Unparalleled Virtual Learning + Networking 

Plug In to Campaigns, held November 5-6, 2020, is a virtual learning event designed for prospect development professionals at all stages of their career. This year's event delivers industry-leading education, curated by your peers, on the critical topic of Campaigns. 

Join us online for two days of interactive education and networking at an affordable rate. Keep an eye out for more information, including the education and speaker line-up, to come soon. In the meantime, secure your seat by registering for the event, and share your excitement about the great education you'll experience using #PlugIn2020.

"An excellent virtual conference at a reasonable price."

"Overall a great group of educational sessions”

“Required attendance for anyone wanting to take the field of fundraising forward!”

2019 Plug In Attendees

What to Expect During Plug In To Campaigns

Before the Event

Take advantage of these pre-event engagement opportunities kicking off in the fall:

  • Membership to the Plug In to Campaigns community, including a discussion forum, resource material, polls and session recordings
  • Access to the attendee list to establish connections and networking ahead of the live events
  • And more to be announced! 

During the Event

You'll take part in live, interactive learning opportunities via webinar and other virtual tools on Thursday, November 5, and Friday, November 6.

After the Event

Attendees will have continuous access to the Plug In community and course recordings.


A Note From The 2020 Plug In To Campaigns Chairman, Chris Brakenbury

"Campaigns are as diverse in form and function as the institutions for which they raise money! Whether you are involved with micro-campaigns, bridge campaigns, capital campaigns, or comprehensive campaigns, the strategic partnerships we build with annual giving, marketing, and other development teams are critical to success. Please join me for this year’s Plug In to Campaigns virtual event and see what the Prospect Development field, and you, have to offer the world of fundraising campaigns."

Chris Brakenbury is the director of campaign operations for advancement at The Ohio State University. For ten years, Chris built and continuously strengthened Ohio State’s prospect development program. During the latter part of his tenure with the program, he became involved in the effort to plan a multi-billion-dollar campaign, including the evaluation and evolution of fundraising policies, operations and pipeline. Building on that experience, Chris shifted his focus to become the director of campaign operations. In this role, he supports campaign activities and leverages them to drive continuous improvement within the Advancement organization.