Follow the Yellow Brick Road to the NIO Summit

September 14, 2022

The Event.Gives team is headed to Kansas…City, that is, for the Nonprofit Innovation and Optimization (NIO) Summit!  

This year NextAfter is hosting a Wizard of Oz-themed conference for nonprofits to learn and develop the tools needed to grow their online fundraising. In its 7th year, NIO Summit has quickly established itself as the industry's most unique, entertaining, and informative conference. 

Though the themes change yearly, the vast information and networking opportunities remain the same. This conference not only provides a multitude of innovative ideas but also optimizes the fun throughout every event!  

This year, Event.Gives is proud to be a Gold Sponsor and participant in the Innovation Showcase Series. The team is looking forward to connecting with nonprofit leaders and practitioners, learning about cutting-edge fundraising ideas, and continuing to expand their presence in the nonprofit world. They fully intend to take the theme to the next level and provide their take on the Wizard of Oz, Event.Gives style!

What to Expect

NIO Summit and the Wizard of Optimization will take place September 20th-23rd in Kansas City, Missouri. During the summit, attendees will learn from industry-leading experts, network with colleagues, and gain takeaways for best practices. 

The presenting sponsor NextAfter is known for its results-driven approach to online marketing. By applying knowledge of the nonprofit world, attendees can develop their skills and practices to apply to their organizations. Attendees, speakers, and sponsors should expect fun to be at the forefront!  

From the kickoff party at The College Basketball Experience to the Official Summit party at one of Kansas City’s premier music venues, this conference is sure to be a good time!

Who Will Be There

NIO features 30 industry-leading expert speakers, including Event.Gives Head of Partnerships Kandice Luisi, who will present during the Innovation Showcase series. Her title presentation, “My Worst Event Ever,” will feature how to turn your failures into fanatical success.  

Other speakers include authors, professors, and a series of marketing experts. Don’t miss out on a special note from the coined “Marketing Guru,” Seth Godin. The multiple stages, breakout sessions, and exhibits allow attendees to explore Kansas City Music Hall while learning and interacting with every step! 

Why You Should Attend

If you’re ready to be inspired, make lasting connections, or enjoy a vibrant environment, this is a conference you don’t want to miss. It’s clear from their online marketing presence and creativity that NextAfter is sure to put on a unique summit. 

The Event.Gives team is eager to learn and meet each attendee, so don’t forget to stop by Booth B17! We’ll see you on the yellow brick road!

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