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At the largest conference devoted to charitable fundraising, SHIFT 2014 San Antonio, we've got everything your fundraising soul needs:

  • hands-on "how to" demonstrations on increasing annual fund revenue;
  • insights from legends in the field on building (and keeping) donor relationships;
  • actual case studies for successful annual giving programs and major donor solicitations (take notes!);
  • interactive presentations on the latest innovations and techniques in social media, online fundraising and more;
  • plus, the rampant ongoing hot topic of yes, you guessed it, the next generation of donors and fundraisers!

But SHIFT is more than just about the foundation of fundraising. It's a chance to take a step back from the daily grind and refocus on issues beyond just fundraising: management, leadership, strategy, ethics, diversity and simply how to work with fellow staff on a common initiative.

These kinds of sessions and out-of-the-norm thinking are what makes SHIFT different than any other fundraising conference. We're going to challenge you to SHIFT your thinking about fundraising and philanthropy as a whole—don't worry, it won't hurt, we promise.

SHIFT isn't just about your fundraising needs either—it's about YOU. Think about it: where do you want to be in five years, ten years and beyond? No idea? We’ll help you find your passion and form your fundraising journey and then give you the essentials you need to survive—and thrive.

The speakers at SHIFT are veterans. They have "been there, done that" and can provide important perspective and experience to guide you in your own personal journey. Want to gain the skills needed to take the next step? Want to become a consultant or jump to the CEO position? Stick with us, we'll get you there—or, SHIFT you there (get it?).

We're not just relying on you to SHIFT either—we're doing some shifting of our own, too. Switching it up next year, we've got sessions that will provide a major impact in 45 minutes, AND interactive sessions that will give you the tools you need and then let you try them out in a 75 minute time block, AS WELL AS a new session style that will resemble a mini fundraiser-boot camp in 105 minutes.

Check out just a few of the incredible speakers, innovators and thought leaders from around the globe who are already scheduled to help you SHIFT your thinking!

  • Simone Joyaux, ACFRE: Great Board Chairs. Mediocre Ones. Or How About a Rogue?
  • Laura Fredricks: The 5 Askers
  • Tammy Zonker: Creating Transformational Corporate Engagement - Lessons from Cultivating a $27.1 Million Gift
  • Bernard Ross: Lessons From the World- Five Transformational Campaigns That Will Change Your Mind on What's Possible in Fundraising
  • Daryl Upsall, FInstF: Recruiting, Retaining and Developing Excellent Fundraising Staff
  • Eileen Heisman, ACFRE: Why the Volatile Legislative Environment is Feeding Dramatic Donor Advised Fund Growth, and How Fundraisers Can Benefit
  • Jason Huff, MBA, CFRE and Bret Heinrich, CFRE: Navigating Your Fundraising Career: Developing a Roadmap for Professional and Personal Success
  • Adam Burk, CFRE: Doing Well While Doing Good:  Strategically Advancing Your Career in Fundraising
  • Andrea McManus, CFRE and Betsy Clardy, CFRE: Can We Be Friends?  The Intricacies of Collaborating on a Joint Campaign
  • Lisa Chmiola, CFRE and Dave Tinker, CFRE: From About.me to Zillow: Lesser-Known Tools and Upcoming Trends in Social Media
  • Thomas Mesaros, CFRE and Sharon Moulds: On the Move: Making the Transition from CDO to CEO and What It Takes to be Successful
  • Derrick Feldmann: Next Gen Fundraising Benchmarks - How to Measure Next Gen Fundraising Campaigns


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