Nominations for DMANF s 2007 Max L. Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award Due Nov. 30; DC Conference Set for Jan. 25-26
November 15, 2006 — The Direct Marketing Association’s Nonprofit Federation (DMAF) is seeking nominations for its 2007 Max L. Hart Nonprofit Achievement Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement by an individual within the nonprofit community. The award will be presented on January 26 at DMANF’s 2007 Annual Washington Nonprofit Conference, which will take place January 25-26 at the JW Marriott Hotel.
Nominations must be submitted to the DMANF by November 30, 2006. To access a nomination form, visit the DMANF’s homepage at www.nonprofitfederation.org.
The annual award is named for Max Hart, the now-retired longtime Director of Fundraising for Disabled American Veterans and steadfast advocate, supporter, and champion of professionalism for the nonprofit fundraising community. The award recognizes an individual who:
· Serves as a source of inspiration and encouragement to others by exemplifying the highest levels of excellence in his/her work, and is a respected authority in his/her area of expertise
· Is innovative and possesses strong leadership skills
· Exhibits a willingness to assist in the professional development of others through the sharing of knowledge
· Is a model of integrity in professional dealings
· Has an outstanding record of achievement
· Nominees also must be a paid professional with a nonprofit organization or service provider.
Previous recipients include Christopher Cleghorn of Easter Seals, Raymond Grace of Creative Direct Response, Morris Dees of the Southern Poverty Law Center, Roger Courts of the Sacred Heart League, Roger Craver of Craver, Matthews & Smith, and William Begley of the Christian Appalachian Project.
DMANF’s 2007 Washington Nonprofit Conference
The DMANF’s Annual Washington Nonprofit 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.
Since 1982, the DMA Nonprofit Federation (www.nonprofitfederation.org) and its predecessor organizations have been aggressive and effective advocates for nonprofits in postal, regulatory, legislative, and accountability issues. It has led the way in professional education, networking, and industry advancement. The Federation is the premier agent for improving public awareness and receptivity to direct/interactive marketing-driven philanthropy, and is the ‘top brand’ among all associations and advocacy groups working on behalf of nonprofits in this area. With more than 400 members, the DMANF is one of the largest member segments of the Direct Marketing Association.
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