Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A special blog for Aussie fundraisers

I’m writing this blog to extend a personal invitation to you and your team to attend the 2013 FIA Conference in Sydney next March. 

The 2013 Conference includes an impressive line-up of fundraisers and inspirational speakers from around the world, including:

* renowned ethicist, Prof. Peter Singer – a personal intellectual hero of mine (and I am doing my best to get FIA chief Rob Edwards to let me introduce Peter!);

* direct mail and donor loyalty specialist Harvey McKinnon – I’ve heard Harvey speak before, and he really knows his stuff, and he is funny as well as knowledgable;

* major donor expert Tony Myers – an exceptional opportunity to learn from someone who has a vast experience – and enormous success – approaching major donors; and

* communications guru Bill Toliver – who has been described as ‘the most engaging and entertaining speaker I have heard in a long time … unorthodox, inspiring.”

There’ll also be plenty of familiar faces from the Australian fundraising sector, including Jan Chisholm, Vision Australia; Marcus Blease, Cerebral Palsy Alliance; Pareto’s own Fiona McPhee; Martin Paul, More Strategic; and Jannine Jackson, The Children’s Hospital at Westmead – and I’ll be presenting a Masterclass on Storytelling.

I’ve attended every FIA since 2002, and I can assure you it’s a very worthwhile investment. If you book before Friday, 14 December (ie RIGHT NOW!), you’ll qualify for the early-bird price. If you’re an FIA Member, it’s even better value.

The theme for the 2013 Conference is ‘Aspire to Greatness’. So what are you waiting for? Please, Click here to register today.

I’ll see you there.

PS: The annual FIA Conference is well worth your investment of time and money; I should know – I haven’t missed one since 2002. And if you register by Friday, 14 December, your ROI will be even better. Click here to register today.

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