We'll both be presenting at the AFP International Fundraising Conference.
Each spring the Association of Fundraising Professionals hosts an annual conference that brings more than 4,000 fundraising professionals together to discuss, teach, and learn about new development issues. It offers more than 150 educational sessions and an exhibit hall with over 300 vendors.
Whoopi Goldberg will speak on Sunday March 29, the first day of the conference during the "Opening General Session." It's very appropriate for Whoopi to be hanging with us fundraisers. She has "channeled her celebrity into bringing attention to countless causes including AIDS, children’s issues, healthcare and substance abuse."
I'll be presenting on Monday March 30 and will share some insights gained from my 23 years in fundraising and special event planning. My topic is "Stewarding Event Donors: From One Transaction to Major Engagement & Major Gifts." I was thrilled to be selected to present again this year. Last year was my first year as a Presenter and the experience was very gratifying. It is also an opportunity for me to learn more, be reminded of best practices and to be with my peers. Fundraisers understand fundraisers. It's fun to meet fundraisers from a variety of great causes from all around the world! Here's some information about the conference:
The 52nd AFP International Fundraising Conference will be in
Baltimore, MD, March 29-31, 2015.
Visit the official conference website - afpfc.com