More than thirteen years ago, the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Washington, DC Metro Area Chapter (AFP DC) and the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW) joined forces to bring you an exceptional educational experience. Who would have predicted the importance and success of this merger?
The Bridge Conference has grown to become the nation’s largest professional gatherings in our industry – and a must-attend for nonprofit fundraisers and direct marketers, communicators, executives and supplier partners.
The 2006 groundbreaking conference began building the bridge between traditional fundraisers and their direct marketing counterparts.
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 you bring you the perfect mix of discussions of Ideas while striving toward Ideals.
Fundraisers; connect your Ideals with world-changing Ideas!
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 gathered 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 world-changing Ideas and strategies that you can immediately apply to reach your fundraising goals:
Whether you are early in your career or a seasoned practitioner join us to spark new Ideas, and sharpen your focus of Ideals.
Continue to Change the World! Join us at the Gaylord National Hotel and discover the perfect blend of Ideas and Ideals for your fundraising and marketing campaigns at the 2019 Bridge Conference. It’s the one event you can’t afford to miss!
All marketers know, when data and creative are working together, it can shift campaigns to success! The most successful campaigns are built on the backs of creative thinkers and dreamers who rely on the data to make informed decisions. 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.
Get ready to Change the World! Join us at the Gaylord National Hotel and discover the perfect blend of Ideas and Ideals for your fundraising and marketing campaigns at the 2019 Bridge Conference. It’s the one event you can’t afford to miss!