Conferences & Training

Persuasive Development Writing: Spring Session

April 5 - 7, 2017
The Nines
Portland, Ore., United States

This intensive writing workshop guides you through the craft of written communication. It is designed for professionals who write for development, whether it's annual giving appeals, case statements, major gift proposals, or foundation grants. Receive hands-on training in a workshop format to improve your fundraising results.

This conference is sold out.

Save the date for next year's conference:
Nov. 6-8, 2017
Chicago, Illinois

Laptop Requirement
All participants are required to bring their own laptop to the conference (Microsoft Word compatible) as well as a USB cable for printing purposes.


Benefits of Attending
  • Revise and review your writing samples and the samples of your peers.

  • Sharpen your writing skills and strengthen your fundraising results.

  • Receive immediate feedback on your writing style and prose.

  • Build your confidence as a writer and communicator.

  • Participate in active sessions and hands-on training.

  • Expand your network of writing resources.

Who Should Attend
  • Directors of development

  • Annual fund directors

  • Corporate and foundation relations officers

  • Marketing/PR Officers

  • Development writers

  • Communications directors

  • Create written pieces you can use in your real-world environment

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