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.
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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.
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.
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.
“A fundraiser is not judged by how often you email, but by how much your donors Email Back ."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
See what kinds of marketing and fundraising insights are in-store for you at the NIO Summit by getting 5 tips from some of the best NIO Summit sessions of all-time.
In this free eBook, you’ll get tips on copywriting, building trust with donors, the importance of humanizing your fundraising, and more.
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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.
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.
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NIO Summit will follow the latest local COVID guidelines for the time event. Get more information on COVID guidelines in Kansas City here.