SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Vivanista announces its first Fundraising Summit November 10 – 12 at the Westin San Francisco Airport. In addition to nonprofit Board members and development staff, this two and a half day Summit arms volunteer leaders and event chairs with the tools and techniques to improve their fundraising success in a competitive and crowded industry that is vying for the same shrinking dollars. Summit speakers will address the most pressing issues facing fundraisers, from how to implement multi-channel fundraising campaigns to integrating social media into pre-event promotion to sell more tickets.
Vivanista's Summit disrupts the traditional conference concept by creating a festive, social atmosphere. Never before has there been a conference for volunteer fundraisers. Built on the foundation of charitable fundraising best practices, attendees will take part in 'Wine and Technology' pairings at the Welcome Reception; 'Auction Wars' where attendees tweet which auctioneer style they like best; and, 'Speed Mentoring' with attendees providing peer-to-peer advice in five minute increments.
"I have attended and run dozens of conferences and admire the fresh, fun and dynamic energy that Vivanista brings to the non-profit world. Vivanista has tapped into an innovative group of philanthropists and nonprofiteers that break the 'status quo' and have fun experimenting with new models of philanthropy."
Brady Hahn, Founder of The Nonprofit Effect
The Summit kicks off Thursday, November 10 with a full day Boot Camp packed with in-depth workshops on fundraising and leadership, geared specifically to volunteer organizations. The evening of November 11th will be an Awards Gala where nominees in a variety of volunteer leadership categories will be honored for their outstanding work in fundraising.
The third day of the Summit takes a turn towards community building especially as it pertains to engaging philanthro-teens and young professionals. After the closing keynote at noon, attendees are invited to participate in the afternoon teen multi-media forum, sponsored by the UN Foundation Girl Up initiative and held at the Levi Strauss headquarters, which will culminate in a concert by up and coming teen singer/songwriter, Olivia Somerlyn.
Founded by Layne Gray, Vivanista's mission is to guide nonprofit and volunteer organizations to successful charitable fundraising through field-tested best practices. The Vivanista website is a mixture of unique fundraising tools, tips and techniques with a fun and social twist that matches the lifestyle of charitable volunteers.
Vivanista offers standard and custom in-person training seminars, fundraising consulting and event management services.
SOURCE Vivanista, Inc.