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March 20-22, 2024  |  Hilton National Mall at The Wharf, Washington, DC


Come gather with professionals like yourself – with 10+ years in fundraising and marketing – and join the discussions addressing the burning questions of our sector and examining the horizon to create thoughtful paths toward solutions and a thriving future.

Things like (see the full schedule and session descriptions below or in this PDF)…

  • AI Opportunities for Nonprofits: Leveraging AI Tools to Create Scale and Impact
  • Future-Proofing for a Historic Transfer of Wealth
  • Driving Fundraising Innovation within Your Nonprofit: The In-House Innovation Lead
  • Building A Stronger Culture of Philanthropy in Our Society
  • Future-Proofing Your Teams for Change and Disruption

Importantly, we have experts from inside the sector as well as outside to help give you new perspectives and insights.

Nonprofit Fundraisers Symposium has been approved for 8.75 continuing education (CE) credits. Click here for the CE tracking form.

OPENING KEYNOTE: Unleash the Innovator Within
Diana Kander

You face a volatile external environment. You encounter pressure to stay relevant to customers – you experience challenging workforce issues – and you are being asked to do a lot more with a lot less. All of this is asking YOU to be an innovator – whether or not “innovation” is in your job description. The big question is… Are you doing it the hard way or the easy way?

Diana will share the key skills and habits that make innovation easier and a lot more fun. And you’ll walk away ready to harness the power of curiosity to unlock new possibilities and drive yourself and your team towards ambitious goals.

About Diana
A New York Times best-selling author and innovation consultant, Diana Kander has spent her career challenging assumptions and asking big questions. Her first book, All In Startup, has been used by over 100 universities in their innovation courses and countless large organizations to help their employees think more like entrepreneurs. Her second book, The Curiosity Muscle walks readers through a methodology to keep curiosity alive and thriving inside of an organization, ultimately, future-proofing the business.

CLOSING KEYNOTE: Navigating Change: Surfing the Waves of Innovation
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Dave Raley

“Catch a wave and you’re sitting on top of the world.” The famous 1966 Beach Boys song popularized the thrill of surfing a wave. But if you’ve ever been in the water with big wave after big wave crashing, pounding, relentless… it can be disorienting and scary. 

The pace of change today can feel a lot like the unending pounding of the waves. Overwhelming. Exhausting. It turns out that just like in surfing, there are several lessons that leaders can apply to master themselves and their approach to selecting and riding the right trends, at the right time, and in the right direction.

Dave Raley brings two decades of experience helping national and international charities navigate the waves of change. As we navigate the vast ocean of possibilities, Dave will help us understand the rhythms of change and harness them into actionable strategies that propel your fundraising and marketing efforts forward.

About Dave
Founder of Imago Consulting, consultant, speaker, and writer Dave Raley works with leaders and organizations to help them create profitable growth through sustainable innovation. Over the past two decades, Dave has worked with, spoken to, and inspired hundreds of nonprofits to grow, develop new strategies, and launch new products and initiatives. Dave authors The Wave Report, a weekly report on trends and how leaders can capitalize on them. He writes on artificial intelligence, recurring giving, the subscription economy, new models for growth, personal leadership, and innovation.

Pre-Symposium Opportunities: Wednesday, March 20

These activities require separate sign-up:

DMAW Sustainers Day. Learn more and Register Here.

TNPA’s Capitol Hill Day will guide members of the nonprofit sector community through a day of meetings with policy-makers and elected officials. This is an important time for policy-makers to hear and better understand the perspective of our sector. Learn more and RSVP here.

Event Schedule

The activities and sessions listed below are part of your Nonprofit Fundraisers Symposium registration (you can also view the full program in this PDF):


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