Lessons to be Learned

A great day and a great event yesterday at the Northwest Development Officers Association winter conference where I spoke on Funding Your Way to Success Through Social Media. I offered the practical ways to use social media to build awareness and raise money. Nothing replaces face to face, but when you can have your evangelists helping you raise money, you’ve augmented your fund development staff.
Case in point: Get 200 people to each go on Facebook, list your cause, and raise $1,000. That’s $200,000. That’s a lot of money that YOU don’t have to raise.
For more ideas contact me at joebarnes2008@gmail.com.



Register now for the January 28, 2010 Winter Conference of NDOA! The keynote speaker this year is internationally known fundraiser Kim Klein, who has also authored four books! Register by January 11th and save big! You’ll also have a chance to network with some of the best in the business and spend time with leading expert vendors there to help offer solutions and ideas.

This year’s speakers offer innovative approaches in the areas of major gifts, fund raising strategies, building capacity, and raising money in today’s environment.

You’ll hear from a variety experts on topics including:

  • Cultivate Your Donors – The Money Will Follow
  • Funding Your Way to Success Through Social Media
  • Raising Major Gifts and Acquiring New Donors During a Recession
  • Recruiting, Recognizing & Retaining High Performance Development Teams
  • Event Strategies for a New Economy
  • Creating a Donor-Focused Team That Thrives Through Challenges
  • Leadership is Not in Your Head – Managing the New Normal With Creative Resilience
  • Reconnecting with Donors: Great Stewardship on a Small Budget


Premier Sponsor: The Alford Group

Corporate Sponsor: The Collins Group

Conference Sponsor: David Owen Hastings

Conference Supporter: Partnership 4 Nonprofits

Your conference registration includes:

  • Continental breakfast
  • Admission to all sessions
  • Networking lunch
  • Afternoon networking dessert break with doorprizes
  • Printed program book with development resource directory

Registration Rates:
NDOA Members: $140 (early bird by January 11, 2010)

$155 (after January 11, 2010)

$170 (after January 22, 2010)

Non-Members: $190 (early bird by January 11, 2010)

$205 (after January 11, 2010)

$220 (after January 22, 2010)

NDOA Member Scholars and Conference Scholars: $50

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