Make plans to attend the Connect Teen Challenge National Conference in Denver Colorado, August 5-7, 2012. Denver is the number one conference destination in the world! See a little of the city and come prepared to connect with others as you experience the Teen Challenge national conference. Register at: connect.tc
There will be 4 different tracks so be sure to bring as many staff as possible for this exciting event. There is an early-bird registration discount until June 1st for $185.00 per person. After that date the price will increase as the conference draws closer. Please visit www.connect.tc for all the dates, prices and for hotel registration information and be sure to reserve your rooms at the conference hotel by July 4th to receive the special conference rates.
You won’t want to miss the launch of the MyTeenChallenge Student Management System, or miss seeing the Television PSAs. Visit connect.tc for speakers and the session topics. We have a variety of speakers including two who are new to some in Teen Challenge, Dr. Dale Berkey and Dan Prater.
Dr. E. Dale Berkey currently serves as President of BBS & Associates, a development and marketing agency which serves more than 30 Christian ministries and educational institutions. He is also the co-author of several ministry development books and is frequently speaks at various ministry development seminars across the country.
Why Donors Disappear (Disappearing Donor book):
How does a donor slip away from your ministry? This question has perplexed Christian leaders for decades. But now, through an enormous research project, valuable new insight is available based on lapsed donors. Dr. Berkey puts a practical spin on the data – to help your ministry hang on to your donors more effectively.
Donor Performance Index
Learn how to use a 2-3 page multi-year index to monitor key indexes regarding the health of your donor file, new donors, reactivation donors, multi-year donors, average frequency of gifts and average gift trends etc. Dr. Berkey will show how a Donor Performance Index can give you a structure where adjusting your donor plan quarterly, semi-annually or annually can fix problems or maximize opportunity.
Dan Prater is a communications instructor at Drury University in Springfield, MO. He is also the executive director of Drury’s Centers for Non-profit Communication. He has more than 20 years experience in non-profit and corporate communications and television news.
Profitable Public Relations on a Nonprofit Budget
TV, radio, billboards, and all the other types of good publicity can cost a fortune. This session introduces some simple low-cost steps to help elevate your organization in the community, resulting in a stronger name recognition and additional resources.
Developing a PR/Marketing Plan
Successful communication is never an accident. To be most effective, your organization needs a clearly defined plan of action. This session will walk you through how to build and execute a 12-month calendar.
How to Effectively Communicate with your Staff
Let’s face it; we don’t all think or speak the same language. Age, race, beliefs, heritage, backgrounds – all play a role in the way we communicate. This session will introduce some essential concepts to help you better understand these barriers and be a better communicator and leader.