Congress 2019 – Raise the Work


Success in our profession is often measured by immediate financial results. We look for the safest and most affordable way to raise funds for this fiscal quarter or this fiscal year. Meanwhile we must carefully navigate shifting priorities and manage an overload of information.


In this environment, it is easy to forget an important truth: that we can’t just focus on raising money to support the most urgent goal. We need to recharge, to discover new ways of thinking, to support each other, and collaborate together to elevate the profession.


We need to raise the work.


Like any industry, it is important that fundraisers take time to invest in ourselves and step up our game, because even the slightest improvement can lead to the biggest breakthrough.

And unlike most industries, when we get better at our work we can really improve lives and make the world a better place. That’s why Congress 2019 is about those choices we make – both big and small – to be better.


We call it “Raising the Work” – the combination of passion, grit, and intelligence we need to raise the quality of our practice to meet the challenges of fundraising in the 21st century.


With nearly 100 sessions across every area of expertise, Congress is the premier professional development experience for fundraisers providing the support you need to find your edge, take that extra step, and change the world.








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