Organizer: Engage for Good
Date: 03.04.09, 12:00AM – 03.05.09, 12:00AM ET
Sponsor:Run Walk Ride Fundraising Council
2009 Run Walk Ride Fundraising Conference
Coming to Dallas on March 4 & 5
Executives who engage millions of runners, walkers, cyclists and others to raise billions of dollars to fight diseases and social ills will hold their annual conference in Dallas on March 4 & 5 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel.
It’s the third annual meeting of the Walk Ride Fundraising Council, a group dedicated to advancing the field of athletic event fundraising. Conference information is available at www.runwalkride.com .
“Athletic event fundraising has grown into a multi-billion dollar industry, but in some ways it’s still in its infancy,” said David Hessekiel, the council’s founder and president. “This meeting gives event managers access to the data, best practices and expert counsel they need to produce events that deliver stronger bottom-line results for the worthy causes they support.”
Conference innovations this year include:
The Run Walk Ride Pacesetter Awards honoring outstanding execution by “thon” fundraisers
The Cash, Sweat & Tears Award honoring inspiring volunteer participants
A pre-conference workshop on Local Sponsorship Sales
Group discounts to encourage nonprofits to send headquarters and field executives to learn and grow together
Hot topics to be addressed by expert presenters include corporate team development strategy, the growth of endurance training programs, raising more through customer relationship management, sponsorship and innovation. Facilitated discussion roundtables and networking opportunities will afford participants ample time to learn from one another.
Making news at the conference will be the release of the Council’s “Run Walk Ride 30”, the second annual ranking and study of America’s largest active fundraising events.
Conference information and registration is available at www.runwalkride.com or by calling (914) 921-3914. The Run Walk Ride Fundraising Conference is produced by Rye, New York-based Cause Marketing Forum, Inc., a company dedicated to helping business and nonprofit professionals succeed at doing well by doing good.
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