this conference will also get an opportunity to learn about numerous case studies from the sponsors of the event as well as communicate with many exhibitors set to appear during the event.
Note: this conference is also scheduled at a physical location in Lincoln, Nebraska. However, it will be held virtually if it’s not possible to hold it at a physical location due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Get New Connections with Virtual Conferences
Just because the world has been operating in a remote mode for the past few months doesn’t mean that it’s become impossible for nonprofits to build new relationships and attend conferences.
Thanks to the opportunities brought to us by the internet, we now don’t have to postpone or cancel the conferences and can hold them in the online mode and still allow people to connect, grow their experience, and unite them together with a good cause.
Attending one of these conferences will help you understand how to operate a nonprofit during the pandemic, how to find new and retain the donors you already have, and how to recover from the conferences of the pandemic when it ends.
Author bio: Nicole Garrison is a professional writer, blogger at TopEssayWriting, and editor at GrabMyEssay. She also works as a part-time marketing consultant, helping nonprofit organizations grow their online presence during the COVID-19 pandemic.