AFP DC & DMAW « Bridge Conference 2024


More than 17 years ago, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Washington, DC Metro Area Chapter (AFP DC) and the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW) united forces to bring you an exceptional educational experience – the Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference – aka Bridge Conference.

The Bridge Conference has grown to become the nation’s largest professional gathering in our industry – and a must-attend for nonprofit fundraisers and direct marketers, communicators, executives and supplier partners.

Today, we continue to build bridges between donors and an organization’s mission; staff and boards; nonprofits and their vendor partners. The stronger the bridge – the better chance of success!

The AFP DC and DMAW continue to bring you the perfect mix of discussions and tools to help you be superheroes within your organizations!


Fundraisers – you are superheroes! You raise the funds for your organization’s mission helping to make the world a better place!

Day after day, you’re challenged to produce results amidst ever-increasing competition with ever-tightening budgets, at a time where what you do matters more than ever.

The Bridge Conference is the second largest fundraising conference in the country! Three full days of high-energy learning, sharing, inspiring and reaching for your professional best. Top talent and seasoned experts gather to lift the individual performance of every attendee, and the collective success of our entire industry.

You need to be there.

You’ll leave with breakthrough strategies that you can immediately apply to reach your fundraising goals thru:

Whether you are early in your career or a seasoned practitioner join us to get the tools you need to leave a lasting impact on the causes you’re passionate about.

Discover the tools and ideas you need to succeed in your fundraising and marketing campaigns at the 2022 Bridge Conference being held at the Gaylord National Hotel. It’s the one event you can’t afford to miss!


Direct Marketers you are superheroes and your marketing breakthrough strategies connect to a world of meaningful causes and movements!

All marketers know, when data and creative are working together, it can shift campaigns to success! Success requires having the latest industry knowledge and understanding the latest industry trends, and that’s exactly what you’ll get at Bridge.

Dedicated and accomplished industry colleagues are here to help you effectively (and efficiently) integrate multiple channels … balance tried-and-true techniques and fresh-off-the-Zeitgeist discoveries … gain better command of mobile and digital platforms … and increase revenue as marketing budgets shrink and pressure to perform multiplies.

You’ll learn effective and actionable strategies for all your direct marketing challenges, whether you’re a small shop or a big one, an industry newbie or a multi-year veteran. Dozens of dynamic and innovative sessions with expert speakers will arm you with the right solutions, ideas and tactics to meet — and exceed — your goals.

Plus, you’ll interact and network with fellow direct marketers, whose presence in the seat next to you or comments from across the room can help challenge the way you think about your current programs and make sure you leave with powerful energy and plentiful ideas.

Join us at the Gaylord National Hotel and discover the perfect mix of ideas and tools for your fundraising and marketing campaigns at the 2022 Bridge Conference. It’s the one event you can’t afford to miss!