• NC PHILANTHROPY CONFERENCE

    INSPIRE. CREATE. REPEAT.

    August 17th, 2017
    Registration Opens 7:15am
    Conference 8:15am – 4:00pm
    Durham, NC

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    Conference Room Rate: $159/night
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The 2017 NC Philanthropy Conference is the 13th annual conference co-hosted by the Charlotte, Triad and Triangle chapters of the Association of Fundraising professionals. Each year we attract 500+ fundraising professionals from nonprofits across the state of North Carolina and surrounding states. Our sessions are CFRE approved and yearly we bring 30+ industry leaders (consultants, practitioners and philanthropists) to present dynamic, interactive breakout sessions.

The conference attracts fundraising professionals, executive directors and other staff of nonprofits from small grass roots to large universities and foundations serving the people of North Carolina.

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OUR SPEAKERS

Keynote - Chris Schembra

Chris Schembra

Founder + Chief Question Asker of the 747 Club

Chris Schembra, known as “The Empathy Coach,” is a keynote speaker, sought-after social influencer, executive coach, and entrepreneurial advisor whose passion lies in facilitating profound human connection in a deeply disconnected world.

Chris is called on regularly by elite creatives, corporate executives, and multi-billion- dollar entrepreneurs … learn more.

Master Class - Benjamin Case

Benjamin Case

President of Case Consulting Services, Inc.

Building Your Major Gifts Team and Culture

In this action-oriented presentation, Ben Case provides a road map for you to build a strong team and “major gift culture” at your nonprofit. This presentation starts with an outline on the necessary elements of team development and culture. Following the overview, Ben takes you through the necessary steps to create, maintain and grow your own major gift culture as a team. You will learn the vital role of your team’s leadership in creating this culture, as well as how to reach out to your key stakeholders to support you in this endeavor.

Learn more about about Ben.

BECOME A SPONSOR

We are very grateful for our sponsors who make this event possible. If you and your company are interested in reaching 500+ fundraising professionals, please consider joining us as a 2017 conference sponsor!

To join us as a 2017 conference sponsor, please click on the “Become a Sponsor” link below and complete our sponsorship commitment form.

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OUR 2017 SPONSORS

OUR 2017 EXHIBITORS

  • Logo recognition as Presenting Sponsor on:
    • all print materials, including invitation and day-of-event program
    • included on websites, including the Conference, and the Triangle AFP Chapter
    • all event signage
    • e-marketing efforts through the Conference, and the AFP Charlotte, Triad, and Triangle Chapters.
  • Inclusion in all press releases.
  • Oral recognition of organization at one keynote session.
  • Up to two minute welcoming opportunity at the Keynote session.
  • Opportunity to provide a promotional giveaway, disseminated as those attending check-in.
  • Exhibit space, including one (1) six-foot banquet table and space commensurate for the Presenting Sponsorship.
  • Six (6) full-day conference registrations.
  • Six (6) invitations to attend the Pre-Conference Reception on August 16th at The Durty Bull Brewing Co. in Durham.
  • Two (2) invitations to attend an intimate Pre-Conference Dinner on August 16th with select representatives.
  • One (1) registration to either the CFRE Review Course or AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course, held on August 16th, prior to the full-day conference.
  • Recognition as Cornerstone Sponsor on:
    • all print materials, including invitation and day-of-event program (name)
    • four websites, including the Conference, and the AFP Charlotte, Triad, and Triangle Chapters (logo)
    • select event signage (logo)
    • e-marketing efforts through the Conference, and the Triangle AFP Chapter (logo)
  • Oral recognition of organization at one keynote session.
  • Up to two minute welcoming opportunity at an assigned breakout session.
  • Opportunity to provide a promotional giveaway, disseminated as those attending check-in and/or your assigned breakout session.
  • Exhibit space, including one (1) six-foot banquet table and space commensurate for the Cornerstone Sponsorship.
  • Four (4) full-day conference registrations.
  • Four (4) invitations to attend the Pre-Conference Reception August 16th at The Dirty Bull Brewing Co. in Durham.
  • Name recognition as Leader Sponsor on:
    • day-of-event program
    • four websites, including the Conference, and the AFP Charlotte, Triad, and Triangle Chapters
    • select event signage
  • Oral recognition at an assigned breakout session.
  • Opportunity to provide a promotional giveaway, disseminated as those attending check-in.
  • Exhibit space, including one (1) six-foot banquet table and space commensurate for the Leader Sponsorship.
  • Two (2) full-day conference registrations.
  • Two (2) invitations to attend the Pre-Conference Reception on August 16th at The Dirty Bull Brewing Co. in Durham.
  • Name recognition day-of-event program
  • Opportunity to provide a promotional giveaway, disseminated as those attending check-in.
  • Exhibit space, including one (1) six-foot banquet table
  • One (1) full-day conference registration.
  • Two (2) invitations to attend the Pre-Conference Reception on August 16th at The Dirty Bull Brewing Co. in Durham.

