Connections.  They are essential to every aspect of our lives - personal, spiritual and professional.  While they tie us to our past and ground us in tradition and identity, connections are key to moving forward.  As Christians, we value connections to our past, to the larger community and to each other.  These connections tie us together in community and move us forward in faith for service in and to the world.

You Can be Part of IGNITE: Submit an Entry to the Call for Presentations

We invite you to submit your interest to present a session for IGNITE, the leading conference for Christian nonprofit leaders and fundraising, marketing, and communications professionals! We're looking for breakout sessions that are unique, applicable, insightful, and engaging. This Call for Presentations is open through May 8. View the guidelines and submit.

Learn Essentials for Nonprofit Fundraising and Marketing Success

Denver, Colorado - June 22-23, 2017 - Location Details
Columbia, South Carolina - September 6-7, 2017- Location Details
Cleveland, Ohio - November 8-9, 2017 - Location Details
Sacramento, California - April 18-19, 2018 - Location Details (Please note date change)

Register Now - Each Site Limited to 20 Participants

Why enLIGHTen Essentials? Looking for a focused introduction to development? Are you new to the field with 0-4 years of experience? Transitioning into the field? Someone for whom development is just one piece of your position? THIS IS FOR YOU!

A major component of enLIGHTen Essentials is mentoring. YOUR mentor will be there, making an immediate connection, interacting with you throughout the course and then for six or more months afterward. Learn more, hear about others' experiences and register


ALDE CFRE Study Days
September 14 and 21, 2017

This is one of the most cost-effective, schedule-friendly ways to advance yourself and your organization. If you're preparing for the CFRE Exam you'll want to attend, but CFRE Study Days also provides an excellent introduction if you're new to the field, or a valuable review for experienced professionals - even current CFREs - as the profession is always changing, and you can get CE points. Details and registration.