APRIL 25-26, 2019 | AUSTIN, TX

The Donor Relations Guru Group has created one-day, regional conferences based on Lynne Wester's book, The Four Pillars of Donor Relations. Our team of experts deliver an interactive learning experience filled with dynamic content and real-life examples that will teach you the basics of donor relations as well as new industry trends.


Our engaging sessions will cover each of the Four Pillars of Donor Relations—acknowledgment, stewardship, recognition, and engagement. We will bring each topic to life as she shares personal stories of tragedies, triumph, ridicule, and redemption. You’ll leave inspired and energized, equipped with tangible ideas that you can implement immediately with any size staff or budget.

Designed for intentionally small audiences to maximize collaboration and idea sharing, the Four Pillars conference offers something for both new and experienced professionals—and it’s a great networking opportunity! This conference is an excellent learning opportunity for any fundraising professional and we encourage those outside of donor relations to attend as well

Click here to view the 4 Pillars Agenda

Join us on day two for a half-day campaign workshop. Most organizations are either in campaign-mode or they're prepping for the next one. What does this mean for your donor relations program? This workshop will teach you how to design and implement a strategic, institution-wide stewardship and donor relations program that recognizes donor loyalty and delivers high-quality practices and deliverables for acknowledgement, recognition, reporting and engagement – ultimately strengthening the fundraising goals of donor retention and meaningful communication/connection between you and your donors.

Learn how to make stewardship a collaborative, institution-wide effort to provide appropriate donor recognition and to encourage others to invest generously.

Click here to view the campaign workshop agenda

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The 4 Pillars Austin Conference has been approved for the following CFRE points: April 25 (6 points), April 26 (3 points), both days (9 points).


Our sponsors allow us to keep our prices low while still providing you with the best experience possible. Thank you to our friends who partner with us to make these conferences and workshops possible. We couldn't do it without you! Click on their logos to learn more about the incredible work they're doing. 

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