Trade Associations/Trade Shows

Direct Response ‘Guru’ & Fundraising Expert Mal Warwick To Present On Breaking Through Economic Challenges To Success
August 3, 2009

Phoenix, Ariz,  August 1, 2009 — International speaker, direct mail fundraising consultant, and author, Mal Warwick will lead a three-session program on Wednesday, September 2nd, 2009 aimed at Arizona-based nonprofit professionals who are struggling in the economic downturn.  Hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Greater Arizona Chapter, Warwick will lead a discussion on “Fundraising in a Global Context,” followed by a lunch presentation, “Raising Funds When Money is Tight,” and concluding with a workshop entitled “Technology and the Future of Direct Response.”

The ComLine Group Increases Trade Show PR Services: Benefits Small Companies and Nonprofits
July 2, 2009

WESTMINSTER, CA, July 1, 2009 — The ComLine Group ( has announced a series of new public relations, communications, and client development services for companies and nonprofit organizations exhibiting at trade shows. The new services were announced by Rick Billings, Principal at The ComLine Group. "We know that these are difficult times for many organizations that usually exhibit at trade shows. Some are cutting back on their show schedules. Our programs are designed to help maximize the investment that they are making in their shows, and increasing show ROI," said Billings.

A Problem Shared
July 1, 2009

June 25, 2009, The Financial Times — In the early days of the Global Philanthropy Forum, a strong belief guided Jane Wales, its president and chief executive, as she developed the conferences and workshops offered by the US-based organisation. “It’s like doing exercise,” she says. “You are much more likely to stay with something if you have a community of colleagues with which to pursue that work.”

Convio Summit 2009 to Feature Keynote by Gilbert Tuhabonye
June 17, 2009

AUSTIN, Texas, June 16, 2009 — Convio, Inc. – the leading provider of on-demand constituent relationship management software and services to nonprofit organizations – today announced that Gilbert Tuhabonye will be the keynote speaker for the fourth annual Convio Summit, November 16-18, 2009 in Austin, Texas. Gilbert is a genocide survivor of the horrible Tutsi massacres in Burundi, former NCAA All-American runner, inspirational running coach, author, motivational speaker, and co-founder of a nonprofit organization.

North Park University Presents 2009 BootCamp for New Nonprofit CEOs on July 8 - 10
June 17, 2009

CHICAGO, IL, June 16, 2009 — North Park University is pleased to host a BootCamp for nonprofit CEOs from Wednesday, July 8 through Friday, July 10 at its campus, located at 3225 West Foster Avenue in Chicago. Targeted to CEOs or executive directors who have been in their role for three years or less, the BootCamp is designed to maximize leadership effectiveness and organizational success for new nonprofit leaders. In its fourth year, BootCamp 2009 is again pleased to receive support from the Brinson Foundation and welcome a new sponsor, Achieve, a consulting firm based in Indianapolis.

Mobile Giving Symposium Benefits Nonprofit Community
May 26, 2009

San Francisco, CA, May 23, 2009 — Guide by Cell, the nation’s leading mobile technology company for cultural institutions, announced today it is presenting: ‘Raise Funds, Secure Donors, Leverage Giving!,’ a comprehensive Mobile Giving symposium targeting the nonprofit community. The symposium will feature guest speaker and Mobile Giving Foundation co-founder Christian Zimmern, as well as Give by Cell, President and Founder, Dave Asheim. The symposium will take place on Wednesday, May 27 at the Museum of the African Diaspora, MoAD in San Francisco.

Free June 11 Webinar Offers First Look at Giving USA 2009
May 21, 2009

CHICAGO, MAY 21, 2009 — Campbell & Company, a national consulting firm that provides advancement planning, fundraising, marketing communications and talent management to nonprofit organizations, presents a Webinar titled, “First Look: Giving USA 2009, Changing Data Into Action” on June 11, 2009 at noon CDT. Registration for this webinar is free. Attendees can join others from across the country from their desk or conference room.

Virtual Fundraising Conference Draws Global Audience
May 14, 2009

May 12, 2009, The Chronicle of Philanthropy — Online fund-raising experts shared tips with more than 400 participants from around the world today in the first 24 hours of a three-day conference held entirely online.

Free Teleconference for Nonprofits Interested in Google Grants
May 1, 2009

April 30, 2009, Google Grants Blog — We know that most people reading this blog are already participating in or have applied to Google Grants. However, maybe you personally haven't yet applied or perhaps you have a colleague at another non-profit who's interested in the program. If so, you may be interested in attending a free teleconference geared for groups interested in Google Grants, titled "Using Search for Fundraising and List-Building: How Google Grants Can Bolster Your Bottom Line".

Conference Attendance Hints at Nonprofit Slump
April 28, 2009

April 28, 2009, The Memphis Daily News — The sign-up list for an event Friday intended to help nonprofit organizations cope with today’s economic challenges may be evidence that the organizations are feeling the financial crunch.