CauseMic AMPLIFY - April 1, 2020 in Portland | Digital Marketing Conference for Nonprofits

nonprofit digital marketing conference



PDX 2020


At a Glance

One Day at the Mercy Corps Action Center

Nonprofit professionals are invited to AMPLIFY, a one-day conference in downtown Portland, to gain an understanding of the current state of digital marketing and how your organization can maximize its fundraising opportunities.

Engage with Leading Experts

Attend sessions hosted by seasoned leaders from organizations like the Oregon Humane Society and Project Koru, along with experts from CauseMic, a Portland-based digital marketing agency that exclusively serves nonprofits. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, and a happy hour among nonprofit peers.

State of Donor Engagement in Portland

In 2019, 152 Portland-area nonprofits participated in Willamette Week's Give!Guide. CauseMic evaluated the communication from all 152 organizations and will unveil the current state of donor engagement in the sector at AMPLIFY.

Speaker Lineup

Matt Scott

Cofounder and CEO, CauseMic

Brian August

COO, Oregon Humane Society

Pauline Lewis

CauseMic Market Researcher

Bobbi Snethen

VP of Content Strategy, CauseMic

Tonia Farman

Cofounder, Project Koru

Love Centerwall

VP of Development, OMSI

Mahala Ray

Executive Director, Willamette Week's Give!Guide

Dan Bruton

Director, PDX Executive Forums

Jonathan Michael

Outpost marketing manager

The Agenda

8:30 a.m. Networking and Breakfast, catered by Green Bridge Coffee

Keynote: Rethinking 21st Century Philanthropy
What do you need to understand about philanthropy in 2020 and beyond? CauseMic cofounder and CEO Matt Scott discusses the critical shifts in today’s fundraising landscape.

Give!Guide Research Results Are In
What did 2019 year-end fundraising look like for 100+ Portland’s Give!Guide participants? CauseMic and Willamette Week’s G!G releases the results of its comprehensive study on donor communications.

How We Built a Wildly Successful Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Event in Hood River
Project Koru cofounder and former executive director Tonia Farman shares some of the secret sauce around raising millions at Kiteboard 4 Cancer, the largest amateur kiteboarding event in North America.

12:15 p.m. Lunch, provided

Panel: Building and Retaining a High-Performance Team
How can you assemble an effective team that allows your organization to maximize revenue and collaboration? Local executives Brian August, COO of Oregon Humane Society, Love Centerwall, VP of Development at OMSI, and Dan Bruton, Director at PDX Executives Forum, break down the necessary ingredients.

Identify, Understand, & Cultivate Donors: Tips from a Market Research Pro
Veteran researcher Pauline Lewis lays out the steps to understanding the needs of your supporter base, the creation of donor personas and how they can help your organization increase the lifetime value of your supporters.

Lead Generation 101: How to Acquire Prospective Donors 
What are the best (and cost effective!) practices to welcoming new supporters into your organization? Outpost’s Marketing Manager Jonathan Michael shares tried-and-true tactics. 

Keynote: Creating a Culture that Enables Growth
Learn how a clearly defined culture helped Team Rubicon, a veteran-led disaster response organization, scale from $250K to $40M in 7 years.

4:45 p.m. Happy Hour, sponsored by Cascade Brewing

Schedule is subject to change

Thanks to our sponsors




Registration is closed until further notice. Read why we’re postponing CauseMic AMPLIFY. 







Who is CauseMic?

CauseMic is a digital marketing agency that empowers nonprofits to leverage technology, storytelling, and design to raise money and awareness online. The CauseMic Crew is made up of fundraising and marketing professionals from the nonprofit sector. Bringing decades of experience from within start-ups and 100-year-old institutions, the CauseMic Crew is dedicated to helping you scale your nonprofit and amplify your cause.