Ready to Disrupt DC at the 2017 DMANF Nonprofit Conference
The theme for the 2017 DMANF Washington Nonprofit Conference is “Disrupt: Change yourself. Change your organization. Change the world.” And we are ready to do just that. With the conference just a day away, we are gearing up to join hundreds of fundraising and marketing professionals to explore information-packed sessions on all aspects of direct marketing.
To get a glimpse into what to expect, we sat down with our very own Business Development Director, Joseph Gomez, as he shares what he hopes to gain from this year’s conference:
The conference is almost here! What are you looking forward to most?
Networking with the sharpest fundraisers across the globe. Beyond the fantastic sessions, this conference is about connections. There will be people you sit next to or have lunch with who are currently going through a problem you will face next month or next year. Getting to know that person now will allow you to reach out for answers in the future and vice versa.
You have been attending this conference for 10+ years. What are you hoping to get out of the conference this year?
I am always looking for learning opportunities. This year I’m looking to expand my knowledge on digital fundraising. It is the future of direct response marketing and we continue to see more and more clients looking for success in this area.
Also, the keynote speaker, Mara Liasson, is a perfect fit for this year’s conference. As the national political correspondent for NPR, she will address how the new administration will influence current fundraising methods.
Which sessions are you looking forward to attending the most?
There are two that I won’t miss:
- Are We Doing It Right? A Deep Dive into Membership Renewal:
I have watched Steve Abrahamson of the National Audubon Society quickly take control of a program and turn it around. It will be interesting to see how his methods and ideas compare to that of Tricia Hart of Amnesty International and Rachael Goldstein-Morris from Planned Parenthood Federation of America. Tiffany Neill has unmatched knowledge and is a great speaker; she would be worth hearing on her own. The collection of speakers will make for an extremely informative session.
- Turning Aircraft Carriers on a Dime and Other Investment Tips:
This looks to be a great session that will help us understand how to measure the investment of a program against its success/failure. All three speakers, Kim Perrow of Heifer International, Letal Zidkony of ASPCA and Andrew Giffen of Integral, have the experience and knowledge to make this an impactful session.
The PS|PS Digital team is ready to gain innovative and insightful solutions from this conference, so we can continue to help strengthen your organization’s donor relationships. We will be live tweeting from the conference, so be sure to follow us on Twitter to join the conversation!