McLean, VA (PRWEB) April 04, 2013
WHAT: Executives from Avectra, a leading Social CRM developer of web-based member and donor-based software for associations and not-for-profits, will lead a series of educational sessions on best ways to utilize crowdsourcing, donor engagement and fundraising strategies at The AFP International Conference for Fundraising, sponsored by the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. Avectra is a major sponsor of the conference.
The AFP International Conference on Fundraising has helped fundraising professionals around the world face a variety of challenges. Now celebrating its 50th year, this year’s conference goal is to engage and re- energize the fundraising industry by creating balance, focusing on critical priorities, and simplifying complexities.
The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) represents more than 30,000 members in 233 chapters throughout the world, working to advance philanthropy through advocacy, research, education and certification programs. The association fosters development and growth of fundraising professionals and promotes high ethical standards in the fundraising profession. For more information about AFP, visit http://www.afpnet.org/.
WHO: John Clese, director of product marketing, Not-for-Profit, Avectra. On April 8 at 1:15 p.m. Clese will lead a Learning Lab educational session titled, “Tap the Power of Crowd-Contributing (It’s Easier than You Think)”. This session will discuss Avectra’s IdeaStarter™ crowdsourcing platform which enables individuals, not-for-profits and associations to create compelling and viral campaigns to solicit and secure the funding, time, resources and connections to identify new donors and support their organization’s objectives. Clese will hold two more education sessions on the same topic on April 9 at 9:30 a.m. and 10:15 a.m.
Brenna Holmes, director, Interactive Department, Avectra and Clese, will co-present “The Elements of Multichannel Fundraising: Outreach Redefined” on April 8 at 11 a.m. This Learning Lab educational session explores the absolute basics for any multi-channel campaign, including how to choose the right tech tools -- especially e-mail, determine the appropriate metrics, organize internal teams, and incorporate social media.
Clese will lead a solo Learning Lab educational session on April 8 at 12:30 p.m. titled, “Today’s Donor: More Than Just a Number …Automating Donor Engagement is Easy” which will discuss leveraging an automated donor scoring strategy to track, analyze and react to the actions of donors to provide a tailored and personalized experience to each individual.
On Tuesday April 9 at 9:30 a.m. Clese and Holmes will be joined by Debbie Synder, vice president of sales and marketing, Adcieo, to present an educational session, “Donor, Engagement and the Metrics that Matter” which will focus on the steps to get started with collection, measurement and social engagement, using case study examples and highlighting the use of Social CRM as a philosophy and business strategy that helps organizations work smarter.
Also on April 9 at 12:45 p.m. Clese will be joined by Paul Ghiz, a managing partner with DonorDrive by Global Cloud for the educational session, “Peer to Peer Fundraising: Why it’s Rocking the Acquisition World and Creating Super Engaged Donors!” The session will look at the impact social networks have on fundraising for specific events such as road races. Through a case study example, attendees will learn how to turn their social networks into donor networks and connect with new donors.
WHEN: The AFP International Conference will take place April 7-9, 2013.
WHERE: The conference is being held at The San Diego Convention Center. More information on the event can be found here.
For two decades, Avectra has translated its customers' needs into market leading software and services. Using Avectra's donor management, crowd-contributing solutions, and membership management solutions, not-for-profits and associations can connect with constituents, partners and prospects in entirely new ways, create more meaningful engagements and drive bottom-line results.
Headquartered in McLean, Virginia, Avectra also has regional offices in Chicago and Orlando. For more information on Avectra's donor management, fundraising or membership management solutions, visit fundraising.avectra.com or call 855-AVECTRA (855-283-2872).