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Virtual Bridge Conference
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 to Thursday, July 15, 2021
Category: Events

New Member Benefit:
$100 Off 2021 Virtual Bridge Conference 

While we did not have our annual conference this year, we recognize your need to stay abreast of the latest trends and technologies in fundraising and marketing. So we have partnered with the July 14-15 Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference produced by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Washington DC Metro Area Chapter (AFP DC) and the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW).

This partnership allows you to register for the 2021 Virtual Bridge Conference at the member rate - a $100 savings!

Register Today

Most importantly, ALDE worked with The Nonprofit Alliance Catholic Development Council to recommend speakers who are associated with ALDE.  

Spread across 12 timely and relevant tracks, there are 72 live and simulive sessions planned. Take a look at the sessions planned for the faith-based track:

Fundraising as Ministry - presented by Sr. Kathleen Lunsmann, President, SOAR (Saving Our Aging Religious); Lisa Quist, Edmundite Mission, Chief Development Officer; Vila Sheree Watson, Sr. Manager Philanthropic Initiatives, Lutheran World Relief

Faith-Based Giving Days - Marvin Dewey, VP of Advancement, Geneva College; Dan Malone, St. Ignatius Boys High School in Cleveland; Sarah Hanley, CEO, The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia

Events in the New Normal - Pamela Fertel Weinstein, Vice President Marketing & communications, Birthright Israel; Anne Marie Gardiner, Director of Development, Sisters of Charity; Joe Gillmer, Executive Director of Development, Archdiocese of Washington

Imagining Abundance: The Spirituality of Fundraising - Nicole Perone, National Coordinator, ESTEEM; Kerry Robinson, Executive Partner for Global and National Initiatives Roundtable

Fundraisers’ Role in Racial Reckoning - Mike Nevergall, Gift Planner, Gustavus Adolphus College; John Nunes, President, Concordia College, New York; John Butler, VP of Development and Mission Advancement, Trinity Missions

Faith-Based Stewardship - André Gorgenyi, Tower Hill Botanic Garden; Kathy Hansen, VP Advancement, College of St. Benedict; Deborah Peeples, JSSA (Jewish Social Service Agency)

The Bridge Keynotes are outstanding! Opening are Dr. Adrian Sargeant and Dr. Jen Shang from the Institute of Sustainable Philanthropy, presenting, Love Your Donors. Then on Thursday, the closing keynote speaker is Reverend Nontombi Naomi Tutu (Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s daughter), who will present an unbelievably inspiring session.

Bridge is being planned on a robust and tested virtual platform, which will host over 2,000 of your fundraising and marketing colleagues who are looking to Bridge to learn how the top fundraisers survived 2020 and how they are thriving in 2021. 

As a Bridge attendee, you will have access to the entire heavy-hitting educational program — all 72 sessions — for one month following the Conference. 

The Bridge Conference is focused on delivering insights to solve your toughest challenges and help you achieve fundraising excellence! 

We hope you will take advantage of this member benefit and register before May 24 for the lowest price. It’s a wonderful opportunity to experience phenomenal education; inspiring and relevant keynote presenters; and so much more across a robust, cutting-edge, easy-to-navigate virtual platform. 

Let’s take note of the Bridge theme and together meet the future with Energy, Endurance & Excellence!

Contact: Laurie Brill - [email protected]