2006 New York Nonprofit Conference Helps Fundraisers 'Defy Gravity'
June 28, 2006 – For nonprofit organizations looking to get the maximum impact for their fundraising dollars, creating effective relationships with donors is an ongoing challenge. The Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation (DMANF) will help nonprofit fundraisers learn how to meet this challenge at its 2006 New York Nonprofit Conference, which will be held August 8-10 at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City.
This theme of year’s conference, Defying Gravity - Gaining Momentum in Challenging Times focuses on how nonprofits can build powerful, action-based messages that break through the clutter and generate results.
“As times change and donors become harder to find and reach, you almost have to ‘defy gravity’ just to get your message through,” says DMANF Executive Director Senny Boone. “This year’s conference is designed to help nonprofits reach donors with the right message, at the right time.”
The two-day event features keynote presentations and more than 25 workshop sessions jam-packed with the proven tactics and the latest trends, from online fundraising and integrated marketing through acquisition, data mining, and retention. Roundtable discussions will allow for the open exchange ideas and thoughts on conference topics and common challenges.
New for 2006, DMANF will host a pre-conference workshop - an “Advanced Master Class” for nonprofit professionals with five or more years experience. Also, new this year is the Nonprofit Professional Exchange, which will provide an interactive environment for the exchange of ideas and solutions.
A highlight of the conference will be the announcement of the 2006 Nonprofit Organization of the Year, which will take place at the conference luncheon on Thursday, August 10.
Keynote speaker Tony Campolo, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Eastern University, will open the conference. Campolo is the author of more than 30 books, and Founder and President of the Evangelical Association for the Promotion of Education.
Registration is still available for the conference. Participants can save $100 if they register by July 7, and $50 if registered by August 2. More information is available at www.nonprofitfederation.org.
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