Nonprofit Professional Peer Conference

One of the top nonprofit resources is Nonprofit Pro. One of the reasons my team and I love them so much is because they provide organizations with real, relevant, and compelling information that is essential in today’s fundraising environment. In other words, they don’t provide the same old, tired solutions to nonprofit challenges.

From November 12-14 in Philadelphia, they will host the Nonprofit Pro Peer to Peer Conference (also known as the NonProfit PRO P2P 201: Redefining Peer to Peer Conference). There is still time for you or a member of your team to register for this important event.

Why should you attend the P2P 201 Conference?

  1. Peer-to-peer (P2P) fundraising is an essential part of many fundraising programs. For example, charities dealing with health and wellness or education have already realized that having their champions ask for fundraising dollars is a winning formula. The conference will provide participants with best practices around P2P.

  2. You’ll have the opportunity to network and mingle with others just like you who are starting a peer-to-peer fundraising program or have a successful track record of doing so. You’ll also have the opportunity to hear from thought leaders on the topic, attend roundtable sessions, and much more.

  3. One of the great features of this particular conference is that Nonprofit Pro wants to provide its participants with a lively, interactive and also intimate event so that people can have meaningful discussions. Those are critical easy-to-use features for conference attendees.

  4. The conference will have excellent thought leadership. For example, some of the featured speakers include Lisa Bowman, CMO, United Way Worldwide; Courtney Bugler, Race for the Cure series director, Susan G. Komen; DJ Hampton II, senior vice president of market leadership and chief development officer, March of Dimes; and Krystn Kuckelman, Vice President, Event Development, National Kidney Foundation.

Sponsors of this major event include turnkey P2P solutions, Blackbaud, DonorDrive and Cathexis.

The conference fee is $695, which will give you access to the two days of case studies, participation in the roundtables, Q&A, and discussions, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can learn more about the agenda by taking a look at the Nonprofit Pro P2P Conference 201.

How can I afford to go to this conference?

Let me close this article on P2P Conference 201 by saying this about fees. I recognize that many organizations operate on limited budgets. However, I believe that if you follow my blog you are someone who believes in growth and sustainability, as it is something I blog about often.

I’ve been in your shoes. When I started the nonprofit I founded years ago, I worked with my team from the kitchen table. But we also knew that growing the organization at scale was crucial to our vision for broad impact. That means you need to think creatively about getting the funding for the things that matter, like attending professional development conferences that will help you gain the skills you need to grow your organization by getting more fundraising dollars in the door.

Ask a major donor to personally fund this aspect of your work and demonstrate the impact of your gift by showcasing the increased fundraising dollars you’ll raise through peer-to-peer fundraising. You can also simply budget money from your general operating funds or ask a foundation for a career development grant. Whatever you decide to do, make it a priority.

With the fall now upon us, if you are looking for the conferences to attend during the year, this would be the one.

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