4 US Fundraising Conferences to Visit in 2012

This is a guest post by SEO, professional blogger and guest blogger Ann Smarty. Ann (@seosmarty) owns MyBlogGuest.com and I just signed up for her new link monitoring tool.

With so many worthwhile causes vying for the limited dollars that businesses and individuals have available to donate, fundraising for even the most pressing of needs can be a daunting task. With success dependent on the tools and knowledge that you bring to your desk each morning, it’s very important that every possible source is explored thoroughly.

If you’re a fundraiser looking to up your game in the name of an important cause, network with the best of your colleagues and learn new tactics by visiting any one of these four U.S. fundraising conferences to be held in 2012:

1. AFP TechKnow Conference

AFP TechKnow Conference

This unique and highly interactive event is designed specifically to bring like-minded people from within the nonprofit and fundraising niches together, encouraging a feeling of sharing and mutual assistance in an effort to have all attendees leave with a renewed set of tools to achieve success for their cause.

Focusing on the use of websites and social media in particular, TechKnow will give you a better understanding of exactly how technology can help to make a difference for even the least technical of needs.

2. 7th Annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference

7th Annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference

The fundraising niche is one beset by constant change and the Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference aims to help attendees deal with that change by keeping them informed about the most important of those changes over the past year. Focusing on the use of technology in fundraising, this event brings to its visitors more than 70 educational sessions and seminars, each with a unique view towards making the most of what the modern world has to offer to your most valued cause.

3. Fundraising Day in New York

Fundraising Day in New York

A host of internationally acclaimed fundraising and marketing experts serve as the main draw to New York City’s upcoming Fundraising Day in New York conference! This year’s event adds seminars focused on small nonprofits and individuals in order to create value for fundraisers big and small with networking and educational opportunities presenting themselves at every turn.

The city along is worth going! While there, don’t miss the numerous New York attractions as well as take your time to simply walk along the city streets to feel the unique urban atmosphere.

Learn about emerging technologies and the utilization of the ever-expanding mobile market, all the while staying fresh on the basics of successful fundraising through this unique combination of workshops and meet-and-greets.

4. Money for Our Movements: A Social Justice Fundraising Conference

Money for Our Movements: A Social Justice Fundraising Conference

Despite the wealth and power accumulated by the large nations of the world, social injustice continues to be a plague that spans the globe, reducing the quality of life of some social groups while marginalizing the political power of others. With this fact in mind, consider joining social justice fundraisers and movement organizers from around the United States in Oakland, California this summer in order to learn more about what it means to be successful in the constant battle against social injustice.

Activists and marketers alike will find value in this event’s varied series of offerings, including workshops teaching about the benefits of social media, political development seminars and networking opportunities meant to link great minds and causes together for the betterment of all.

Fundraising Conferences Conclusion

No matter your particular cause, the fact that you choose to be a champion for those without a voice makes any fundraiser a very unique kind of marketer and what better way to increase your effectiveness than by learning from the best and brightest of your colleagues. In a world often fragmented by the different passions that grip individual hearts, the events listed above offer a means of bringing it all together in a touching effort at improving the lot in life of people from around the world.

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