2017 Bridge Conference
August 2-4, 2017
Bridge 2017 is the premier conference of, by and for fundraising professionals. Hosted by DMAW and AFP, it's a vast, immersive uniquely comprehensive experience for the latest strategies, techniques and innovations in direct response marketing and fundraising.
This year, more than 2,000 of the brightest, boldest and most creative fundraising professionals from every sector of our industry will gather for three energizing days of dynamic keynotes, panels, workshops, networking and more - all rigorously curated to embolden you to push the limits in search of what direct marketing and fundraising can achieve, and enhance your personal and professional abilities.
2017 Chicago Nonprofit Conference
August 28-30, 2017
The 2017 Chicago Nonprofit Conference is a joint production between DMA and the DMA Nonprofit Federation. Join hundreds of fundraising and marketing professionals at this two-day event where you will exchange innovative marketing and fundraising ideas, generate insightful solutions and think creatively to help you make the relationship with your donors even stronger.
You’ll also hear case studies from your colleagues which will offer you a more realistic view of the issues, challenges, and successes that you face every day!
Look for us at the 2017 Bridge Conference
Join Tiffany Neill on Friday, August 4th at 2:00pm for the session "STRETCH - Running a Capital Campaign and an Annual Fund campaign with grassroots donors"
How can you keep your vital unrestricted annual funds coming in AND make your capital campaign goals? In this session you will discover ways to analyze your base of lower dollar donors, learn how to use your fundraising channels in unison, and find out "what happens next" after you get some of your lower dollar donors to stretch and make additional capital gifts.
Join Lesley Hostetter on Friday, August 4th at 11:15am for the session "Christmas in July (August)! Are YOU ready for Year-End?"
It's never too early to start planning for your biggest fundraising season! In this session, we will take a look back at our favorite, most successful year-end fundraising campaigns to get your creative juices flowing for 2017. We will look at multi-channel campaigns from email to mail to social and more. This will be a fun fast-paced session with audience participation!
Look for us at the 2017 Chicago Nonprofit Conference
Join Tiffany Neill on Wednesday, August 30th at 12:45pm for the session "From Great to Awesome: How Analytics, Testing and Donor-centricity Can Take Your Program to the Next Level"
PAWS Chicago was an organization with a great direct response program. But it had the potential to be awesome. In this session, participants will learn how this organization pushed their successful program to be even better using analytics, testing and donor-centricity.