Bold thinking in an unpredictable world.

Make your plans now to join us and hundreds of fundraising and marketing professionals at the Chicago Nonprofit Conference, a two-day event where you will exchange innovative marketing and fundraising ideas, generate insightful solutions and think creatively to help you make the relationship with your donors even stronger.

This conference will be the platform for improving public awareness and receptivity to direct and interactive market driven philanthropy.

You’ll also hear case studies from your colleagues which will offer you a more realistic view of the issues, challenges, and successes that you face every day!

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2016 Schedule

Want to check out all the details? Check out the 2016 program
Interested in speaking? Enter your session on the speaker interest form, deadline for proposals is 3/24

(Pre-Conference Workshop Attendees Only)

+ Direct Marketing: Tips and Techniques from the Experts
+ Mid-Level Giving 101

(Pre-Conference Workshop Attendees Only)

Featuring: Jake Porway, Founder of DataKind

+ Creative Prospecting Strategies on a Modest Budget
+ Maximizing Your Sustainer Revenue Through Better Back End Processing
+ Money in the Middle: How to Make the Most of Mid-Level Donors
+ Online Donation Forms: Real-Time Optimization Will Destroy Your A/B Testing

+ On the Edge of Glory: Using a Multi-Channel Approach to Take Your Acquisition to the Next Level
+ Who are you? Tracking Complex Constituent Relationships in your Database
+ “Brother Can you Spare a Premium?” Moving Donors from a Transactional to a Philanthropic Relationship
+ Digital Primer: Everything Your Boss Thinks You Already Know About Digital Advertising That You’re Afraid to Admit You May Not Know

+ F2F Fundraising, Turning Quantity into Quality
+ How to Take a Database Implementation Head-On and Make it Work
+ Using Social Media Boosted Posts to Boost Peer-to-Peer Acquisition
+ Attribution and Strategic Planning: You Know What Is Influencing You Donors. Now What?

+ DMANF Presents: “Legal Jeopardy!”
+ Keeping it Fresh! How to Continue Growing as a Mature Nonprofit
+ Truth or Consequences
+ The Donor Behind Door Number Two. Or Number Three? Insights Into Donor Personas And What Drives Different Donor Behavior

+ Making Mobile Work for Fundraising
+ Nurturing Donors The ‘Write’ Way – How Great Copy Drives Long-Lasting Relationships
+ What Nonprofit Fundraisers Can Learn from Political Direct Response Fundraising
+ Maximizing Digital Investments for Today’s Nonprofits

+ Social Media Secrets to Success – How To Turn Engagement into Advocacy and Revenue
+ But We Are Fundraisers! Strategies for Cultivating and Retaining Donors
+ Fundraising Communications Cornucopia: 30 Ideas to Empower Your Fundraising
+ Dispelling Myths with Data & Donor File Analysis

+ Mercy Ships and Alzheimer’s Association: Case Studies in Charting a Path for Organizational Growth
+ Lose Your Control!
+ The Web as a Living Laboratory: What We Learned About What Works (and What Doesn’t) From Over 350 Online Experiments
+ RFM is (mostly) Dead! Long Live Segmentation and Customization!

+ Delightful Dive into the Depths of Digital Ads
+ Planned Giving Best Practices to Start Using Today
+ Tipping the Sacred Cows — How We can Move Onward and Upward
+ An Open Discussion on Mid-Level Giving & Moves Management

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Early Bird ends 7/18/2017
Prices below are for Nonprofit Federation Members, for full pricing info check out our pricing page.

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  • Day One & Two Networking Events
  • Keynote Presentation
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