The P2P Forum's 10th Anniversary conference brought together the biggest names in peer-to-peer fundraising

DonorDrive News March 9, 2017 By Kevin Wolfe, Michelle Steed, Ed Lord

We just got back from this inspiring conference, the largest in the peer-to-peer fundraising space, held March 1st and 2nd in Atlanta. Here are the highlights:

  • Over 450 attended this year, including DonorDrive clients from more two dozen organizations.
  • Many come to the conference just for the networking. This space provides the highest level of engagement with other nonprofits in the peer-to-peer fundraising space. It’s always great for us at DonorDrive to have candid conversations with dedicated people from so many organizations about their fundraising.

  • There were many useful presentations, three by DonorDrive clients: Kate Nare of World Vision at the DIY Summit and Tracy Earll of the Hemophilia Foundation and Pam Sandonato of Covenant House at the Proprietary Summit.

  • Anne Baum of Global Cloud (makers of DonorDrive) and Josh Weum of Google gave a presentation on Google Ad Grants and the $10,000 monthly an organization can receive in AdWords advertising. Anne presented information from our case study on how Global Cloud helped manage Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Google Grant and improved their in-kind spend.

  • Each year DonorDrive gives a scholarship to the conference, helping another organization to send a staffer for the first time and gain from the learnings. This year’s awardee was Megan Cammarata from The Summit Center. (We’ll let you know when we’re taking applications for next year this fall.) Megan picked so many brains on how to triple their walk revenue that she talked herself hoarse.

  • We also held a lunchtime Twitter contest and asked people for a story about a volunteer who gave a damn. Mackenzie Aderman of Roswell Park tweeted about Kathleen Graim, who biked 532 miles across the state of New York during her cancer treatment. As our winner, we awarded an iPad Mini to Mackenzie and surprised her with an iPad Mini for Kathleen as well.

  • Over 125 people came up to the DonorDrive booth to tell us what they give a damn about, which me put up on the wall in our offices. You can see the inspiring responses in our video below.

We sponsor this conference because we really feel it plays a bigger and bigger role in peer-to-peer fundraising and advances us all. We hope that next year you have the opportunity to go to this annual meeting-of-the-minds.