Special event
Jan 16

$85 Members
$95 Non-members

1800 Massachusettes Ave, NW
Washington, DC
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2020 Annual Meeting, Keynote and Networking Reception

Join us for the DMAW Annual Meeting on Thursday, January 16, 2020 to hear the keynote presentation:

The Runaway Story – Crisis Communications In The Digital Age

“Which office do I go to, to get my reputation back?”
Raymond Donovan, former Secretary of Labor under Ronald Reagan

Nonprofits and their direct marketing companies are no stranger to conflict and crisis. From regulation to litigation, investigative journalists to online criticism, crisis and investigation can be nearly as frequent as success. Worst of all, perhaps, are the stories that go national and are based more on fiction than fact. How do you see them coming? How do you engage social media and allies to prevent or minimize them? What is changing so that these stories are becoming more frequent and more dangerous? How do you prepare, engage and act at the speed of crisis, not your board? Learn from Steven Nardizzi, who built Wounded Warrior into a $400 million charity only to watch it eviscerated in a media “hatchet job” and Richard Levick, of LEVICK, the premier international crisis and public affairs communications firm.

Members: $85.00

Nonmembers: $95.00

Member Nonprofit rate: $65.00

Nonmember Nonprofit rate: $85.00

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Richard S. Levick, Esq., Chairman & CEO, LEVICK

Richard Levick, Esq. is Chairman & CEO of LEVICK, representing countries and companies in the highest-stakes global communications matters – the Venezuelan crisis; Qatar; the Chinese trade war; the Gulf oil spill; Guantanamo Bay, the Catholic Church and many others.

Mr. Levick was honored multiple times on the prestigious list of “The 100 Most Influential People in the Boardroom” and has been named to multiple professional Halls of Fame for lifetime achievement.

He is the co-author of four books and is a regular commentator on television and in print. Mr. Levick speaks all over the world; at West Point, The Army War College and teaches at Fordham Law School.


Steven Nardizzi, Partner, Paragon Strategic Insights

Steven Nardizzi is a partner at Paragon Strategic Insights, a consulting firm that helps nonprofits develop strategic direction, scale their revenue and programs, and raise awareness of key issues affecting their stakeholders. As a fundraising catalyst who embodies a collaborative approach to business, Steve delivers unprecedented revenue growth while improving program delivery and operational efficiency. Prior starting his consulting practice, Steve helped found the Wounded Warrior Project (WWP) and served as its CEO from 2008-2016. During his tenure at WWP he led the organization to significant growth, increasing revenue from $21M to $375M, expanding program offerings in the areas of mental health, physical health, and economic empowerment, and increasing the organization’s reach to over 75k warriors across the globe.


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