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Find out what the Straight Up P2P team members think about the hottest topics in fundraising.


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Webinar: Engaging a New Generation of Campus Donors with Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

Millennials have grown up in a world of smartphones, social media, and Google. Higher education institutions must empower these highly networked alumni to become fundraising champions.

In this session, you’ll hear from Jerry Needel, president of everydayhero and former SVP of Indiegogo, about the current state of peer-to-peer fundraising and how it’s driving change in younger generations. You’ll also hear from our Blackbaud fundraising experts on ways to incorporate peer-to-peer techniques into your next campaign!

When: June 27, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. ET
Host: Jerry Needel and Tara Jayne-O’Donnell 


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June 9, 2017
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P2P Webinar: Increasing Your Annual Fund Revenue with P2P Fundraising

By opening their annual campaign to encourage online fundraising by supporters, YMCA affiliates have seen growth in a variety of ways with this yearly initiative.

Learn how YMCA used peer-to-peer fundraising through TeamRaiser to supplement its annual campaign and how each organization prepared, planned, and gauged their own success.

We’ll be joined by the YMCA of Orange County, YMCA of Metropolitan Atlanta, and YMCA of Metropolitan Los Angeles teams, who will all share the secrets of their current success.


When: June 15, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. ET
Host: Jen Peters


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May 22, 2017
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P2P Webinar: The Best of bbcon 2017: A Rapid Review of Our Top Sessions

If you missed bbcon 2017, or are just looking to keep the bbcon party going, this webinar is for you! We will be doing a rapid fire review of some of our favorite sessions and topics from bbcon 2017. Come prepared to learn about new fundraising best practices, industry trends, and noteworthy takeaways as we re-live the highlights of Blackbaud’s conference for the philanthropic community.




When: November 15th
Host: Marissie Versola


The Best of bbcon 2017: A Rapid Review of Our Top Sessions
Wednesday October 18th| 2:00 p.m. ET
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April 21, 2017
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P2P Webinar: Walks Aren’t Dead: Five Tips to Fighting Off Declining Revenue

With the explosive growth of crowdfundraising and DIY initiatives in the peer-to-peer fundraising world, many traditional events have taken a financial hit—yet some have managed to experience growth. In this webinar, join Blackbaud’s peer-to-peer fundraising experts and one of our customers who has hosted a successful walk event. They’ll share five strategies that will help your walk to thrive—despite the zombie apocalypse that might try to claim it.




When: October 18th
Host: Kathryn Hall, Robyn Mendez

Walks Aren’t Dead: Five Tips to Fighting Off Declining Revenue

Wednesday October 18th| 2:00 p.m. ET
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April 21, 2017
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P2P Strategy Masterclass: Using “Connection to Cause” to Your Advantage

You don’t always know why people choose to fundraise on behalf of your organization. Are they moved by your mission? Do they have a special connection to your organization? Are they showing up to attend a new event because someone asked? By discovering this information in advance, you can leverage it to improve fundraising through your peer-to-peer campaigns. Join Peer-to-Peer Specialist Shana Masterson to learn how you can make this work for your organization. We’ll explore tips, tricks, and see real world examples of these strategies in action.

When:
September 12th
Host: Shana Masterson

P2P Strategy Masterclass: Using “Connection to Cause” to Your Advantage
Tuesday September 12th| 1:00 p.m. ET

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April 21, 2017
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P2P Webinar: Helping Participants Raise More through Storytelling

 You have a great recruitment and coaching plan for peer-to-peer fundraisers. But are you doing everything you can to help them tell your story? How can you empower them to communicate your impact and improve donation asks? In this webinar, we’ll share lots of real-life examples and discuss techniques that successful organizations use to create mission ambassadors and super-fundraisers. This webinar digs deep into the methods of messaging in order to provide content your fundraisers will actually use.

When: August 15th
Host: Kathryn Hall, Jennifer Peters

Helping Participants Raise More through Storytelling
Tuesday August 15th | 1:00 p.m. ET
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April 21, 2017
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P2P Webinar: The Future of Philanthropy: Where Large Nonprofits, Social Innovators, and Passionate Supporters Meet

The playing field for doing good has been leveled by the ability to use the web as a platform, rapid technology innovations, and the ease at which we can connect. Because of these things, the world is changing, fast. Join us to discuss how nonprofits, passionate individuals, and social innovation can work together in the future. We’ll look at what your nonprofit needs to do to prepare for the future and how you can help shape it.



When: July 12th
Host: Lee Johnson



The Future of Philanthropy: Where Large Nonprofits, Social Innovators, and Passionate Supporters Meet
Wednesday July 12th | 2:00 p.m. ET
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April 21, 2017
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P2P Webinar: Finding and Mobilizing Social Influencers for Your Next P2P Event



It’s the little things that make a big difference. This is the premise of Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller, The Tipping Point, and it’s the same premise behind the effect of social media influencers on your peer-to-peer events. When it comes to engaging supporters online, a handful of influencers can spread your message to 85% of your entire audience. According to Gladwell, “The success of any kind of social epidemic is heavily dependent on the involvement of people with a particular and rare set of social gifts.” 

