You have questions,
we have answers!
Is Raise 2020 taking place in Washington, DC?
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic, we’ve decided to move Raise 2020 to a virtual conference filled with the same engaging speakers and thought leaders.
Can I receive a refund for Raise 2020?
Absolutely, or you can rollover your conference registration to Raise 2021 which will also be in Washington, DC and receive some cool Raise swag. Click here to update your registration.
What about my hotel reservation?
If you made a hotel reservation for Raise 2020, please don’t forget to cancel it. If you booked with the host hotel, The Capital Hilton, please contact them directly (202) 393-1000, option 1.
Already booked an airline reservation?
Most airlines have relaxed their cancellation policies, we’d encourage you to reach out to your airline directly to postpone/cancel your travel.
When and where will Raise 2021 take place?
We’re working on the exact dates, but it will take place in Washington, DC in the fall of 2021, most likely September – October time frame.
When is the virtual conference taking place?
The virtual conference is taking place September 14-15, 2020. The exact times will be announced will be shortly.
What sessions will be offered during the virtual conference?
Very similar to our in-person event, we’ll have a number of tracks focused on event & auction fundraising, virtual fundraising, peer-to-peer and social engagement. Our full schedule of sessions will be released mid-summer.
Can I receive CFRE credit for attending the virtual conference?
As in years past we’ll be submitting all sessions for CFRE credits and if approved you’ll be eligible to receive up to 14 credits.
Will I still be able to network?
Yes! It’ll be a little bit different than in person, but we’re planning virtual networking opportunities both via teleconference as well as the conference app.
How will I be able to access the virtual conference?
Everything will be online from live streaming of speakers and panels, real-time Q&A, chat with potential vendors in our virtual expo and network via our conference app.
Will the in-person Raise Conference be back in 2021?
That’s the plan. We’re working closely with our vendors in DC to do everything in our power to make Raise 2021 an in-person event.
If I submitted a proposal to speak at Raise, what does moving virtual mean to me?
If you submitted a proposal first of all, THANK YOU! Second of all, we’ll be in touch on the options we’re exploring. It could be you’ll get to become a live-streaming star!
Who do I contact if I have questions?
We’re full of answers, and a little humor. Should you have a question, or need a joke of the day, feel free to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 888-729-0399 x1260 (but email is better because, like many of you, we’re also working from home).