Where can you go to learn everything you need to know about fundraising? Is there a one-stop-shop for information about fundraising that can help fundraising professionals, board members, volunteers, consultants, and executive directors? Is there a place to learn how to improve your direct mail campaign? How to write better proposals? What about the right use of technology? Well, Fundraising Day 2010 has all the answers you are looking for.
Mark your calendar for June 16, 2010, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm and show up at the Marriott Hotel at 55 4th Street in San Francisco.
Fundraising Day is a one-day nonprofit fundraising training for the Northern California nonprofit community. Organizations of all sizes and types are invited. With 40 workshops scheduled, there is something for everyone. One thousand people are expected to attend with an average of 100 attendees per workshop. And don’t worry – food is provided. There will be a continental breakfast, two coffee breaks, and lunch, with vegetarian options available.
Here are some examples of the types of workshops offered:
- How to Deliver Superlative Donor Care
- The Science of Direct Mail: How Does It Measure Up?
- Rebuilding Your Board
- How to Approach a Foundation: From Initial Contact to Getting Funded — What Does it Take?
- Anticipating Foundation Trends: What Philanthropy Insiders Predict
- Raising Money Online: A Savvy Guide to Fundraising Success
- Everything You Ever Wanted to Ask About Fundraising Technology But Were Afraid to Ask
- Working Smarter not Harder: Fundraising Planning for Small Shops
The event is presented by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Golden Gate Chapter and the Development Executives Roundtable. Both of these organizations offer workshops and programming throughout the year to support the work of non-profit organizations across the Bay Area. They come together to present this conference to help strengthen the many organizations providing vital services, strong advocacy, and inspiring arts productions.
“The line-up of speakers, workshops and panels at this year’s Fundraising Day is incredible. Our stellar volunteer program committee outdid themselves in putting the program together this year. We really do have something for everyone, with workshops designed for every level of fundraiser, from the volunteer new to fundraising to seasoned professionals who qualify for our Masters track. We can’t think of a time when this conference has been more important, and we are really delivering,” Leyna Bernstein & Cheryl Clarke, Co-Chairs, Fundraising Day 2010
The conference also includes an Ask the Experts Pavilion where you can sign up to talk one-on-one with an experienced professional about a specific fundraising question. The Career Café provides an opportunity for people who work in the nonprofit sector to talk with a coach or other individual for guidance on how to build their career or find a new job.
To learn more, or to register visit www.afp-ggc.org/frd2010 or call (415) 404-6501.
© Mel and Pearl Shaw 2010.