Are you looking to do more with your P2P program this year, or are you looking to start one?

It may be that time of year when you are planning professional development opportunities for either your staff or yourself, and looking for opportunities to get out of the office, out from behind your desk, and into the classroom with your peers in  P2P fundraising.

If so, might I grab your ear for a minute?

Grab that cup o’ joe and read on with me for the lowdown on some hot P2P events happening in 2015.  All of these are great opportunities to learn about the latest trends in P2P, meet industry experts and meet your peers in the peer-to-peer space.  I’m going to break it out by timeframe.

February:

Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum | Orlando | February 24-25. Register now if you are interested!

Why go?  This is the  top conference  in the P2P industry that focus solely on P2P events and fundraising.

What does the event have to offer?  Blackbaud peer-to-peer strategy, fundraising and technical experts will be there to talk with you about anything under the sun in the P2P world, from traditional run/walk/rides to the growing and changing world of crowdfunding.  In a general session, learn how to grow your flagship P2P event with Amy Braiterman.  Additionally, if you are looking for a deep-dive workshop, this conference offers pre-conference hands-on workshops.  Yours truly will be hosting one of those workshops, Work Better Together, so join me for some coffee and good conversation and hands-on activities on the topic of bringing various departments within your organization together to make the most of your P2P programs. Yes, there will be coffee. (Wink).

Who will be there? The Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum, part of Cause Marketing Forum, hosts the event.  Blackbaud is a proud sponsor of this event, along with many of our partners who also will be on-site at the event.

Website: https://www.peertopeerforum.com/

June:

Peer-to-Peer Roundtables |Coming to a location near you in D.C., New York, Chicago | Stay tuned for exact dates and location details!

Why go? In partnership with Charity Dynamics, we’re coming to your neighborhood.  These events are small and intimate and give you an opportunity to get the latest tips in the world of peer-to-peer fundraising as well as socialize your ideas with your peers.  These events are fun, half a day (so they aren’t too time consuming) and they feature a lot of great conversation over lunch, through the afternoon and wrap up with a networking cocktail.  If you are not located in the DC, New York or Chicago area, we still welcome you to travel in and attend.

What does the event have to offer?Panel discussion, round table discussion and activities as well as tasty P2P conversation over delicious cocktails.

Who will be there? Peer-to-Peer experts from Blackbaud and Charity Dynamics, along with your non-profit peers in the world of P2P.

Website: Coming soon! We will be sure to post via @blackbaud.

Save the dates:

  • June 9 – Washginton, DC
  • June 11 – New York, NY
  • June 25 – Chicago, IL
ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Taylor Shanklin is a peer-to-peer boss lady, full-time mom and part-time marketing consultant in the non-profit sector.  Prior to her leap into full-time motherhood, Taylor spent an eight year tenure at Convio and then Blackbaud. In her time at Blackbaud she worked with organizations large and small and worn many hats.  She has led numerous Luminate Online and TeamRaiser implementations, and  has worked as a strategy consultant with the Go! program.  Some of her peer-t-peer projects included working with Alzheimer’s Association The Longest Day, National MS Society, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides, and ALS Association’s Community of Hope.

Taylor (a.k.a., T-Shank) is a total coffee addict and has a particular affinity for peer-to-peer fundraising and has completed several Team in Training events with the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, receiving her triple crown for having competed in cycling, triathlon and marathon events. When not working, she is busy chasing around her two kiddos, lifting weights and getting in a little guilty TV time.  Originally from Austin, TX, she and her husband are huge UT Longhorn fans.  You can follow Taylor on twitter @tshankcycles and find her blogging on npENGAGE. Hook ‘em

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