Trade Associations/Trade Shows
Those were the words from Seth "Yossi" Siegel, co-founder and partner of global investment banking boutique Sixpoint Partners: "Care about donors the same way whether they donate or not."
Challenges are many for North Texas nonprofits just as they are for nonprofit organizations across the U.S.
Aging volunteers and board members are ready to hand the reins off to replacements who are proving elusive. Longtime supporters are reluctant to embrace tools like social media. Donors are demanding more than a good cause to give to.
A hope for constructive solutions drew numerous nonprofit leaders to a recent summit sponsored by the Nonprofit Center of Wichita Falls. The morning session included an opportunity to identify problems, then begin a study of new approaches to success.
C-level executives Angel Aloma, Danny McGregor and Atul Tandon, along with moderator Tom Harrison, discussed the biggest issues concerning fundraisers at the DMA Nonprofit Federation New York Nonprofit Conference.
One thousand, six hundred and twenty-five. That's the number I blurted out months ago, off the top of my head, when folks on the ad side of things here at FundRaising Success asked me how many people I thought would sign up for our first-ever daylong virtual conference and trade show.
I almost walked out. My first impression was, “This is the worst general session at any DMA conference I’ve ever attended.” And I’ve attended a few.
The guy seemed nice enough, but he was talking about dead cowboys buried on a hill in rural Texas. Guys who shot each other for no good reason. Texas terrain with the longest bluff in the nation and someone I never heard of by the name of Cal Farley. He played football but finally excelled at wrestling.
I was dumbfounded. Where was all this going? And did I possibly care?
Charleston, S.C., November 19, 2009 — Blackbaud, Inc. (Nasdaq: BLKB) held its 10th annual Conference for Nonprofits this week in Charleston, South Carolina, welcoming 1000 nonprofit professionals from all over the world to learn more about nonprofit technology and techniques to help them succeed in 2010.
AUSTIN, Texas, November 16, 2009 — Convio, a company that is passionate about helping nonprofit organizations use software and services to fulfill their missions, today begins their fourth annual Convio Summit at the Renaissance Hotel, November 16-18. Convio Summit brings together a community of Convio clients, industry experts, and more than 35 partner organizations to share common experiences with their peers and to discuss the latest strategies for nonprofits to boost online fundraising, advocacy and marketing efforts.