The National Event Fundraising Conference

Engage. Learn. Share.

September 25-26, 2017

Washington, DC

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RAISE 2017, a first of its kind national conference, aims to provide a space for event fundraising professionals to learn, share and engage on relevant trends 
in the field, learn from industry leaders and network with one another. 
 YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS IT!

EVENT STARTS IN

OUR SPEAKERS

BidPal 
CEO

Steve Johns

BidPal
VP Marketing

Karrie Wozniak

Human Rights Campaign Deputy Director of Events

Mike Wilkinson

THE SCHEDULE

08:00 AM

09:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking

Welcoming Remarks

Data Driven Fundraising 

10:00 AM

12:30 PM

Lunch

01:30 PM

03:45 PM

Bringing in the Best Gifts

Closing Thoughts

05:00 PM

WHAT TO EXPECT

One impact filled day

We’re honored to have you join us as we share industry best practices, facilitate conversations with your peers and network!

Central Location

The Event Space at YFU is centrally located in downtown DC a short walk, metro or taxi ride from many of the cities monuments and museums.

Breakfast and lunch are included in your registration fee -- delicious! 

Food and drink!

We've negotiated special rates at a couple of our favorite DC hotels that are a short distance from the conference venue and are offering special rates for RAISE participants. 

Accommodations

WHAT PEOPLE SAYS

They love it. Read what the previous attendees had to say!

GALLERY

Where to stay

Finding a good hotel can be tricky. Here are some of our favorite hotels nearby which are offer a special rate just for RAISE participants on Monday evening. 

Hotel Rouge

$299 per night

EMAIL REQUEST

The Rouge has limited room available, click above and email the organizing team and we'll do our best to accommodate your request and/or provide hotel alternatives. 

Mason & Rook

$299 per night

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The Gleneagles Hotel

From $45 per night

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REGISTRATION

Early Bird

$

99

before 

September 1, 2017

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Regular

$

149

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I get to the venue?

The Event Space at YFU is centrally located in DC's Shaw neighborhood and can easily be accessed by Metro's green and yellow line at the Shaw- Howard Univ. metro stop.  

We take Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.  If you'd like to pay by check please email raise@bidpal.com

What payment types do you accept?

Can I earn CFRE credit from attending RAISE? 

Yes!  Full participation in RAISE is applicable for 4 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.

Are registrations refundable? 

All registrations are non-refundable, but are transferable.

OUR SPONSORS

Looking to sponsor the conference?  We have several opportunities available! 

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Venue Address

The Event Space at YFU
641 S St NW 

Washington, DC 20001

Contact

raise@bidpal.com
888.729.0399 X1260

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11:15 AM

Storytelling & "The Ask"

Keynote Address

02:30 PM

Event  Trends
Panel Discussion

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schedule subject to change

And we're not even done...  
More speakers to be added soon!

Mike Merriam

Author, Speaker & Coach
mikemerriam.com

Ben Farrell

Custom Benefit Auctions

Presenting

Platinum

Nhu Te

NonProft Pro 
Editor-in-Chief

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monday, September 27, 2017

THE SCHEDULE

08:00 AM

09:00 AM

Breakfast & Networking

Welcoming Remarks

Data Driven Fundraising 

10:00 AM

12:30 PM

Lunch

01:30 PM

03:45 PM

Bringing in the Best Gifts

Closing Thoughts

05:00 PM

11:15 AM

Storytelling & "The Ask"

Keynote Address

02:30 PM

Event  Trends
Panel Discussion

schedule subject to change

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Monday, September 25, 2017

BidPal User 
Session

Welcome Cocktail Reception

03:00 PM

05:00 PM

presented by iATS Payments

Bronze

Lynn Page

JDRF
National Director Signature Events

Sophie Streeter

Loyola Academy
Director of Special Events

Participation in RAISE may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any educational programs and RAISE was not developed in conjunction with CFRE International.All rights reserved. 

8.5 stars on Trip Advisor

Our hotel room block has filled.  Below are a couple of nearby hotels you may want to check out if you are still in need of a accomodations:

Loews Madison | 1.2 miles from conference

8.7 stars on Trip Advisor

Washington Plaza| 1.0 mile from conference

8.5 stars on Trip Advisor 

Cambira Suites | 0.5 mile from conference

Nearby Hotels