See You at the Bridge Conference!

As the 8th Annual Bridge Conference approaches, we can’t help but get excited about the fun that is awaiting us. We are looking forward to hanging around with some of the brightest minds in the industry for a few days while we eat, breath and sleep direct marketing (as if we don’t do that already!) Here is just a sampling of a few speakers and sessions we feel are can’t-miss.

Barbara L. Ciconte, Jeanne G. Jacob: Wednesday, July 31, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Pre-Conference Workshop  Fundraising 101 (Got new staff? Send ‘em to these Fundraising Gurus to learn from the best!)

Tiffany Neill, Tracy Lea. Jennifer Boland: Thursday, August 1 8:15 AM – 9:20 AM  Don’t Test THAT…Test THIS

Farra Trompeter, Kira Marchenese: Thursday, August 1, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM  Is it time to rethink your website?

Meaghan Burdick, Kim Postulart, Gabe Raff:  Thursday, August 1, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM  Telemarketing Never Died: How to Maximize Revenue Over the Phones

Madeline Stanionis, Ben Simon:  Thursday, August 1, 11:15 AM – 12:30 AM  Tanked! Seven Online Campaigns That Should Have Performed But…Didn’t

Nancy Withbroe, Katie Dooley, Rachel Mentzer: Thursday, August 1, 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM  Leveraging Your Special Events For Major Giving

Steve Froelich, Lynn Edmonds, Chuck Longfield, Larry May:  Thursday, August 1, 2:15 PM – 3:30 PM  Standing on the Shoulders of Giants: Lessons from the Experts  

Cathy Finney, Kevin Moran, Chuck Pruitt: Thursday, August 1, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM  Trying times: Making the Case for New Donor Acquisition

Phyllis Freedman, Charlotte Meyer: Thursday, August 1, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM  The Great Wealth Transfer: Grow Your Slice of the Pie with Stewardship

John Thomas, Ron Sheehan:  Friday, August 2, 11:15 AM -12:30 PM  Talk Back to Dan Pallotta: 5 Points Boards Must Consider Now

David P. Whitehead, Stephen Venute, Chris Hartweg:  Friday, August 2, 2:00 PM – 3:15 PM  Driving NASCAR for Hunger: A Cause Marketing Platform with Results

And of course our very own Kathy Swayze is speaking on Thursday, August 1, 8:15 AM – 9:20 AM  Writing for Four, Five and Six Figure Gifts

See you bright and early at the Bridge!


– Posted by Amanda Marcucci


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