Are You Ready to Engage?
That's why we believe so strongly in the concept of the Engage conference. It celebrates and facilitates engagement on a number of levels. Each year, we choose three organizations that have stepped it up and taken their fundraising to the next level (whatever it may be for that organization). And we bring together people who represent varying elements of the overall strategy that propelled the organizations from where they were to where they are. The speakers dig down into that growth to give attendees a big-picture look at how well-integrated organizations benefit when everyone is engaged with the goal and each other. And they break down how those winning concepts can be applied to organizations of any size or mission (including yours).
And then the conference itself is an exercise in engagement. Attendance is limited to about 125 fundraising professionals — your peers at nonprofit organizations. The whole group stays together for the keynote (this year, it's fundraising consultant and marketing strategist Kivi Leroux Miller), the case studies and the closing session, where our speakers will really hone in on the ideas that you can take back to your office and put to use right away. The group breaks down into 10 or 12 roundtable discussions, covering topics from monthly giving to major gifts, board development, marketing, retention, digital fundraising, copywriting and more. And those are lively sessions where the moderators are there to let you have your say, ask your questions and share your thoughts. Totally attendee-driven.
The opportunities to engage with speakers, roundtable moderators and your peers begin at registration and breakfast and continue through the case studies, roundtables, lunch and closing reception. If you're local or in town the night before, you can even get a head start at our Give Me Liberty! Happy Hour at Spasso Italian Grill.