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The Top 11 Reasons to Attend the NCDC Conference

Posted by National Catholic Development Conference on 8/29/17 1:11 PM

NCDC Conference and Exposition

We know when it comes to deciding which national conferences to attend, it can be tough to decide which, if any, are worth your time and money. The NCDC conference is different in that we view fundraising as more than mission advancement: it is your ministry. 

Here are the top 11 reasons to join our community of fundraisers:

1. Share your ministry

This conference views fundraising as a ministry. We share mission in the Mission of the Church: to witness, proclaim, engage, invite, and transform. Your fellow attendees are from faith-based organizations like yours and understand what makes Catholic fundraising different.

2. Networking opportunities

Between hundreds of fellow attendees who are also from Catholic organizations, exhibitors with decades of experience, and speakers with the top data, tips, and tactics in fundraising, the NCDC conference is the most valuable networking opportunity you’ll experience this year.

3. Same high-caliber sessions with faith-based audience

If you compare our sessions to other national fundraising conferences, we have the same high-quality presenters and topics, but the entire audience comes from faith-based nonprofits, allowing speakers tailor the presentation.

4. Grow in Faith

Daily Eucharistic celebrations and a 24-hour prayer and meditation room ensure that the Conference will not only be an educational experience, but a spiritual one.

5. Explore the Venue

Enjoy being in the heart of the city at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile. 

6. Overcome your organization’s unique challenges

Being a part of this unique community makes it easier for you to compare techniques, results, and goals.

7. Advance your knowledge

Learn from experts in all areas of fundraising, from donor retention and reactivation, to major and planned giving, to social networking and online giving. We’ve got your topics covered!

8. Connect with partners

Our exhibit hall features companies that have been working with Catholic organizations like yours for decades. Enjoy the collaborative atmosphere that our conference offers because, ultimately, we all have the same mission.

9. Get inspired

From the success stories of your fellow attendees, to the results of a case study in a session, to the acceptance speech of our service awardees, inspiration will surround you every day.

10. Bring knowledge back home

Teach your team to be inspired to serve in your ministry. Talk about what you’ve learned and how to incorporate those techniques to your office.

11. Celebrate your mission

Be glad that you have been chosen to proclaim the mission of your organization. Enjoy the time as we gather as a community to celebrate our shared ministry and together advance our missions!

For fifty years, the NCDC Conference and Exposition has been where we gather as a fundraising community to network, learn, share, play, and pray with our colleagues. We invite you to join our community for the top conference for those in the ministry of fundraising.

Join us September 15-18 in Chicago as we connect with one another in the context of fundraising as a ministry.


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