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December 31, 2013

2014 at-a-Glance: a Look at Major Conferences and Events in the Year Ahead

Two things are already clear about 2014 for nonprofits: It will be the year of the woman­—two national meetings in April will focus on female giving—and a year filled with politics. In addition to the midterm elections, the IRS is examining changes in lobbying rules and seeking public comments through February 27.

Here are some of the highlights of meetings and other events that affect nonprofits. To see updates to this list and to submit your events and conferences, visit


Jan. or up to Feb. 3: The President’s budget proposal is released

23: National Center on Philanthropy and the Law: invitation-only conference, “Fraud on Charities: Analysis and Prevention,” New York


9: The Philanthropy 50, The Chronicle’s list of the biggest individual donors, is announced for 2013

13-14: Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation conference, Washington

27: Public comment period ends for IRS and Treasury Department proposed changes on whether groups registered as tax-exempt under section 501(c)(4) of the federal tax code should be allowed to get involved in politics


7-11: South by Southwest Interactive conference, Austin, Tex.

10-12: Grantmakers for Effective Organizations National Conference, Los Angeles

13: Direct Marketing Association: Mobile Marketing Day, New York

13-15: NTEN Nonprofit Technology Conference, Washington

17: Social Media for Nonprofits conference, New York

23-25: Association of Fundraising Professionals: International Conference on Fundraising, San Antonio


2-3: Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy: 2014 National Symposium, “Women Leading Philanthropy,” Chicago

9-11: Skoll World Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, Oxford, England

10: Social Media for Nonprofits conference, Chicago

13-16: Social Enterprise Alliance Summit, Nashville

23-25: Global Philanthropy Forum, Redwood City, Calif.

28: New York University Heyman Center for Philanthropy and Fundraising: Women’s Philanthropy Summit, New York


2-3: Classy Awards, San Diego, Calif.

7-9: National Forum on Family Philanthropy, Cambridge, Mass.

12-13: Data Analysts for Social Good: Do Good Data conference, Chicago

13: Social Media for Nonprofits conference, Cambridge, Mass.


2-3: North Park University's Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management: Symposium for Nonprofit Professionals and Volunteers, Chicago

8-10: Council on Foundations Annual Conference, Washington

10-11: Social Media for Nonprofits: Nonprofit Boot Camp and conference, Mountain View, Calif.

16-18: National Conference on Volunteering and Service, Atlanta

18-19: Social Impact Exchange: nonprofit symposium and conference, New York

19-21: Theatre Communications Group National Conference, San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico

26-28: Young Nonprofit Professionals Network National Conference, Minneapolis and St. Paul

27: Association of Fundraising Professionals, New York City chapter: Fundraising Day in New York


9-11: Direct Marketing Association and the Association of Fundraising Professionals: Bridge Conference, National Harbor, Md.

14: Social Media for Nonprofits conference, Washington

16-17: Direct Marketing Association: Nonprofit Federation Conference, New York

21-23: American Marketing Association: Nonprofit Marketing Conference, Arlington, Va.

30-Aug. 2: Association of Prospect Researchers for Advancement International Conference, Las Vegas


2-5: Social Capital Markets conference, San Francisco

about Sept. 30: The IRS’s Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities is likely to file its annual report


2-3: Social Media for Nonprofits: Nonprofit Boot Camp and conference, San Francisco

6: National Association of State Charity Officials annusl conference, Washington

9-10: BoardSource Leadership Forum, Washington

9-10: Philanthropy Roundtable Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City

15-18: Grant Professionals Association Annual Conference, Portland, Ore.

19: The Philanthropy 400, The Chronicle’s list of the nonprofits that have raised the most in private money, is announced for 2013 

20-22: Council on Foundations: Fall Conference for Community Foundations, Cleveland

23-25: PopTech, Camden, Me.

30-Nov. 1: Association of Small Foundations National Conference, Washington


4: Midterm elections

16-18: Independent Sector National Conference, Seattle


2: Giving Tuesday

This article is part of our Outlook 2014 package. See more advice and ideas for the year ahead in our special section.

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