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Messages, Mailings, and More: Connecting with Supporters in 2022

About this event

As a nonprofit professional you know the importance of expanding your donor network. When was the last time you considered the power of direct mail? Join us as we deep dive into direct mail and how it can be used by modern nonprofits with some of the nonprofit industry's best and brightest!

Meet the panelists

Alyssa Jefferies, Meyer Partners

Alyssa is the Account Director at Meyer Partners. In her role, she provides expert marketing and fundraising solutions to advance the missions of an array of nonprofit client organizations. Prior to joining Meyer Partners, Alyssa worked in development for JDRF International, PAWS Chicago, and The Anti-Cruelty Society. Alyssa is a graduate of North Park University with a Master’s degree in Non-Profit Administration (MNA) and the University of Michigan with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Brain, Behavior, and Cognitive Science.

Dennis Fischman, Communicate! Consulting

Dennis Fischman is the Chief Communicator at Communicate! Consulting. Are you a nonprofit organization looking for donors? Dennis can help your organization win loyal friends who give you the support you need, year after year. Read his award-winning Communicate blog at https://dennisfischman.com/.

Elsa Gomes Bondlow, Lindauer Global

Elsa is a Consultant at Lindauer Global. She has over 20 years of experience, as a connector, relationship builder, social justice activist, and social change strategist. Elsa is a dynamic leader, known for partnering with communities to create positive inclusive transformation. As a seasoned fundraiser, philanthropist, and donor advisor she thrives by amplifying traditionally underrepresented voices, empowering them to achieve their own aspirations. She is most fulfilled when she is able to lower barriers to access, encourage dreams and increase the pipeline of opportunities for others.

Kirsten Wantland, Bloomerang

Kirst Wantland is a Database Consulting Specialist at Bloomerang. Prior to joining Bloomerang, Kirst was a Coordinator of First-Generation Grant Initiatives at North Central College and was self-employed as a Nonprofit Management Specialist. Kirst received The Fundraising Standard Certification from the Institute for Sustainable Philanthropy. She also received her Master of Arts in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from North Central College.

What will be discussed?

  • The relevance and benefits of direct mail in a digital age.
  • Strategies for creating an attainable and effective messaging plan.
  • Best practices surrounding mailing lists.
  • And more! Submit your questions via the signup form to help us address the topics most important to your nonprofit!

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Who should attend?

While we firmly believe that anyone in the nonprofit sector could benefit from learning the importance of direct mail in connecting with donors, nonprofit leaders, marketing and campaign managers, will find this panel the most pertinent.

Interested in being a panelist? Let us know via this survey.

Hosted by

  • Team member
    Colleen Carroll NXUnite Lead @ Nexus Marketing

  • Team member
    Team NXUnite NXUnite

    NXUnite is here to make introductions that lead to lasting relationships.

  • Guest speaker
    Alyssa Jefferies Account Director @ Meyer Partners

  • Guest speaker
    Dennis Fischman Founder @ Communicate! Consulting

  • Guest speaker
    Elsa Gomes Bondlow Consultant @ Lindauer Global

  • Guest speaker
    Kirsten Wantland Database Consulting Specialist @ Bloomerang


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