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Looking to up your fundraising game in 2016?

Register now for BloomCon, a unique conference for fundraisers and nonprofit consultants. Our guest speakers will share the latest research in major gift fundraising and millennial behavior, as well as best practices in donor communications and inbound marketing that will help you unlock the potential of your consultancy or your development department.

Attendees will also get an overview of what’s new with Bloomerang (and what you can expect in the coming year).

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with peers, share new ideas and unwind in sunny Orlando, Florida!

Your $100 covers a one-night stay at the Renaissance Orlando on 2/21/16, our cocktail reception on 2/21/16, breakfast and lunch on 2/22/16 and all the conference sessions.

For local attendees, or those wishing to book their own accommodations, your $10 covers covers breakfast and lunch on 2/22/16, as well as all the conference sessions.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Launch Cause, a new nonprofit co-working center opening February of 2016 in Indianapolis.

We are working on opening up additional tickets. Stay tuned!


Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE

Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, has been a development professional and fundraising consultant for more than 15 years. Recognized as a leading expert in her field, she’s helped small and large nonprofits alike raise millions of dollars through major gift and capital campaigns, board development, annual fund campaigns, direct mail, and planned gift solicitations.


Amy will give you a first-look at her and Adrian Sargeant’s groundbreaking new research into major gift fundraising. This research contains survey data collected from hundreds of nonprofits, and illuminates their experience with major gifts. No matter the size of your organization, you will come away with additional insights.
Amy Eisenstein

Derrick Feldmann

Derrick Feldmann is an internationally sought-after speaker, researcher and advisor for cause engagement. He is a recognized leader and expert in helping organizations and corporations better understand the next generation of donors, activists and employees who are redefining causes, and he is the lead researcher and creator of The Millennial Impact Project.


In his session, Derrick will share new findings from his upcoming book Social Movements for Good – How Companies and Causes Create Viral Change, which shares stories of today’s most successful social good movements by companies and nonprofits. You’ll learn about the leaders behind these movements, the individuals who responded, and the approaches that made it work.

Tom Ahern

Tom Ahern is considered one of North America’s leading authorities on donor communications. He specializes in bequest marketing, donor communications evaluations, direct mail, newsletter interventions and case statements for big-ticket campaigns. Each year, he delivers dozens of workshops on the techniques of (and psychology behind) effective fundraising communications.


In his session, Tom will show you how to “loverize,” a phrase he uses to describe how nonprofits can make any appeal irresistibly “donor-centered.” It’s the key to raising lots more money and retaining donors longer.
Tom Ahern
Ross HendricksonCOO, Bloomerang
Ross will be joined Katie Hayes, our Manager of Customer Advocacy to outline the Bloomerang product roadmap for 2016 and beyond, as well as fill you in on the latest Bloomerang features that you might have missed. Whether you’re new to Bloomerang or a long-time advocate, you’ll come away knowing how to take full advantage of its functionality.
Melissa S. BrownPrincipal, Melissa S. Brown & Associates, LLC
Using trend data from the Panel Study of Philanthropy from 2000 forward, Melissa will explore Millennial and other generations’ giving. Melissa will challenge us to think about the next 20 years of giving and volunteering, as Boomers mature and as expectations of Xers and Millennials become more dominant in fundraising and communications.



  • Sunday 2/21/16
    • Arrival and dinner on your own
    • 8pm – Cocktail reception at Renaissance Orlando
  • Monday 2/22/16
    • 8am – Registration / Breakfast / Networking
    • 9am – Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE
    • 10:15am – Break
    • 10:30am – Ross Hendrickson & Katie Hayes
    • 11:30am – Lunch
    • 12:15pm – Derrick Feldmann
    • 1:15pm – Break
    • 1:30pm – Melissa S. Brown
    • 2:45pm – Break
    • 3:00pm – Tom Ahern
    • 4:15pm – Wrap-up & Farewells