Did you know that product fundraising — think Girl Scout cookies, Boy Scout trash bags, magazine subscriptions, wrapping paper and the like — is a $3.4 billion (yes, that’s seven zeroes) industry?
With that much cash in play, not to mention the importance of fundraising in itself, it’s clear that product fundraising has really grown up! And just like any other industry, it’s crucial to stay connected and up-to-date on all the latest developments in the business — so you can stay at the top of your game.
If you’re looking for new ideas on how to connect with your customers and provide them with the best possible products and services to meet their fundraising goals, then join us at the American Association of Fund-Raising Distributors & Suppliers 2014 Convention and Trade Show. It’s happening Jan. 10 to Jan. 13, 2014, at Rosen Centre Hotel and Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
AFRDS is an international association devoted exclusively to the product fundraising industry. (Not a member yet? There’s plenty of information available on AFRDS’s website.)
There will be plenty of opportunities to share and swap best practices with fellow professionals in the product fundraising industry, and there will be other fundraising experts on hand to present on their experiences and to even coach attendees. It’s sure to be a great event.
If you’ll be attending the trade show, look for us! Restaurant.com is one of the event’s sponsors: We’ll have our logo on the show’s tote bags that you’ll use to carry around all the great information you gather from vendors, partners and colleagues old and new.
You can also visit us in the show hall— we’ll be walking the booths—to chat with Restaurant.com representatives about how we can help simplify your fundraising campaigns and more.
Coming to Orlando in January? Leave a comment on this blog post to connect with your fellow attendees before the convention starts. Make plans to meet up or at least spot some friendly faces in one of Florida’s most beautiful cities. Looking forward to seeing you there!