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19th Annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference

July 31-August 2, 2024
Gaylord National Hotel & Convention Center | National Harbor, MD (Adjacent to Washington, DC)


In 2024, the nonprofit industry is preparing for many unknowns. An election, a possible recession, rising costs to raise a dollar, rapid changes in technology and more.

Though the murkiness of the future can breed anxiety, change also creates opportunity if we seize it. That's what this year's theme is about: making things better, more beautiful, and more impactful because of change. 
Be the champion in change that your organization needs.
Be the champion our industry needs to win for those we serve.
Learn how you can use change to achieve your fundraising and marketing goals at Bridge 2024.

JOIN THE MOVEMENT AND REGISTER NOW
and lock in our Early Bird rate!

Deadline for Early Bird rate is Friday, May 31!

Elevate your fundraising game at the Bridge Conference where over 2600 fundraising, marketing & technology professionals converge to learn, collaborate and network. As the nation's premier event of its kind, we seamlessly merge the worlds of Fundraising, Marketing & Technology igniting unparalleled growth and impact for nonprofits!

Attend Bridge Conference and find:

  • 100+ breakout sessions covering 15 relevant topics to today’s fundraiser, marketer and technology professional
  • Over 100 partners in the Solutions Showcase
  • Fantastic opportunities for connecting and collaborating! Plan to join us at our Wednesday opening reception, Thursday lunch, Friday brunch and all 4 refreshment breaks!

Special Wednesday, July 31 add-ons:

Choose from one of FIVE(!) Bridge Conference Master Class workshops:

  1. Your Case for Support:  From Creation to Activation,
  2. Making the Ask – Get Ready to Adopt A Whole New Approach to Solicitation,
  3. Dream, Decide, and Deliver: Define Your Strategic Vision and Make it A Reality,
  4. Copywriting Clinic for Direct Response Fundraisers, 
  5. From Insights to Action: Translating Behavioral Science into Fundraising Strategy

For the faith-based fundraiser – attend our Faith & Fundraising Forum developed by The Nonprofit Alliance Catholic Development Council.

For our technology partners, you don't want to miss BridgeTECH! Yep, it's back!

Bridge has never been more exciting!

More than just learning, the Bridge Conference connects professionals who share a passion for making a difference. CHAMPION your fundraising and marketing efforts — REGISTER NOW!



* Full participation in the 2024 Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference is applicable for 12.0 points in Category 1.B - Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. (* Subject to change.)

Opening Keynote
Josh Linkner 
2x New York Times Bestselling Author, 5x Tech CEO, Innovator & Investor!
Find a Way - Mission to unlock dormant creative capacity!

Josh Linkner

Through his proven 5-step innovation framework for cultivating full-organization ingenuity, prolific entrepreneur, venture capital investor, and innovation expert, Josh Linkner helps people Find A Way™ by providing them with specific tools to drive sustainable success.

Closing Keynote
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
Retired Track & Field Athlete
6x Olympic Medalist (3 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze)
Philanthropist - Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation
Jackie Joyner-Kersee

Renowned for her athletic accomplishments, Jackie Joyner-Kersee’s tireless efforts and remarkable work off the field as a philanthropist and an advocate for children’s education, health issues, racial equality, social reform, and women’s rights have improved the quality of life for countless youth, adults, and families.

Who Will Be Attending?

NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONALS

  • Direct Response Fundraisers
  • Major Gift Officers
  • Annual Giving-Development Directors & Staff
  • Planned Giving Officers
  • Membership Staff
  • Faith-based Fundraisers

NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP

  • Nonprofit Chief Executives & Executive Directors
  • Nonprofit Board of Directors

CONSULTANTS, AGENCIES, AND OTHER MARKETING PROFESSIONALS

  • Writers, Designers & Creative
  • Digital & Social Media Marketers
  • DRTV Producers
  • List Brokers
  • Media Buyers
  • Printers & Mailers
  • Technologists
  • Telemarketers
  • Trade & Professional Association Marketing Staff


General Schedule

(Schedule subject to change)

Wednesday, July 31

 
7:00 AM - 10:00 AM Registration Open for Bridge Workshops, Faith & Fundraising and BridgeTECH
   
7:15 AM - 5:15 PM Faith & Fundraising - go to the Faith & Fundraising page for details.
   
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM BridgeTECH - go to the BridgeTECH page for details.
   
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Bridge Conference Workshops - Choose one! Additional registration required:
  1. Copywriting Clinic for Direct Response Fundraisers
  2. Dream, Decide and Deliver: Define Your Strategic Vision and Make it a Reality
  3. From Insights to Action: Translating Behavioral Science into Fundraising Strategy
  4. Making the Ask - Get Ready to Adopt a Whole New Approach to Solicitation
  5. Your Case for Support: From Creation to Activation
   
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM Bridge Conference Registration Open!
   
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Welcome Reception - All Welcomed! Bridge, BridgeTECH, Faith & Fundraising, and Solutions Showcase!
   

Thursday, August 1

 
7:00 AM - 5:00 PM Registration Open
   
8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Continental Breakfast in the Solutions Showcase
  includes the First Timers Breakfast!
   
8:45 AM - 9:45 AM Educational Sessions – Round #1 – 14 Tracks plus 2 Champion Spark Sessions in the Solutions Showcase
   
 9:55 AM - 11:25 AM Opening Keynote with Josh Linkner, 2X New York Times Bestselling Author, 5X Tech CEO, Innovator & Investor! Find A Way - Mission to Unlock Dormant Creative Capacity!
   
11:35 AM - 12:35 PM Educational Sessions - Round #2 - 14 Tracks plus 2 Champion Spark Sessions in the Solutions Showcase
   
12:35 PM - 2:30 PM Lunch in the Solutions Showcase - Enjoy your lunch and collaborate with the partners in the Solutions Showcase.
   
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Educational Sessions - Round #3 - 14 Tracks plus 2 Champion Spark Sessions in the Solutions Showcase
   
3:30 PM - 4:10 PM Refreshment Break in the Solutions Showcase
   
4:10 PM - 5:10 PM Educational Sessions - Round #4 - 14 Tracks plus 2 Champion Spark Sessions in the Solutions Showcase
   
5:10 PM Have a CHAMPION evening! Spend time with colleagues, friends both new and familiar!
   

Friday, August 2

 
 7:00 AM - 12:00 Noon Registration Open
   
 7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Morning Champion Wake-Me-Up in the Solutions Showcase!
   
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM Educational Sessions - Round #5 - 14 Tracks plus 2 Champion Spark Sessions in the Solutions Showcase
   
9:10 AM - 10:10 AM Educational Sessions - Round #6 - 14 Tracks plus 2 Champion Spark Sessions in the Solutions Showcase
   
10:10 AM - 11:30 AM Brunch in the Solutions Showcase (Solutions Showcase to close after Brunch.)
   
 11:40 AM - 12:40 PM Educational Sessions - Round #7 - 14 Tracks
   
12:50 PM - 2:00 PM Closing Keynote with Jackie Joyner-Kersee - Retired Track & Field Athlete - One of trhe all-time greats in the Heptathlon, as well as the long jump! 6X Olympic Medalist - 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 2 Bronze


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