PRE-CONFERENCE

August 15-16, 2017
Location: TBD

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AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising

The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course was developed with a foundation from the Essentials of Fundraising Program and the First Course in Fundraising and is composed of seven modules that have been designed by experienced fundraising professionals to meet the real-world needs and challenges non-profit organizations face every day.

This 16 hour course is meant to be taught in an active learning style and includes case studies and projects for groups and individuals, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable. The AFP Fundamentals of Fundraising Course offers a complete overview of the development function, featuring the most current information and techniques and will provide an overview of skills, techniques and program components for individuals with zero to four years of fundraising experience.

CFRE Refresher Course

The AFP CFRE Refresher Course offers development professionals an opportunity to review the main components of a complete fundraising program. It is an 8-hour intensive program intended to provide an overview, organized around the domains of the Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) exam, rather than on specific fundraising strategies. This course helps participants identify gaps in their knowledge by working through abbreviated case studies referred to as “caselets.” Participation in the course may assist individuals in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the CFRE exam as detailed in the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International on its website.

PRICING

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AFP Member Pricing

  • Early Bird Pricing (until July 7) – $135
  • Regular Rate (July 7-27) – $145
  • Late Registration – $185
  • Masterclass – $50

Non-Member Pricing

  • Early Bird Pricing (until July 7) – $200
  • Regular Rate (July 7-27) – $220
  • Late Registration – $250
  • Masterclass – $75

Pre-Conference Pricing

  • AFP Member Fundamentals of Fundraising – $390
  • Non-Member Fundamentals of Fundraising – $490
  • AFP Member CFRE Review – $390
  • Non-Member CFRE Review – $490

SCHEDULE

Registration

Coffee and Conversations

7:15 am

Coffee & Exhibitors

7:45 am

Opening Plenary

Join keynote speaker Chris Schembra

8:15 am

Break

9:15 am

Breakout Sessions I

9:30 am

Break

10:30 am

Breakout Sessions II

10:45 am

Lunch

An opportunity for affinity group networking

12:00 pm

Break

1:30 pm

Breakout Sessions III

1:45 pm

Break

2:45 pm

Breakout Sessions IV

3:00 pm

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

BOARD DEVELOPMENT TRACK

Change Happens: What happens when everything hits the fan.

Presented by: Luanne Welch

The New Best Practice: Turning Volunteers into Gift Officers

Presented by: Heather LaMee Parkinson

“It Takes a T-Shirt”: How to cultivate passionate volunteers who will lift your organization to the next-level

Presented by: Sharon Bruce

Building an Active and Engaged Board of Directors

Presented by: Jeane Allen

MARKETING/SOCIAL MEDIA TRACK

Branding for Fundraising: Appeals that Inspire

Presented by: David Huffine, CFRE

Top 10 Social Media Strategies for NonProfits

Presented by: Shelley Willingham

The Power of the Press: The Intersection between Media and Fundraising

Presented by: David Chatham

How to Engage the Ever Elusive Millennial

Presented by: Vinney Arora

ANNUAL GIVING TRACK

The Art & Science of Retaining Digital Donors

Presented by: Steven Shattuck

From Overwhelmed to Organized: Ten Strategies to Create Your Ultimate Annual Campaign Plan

Presented by: Christine Casey

Building A Donor Base

Presented by: Lari Hatley

Data Driven Strategies for Annual Giving

Presented by: Nick Sollog

STRATEGIC PLANNING TRACK

Trends in Philanthropy

Presented by: Keith Curtis & Victoria Dietz

Capturing That Elusive Culture of Philanthropy

Presented by: Ron & Sue Rescigno

Measure Your Organization’s Fundraising Effectiveness

Presented by: April Anthony

Fundraising Metrics? Help!: Using Key Performance Indicators to Evaluate

Presented by: Jeffery Hemsley

A Comedy of Errors – 10 Grant Writing Mistakes We Don’t Want You To Make

Presented by: Kaine Riggan

MAJOR GIFTS TRACK

Inspired Philanthropy

Presented by: Allan Burrows & Clare Jordan

The Ultimate Team Sport: A Holistic Approach to Major Gift Fundraising

Presented by: Liz McFarlane

Moving Your Donors to Major Gifts

Presented by: Susan Ross & Kim Glen

How to Ruin an Estate Giving Program (and How to Repair It)

Presented by: Karin Cox

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TRACK

Pushback: Negotiate Positively and Persuasively

Presented by: E.L. Betsy Smith, PhD

Mindfulness to Reduce Stress and Enhance Performance

Presented by: Mary Linda McBride

Strong Internal Relationships= Success

Presented by: Amy Tribble & Stephanie Stenglein

Deliberate Creativity: How to Innovate on Demand

Presented by: Amy Climer

CONFERENCE LOCATION

Our 2017 NC Philanthropy Conference will be held at the Durham Convention Center.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

The 2017 NC Philanthropy Conference has reserved a block of special rate rooms at the Durham Marriott City Center for $159 per night. To make your Group Rate reservations, please click the button below.

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ADDRESS
301 West Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701
919-956-9404

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CONTACT

Deb Oronzio
Conference Administrator
ncphilanthropyconference@gmail.com

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