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Wednesday, July 31 | 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM – Full Day Conference
Thursday, August 1 | 8:45 AM - 5:10 PM – Faith & Fundraising Track 
Friday, August 2 | 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM – Faith & Fundraising Track 

Gaylord National Hotel, National Harbor, MD

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The Faith & Fundraising Forum is for faith-based fundraisers who want to reach donors whose religious beliefs influence their charitable decision-making.

This day-long event is designed to bring together faith-based fundraisers to learn from each other, share experiences, and work together to address the biggest challenges facing our missions.

We are excited to be able to offer this alongside the Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference. The Faith & Fundraising Forum will be the day for the faith community to gather and connect around our specific concerns. We will then continue into The Bridge Conference, well-known as the ultimate learning environment for fundraisers with 100+ of the best strategic and tactical presentations in the industry, including a faith-based track of sessions. Faith-based participants, as all Bridge participants, will have the option to join that track or to mix those sessions with any of the other 12 tracks offered.

This Forum is organized by Catholic Development Council of The Nonprofit Alliance. While organized with particular attention to challenges and opportunities for the Catholic and Christian community, we welcome faith-based fundraisers from all denominations and faiths. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to VP Programs, Abby Graf at agraf@tnpa.org.

Catholic Mass will be offered daily.

Why Attend the Faith & Fundraising Forum?

This Forum is organized by Catholic Development Council of The Nonprofit Alliance. While organized with particular attention to challenges and opportunities for the Catholic and Christian community, we welcome faith-based fundraisers from all denominations and faiths. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to VP Programs, Abby Graf at agraf@tnpa.org.

Be a Champion of your faith-based fundraising and marketing efforts!

 

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Who Should Attend The Faith & Fundraising Forum?

Who? Fundraising Professionals, Nonprofit Leadership, as well as consultants, agencies, and professionals who work within the faith sector, including… Faith-Based Direct Response Fundraisers, Major Gift Officers, Annual Giving-Development Directors & Staff, Planned Giving Officers, Membership Staff, and those who are the only fundraiser on staff and wear ALL of those hats at once.

From what organizations? All Faith-based fundraisers and marketers are welcome. Attendees will come from Religious Orders, Churches, Archdioceses, and nonprofit organizations working in the name of faith. Attendees will come from across the spectrum of size: some from large, international organizations and others from smaller (but still mighty!) teams.


FFF Crowdshot  FFF Keynote Speaker  FFF Break Shot

The 2024 Forum Program will include:




7:30 AM - 4:30 PM Registration
   
7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Religious Services/Mass
   
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM Continental Breakfast & Affinity Group Tables
   
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Welcome and Keynote Speaker, Alexia Kelley, President and CEO of FADICA
   
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Refreshment Break
   
10:45 AM - 11:55 AM Breakout Sessions
  It Takes Responsible Fearlessness to Create Amazing Audience ExperiencesAllen Thornburgh, Principal & Executive Producer, SUBLIMITY, Tracey Werre, Director, Marketing, Mission Aviation Fellowship
  Moving Your Organization from Charity to Change: Developing a Liberating Programming ModelChad D. McEachern, President & CEO, Edmundite Missions
  Mastering Peer-to-Peer Campaigns Kenya Roberts, Executive for Development Management, United Women in Faith, Julissa Ciquero, United Women in Faith, Mike Snusz, Director, Nonprofit Customer Experience, Tatango
  Sustained Giving Masterclass – Kim Richardson, The Allegiance Group + Pursuant, Meg Crowley, Executive Director, Stand to Reason
   
12:00 - 1:30 PM Lunch & Faith in Action Awards 
   
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM General Session Panel
   
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Refreshment Break
   
2:45 PM - 3:55 PM Breakout Sessions 
  Inspired Giving: Unlocking Donor Motivation – Brian Tucker, Vice President, Client Strategy, BDI, Angela Washington, ThD, Director of Development, City Rescue Mission
  How Faith-Based Orgs Can Use Texting to Increase Donations and Engagement [Case Study with Lord of Hosts Church and United Women of Faith] – Amanda H. Speer, Sr. Communications Manager, Tatango, Kenya Roberts, Executive for Development Management, United Women in Faith; 
  How The Padre Pio Foundation of America Team Uses AI, Data, and Technology to Be More Efficient, Raise More Money, and Help More People – Judah Fontz, Founder and CEO, Datamize, Julie Fitts Ritter, Executive Director/CDO, The Padre Pio Foundation of America
  Accelerate Your Major Gift Growth – Andrew Olsen, CFRE, Senior Vice President, Fundraising Solutions, DickersonBakker; Derric Bakker, MBA, President/CEO, Dickerson, Bakker & Associates
   
3:55 PM - 4:30 PM General Session
   
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM General Session: Closing - Don’t miss this chance to end the day together. We will share thanks and gratitude, share a few learnings, and plan for staying connected as a faith-based community over the next two days of the Bridge Conference. 
   
4:45 PM Afternoon Prayer
   
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Bridge, Faith & Fundraising, and BridgeTECH Welcome Reception!

The faith-based focus will continue with a Faith-Based Fundraising track throughout the Bridge Conference August 1-2. Faith-participants will have the option to join sessions from that track or to mix with the excellent sessions from any of the 12 other fundraising tracks.

The Faith & Fundraising Forum Planning Committee


To register for the Faith & Fundraising Forum, please click here select member/non-member then "Faith & Fundraising + Bridge"