2019 ANA Chicago Nonprofit Conference

Join hundreds of fundraising and marketing professionals at The ANA Chicago Nonprofit Conference, a three-day event where you can exchange innovative marketing and fundraising ideas that will generate insightful solutions and think creatively to help you make the relationship with your donors even stronger.

Marketing’s evolution is getting more accelerated and you need to keep up. At this conference, you’ll hear case studies from your colleagues that will offer you a more realistic view of the issues, challenges, and successes that you face every day.

Join the conversation at #ANACHINP.

Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award
Now accepting nominations for the 2019 ANA Nonprofit Federation Nonprofit Organization of the Year Award. Review the award criteria and download the nomination form here.

ANA Nonprofit Federation Scholarships
Application Deadline: Monday, June 17, 2019
The ANA Nonprofit Federation grants conference scholarships based on contributions from our conference sponsors. Only nonprofits, engaged in fundraising, with annual revenue of $10M or less qualify. To review terms, eligibility, and apply for a scholarship, review the form.


Start: Monday, August 26, 2019 at 7:30am

End: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 3:15pm


Renaissance Chicago Downtown Hotel
1 West Wacker Drive
Chicago, IL 60601

The ANA has negotiated a special room rate of $215/night. In order to use the ANA rate, you must be registered to attend the conference. A reservation link will be provided under the "Important Information" section of your conference registration confirmation email. The cut-off date is Monday, August 5th, 2019, after which prevailing rates apply.

Registration Pricing

Early-bird pricing is in effect through 06/24/2019
Client-Side Tier Platinum Tier Gold Tier Silver Tier Individual Nonmember
Conference Registration Client-Side Tier $559 Platinum Tier $699 Gold Tier $699 Silver Tier $759 Individual $799 Nonmember $799

Please note Early Bird pricing expires at 12:00 AM EST on 06/24/19.

The Association of National Advertisers Nonprofit Federation (ANA NF) works tirelessly on behalf of the nonprofit fundraising community, aggressively and effectively advocating on postal, regulatory, legislative, and accountability issues at every level of government. With the litany of threats to charitable fundraising, our presence as an industry voice has never been more imperative.

The ANA represents over 1,200 marketing and fundraising organizations. Our members, whether they are commercially-driven or mission-focused, benefit by learning from each other, sharing industry-leading best practices, and leveraging the performance-enhancing tools and resources that are only available through ANA.

To learn more about membership and the four packages available for nonprofit organizations, please contact Barbara Markfield BMarkfield@ana.net.  

For all other ANA NF inquiries, please contact Alicia Osgood AOsgood@ana.net


Monday, August 26, 2019
7:30am Registration Opens

Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:00am Continental Breakfast (Workshop Attendees Only)

Cloud Gate Foyer
9:00am Workshop

Cloud Gate 1-2
12:00pm Lunch for Pre-Conference Workshop (Workshop Attendees Only)

Cloud Gate 3
4:00pm Pre-Conference Adjourns

Tuesday, August 27, 2019
6:30am Morning Exercise

7:30am Registration

Grand Ballroom Foyer
8:00am Continental Breakfast

Grand Ballroom Foyer

First Time Attendee Welcome Session

Urban Blue
9:00am Opening Keynote Session

Grand Ballroom

Concurrent Sessions 1


Concurrent Sessions 2

1:00pm 2019 DMANF Awards Luncheon & Presentations

Grand Ballroom

Concurrent Sessions 3

3:30pm Power Energy Break

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Concurrent Sessions 4

5:30pm Power Networking Reception (Ticketed Event)

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
6:30am Morning Exercise

8:00am Registration

Grand Ballroom Foyer
Continental Breakfast

Grand Ballroom Foyer

Concurrent Sessions 1


Concurrent Sessions 2

11:30am Networking Luncheon

Grand Ballroom

Concurrent Sessions 3


Concurrent Sessions 4

3:15pm Conference Adjourns

Cancellation Policy and Notes

Individual conference registrations can be cancelled in writing only via email (registration@ana.net). Phone cancellations are not accepted.

• A full refund will be granted, if written request for cancellation is received by email 60 or more calendar days before the conference start date.
• A 50% refund will be granted if written request for cancellation is received by email between 59-45 calendar days before the conference start date.
• No refund will be granted if written request for cancellation is received by email 44 or less calendar days before the conference start date.
• No refund will be granted for 'no shows.'
• Corporate packages are not eligible for cancellation or refunds.
• Unused registrations/applications have no monetary value and cannot be credited to future years or events.
• ANA will not issue refunds or credits due to failure to redeem a discount promo code during the registration process.
• A $125 processing fee will be assessed to change the name on a registration.
• Hotel room cancellations and changes must be made directly with the hotel.

1. The conference agenda is subject to change.
2. A portion of your guest room rate will be used to offset conference costs.
3. ANA accepts no responsibility for the loss of, or damage to, personal property.
4. Registrations received after two weeks prior to the conference may not be included in the attendee list.