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Send your fundraising event to school!

Join us and you'll learn strategy, gain best practices and develop a plan to take your fundraising event to new heights.

This two-day conference at the Hilton Downtown Portland is a chance to hit the pause button on your event cycle and look at how you can create a bigger impact with your fundraising events. We will spend the first day learning theory and best practices, and then we will demonstrate them in our own version of a special event. Day two will be the chance to create your plan and walk away with next steps that will put you on a path to event success.

Topics will include:
  • The psychology of giving
  • How to inspire audiences
  • Corporate sponsorship
  • Donor stewardship through events
  • Raising more money in your appeal
  • Data management
  • Sharing your story
  • Using videos to raise money
  • Auction strategy
  • And more...


Registration fees can be transferred to another attendee up to June 20, 2018. 50% refund is available if cancelled before April 1, 2018.


Voer uw e-mailadres in om verder te gaan. Als u geen evenementaccount hebt, wordt u gevraagd om daarvoor te registreren. Als u wel over een account beschikt, wordt u gevraagd om u aan te melden. Nadat u bent ingelogd kunt u uw bestelling definitief maken.

Book Your Hotel Room

Click the link below and enter the three letter code: SWS into the Group/Convention Code box as you are making your reservation. This will get you the room block rate at the Hilton Downtown Portland. Or you can call 1-800-HILTONS and speak with a reservations agent to book a room.

In order to receive the group rate, reservations must be made by May 21, 2018 .

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About Portland

Transit from the Airport

Portland International Airport is 12 miles away from the hotel. Use public transportation (TriMet/ MAX Red Line ), Lyft, Uber or taxi to get there.


Check out the links below for events happening in Portland.
PDX Pipeline
Travel Portland

Join us to ELEVATE the nonprofit event world.

Click the link below to learn about sponsorship opportunities for our inaugural Elevate conference.

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Other ways to get in touch:
PO Box 17191
Portland, OR 97212