2021 Virtual Bridge Conference

July 14, 2021 8:00 a.m. - July 15, 2021 5:00 p.m.
201 Waterfront Street
National Harbor, MD 20745
United States
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2021 Bridge Conference

The Bridge Conference is the premier conference for fundraising and marketing professionals. Dynamic keynotes, panels, workshops and networking events provide insights on latest strategies, techniques and innovations in direct response and major donor fundraising.

A Message from the Co-Chairs of the 2021 Bridge Conference

Save the date and put us in your budget! The Association of Fundraising Professionals Washington, DC Metro Area Chapter (AFP DC) and the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW) have decided to conduct a fully virtual Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference, Ju​ly 1​4-1​5, 20​21. The decision to go virtual was made after months of deliberation, taking into account a variety of safety and economic factors, and, most importantly, our attendees' likely willingness to travel in July, regardless of the progress of our national recovery.

Energy, Endurance and Excellence - our 20​21 theme has inspired our Education Committee to begin the hard work of creating a stellar program of educational sessions, all designed to re-energize you and your campaigns and give you the energy and the endurance you need to achieve excellence.

Like so many things in 20​20, last year’s Bridge experienced challenges. We’re smarter and more experienced today. The 20​21 Bridge Conference will be conducted on a deep, robust platform delivered by a seasoned virtual conference contractor and we are confident that you will have an outstanding educational and networking experience.

The Bridge Conference was designed to bridge the gap between traditional fundraisers and their marketing counterparts to better serve our sector and the many virtuous causes we represent. Our commitment to that mission has not waivered one iota with or without a pandemic! We have the energy to meet its challenge and the endurance to see it through with you to lay the foundation for future excellence.

We look eagerly toward the day when we meet face-to-face again to exchange ideas, share laughs and learn from each other.

Until then, please join us Ju​ly 1​4-1​5 for what we truly believe will be the best virtual fundraising conference of the year.

Here’s to an energized 2021!

Jaye Lopez Van Soest, CFRE

Co-Chair, 2021 Bridge Conference
Director of Development
American Foundation for the Blind

John Thompson

Co-Chair, 2021 Bridge Conference
Chief Creative Officer
TrueSense Marketing

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