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Vidare Fundraising 22 Wrap-Up

Vidare Creative held its annual conference “Fundraising 22” last week.

Vidare Creative’s 4th annual “Fundraising 22” took place on Wednesday and Thursday in Franklin, TN. Attendees enjoyed 2 full days of intensive fundraising training with speakers including Lori Lewis, Tim Smith, Todd Isberner, Greg Stielstra, Dave Baker, BJ O’Neal, Andy Novocin, Brian Curee, and the Vidare team. Music included Centricity Music artists on Wednesday night and Fair Trade artists Thursday evening.

“Fundraising 23” is set for July 19-20 in Franklin, TN. For more info go HERE.

Attendees to this years conference had this to say:

KZTH/OKC (The House FM) CEO Tony Weir – “Was really good to bring team members along to not only let them absorb the ideas and encouragement but to also be able to immediately discuss practical ideas to take back home.  There is so much more to fundraising than the occasional “event” and having the whole team involved is vital.”

Brian Curee (KillerB Marketing) – “I’m a HUGE fan of Fundraising22! It was an honor to share digital techniques to build stronger relationships and improve fundraising opportunities by designing for connections to earn trust, improve communication, and create stronger relationships with your audience—lots of fun, wisdom, networking opportunities, and practical steps to improve your fundraising strategies.”

WCVO/Columbus (The River) CEO Bill Montgomery – “Fundraising 22 was an excellent conference. Not only was it chocked full of actionable tips for the novice and seasoned donor team, but there was something for everyone at the radio ministry. Leadership, social media, best practices, technology…Fundraising 22 had it all. Currently trying to decide who to send next year, because everyone can benefit, not just the donor team. Highly recommend this for programming leaders and GM’s.”

KWND/Springfield (The Wind) brand manager Stephanie Jenkins – “Vidare Creative’s Fundraising ’22 was a breath of fresh air! It was a blessing to have so many talented minds in one place representing radio stations from all over the country. I was able to glean not only from the presentations but other Christian radio fundraising professionals as well. I came home renewed with the reasons why we should not hesitate to ask our listeners to support our radio ministries and how to ask transparently and authentically. I am confident our entire team will “sound” better as we approach fundraising as a gift not a burden.”

WRDR/Freehold Township (The Bridge Radio) GM Robert Baltodano – “The conference was great. I was encouraged by the solid biblical approach to fundraising. It was a great encouragement and blessing to meet others in the industry. And finally the concert at the end of each end was just amazing! It was wonderful worshiping the Lord together.”

Carolina Christian Radio CEO Matt Wall – “I have attended all of the Vidare Fundraising Conferences, and Fundraising 22 was on yet another level.  Applying what our team learns each year has allowed Carolina Christian Radio to see annual growth in listener financial support in 3 important metrics… New donor acquisition, retention rates of 72% and above, and retained donor increased giving.  The secret sauce is in helping everyone in our organization understand their role in fundraising.”

Christian Family Radio Partnership Director Stephanie Matthews – “I was struck by the number of people who were repeat attendees and I now see why folks came in packs.  What I appreciated was the intentionally curated topics and experts. I came home with lots of relevant notes for the rest of my team.  I also booked our registration for next year.”

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