One of the leading nonprofit resources is Nonprofit Pro. One of the reasons my team and I like them so much is because they provide organizations real, relevant and engaging information that is essential for the current fundraising environment. In other words, they’re not providing the same, old and tired solutions for nonprofit challenges.
Between November 12th and 14th in Philadelphia, they will be holding the Nonprofit Pro Peer to Peer Conference (aka NonProfit PRO P2P 201: Redefining Peer to Peer Conference). There’s still time for you or a member of your team to register for this important event.
Why should you attend the P2P 201Conference?
Peer to peer (P2P) fundraising is an essential part of many fundraising programs. For instance, charities dealing with health and wellness or education have already figured out that getting their champions to ask for fundraising dollars is a winning formula. The conference will provide participants with best practices around P2P.
You’ll have the opportunity to network and mix with others like you who are starting a peer to peer fundraising program or have a successful track record doing it. You’ll also have the chance to listen to the thought leaders on the topic, attend break-out roundtable sessions and much more.
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 will be able to have meaningful discussions. Those are critical participant-friendly features for conference attendees.
The conference will have excellent thought leadership. For instance, a few of the featured speakers include Lisa Bowman, CMO, United Way Worldwide; Courtney Bugler, Director Race for the Cure Series, Susan G. Komen; DJ Hampton II, Sr. VP Market Leadership & Chief Development Officer, March of Dimes; and, Krystn Kuckelman, Vice President, Event Development, National Kidney Foundation.
Sponsors to this important event include Turnkey P2P Solutions, Blackbaud, DonorDrive, and Cathexis.
The conference fee is $695, which will provide you with access to the two days of case studies, participation at the roundtables, the Q&A and discussions, as well as breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You can find out more about the agenda by taking a look at the Nonprofit Pro P2P 201 Conference.
How can I afford to go to this conference?
Allow me to close this article about the P2P 201 Conference by saying this about the fees. I recognize that many organizations operate with limited budgets. I think, however, if you follow my blog you’re someone who believes in growth and sustainability since that’s something that I often write about in my blog.
I’ve been in your shoes. When I started the nonprofit I founded years ago, I was working with my team off the kitchen table. But, we also knew that growing the organization to scale was crucial in our vision to make a broad impact. That means you have to think creatively about how to get the funding for the things that are important, such as 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 their gift by showing the increased fundraising dollars that you will raise through peer to peer fundraising. You can also simply budget the money from your general operating funds, or ask a foundation to give you a grant for professional development. Whatever you decide to do, make it a priority.