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We’re planning a conference curated specifically for fundraisers. You’ll have access to product training, exclusive previews of upcoming tools and features, fundraising best practice sessions with industry experts, and networking opportunities with your peers!

Lemon Track
Maximizing Your Qgiv Potential

Lime Track
Fundraising Strategies with Qgiv

Orange Track
Fundraising Best Practices

Sunday, October 2nd
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Registration Check-in and Welcome Reception
Monday, October 3rd
7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Opening Keynote: Rachel Muir, "The Future of Fundraising"

Snap your fingers to see the future of fundraising! Come get a front-row seat to this eye-opening exploration loaded with practical and aspirational fundraising ideas, led by nonprofit founder and fundraising consultant Rachel Muir. Discover fundraising trends and eye candy fundraising campaigns from budgets small and large. You’ll leave energized, entertained, and ready to win your donors’ hearts, minds and wallets!

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Top 7 Not-So-Hidden Gems Within Qgiv

Presented by Qgiv

Have you ever wondered if you’re making the most of your Qgiv account? Do you wish you could sit down with someone and get a behind-the-scenes tour of Qgiv’s platform? In this session, you can! Join the Qgiv team as we delve into our favorite features that you may not have used before. You’ll get insights into:

  • Qgiv features that often fly under our clients’ radars
  • Tips for making the most of your Qgiv account
  • Examples of what other nonprofits are doing with the same tools you use
  • And more!

If you’ve ever wanted an opportunity to explore the underutilized features in your Qgiv account, you’ll love this fun, informational session that will leave you full of ideas about how to make the most of your tools.

1 CFRE Credit

Storytelling As Part of A Multichannel Marketing Strategy

Presented by Qgiv

Storytelling is one of the hottest topics in the nonprofit world right now. A well-told story will connect donors to your mission, inspire them to give, and keep them engaged—and is a critical part of your marketing strategy. Join us as we take a deep dive into the art of storytelling and brainstorm how to incorporate it in your multiple communication channels—email, websites, direct mail, social media, events, texting, and more. You’ll learn about:

  • The storytelling process and how it applies to you
  • Telling the right story in the right way
  • How (and why) to get audiences emotionally connected
  • Developing a strategic marketing plan for your stories

You can become a great storyteller that changes how people feel, and in turn, what they do. This workshop will give you the tools to tell your story and how to effectively market it to your community.

1 CFRE Credit

Get Off the Fundraising Treadmill: Thinking Outside of the Box to Raise More for Your Cause

Presented by Lauren Sheehan, DonorPerfect

Everyone has heard the saying, "if it isn't broken, don't fix it." But what if it isn't efficient? Your organization has unique needs, and your time is valuable. It i's time for you to get off the fundraising treadmill and think outside of the box. In this session, the experts at DonorPerfect will use case studies and data to help you evaluate your fundraising strategy, get creative with your tactics, and consider solutions that will make it possible for you to spend more time focused on your mission!

1 CFRE Credit

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

11 Tips for Small Teams that Make a Big Impact

Presented by Qgiv

Wouldn’t it be great if every nonprofit development team had unlimited resources? You’d be able to do so much! But development teams are often small groups who need to explore every opportunity to be efficient and get more done with less. This session can help! Join us as we delve into:

  • Qgiv tools that will help you save time
  • Ways you can automate simple fundraising and record-keeping processes
  • Free or low-cost tools to help you do more with less
  • Examples from other nonprofits who have streamlined their processes to save time and resources

Your small team is an important part of your nonprofit’s success. Come explore Qgiv’s favorite tips for small teams and get inspired by other nonprofits facing (and overcoming!) the same challenges.

1 CFRE Credit

Nonprofit Innovation Spotlight: Erika's Lighthouse

Presented by Qgiv

Join us for this session and learn first-hand how your nonprofit peers have exceeded their goals through unique and cost-effective fundraising campaigns and events. We'll take a deep dive into a case study and uncover tacftics you can apply within your own organization. More details coming soon!

1 CFRE Credit

What Hollywood Screenwriters Can Teach Us About Fundraising

Presented by Ryan Thomas, Oneicity

Today’s screenwriters are some of the most powerful communicators of our time. Ryan Thomas, President of Oneicity, an ad agency providing fundraising and marketing for nonprofits, demonstrates a key technique drawn directly from one of the most successful and prolific screenwriters. See practical examples from the real -world to illustrate this practice and learn how you can use these storytelling techniques to deepen donor relationships and increase revenue.

