Bridge Conference 2021
Bridge Conference 2021

2021 BRIDGE TO INTEGRATED MARKETING & FUNDRAISING CONFERENCE

Join us virtually July 14-15, 2021

ENERGY | ENDURANCE | EXCELLENCE

The Bridge Conference has always been known for adapting and innovating in order to bring fans of Bridge a unique, immersive, career-enhancing experience. This year, we’re bringing a new level of Energy, Endurance and Excellence to the virtual conference to deliver our strongest educational program to date. The premier conference of, by and for fundraising professionals will continue to bring the latest strategies, techniques and innovations in direct response and major donor fundraising.

Plan to join over 2,000 of your colleagues to experience:

  • An outstanding educational program that will energize you with two keynotes and 60 breakout sessions!
  • Partners that will help you endure the greatest of challenges!
  • Networking opportunities that will inspire you to excellence!

All built on a robust, seasoned virtual platform that is easy to navigate and engage with others!

So join us, virtually, Wednesday, July 14 and Thursday, July 15 to get the energetic boost you need to endure anything 2021 may throw your way, so that you can continue to bring excellence to your campaigns, your clients and your career.

WHO WILL BE ATTENDING?

NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING PROFESSIONAL

  • Direct Response Fundraisers
  • Major Gift Officers
  • Annual Giving-Development Directors & Staff
  • Planned Giving Officers
  • Membership Staff
  • NONPROFIT LEADERSHIP
  • Nonprofit Chief Executives & Executive Directors
  • Nonprofit Board of Directors
  • CONSULTANTS, AGENCIES AND OTHER MARKETING PROFESSIONALS
  • Writers, Designers and Creative
  • Digital & Social Media Marketers
  • DRTV Producers
  • List Brokers
  • Media Buyers
  • Printers and Mailers
  • Telemarketers
  • Trade and Professional Association Marketing Staff
  • Join us for the 2021 Bridge Conference

    Register Now

    2021 SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE
    (Preliminary schedule subject to change)

    Check out all 72 educational sessions here!

    Wednesday, July 14
    9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Morning Energy Boost! Visit Exhibits, Chat Rooms, Network and become familiar with the platform!
    10:00 AM – 10:25 AM Welcome by Bridge Conference Co-Chairs
    Jaye Lopez Van Soest, CFRE, Senior Director of Development,
    Fair Food Network and
    John Thompson, Chief Creative Officer, Truesense Marketing
    10:25 AM – 11:25 AM Opening Keynote - Love Your Donors: The Phil Psych Way …
    Professor Adrian Sargeant, PhD, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy
    Professor Jen Shang, PhD, Co-Founder and Co-Director, Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy
    11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Round #1 - 12 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Afternoon Energy Boost! Visit Exhibits, Chat Rooms, Network
    1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Round #2 - 12 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Round #3 - 12 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    4:00 PM – 5:00 PM Excellence Experience - Visit Exhibits, Chat Rooms & Network at a variety of Happy Hours!
    Thursday, July 15
    9:00 AM – 10:00 AM Morning Energy Boost! Visit Exhibits, Chat Rooms, Network and become familiar with the platform!
    10:00 AM – 10:25 AM Welcome by Bridge Conference Co-Chairs
    Jaye Lopez Van Soest, CFRE, Senior Director of Development,
    Fair Food Network and
    John Thompson, Chief Creative Officer, Truesense Marketing
    10:30 AM – 11:30 AM Round #1 - 12 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    11:30 AM – 12:30 PM Round #2 - 12 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM Afternoon Energy Boost! Visit Exhibits, Chat Rooms, Network
    1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Round #3 - 12 Concurrent Breakout Sessions
    2:30 PM – 3:00 PM Endurance Break! Visit Exhibits, Chat Rooms, Network
    3:00 PM – 4:00 PM Closing Keynote - Sharing Our Gifts in the World
    Reverend Nontombi Naomi Tutu, Race and Gender Activist

    2019 NOTABLE SPEAKERS

    Producers

    Direct Marketing Association of Washington

    Direct Marketing Association of Washington

    Direct Marketing Association of Washington
    Association of Fundraising Professionals DC

    Association of Fundraising Professionals DC

    Association of Fundraising Professionals DC

    Program Partners

    Top Nonprofits

    Top Nonprofits

    Leading digital resource for nonprofit professionals to learn from the best organizations and leaders

    Top Nonprofits
    ALDE

    ALDE

    Formerly known as "The Association of Lutheran Development Executives," we now serve a broader audience:

    ALDE is an international community of fundraising and communication professionals that is rooted in the Lutheran tradition of the Christian faith and dedicated to serving God's people in the church and the world.

    ALDE
    FAR

    FAR

    FAR (formerly the Finance & Administration Roundtable) is the area’s only association dedicated exclusively to not-for-profit business leaders. The membership currently represents over 200 trade associations, professional societies, educational, charitable, and other not-for-profit organizations and over 60 prestigious companies serving the not-for-profit community.

    FAR
    The Nonprofit Alliance

    The Nonprofit Alliance

    There is an ever-increasing reliance on nonprofits to address the world’s most persistent problems. The Nonprofit Alliance formed in 2018 in response to a growing urgency for an authoritative voice to promote, protect, and strengthen the philanthropic sector.

    The Nonprofit Alliance
    Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association

    Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association

    Since 1972, we have equipped direct marketing professionals to connect with donors, cultivate philanthropic relationships, and raise funds for dynamic non-profit organizations.

    Direct Marketing Fundraisers Association

    REGISTRATION OPTIONS

    Member Rate

    $399 Register Now

    Non-member Rate

    $499 Register Now