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AFP International Conference Preview with Patton McDowell

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Patton McDowell & Associates will be attending the 2013 conference for AFP International (known as AFPIcon). In fact, our president, Patton, will be co-presenting with a longtime PMA friend and current client, Michelle Hamilton of Crisis Assistance Ministry. The two will present “Non-Profit Innovation: What’s Working and Why” on Monday, April 8, at 1:15pm in Ballroom 28B. The session description is included here:

Non-Profit Innovation: What’s Working and Why

Using a yearlong study of nonprofits as a backdrop, AFP Charlotte President Patton McDowell and Michelle Hamilton (Chief Advancement Officer, Crisis Assistance Ministry) will explore the topic of nonprofit innovation, using case studies to illustrate advances in collaboration, fund development and talent acquisition.  The presentation will include case studies – from organizations large and small – that will provide practical tips applicable to your organization.  

How can collaboration work for you in creative ways like group purchasing, programming and major grants?  How do you diversify your funding strategy away from workplace giving campaigns?  How can you utilize peer-to-peer funding techniques and harness small gift strategies?   How do you assure effective recruitment and retention of talent in a rapid-turnover environment?  These and other topics will be the source of a fast-paced and interactive session.

Patton and Michelle will introduce the three areas of focus in this study – Creative Collaboration, Diversified Fundraising, and Talent Acquisition & Retention. With each focus, these presenters will provide statistical analysis, a case study and relevant tips for you to take home and use within your organization. Attendees will also have the opportunity to share thoughts and answer questions at the end of the session.

During the entire conference, you can follow the presenters on Twitter (@PattonMcDowell and @CrisisAssistMin). You can also find more information about the PMA Innovation Report by following the PMA blog, where entries are made each Tuesday in regards to this study. PMA looks forward to seeing you at the conference and learning from you. San Diego, here we come!