1 CFRE Credit

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Getting Meaningful Data Out of Qgiv

Presented by Qgiv

How can you use Qgiv to become a better, more effective fundraiser? We’ll show you! Join this session to learn about Qgiv’s data tools and how you can use them to hone your fundraising strategies and make them more successful. In this session, we’ll show you:

  • How to use custom reports, integrations, and other Qgiv tools to capture relevant and useful information
  • A deep dive on using your data to tell a story with Qgiv’s brand new dashboards
  • How data can be used to be a more effective fundraiser

If you’re interested in optimizing how you’re using Qgiv’s data tools, this is a great session for you.

1 CFRE Credit

4 Ways to Maximize Your Auction's Revenue and Create Memorable Memories

Presented by Qgiv

There's more to hosting a successful silent auction than securing good auction items! An auction is an excellent opportunity to educate your supporters and community members about the work you do. To host an impactful auction event, it's important to develop goals and focus on what matters most. Attend this session to learn how you can maximize support for your mission before, during, and after your event. During this session we’ll discuss how to:

  • Drive sponsorships
  • Educate and retain event attendees
  • Weave revenue enhancers into your event
  • Increase bidding opportunities on auction items

1 CFRE Credit

Maximize Your Efforts While Minimizing Stress: A Busy Person’s Guide to Crushing Online Fundraising Goals

Presented by Erica Linguanti, Achieve

Do you feel like your to-do list is never ending (and a mile long)? Does it seem like no matter what you do your online fundraising efforts have plateaued? Knowing where to best place your time and energy to reach online fundraising goals can be daunting. In this practical session, you will take inventory of your current online fundraising efforts and will walk away with practical advice to improve your current strategy including:

  • How to find your online fundraising baseline and create realistic year-over-year goals
  • Tactics to get more traffic to your website (and get people to take action once they arrive)
  • Where to focus your online fundraising efforts based on your goals
  • How to track your results and prove ROI

1 CFRE Credit

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Break
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Tic-Tactics: Bite-Sized Tips for a Flawless Auction Check-In and Checkout

Presented by Qgiv

Picture this: you’re wrapping up your silent auction. Check-in was a breeze. Staff are mingling with donors instead of running around collecting bid sheets. Last year’s long line of impatient donors has been replaced by a steady trickle of bidders who are already paid up and ready for their auction items. Sound too good to be real? You might be surprised! Come find out how to make this dream a reality in this session, where you’ll learn:

  • Simple steps you can take to alleviate registration and check-in complications
  • Practical tips for streamlining checkout, payment and item collection processes to prevent frustration
  • Increase bidder engagement in your event
  • Using other Qgiv tools to support your event
  • Discover data insights that will create an even better event next year!

You’ll see real-life examples from other Qgiv users who set up simple check-in and checkout, and you’ll leave with lots of simple, tactical ways to ensure smooth sailing at your next silent auction.

1 CFRE Credit

Beyond the 5K: Peer-to-Peer is Not Just for Events

Presented by Qgiv

Peer-to-peer fundraising is a versatile fundraising strategy that can go far beyond 5Ks and bike races. If you’re looking for new fundraising ideas that will excite and inspire your supporter base, you’ll love this session! Come learn about:

  • How to set up and support DIY fundraising events
  • Different types of peer-to-peer fundraisers that have been successful for other Qgiv clients
  • How to use peer-to-peer fundraisers to accommodate board fundraising
  • Hosting virtual fundraising events

This is a great session for any fundraiser looking for ways to use peer-to-peer fundraising in new, exciting ways.

1 CFRE Credit

How to Hit the Mark with Your Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Email Communications

Presented by Mark Becker, Cathexis

The success of your peer-to-peer fundraising events and campaigns depends greatly on the effectiveness of your email communications. Email messages help you recruit peer-to-peer participants. They help you coach and motivate your fundraisers, and they help you build long-term relationships. When you set up your email communications the right way from the get-go, you will have a solid foundation for all other aspects of your campaign or event.

In this session, you’ll learn what it takes to build a highly effective strategy for your peer-to-peer fundraising email messages. You’ll learn how to send the right message to the right audience at the right time. And you’ll walk away with exercises to help you get your email communications strategy going.

