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MAY 16-17, 2019 | WASHINGTON, D.C.

Registration for this event is closed. 

4 Pillars Conference - May 16 

The Donor Relations Guru Group has created one-day, regional conferences based on Lynne Wester's book, The Four Pillars of Donor Relations. Our team of experts deliver an interactive learning experience filled with dynamic content and real-life examples that will teach you the basics of donor relations as well as new industry trends.


Our engaging sessions will cover each of the Four Pillars of Donor Relations—acknowledgment, stewardship, recognition, and engagement. We will bring each topic to life as she shares personal stories of tragedies, triumph, ridicule, and redemption. You’ll leave inspired and energized, equipped with tangible ideas that you can implement immediately with any size staff or budget.

Designed for intentionally small audiences to maximize collaboration and idea sharing, the Four Pillars conference offers something for both new and experienced professionals—and it’s a great networking opportunity! This conference is an excellent learning opportunity for any fundraising professional and we encourage those outside of donor relations to attend as well

Click here to view the 4 Pillars Agenda

Donor Experience Workshop - May 17

Join us on day two for a half-day donor experience workshop. It’s no secret that fundraising events are the least effective way to raise money. However, memorable, donor-focused experiences are key to cultivating, stewarding, and engaging donors.

Are your events making donors feel more connected to your mission? Are you providing them with an experience that they can’t get anywhere else? What would experiential programming even look like at your organization?

On day two of this conference, we'll discuss what went into planning the DRG experience*, how we put it all together, and how you can do the same for your donors. Whether part of a large organization or a member of a small team, you’ll gain valuable insight from this hands-on learning experience as we examine the changing landscape of our attendees’ needs and discuss how to design memorable event experiences for them that communicate the mission of your organization and more!

Join us for a truly unforgettable learning experience and discover how you can liberate your events stuck in the past with these innovative methods.

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The 4 Pillars DC Conference has been approved for the following CFRE points: May 16 (6 points), May 17 (3 points), both days (9 points).


Our sponsors allow us to keep our prices low while still providing you with the best experience possible. Thank you to our friends who partner with us to make these conferences and workshops possible. We couldn't do it without you! Click on their logos to learn more about the incredible work they're doing. 

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