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Reunited And It Feels So Good!

by Jennifer Mylock

It has been a little while since we’ve attended an in-person event – 2 years to be exact – which is why we are excited to make our triumphant return for the 2022 Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum.

The #P2PForum22 will be held in Atlanta from February 28th to March 2nd and we can’t wait!

Here are a few tips for getting the most from the conference:

“Networking that matters is helping people achieve their goals.”

– Seth Goldin

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Networking at Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and build on the relationships you already have! It’s been so long since we’ve been together, it may seem overwhelming to properly navigate the conference floor. #P2PFORUM22 may feel like a high school reunion but it’s important to plan your time in order to make the right connections.
    • Make a list of attendees, organizations and vendors you’d like to meet and reach out to connect over coffee or sit together during a meal.
    • Get to know the speakers. Don’t be afraid to ask questions or hang around after a session to say hello and tell them you loved the presentation, Also, make sure to connect with them on LinkedIn.
    • Be sure to follow up after the conference with a note to your new acquaintances. Let them know how nice it was to meet them and schedule time to connect with anyone you may be interested in doing business with. Then keep in touch! Over time, fellow conference attendees can become an integral part of your network.
    • Visit the Expo Hall…and of course, be sure to stop by the Charity Dynamics booth! Our peer-to-peer experts would love to meet you! Meghan Dankovich, CEO, will be in attendance along with our Sales, Marketing and Principal Consultant teams.

“Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.”

– Dr. Stephen Covey

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There are obviously a lot of great content and speakers. In order to get the most bang for your buck, Charity Dynamics has been reviewing the list of sessions, and we found these four sessions you shouldn’t miss:

The US Peer-To-Peer Top 30 Reveal

The keynote is being presented by Charity Dynamics’ own CEO, Meghan Dankovich as she shares how 2021 impacted the industry’s biggest programs and the data and the lessons it contains to improve the performance of our programs.

Does My P2P Event’s Promise Still Resonate In 2022, And If Not, How Do I Rethink It?

The world has changed since the spring of 2020 and we can’t go back to what we were doing before. We know we need to change, but we don’t necessarily know where to start. In this session, Deanna van Lear of the National Kidney Foundation will walk you through the process of how her team went back to the drawing board to rethink their signature peer-to-peer event, Kidney Walk, starting with writing a new event mission statement.


How Can My Program Acquire 1M New Leads?

American Cancer Society has focused throughout the pandemic on garnering new participants, donors and supporters through their virtual events/programs, advertising and marketing their core event properties to new audiences. They have attracted over 1 million new constituents in their pipeline – how did they do it?


What Is Cryptophilanthropy And How Can It Grow My P2P Programs?

Cryptophilanthropy has the potential to disrupt and revolutionize philanthropy. Much like P2P, cryptophilanthropy is inherently decentralized, but the cultural norms are very different from traditional giving. Save the Children’s Ettore Rossetti will share how his organization has reimagined its approach to the crypto community.

“Your mind is for having ideas, not holding them.”

David Allen

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With three days full of workshops and sessions, there’s a lot to take in—and you’re probably not going to remember all of it when you get back to the office. According to David Allen, author of Getting Things Done, we now know that for the average human, the part of the brain dedicated to manipulating and paying attention to information—working memory—holds a maximum of four items at once.

So how can you make sure all of this doesn’t go in one ear and out the other? At the end of each session write down two to four key takeaways and any follow-up you want to do with the speakers or research you’d like to do on the topic.

“Good things happen when you set your priorities straight”

Scott Caan

When heading back to the office inspired with so many ideas top of mind, how do you prioritize which concepts you’re going to implement?

Ask yourself the following:

    • Which initiatives could have the most impact for your organization?
    • How does this initiative fit within your organization’s priorities and your program goals?
    • Is it actionable and does your organization have the staffing, structure, and resources required to fully implement it?
    • What additional investment will be needed?
    • Who do I need to gain approval from?
    • What additional stakeholders might I need to secure “buy-in” to ensure success?
Our bags are packed for Atlanta and we look forward to seeing you at #P2PForum22. Actually seeing you –  face to face – and mingling in person.

See you February 28th!

About the Author

Jennifer Mylock
Principal Consultant, Digital Strategy & Customer Success