When: June 13th
Host: Jeanette Russel

In this webinar, discover how to harness influencers’ reach and engage them in your next fundraising event.



Finding and Mobilizing Social Influencers for Your Next P2P Event
Tuesday June 13th | 1:00 p.m. ET

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April 5, 2017
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P2P Webinar: Opening a World of Possibilities with Crowdfundraising


 From lemonade stands to mountain climbing, crowdfundraising programs can provide your supporters with unlimited options to raise funds for your mission. In this session, Blackbaud peer-to-peer fundraising experts will teach you how to build a crowdfundraising program into your larger fundraising strategy.  We’ll close out the session with a rapid-fire list of different crowdfundraising ideas provided by you!

When: May 17th
Host: Tammy Radencic & Robyn Mendez

Opening a World of Possibilities with Crowdfundraising
May 17th, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. ET

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April 5, 2017
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Customer Spotlight: Webinar with Water Mission

Never Say No Again:
Learn How Water Mission Put the Power of Fundraising in the Hands of Their Supporters 

Using Blackbaud’s peer to peer solutions, the staff at Water Mission have developed a matrix that allows them to support their main annual fundraising event, Walk for Water, as well as put the power of fundraising in the hands of their supporters through DIY fundraising. Join us on this webinar to hear from Water Mission’s special events coordinator, Kyle Whitcroft, and regional walk coordinator, Bonnie Hanna, and learn how they are covering the entire spectrum of peer-to-peer fundraising. 

Never Say No Again
April 21, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. ET

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March 24, 2017
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P2P Webinar: “The Transformation of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising”

Weren’t able to make it to the P2P Forum Conference this year? We’ve got you covered! Join everydayhero® president and former Indiegogo® SVP Jerry Needel as he shares his unique perspective on crowdfundraising. Billions of dollars are being raised right now to help individuals do everything from pay off medical bills to fund start-up companies. Ever wonder what implications tools like GoFundMe®, Kickstarter®, and others have on the peer-to-peer fundraising space? Come get caught up on what you missed from the P2P Forum Conference!

The Transformation of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising
March 15, 2017 | 3:00 p.m. ET

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February 13, 2017
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P2P Webinar: “Ready to Respond: Real-time Lessons in Preparedness from the Headlines and the ACLU”

If you’ve been following news headlines over the past, you know how important it is to be prepared. Tragedy can strike at any moment, but if your organization is able to react quickly, you can turn that tragedy into an opportunity to do more for your cause. Join Jeanette Russell and Robyn Mendez, our industry experts on disaster preparedness, to learn how nonprofits of all sizes are using rapid response engagement to recruit and fundraise in this heated political atmosphere.

Ready to Respond: Real-time Lessons in Preparedness from the Headlines and the ACLU
February 23, 2017 | 2:00 p.m. ET


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February 13, 2017
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Free Workshop at The P2P Forum 2017 in Atlanta

Clear your calendar. The Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Conference is coming to Atlanta and we want to see you there!

Kick your pre-conference off with a FREE TeamRaiser Success Workshop on Wednesday, March 1, from 8a.m. until 11a.m. Enjoy breakfast on us and partake in fresh ideas, best practices, customer examples and tangible takeaways to make TeamRaiser work better and smarter for you. We’ll be covering everything from acquisition and registration all the way to post-event follow up and retention.

RSVP for the Workshop

Please note: Registering for this workshop does not register you for the 2017 Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum Conference. If you haven’t registered, you can use our promo code BK100 to get $100 off of your registration costs.
January 23, 2017
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Individual Fundraising and the “New P2P”

Blackbaud’s Kathryn Hall has recently published a piece titled “How Independent Fundraising Momentum is Reshaping Traditional P2P” in which she discusses the role of technology and how it can empower individual fundraisers to share their stories, amplify their messages and reach new audiences. Read more »

How is your organization embracing new ways to fundraise?

Interested in more P2P? Sign up for the on-demand webinar “Expand Your Fundraising Opportunities with Crowdfundraising” hosted by Kathryn Hall and Robyn Mendez
December 19, 2016
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The Future of Peer-to-Peer: What Will 2017 Bring?

As 2016 wraps up, the focus redirects to a big question: how will peer-to-peer fundraising evolve? By evaluating recent benchmarks on Peer-to-Peer fundraisingkey research on successful peer-to-peer programs, and topics like millennials and fundraising, your nonprofit can take advantage of trends that are being set into motion. For more about this research, the future of Peer-to-Peer, as well as tips for how to strengthen your Peer-to-Peer programs, sign up for the upcoming webinar.
November 21, 2016