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Is the world big enough for yet another fundraising golf tournament or dinner?  Many newer charities are being more creative about fundraising events.  An American group called Letgive  focuses on mobile fundraising and has created an iPhone app called Snooze that allows you to pledge 25 cents to a nonprofit just by hitting the button that lets you clock in extra minutes of sleep.  Perhaps a good way to engage Generation Y?   Story here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/16/snooze-app-and-letgive-al_n_928525.html

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One of the biggest questions that used to go through my mind as I was deciding which conferences to attend is “will I learn anything I actually can use?”

I am told by a number of my colleagues that this is the year when everyone is watching their education dollars – and yet – it’s probably more important than ever to stay on top of your game. Is this your challenge?

Click through to see the full list of topics.
http://afptoronto.org/index.php/congress/conference-topic

But here are just a few:

– Social media: We have some of the hottest professionals around who will help you learn about this timely subject on everything from – the basics of how to get started with Nicci Noble – to how to use it do increase your fundraising through social media, with Ted Hart.

– Major Gifts: Not forgetting sessions in more traditional fundraising methods, guru Tony Myers will help you with your “Major Campaigns – in a Tough Economy” And that’s just a start.

– Small Shops: We know everyone doesn’t work at a large organization. And while there are sessions that you will find useful, regardless of your size, we have a few that are specially focused for small charities.

And that’s just a start. I know our speakers would love to hear from you on what you need – so don’t be shy.

Tell us what you need and we’ll be happy to pass it on.

We’re looking forward to a great conference. Are you coming?

Regards,

Mark