The Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit | NIO Summit

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Dallas, Tx

September 19-21, 2023

The Premier Conference For Online Fundraising & Digital Marketing

Dallas, TX

September 19-21, 2023

The Premier Conference For Online Fundraising & Digital Marketing

The Premier Event for Nonprofit Fundraising & Digital Marketing

Get Tickets for $595 Before The End of the YEAR

Grow Your Online Fundraising

and become an innovative digital marketer

The Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit is the premier conference for nonprofit marketers and fundraisers looking to grow their online fundraising. Rather than have an open call for speakers, we hand-select the leading experts in marketing and fundraising innovation from around the world, and bring them all under one roof to teach us how to achieve real and tangible online fundraising growth.

Over the course of two days, you’ll learn proven and research-driven strategies from these leading experts, participate in hands-on training sessions, and discover all the tools you need to grow your online fundraising and revenue.

Through extensive networking opportunities, you’ll gather new ideas and learnings from a community of nonprofit marketers and fundraisers like yourself who are seeking the most innovative solutions and strategies to grow their revenue.

 

Here's a taste of What
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Attendees Say that NIO Summit is

Different From Any Other Conference

Hear what fundraisers and nonprofit marketers have to say about the NIO Summit

Why Attend NIO Summit?

4 Reasons a Nonprofit Fundraising Executive Should Attend

1. Get Inspiring New Ideas From Bleeding-Edge Digital Marketers.

Every year we go to the top marketing conferences around the world to find the best digital marketing thought leaders to invite to NIO. This year, we’ve secured some of the most talented forward-thinkers to inspire you with breakthrough ideas to help give your nonprofit organization an edge.

2. LEARN SECRETS TO BUILDING A CULTURE OF PERPETUAL LEARNING AND PERFORMANCE IMPROVEMENT.

The key to consistent growth of your fundraising program is creating a culture of innovation and optimization. At the NIO Summit, you will learn secrets from other nonprofit executives that have cracked the code of cultural transformation so that you can motivate your staff to continually push for better and better results.

3. PREVIEW NEW TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS IN A NO-PRESSURE, SALES-FREE ENVIRONMENT.

Nobody likes to pay to attend a conference only to be forced to sit through sales pitch after sales pitch from the main stage. Yet, as an innovative executive you need to constantly stay on top of what is new in the world of technology. To solve this, we have created a special “Innovation Showcase” that is located in a private lounge within the main venue. You can pick and choose which technologies to review in a no-hassle, comfortable, intimate setting.

4. NETWORK WITH FELLOW INNOVATORS FROM BOTH THE NONPROFIT AND FOR-PROFIT SPACE.

One of the best parts of the NIO Summit is the built-in networking opportunities throughout the conference. Because this event is only for nonprofit innovators and marketing thought leaders, you will have the opportunity to meet and engage with people that share your passion for leadership, new ideas, and market disruption.

“A fundraiser is not judged by how often you email, but by how much your donors Email Back ."

5 Reasons a Nonprofit Fundraising Practitioner Should Attend

1. LEARN ADVANCED MARKETING IDEAS TO ACCELERATE YOUR GROWTH.

The NIO Summit is the place where you’ll find proven fundraising strategies, the latest marketing innovations, and the essential tools to help your nonprofit achieve major online fundraising growth. Take in over 16 powerful and practical, action-oriented sessions on email marketing, copywriting, landing page creation, content marketing, analytics, social media marketing, online advertising, marketing automation, and of course, testing and optimization.

2. DISCOVER WHAT WORKS AND WHAT DOESN’T IN ONLINE FUNDRAISING.

Gain insights from over 2,000 online fundraising experiments to get quick wins for your online fundraising program that will impress your boss and raise more money for your organization.

3. FAST-TRACK YOUR WAY INTO TESTING AND OPTIMIZATION.

If you have ever wanted to move into the exciting world of conversion rate optimization, this is your chance! The entire NextAfter team will be available to you to help you with everything from developing a strong, testable hypothesis, to getting up and running on a testing platform – we’ll even help you set up and run your first test from the floor of the conference.

4. GET INSTANT FREE ACCESS TO YOUR OWN EXPERIMENT RESEARCH LIBRARY.

Every attendee of the NIO Summit will get access to the newly designed Winston Experiment Research Library. Winston easily integrates with all major testing platforms and will enable you to monitor, document, and share the results of all of your experiments from one centralized, beautifully designed interface.