1 CFRE Credit

4:00 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
Break
4:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Product Reveal: Events Redesign

Presented by Qgiv

The Qgiv team has been hard at work adding enhancements and solutions across our platform to improve the experience for you and your donors. Attend this session as we revisit the enhancements launched earlier this year, give you an insider’s look at enhancements soon to be released, and an exclusive look at what’s next!

1 CFRE Credit

How to Maximize Your Giving Tuesday Results with Qgiv’s Tools

Presented by Qgiv

Since the event’s creation in 2012, donations collected during Giving Tuesday have grown over 2,000%! The social media hype surrounding the big day continues to increase with no sign of slowing down, and we have some tips to help you get in on the conversation. You'll hear from Melaina Chromy, Qgiv’s PR & Communications Manager and former giving day fundraiser, and Windy Keene, Qgiv Customer Success Manager. They’ll share tried and true tips for running a standout Giving Tuesdsay campaign, including examples from several Qgiv clients! You’ll learn how to:

  • Visualize donor impact
  • Build a lasting relationship with your Giving Tuesday donors by enabling recurring giving
  • Raise more by enabling matching gifts
  • Increase your campaign’s reach with peer-to-peer fundraising
  • Incorporate text fundraising into your campaign

This is a don't-miss session for anyone planning on participating in this year's Giving Tuesday!

1 CFRE Credit

Small Additions for Major Wins

Presented by Laura Schumacher, Seminole State College of Florida

Ever wonder if there was something a little extra that you could add to your event to really make an impact? Looking for real examples of activities that can be included in an event that are truly a fundraising win? Join this session where we will examine some of the real activities included in fundraising events and how one Gala fundraising level has increased by $100,000 over the last three years. We’ll talk through real examples of what did work, and others that didn’t go so well. Be sure to come with questions or be ready with your own examples for this interactive session.

1 CFRE Credit

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Evening Networking Event
Tuesday, October 4th
7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Registration Open
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Breakfast
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Peer-to-Peer Toolkit to Pump Up Your Event

Presented by Qgiv

Looking for ways to share your mission and engage your fundraisers to get them raising more money on your behalf? Join us for this toolkit session packed with ways you can use Qgiv tools to market your message and inspire your P2Peeps! You’ll learn:

  • How to engage your participants to create excitement around your mission and event
  • How to delight your fundraisers with fundraising ideas, templates, and more
  • Tools to add to your Peer-to-Peer Toolbox that will help you raise more money

Get ready to pump up your event and your participants in this high energy session!

1 CFRE Credit

Beautifying Your Forms: Design Tips & Best Practices

Presented by Qgiv

Did you know that a beautifully-designed donation form can actually increase giving? If you're not a designer, it can be hard to figure out how to best customize your forms. In this session, Qgiv's Design Manager will teach you:

  • Design best practices to implement right away
  • How to make the most of color and images
  • Tips for maintaining brand consistency
  • Some free, easy-to-use design tools

You don't have to be a graphic designer to have a great-looking donation form! Join us to learn how!

1 CFRE Credit

Stewarding Event Donors

Presented by James Goalder, Bloomerang

Event Donors run the risk of being one and done without proper follow up and engagement. In this session, the Bloomerang Team will walk you through how to engage before, during, and after your event to ensure better retention and better results.

1 CFRE Credit

10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
Break
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.

Donations and Messages and Events, Oh My! Text Messaging for Your Nonprofit

Presented by Qgiv

98% of text messages are opened within 5 minutes of being sent. Texting is a powerful tool for nonprofits, and it’s a great way to increase donor engagement during fundraising campaigns, events, and beyond. Attend this session if you’re looking to understand:

  • Tips that will help you raise more money during a text-to-donate campaign
  • How you can increase engagement during event campaigns
  • Ways to communicate urgent needs and exciting updates with your supporters
  • How you can use Qgiv’s text-based tools to boost engagement and inspire donors

Text messaging is one of the most effective communication tools at your disposal. Join us for this session and learn to make the most of it! You’ll see Qgiv’s Mobile Suite tools in action, including Fundraising Hub’s live screencast capabilities for events.

