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Nonprofit Federation of the DMA to Host 13th Annual Critical Issues Conference
WHAT: The Nonprofit Federation of the Direct Marketing Association’s 13th Annual Critical Issues Conference will focus on helping nonprofit organizations understand and keep current with legal and regulatory changes that affect accounting, ethics, accountability, fundraising management, and transparency.
WHEN: Wednesday, April 9, 2008
Registration is open from 7:30 to 8:45 a.m.
Conference begins at 8:45 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m.
WHY: Over the last year, a myriad of new rules and regulations have emerged, and some threaten to impede the ability of nonprofit organizations to raise funds. At the 13th Annual Critical Issues Conference, DMA and leading experts will present perspectives, tips, and tools for nonprofits in areas including: the new form 990, state and federal bills that could affect a nonprofits’ ability to raise funds, postal rates and regulations, restricted gifts, and other important topics.
SPEAKERS: Evelyn Brody, Professor, Chicago-Kent College of Law,
Errol Copilevitz, Senior Partner, Copilevitz & Canter, LLC
David Harr, Senior Associate Dean,
Rep. Robin Hayes (R-NC), Co-Chair, Congressional Philanthropy Caucus
Jerry Lease, Classification Specialist for Mailing Standards, US Postal Service
Charles Nave, President, Charles H. Nave, P.C.
Geoff Peters, President, Creative Direct Response
Ron Schultz, Senior Technical Advisor to Commissioner, IRS
Jack B. Siegel, Charity Governance Consulting, LLC
Robert Tigner, Regulatory Counsel, DMA Nonprofit Federation
Chip Watkins, Associate, Webster, Chamberlain & Bean
HOW: To register for a limited number of complimentary press passes, or for other media inquiries, please contact Sandy Cutts at 202.861.3407 or firstname.lastname@example.org. More conference information is available online at www.nonprofitfederation.org.
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About the Nonprofit Federation of the DMA
The Nonprofit Federation of the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) is the leading association for nonprofit organizations that use direct marketing channels such as mail, Internet, email, telephone, and social networking to gain support from individual donors. For more than 25 years, the Nonprofit Federation (and its predecessor organizations) has served as an effective advocate for nonprofits both in Washington, DC and in all 50 states regarding postal rates and delivery service, data protection, fundraising accountability, and other legislative and regulatory issues that affect nonprofit fundraising. It also leads the way in professional education, market intelligence, and networking for its more than 400 member organizations. In 2006, Americans gave $222 billion to nonprofit organizations; the majority of those donations were the result of direct marketing. For additional information on the Nonprofit Federation, its work, and its member benefits, visit www.nonprofitfederation.org.