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Are you looking for a way to engage your donors without always asking for a donation?
Do you need strategies and tactics for doing online acquisition?
This session talks about the relationship between advocacy and fundraising, how organizations are using advocacy successfully for list growth and engagement, and shows you valuable case studies from successful organizations. We also discuss best practices in assessing ROI (return on investment) for online acquisition, so you can see how to make advocacy pay.
"Making Advocacy Pay: Understanding the Link Between Activism and Giving"
This thought-provoking session features these industry leaders:
-Vinay Bhagat, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Convio
-Yvonne Garrett, Partner, OMP
-Randy Paynter, Founder & CEO, Care2
About the Presenters:
Vinay Bhagat, Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, Convio: Vinay Bhagat is Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Convio. Vinay founded Convio in April 1999 after volunteering at a public television pledge drive and seeing the opportunity to leverage Internet technology to drive better fundraising results. Today, as chief strategy officer, he oversees corporate strategy and is actively involved in research and client success strategies. A frequent speaker at conferences, Vinay has addressed events hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation, Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, Independent Sector, Integrated Media Association, Politics Online, Public Broadcasting System and National Voluntary Healthcare Association. Vinay also is a widely published author, including a chapter in "People to People Fundraising: Social Networking and Web 2.0 for Charities" and articles that appear regularly in DM News, Journal of the Direct Marketing Association Nonprofit Federation and on OnPhilanthropy.com. Vinay holds degrees from Harvard Business School (MBA) where he graduated as a Baker Scholar, Stanford University (MS) and Cambridge University (MA) in England. He has volunteered for several Austin and international nonprofits.
Yvonne Garrett, Partner, OMP: Yvonne Garrett is a Partner at OMP, Inc., a full-service fundraising and communications agency that serves leading causes in the U.S. Yvonne has been deeply involved in political and advocacy fundraising for almost 20 years. Working with candidates and groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council and Oxfam America, she has helped helped her clients achieve dramatic fundraising success and list growth. Today, Yvonne specializes in helping organizations develop cross-channel programs that blend advocacy and fundraising. Prior to joining OMP in 2004, Yvonne was Vice President of the Share Group.
Randy Paynter is the Founder and CEO of social action network Care2.com. With over 15 million members, Care2 is the largest online community of people making a difference for human rights, animals, the environment and o