1 CFRE Credit

Knock Your Donors’ Socks Off with Your Thank-You Messaging

Presented by Qgiv

Do your donors feel like their gifts matter? Do your receipts and donor thank-yous delight your donors or leave them wanting more? A great thank-you is the key to building relationships with donors and keeping them engaged with your nonprofit. Join this session to explore:

  • How donors want you to thank them for their support
  • What donors look for in a thank-you message
  • How to use Qgiv’s tools like conditional content and custom receipts to make your donors feel amazing
  • Different strategies for retaining donors for years to come
  • Great examples of thank-you messages, videos, and more from other nonprofits

At the end of this session, you’ll have a solid understanding of when to thank donors, how to thank them, and how to use your Qgiv tools to delight donors and inspire future gifts.

1 CFRE Credit

Becoming a Nonprofit Thought Leader

Presented by Shereese Floyd, Witness My Life

In the age where attention is currency, subject matter experts within organizations are uniquely positioned to build and grow influence beyond their internal consumers to extend beyond the industry. This presentation gives participants new ways to think of and consider thought leadership as a strategy not just limited to the status of subject matter experts, but to the overall impact and authority of the organization.

1 CFRE Credit

11:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Break
11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Won’t You Be Our Neighbor? An Introduction to Qgiv’s User Community and Support Resources

Presented by Qgiv

As a Qgiv client, you have access to so many resources that can help you hit your goals. Now you have even more access to knowledge directly from your peers in similar roles! Join us in this session to learn about our brand-new User Community and how you can easily connect with other Qgiv users to share ideas. We’ll show you how to access:

  • Unlimited training and support from our award-winning customer experience team
  • eBooks, templates, toolkits, and blog articles to help you discover best practices and make the most of the Qgiv platform
  • Live and on-demand webinars
  • A robust help desk filled with how-to manuals, videos, and more!
  • A discussion board to exchange ideas with your nonprofit peers in similar roles

Attend this session to learn about all the resources listed above and how you can connect with your nonprofit peers in our brand-new User Community.

1 CFRE Credit

Nonprofit Innovation Spotlight: VISTE

Presented by Qgiv

Join us for this session and learn first-hand how your nonprofit peers have exceeded their goals through unique and cost-effective fundraising campaigns and events. We’ll take a deep dive into a case study and uncover tactics you can apply within your own organization. More details coming soon!

1 CFRE Credit

Fast, Free, and Fabulous: Filling Your Toolbox with New, Effective Strategies

Presented by Josh Hirsch, The Giving Block

In this highly engaging session using examples from Susan G. Komen and other nonprofit organizations, Josh Hirsch will peel back the curtain and share how to use email campaigns to build a relationship with constituents, how to use social media to boost donor retention, and how to use video content to further deepen relationships with donors. True to form, Josh will share some of his favorite tools that every nonprofit communications professional should have at the ready.

1 CFRE Credit

12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
Lunch
1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Optimize Your Year-Round Giving Forms

Presented by Qgiv

Your year-round donation form is the most important tool in your fundraising toolbox. A great form will build trust with your donors while alleviating their anxiety and reducing friction. This session will teach you how to:

  • Make it easier for donors to give
  • Keep your form focused on your mission
  • Encourage larger and recurring gifts
  • Help donors feel safe giving to your organization
  • Utilize Qgiv tools to maximize donations

We'll also share year-round fundraising best practices that you can implement right away. Join us as we show you real-life examples from Qgiv clients who have optimized their year-round donation forms to raise more!

1 CFRE Credit

Advance Your Cause with Instagram Reels

Presented by Leslie Chao, Meta

Learn about how Instagram Reels can help your organization reach new audiences, rally your current community, and ultimately scale your impact. We will cover tips & tricks for making a captivating Reel and additional Instagram features available to you as a nonprofit.

1 CFRE Credit

Corporate Sponsorships: Taking the Scary Out of the Ask

Presented by Christine Rahill, Soukup Strategic Solutions

With events coming back, how do nonprofits solicit sponsorships with companies that could make the difference between a successful event and a night of high effort with little profit? This engaging discussion will help nonprofits identify ways to solicit corporations for sponsorships and leave nothing on the table!

1 CFRE Credit

2:45 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Break
3:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Supercharged Sendoff

Join us as we wrap up two days of idea exchange, learning, and fun. Attend this session and you’ll be the first to explore what’s on the Qgiv roadmap ahead to fuel your missions forward. You’ll leave refreshed, motivated, and ready to tackle your next big fundraising campaign, and rumor has it we’re giving away a free registration for next year! You must be in attendance to win – we'll see you there!

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