October 31, 2006 — Leaders from many of the nation’s most trusted and effective nonprofit organizations will gather in Washington, DC in January for two days of educational sessions, dynamic keynote presentations, roundtable discussions, and networking events. The Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation’s (DMANF) 2007 Annual Washington Nonprofit Conference will take place on January 25th and 26th at the JW Marriott Hotel.
The conference, now in its 18th year, provides an unparalleled opportunity for nonprofit professionals to discuss the latest trends and techniques to help guide their organizations through the ever-changing world of nonprofit fundraising.
“We think this year’s conference will provide a wealth of opportunities for nonprofit leaders to exchange ideas on today’s fundraising and marketing needs,” said DMANF Executive Director Senny Boone. “The landscape of non-profit fundraising is constantly changing and this year’s program addresses the dynamic nature of the field.”
The conference’s 29 general and concurrent sessions will provide both fundamental and advanced lessons for developing fundraising capabilities and maximizing the potential of ongoing donor relationships. Strategies and techniques will be offered for messaging, creative, database marketing, integrated fundraising and program evaluation.
Keynote speakers and conference presenters will provide inside perspectives to help nonprofit officials learn from the successes, and sometimes the mistakes, of other charity fundraising programs. This year’s featured speakers include Vicki Escarra, president and CEO of America's Second Harvest and William P. Magee, Jr., D.D.S., M.D., co-founder and CEO of Operation Smile.
The conference program also includes a special series of breakfast roundtable discussions on issues confronting nonprofit fundraisers, as well as a networking reception at the US Chamber of Commerce Building. On January 24, special pre-conference workshops will offer both an “advanced master class” and a “direct marketing 101” for those new in the field or wanting to learn the latest tips and techniques.
Back by popular demand will be the Nonprofit Professional Exchange, which was introduced at last year’s conference and is designed to give nonprofit professionals the chance to speak with peers directly in an interactive forum. Each of the sessions will present a single, exploratory topic in an environment where ideas are exchanged freely, concerns are expressed openly, and relationship building is encouraged.
Conference information and registration is available at www.nonprofitfederation.org. Early Bird Registration ($100 off) ends December 15.
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