5. MEET AND NETWORK WITH MARKETING THOUGHT-LEADERS AND FELLOW NONPROFIT INNOVATORS.

Imagine the opportunity to attend a nonprofit conference where meeting new people doesn’t feel like work. That’s because the NIO Summit has been engineered to provide you with natural opportunities to connect and network with other nonprofit attendees, speakers, and subject matter experts so that you have people you can turn to for inspiration, new ideas, or even your next career move.

3 Reasons Why Everyone Will Love the NIO Summit

1. THE SPEAKERS WILL BLOW YOUR MIND.

We literally travel to marketing conferences around the world to find the absolute best expert speakers we can find. You will be inspired, challenged, entertained, and of course equipped with killer ideas that you are guaranteed not to find at any other nonprofit conference this year.

2. KILLER SWAG.

Instead of crappy tote bags jammed with marketing propaganda, we’ve created a sweet Swag Shop where you can trade in the tokens for the coolest nonprofit conference swag you’ve ever seen. Earn tokens by participating at the Summit, and you’ll be able to cash in on beverage tumblers, boot-leg T-shirts, notebooks, sun-glasses, and more.

3. MONEY-BACK GUARANTEE.

We are so confident that you will LOVE the NIO Summit, that we will 100% refund your money if you don’t walk away with new ideas to grow your fundraising and marketing.

Past Speakers Include...

main session Speakers

BART SCHUTZ

Founding Partner
Online Dialogue

Tim Kachuriak

Founder and Chief Innovation and Optimization Officer

Amy Harrison

FOUNDER
HarrisonAmy Copywriting

Marcus Sheridan

OWNER, AUTHOR & SPEAKER
IMPACT

Marcus Collins

Head of Planning
Wieden+Kennedy New York

ton wesseling

Evidence-based growth expert
Founder of Online Dialogue, Conversion Hotel and The Experimentation Culture Awards

Kim Bersin

Chief Strategist
Donor Speak Consulting

Courtney Gaines

Vice President
NextAfter

Michael Norton

Prof. of Business Administration
The Harvard Business School

Georg Kolb

CEO
hsp FUNDRAISING GmbH

Dana Snyder

CEO & Founder
Positive Equation

Michael King

founder & managing partner 
Ipullrank, LLC.

Emily Taylor

Principal
teenybig

Krista Seiden

Principal Digital Analytics Consultant & Chief Instructor
KS Digital

Brady Josephson

Marketing & Growth Lead (Interim) 
charity: water

Jason Ruffell smith

Digital Director
Marlin Communications

And a special NIO summit message from...

Seth Godin

Best-Selling Author & Keynote Speaker
**photo by Brian Bloom

Quick Tip Speakers

Ray Gary

Founder & CEO
Idonate

Dan Brown

MANAGING CONSULTANT, DIRECT RESPONSE
American Philanthropic

GAbe Cooper

Founder & CEO
Virtuous

Shawn Olds

CoFounder & CEO
boodle.ai

Soraya Alexander

Chief Operating Officer
Classy

Dani Lockard

Fundraising Strategist
Funraise

Fundraising Wizardry Speakers

Ardee Coolidge

Digital Strategist
Nextafter

Yanni Saratsis

Vice President, Client Services
Nextafter

Nathan Hill

Vice President of NextAfter Institute
Nextafter

Innovation Showcase Speakers

Kandice Luisi

Head of Partnerships
Event Gives

Ray Gary

Founder & CEO
Idonate

Dominic Kalms

Founder & CEO
B Generous

Vance Roush

CEO
Overflow

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Past Sponsors
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The companies below help make NIO Summit an unforgettable event. Check them out, give them some love, and don’t forget to say hi to them in the exhibition hall at the summit.

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NIO Summit Location:

Gilley's Dallas

1135 Botham Jean Blvd, Dallas, TX 75215

The 2023 NIO Summit will take place at Gilley’s Dallas, located in downtown Dallas, TX. The venue regularly hosts a variety of events, and now – for the first time ever – the Nonprofit Innovation & Optimization Summit.

Accommodations:

NIO Summit 2023 Accomodations are not set yet. Stay tuned for details!

The NIO Summit has reserved a large hotel room block for attendees at the Kansas City Marriot Downtown – just a short walk down the street from the Kansas City Music Hall. Rooms are available at the negotiated NIO Summit rate of $179 (+ taxes & fees) from Sept. 19th – Sept. 23rd, 2022. 

Use the link below to reserve your room or manage your room reservation.

COVID-19 Updates:

NIO Summit will follow the latest local COVID guidelines for the time event. Get more information on COVID guidelines in Kansas City here.