Collaborative 2024

By Classy

New city, new month – same incredible event! Join other forward-thinking nonprofit leaders for this two-day conference that will uncover the ideas and strategies needed to propel our industry forward and help you raise more.

Chicago – May 15 & 16, 2024
Early bird tickets available now!

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Featuring speakers from top nonprofits

Join Our Community

Learn from luminaries who are advancing the sector in dynamic ways and hear from Classy experts on how to get the most out of your fundraising platform.

Spark Your Curiosity

Leave equipped to expand your donor base and build meaningful relationships with supporters by exploring recent innovations to the sector.

Build Connections

Meet the leaders who are putting innovative ideas into practice while building a network of connections.

2023 Keynote Speakers

Opening Keynote

Dion Dawson


Dion’s Chicago Dream

Opening Keynote


Host & Executive Producer, UNDISTRACTED

The Meteor

Closing Keynote Speaker



Not Impossible Labs

I love that Collaborative isn’t your typical conference. The speakers are engaging, the venues are unique, and there were many useful takeaways. Most conferences I leave exhausted from presentations that didn’t capture my full attention but I leave Collaborative exhausted (in a good way) from learning new ideas and meeting great people. I leave energized to take on the important work we’re all doing.”

Laura Cooke, Director of Leadership Annual Giving

KC Scholars

The interactive workshops and networking opportunities provided a rich and engaging environment, fostering meaningful connections and leaving me inspired and energized to implement new ideas in my own work. Or, from a human: We committed. Collab’ed. Now we’re going to go figure it out.”

James Murphy, Development Manager - Peer to Peer

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp

What I love about attending Collaborative is that the Classy team and presenters truly want to help and make their products better so we can do our important mission work. I also love having the opportunity to hear from and connect with other organizations, large and small. While we all have different focus areas, the problems we face are similar, and Collaborative offers a unique space to work through those challenges together.”

Amanda Knight, Development Director

The Association of Frontotemporal Degeneration (AFTD)


Gain Proven Strategies

91% of attendees gained tangible takeaways they could implement immediately

Build valuable relationships

81% of attendees made connection they will stay in contact with after the event

Connect with like-minded leaders

67% of attendees are manager level or above (Manager, Director, Executive, C-Suite, ED, Founder)

Join the Collaborative community

643 nonprofit changemakers in attendance

Learn from industry experts

63 dynamic speakers shared insights on how they are advancing the sector

Celebrate impact and innovation

11 Classy Award winners celebrated from more than 1,700 applications