September 25 - September 26, 2017 | Washington, DC

RAISE 2017, sponsored by BidPal®, is a one-day conference and will be preceded by a half-day user conference and cocktail networking reception. The conference will enable fundraising professionals to share and discover relevant trends, engage with industry peers, and learn from industry insiders. In addition to Lynn Page, national director of signature events at JDRF and Mike Wilkinson, deputy director of events for Human Rights Campaign, featured speakers include Sophie Streeter, director of special events for Loyola Academy in Chicago; Nhu Te, editor of NonProfit Pro; author, speaker and coach Mike Merriam; and Ben Farrell from Custom Benefit Auctions.

Topics will include data driven fundraising, storytelling using humor and emotion to electrify donors, running efficient and profitable campaigns, building cohesive procurement teams, registration/checkout best practices and a full panel discussion on event fundraising trends.