Professional Development is an important part of anyone’s job. It’s great to take the time to invest in yourself and your skills. If you’re anything like me, I find myself always learning something new and I love it! It’s a good reminder that part of being a professional is the on-going task of honing your craft.
A new year means plenty of new opportunities to learn!
The Storytelling Non-Profit Virtual Conference
January 27 to 31
This is a free virtual conference that will feature experts like Joe Garecht, Claire Axelrad, Betsy Baker, Connie Hubbs, Mazarine Treyz, Shanon Doolittle and yours truly! Come learn a variety of strategies and tactics for implementing storytelling in your fundraising efforts. Registration opens January 10!
March 13 to 15 in Washington DC
Join nonprofit professionals from around the world to collaborate, innovate, and maximize effectiveness. With a wide mix of social events, seminars, trainings, and resources, the 2014 NTC will help you put technology to work to further your cause. 2014 will be my first year attending and I’m super excited for it!
March 23 to 25 in San Antonio
It’s the premiere conference in the fundraising world and where tons of the most brilliant fundraising minds gather to learn from one another. AFP conferences are always a great time and a wonderful opportunity to connect with other fundraisers.
September 2014 near Vancouver, Canada
Last year was my first year attending Web of Change and it was a real game changer for me. I highly recommend this conference for anyone who wants to explore innovative and non-traditional approaches to their work. It’s also got the best alumni network and community on the block! It’s by application only so be sure to keep your eyes on the website in the Spring when applications open.
Learn from the best experts in our sector during CharityHowTo’s outstanding webinars. Not only do you get the webinar, there are always bonus materials and an emphasis on learning a skill, not just theory. They’ve got a great line up for spring 2014 including grants, writing annual report, starting a monthly giving program and more.
February 2014: Donor Communications
Presented by Joe Garecht and Vanessa Chase
March 2014: Advanced Tactics For Annual Giving
Presented by Mazarine Treyz and Vanessa Chase
April 2014: Storytelling that Lands You the Major Gifts
Presented by Claire Axelrad and Vanessa Chase
May 2014: Website and Email Essentials – Improving Your Online Presence
Presented by Pam Grow and Vanessa Chase
And that’s just a preview of what’s to come for 2014! Be sure to mark the dates on your calendar and sign up for email updates to keep up to date on all the best professional development opportunities and fundraising advice!