Bestselling Author Chip Bell to Keynote 2015 Abila Users and Developers Conference

October 23, 2014 – AUSTIN, TexasAbila announced today Chip Bell, founder & senior partner of The Chip Bell Group, will deliver the keynote presentation at its annual Abila Users and Developers Conference (AUDC). Chip Bell has helped countless organizations create a culture that supports long-term customer loyalty and dramatically enhance their bottom lines.

“Our association and nonprofit customers strive daily to increase member and donor engagement, enhance their reputation and drive growth as they fulfill their missions and change the world,” said Krista Endsley, CEO of Abila. “We are delighted to have Chip Bell share his decades of experience, best practices and customer-centric strategies with our customers, our partners and our team. Our conference brings leaders from across the sector together to share insights, ideas and best practices so that our customers further develop the capacity and competency to be more successful activating their missions.”

The three-day conference will, for the first time, bring together more than 1,000 leaders from both the association and nonprofit sectors to talk about industry and technology trends, best practices and share insights. The conference will take place in Austin, Texas, from February 22-24, 2015.

In addition to the keynote presentation from Bell, AUDC 2015 will feature a keynote address from Endsley, “hands-on” learning labs and hundreds of sessions designed to engage attendees in learning, sharing and collaborating.

The more than 100 sessions include topics such as:

  • Leveraging Membership Actions While Focusing on Retention
  • Metrics that Matter: Quantifying donor engagement to support your organization’s mission
  • “What they see, is what you get”: Using visual storytelling to engage, connect and motivate your donors
  • We Are All in This Together: Developing a successful relationship with your board
  • Crowd Sourcing, Crowd Funding and Peer-to-Peer Fundraising: Fading fads or a permanent slice of your annual funding?
  • Making Data Cool: Data visualization for the non-data person

“Ultimately we strive to provide the highest quality educational sessions so that every customer that joins us at AUDC leaves with real knowledge to help them make better decisions, execute with greater precision, increase engagement and generate more revenue,” added Endsley.

To learn more about the conference and to register, visit:

About Chip Bell

Chip R. Bell is founder and senior partner with The Chip Bell Group and manages their office near Atlanta. His consulting firm focuses on helping organizations create a culture that supports long-term customer loyalty and service innovation. Chip is the author or co-author of several national and international best-selling books including Take Their Breath Away: How Imaginative Service Creates Devoted Customers, Wired and Dangerous: How Your Customers Have Changed and What to do about it (winner of a 2012 Axiom Business Book Award as well as a 2011 IPPY Book Award), and many others. His newest book is the best-selling The 9 ½ Principles of Innovative Service, which is an inspirational guide to providing remarkable service. Dr. Bell holds graduate degrees from Vanderbilt University and the George Washington University. Additionally, he was a highly decorated infantry unit commander in Vietnam with the elite 82nd Airborne.

About Abila

Abila is the leading provider of software and services to associations and nonprofit organizations that help them make better decisions, execute with greater precision, increase engagement, and generate more revenue. With Abila solutions association and nonprofit professionals can use data and personal insight to make better financial and strategic decisions, enhance member and donor engagement and value, operate more efficiently and effectively, and increase revenue to better activate their mission. Abila combines decades of industry insight with technology know-how to serve more than 8,000 customers across North America. For more information, please visit

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