The 2014 Buddy Walk® Conference will again bring together Walk organizers from across the country to share ideas and best practices at this exclusive two-day meeting.
At the 2014 Buddy Walk® Conference we'll cover such topics as: Engaging Fundraisers and Volunteers- Your Route to Higher Fundraising With Less Work, Secrets of a Successful First Time Organizer, How Our Buddy Walk® Revenue Jumped $35,000 In One Year, Why Pay For It When You Can Get It For Free (Securing In-Kind Donors and Sponsors), New Mobile Technology to Increase Donations for your Buddy Walk® and Building a Stronger Buddy Walk® Community. Additional sessions will be added soon.
The tentative schedule for the conference is below. The final schedule with breakout sessions will be updated shortly.
TUESday, February 25
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Registration (Foyer of Studio D)
2:00pm – 3:20pm
Welcome/Awards Ceremony/Opening Session – Studio D
Engaging Fundraisers and Volunteers - Your Route to Higher Fundraising With Less Work
(Lane Kelly, Turnkey Promotions, NDSS Preferred Promotional Vendor)
3:30pm – 4:15pm - Studio D
Mobile Fundraising and the Buddy Walk®
(Mary Minno, VP of Partnerships, Paystik, Buddy Walk® National Partner)
4:30pm - 5:15pm - Studio D
Donor Drive and the Buddy Walk®
6:30pm - 8:00pm - Studio C
Wednesday, February 26
7:00am – 7:50am
Breakfast – Studio F
8:00am – 8:45am - Studio D
Building a Stronger Buddy Walk® Community
(Tony Wells, Ds-Connex, Buddy Walk® National Partner)
9:00am – 9:45am - Studio D
Why Pay For It When You Can Get It For Free?
(Marlene Venable, Down Syndrome Association of Acadiana)
10:00am – 10:45am - Studio D
Secrets of Successful First Time Organizers
(Terri Hawthorne, Beamont Buddy Walk® and Marijo Schwengler, Up With Downs of Fargo/Moorehead)
11:00am - 11:45am - Studio D
How Our Revenue Jumped $35,000 in One Year
(Teri Mauldin, Down Syndrome Association of South Texas)
11:50am – 1:00pm - Studio D
Lunch/Roundtable sessions/Closing Remarks