Ready to Engage in 2014?
Have you ever looked at organizations such as Food For The Poor, City Harvest or the Coast Guard Foundation and wondered how they do it? How they engage donors? How they garner the kinds of donations they do? Beyond the specifics of a certain campaign, how did they grow? How did they make that leap from good to great?
And more importantly, how can your organization do it too?
The second annual Engage conference can help you answer those questions. Like it did with the Human Rights Campaign, Operation Smile and American Bible Society in 2013, this year's conference will lay out the game plans and really dig in to the strategies behind the growth of these organizations. And even more than last year, the conference will really zero in on what smaller to midsized organizations can do to mimic the success of the larger ones.
It's hard to believe that Engage 2014 is fast approaching! If you were with us in Philadelphia for the inaugural Engage last year, you know what a great time it is. And if you weren't, boy, are you in for a treat. Either way, won't you consider joining us on April 10?
The venue remains the same — the WHYY building, right on Independence Hall in the shadow of the Liberty Bell. Philly is my beloved hometown — and that of FundRaising Success' main office. So we relish the opportunity to invite fundraisers to join us there.
In between the case studies, attendees will break into smaller groups for roundtable discussions led by our speakers and other fundraising experts. The discussions will be led by attendees and their questions, with the moderators along to answer questions and offer advice.
Networking is another key facet of Engage. Last year, I was overwhelmed time and again by how engaged our attendees were in the conversations ... how easily our speakers and guests mingled in the hallways, connected in the sessions, and carried on their conversations through lunch and roundtables and breaks and well into the closing reception.