April 30 - May 2, 2017 | Moscone Center West, San Francisco, Ca.

Disruption is changing the rules of the game in the philanthropic space. Gifts are being made at unprecedented levels to resolve complex social issues, and as the size of the gifts grow, so do the accountabilities key funders are placing on fundraisers. You’re invited to be part of our community of leading funders and fundraisers exploring new strategies for social innovation and community impact at AFP’s 54th International Fundraising Conference in San Francisco!

Speakers

Featured General Session Speakers

Stay tuned for more great speakers … to be announced soon!

Tuesday May 2, 2017

Cleve Jones

Human Rights & AIDS Activist

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Conference Schedule

Education

More than 100 total educational sessions are waiting for you in San Francisco. Whether you want to master leadership, relationship building, securing the gift, trends and innovation, or all of the above, the 2017 International Fundraising Conference has the latest and greatest information to unlock your fundraising potential.

Education Sessions

The following sessions have been approved for the 2017 San Francisco conference. Session dates and times will be assigned in January. All sessions and assigned dates/times are subject to change.

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Schedule at a Glance

As part of the 2017 Conference, AFP is proud to present five (5) days of Pre-Conference Workshops, Education and General Sessions, and Events, starting Friday, April 28 and running through Tuesday, May 2. To see an overview of each day’s schedule, please click the Tabs below.

Friday, April 28

8:00am 5:30pm Fundamentals of Fundraising Pre-Conference Workshop
8:00am 5:30pm Leadership Development for Fundraisers Pre-Conference Workshop

Saturday, April 29

8:00am 5:30pm Fundamentals of Fundraising Pre-Conference Workshop
8:00am 5:30pm Leadership Development for Fundraisers Pre-Conference Workshop
8:00am 5:30pm CFRE Review Pre-Conference Workshop
8:00am 5:30pm Major Gifts Pre-Conference Workshop
8:00am 5:30pm Planning to Keep Your Donors Pre-Conference Workshop
8:00am 5:30pm The Future of Fundraising Pre-Conference Workshop

Sunday, April 30

8:00am 8:45am First Timers Orientation
9:00am 10:00am Affinity Networking
10:15am 11:30am Education Sessions
11:30am 12:30pm Marketplace Lunch
12:30pm 1:45pm Education Sessions
2:00pm 3:15pm Education Sessions
3:15pm 4:00pm Marketplace Showcase
4:00pm 5:30pm Opening General Session
5:30pm 7:30pm Community Group Receptions
6:00pm 9:00pm Local Chapter Event

Monday, May 1

8:00am 9:30am Education Sessions
9:45am 11:15am Education Sessions
11:00am 12:00pm Marketplace Lunch
12:15pm 1:30pm Education Sessions
1:45pm 3:00pm Education Sessions
3:15pm 4:45pm Education Sessions
5:00pm 6:00pm Marketplace Happy Hour
6:00pm 8:00pm Local Chapter Dine-Around
9:00pm 11:00pm After Dark Party

Tuesday, May 2

8:00am 9:00am Marketplace Coffee
9:15am 10:30am Education Sessions
10:45am 12:15pm Closing General Session
12:15pm 1:30pm Marketplace Lunch
1:15pm 3:00pm Education Sessions
3:15pm 4:45pm Education Sessions

Friday, April 28

8:00am 5:30pm Fundamentals of Fundraising Pre-Conference Workshop
8:00am 5:30pm Leadership Development for Fundraisers Pre-Conference Workshop

Saturday, April 29

8:00am 5:30pm Fundamentals of Fundraising Pre-Conference Workshop
8:00am 5:30pm Leadership Development for Fundraisers Pre-Conference Workshop
8:00am 5:30pm CFRE Review Pre-Conference Workshop
8:00am 5:30pm Major Gifts Pre-Conference Workshop
8:00am 5:30pm Planning to Keep Your Donors Pre-Conference Workshop
8:00am 5:30pm The Future of Fundraising Pre-Conference Workshop

Sunday, April 30

8:00am 8:45am First Timers Orientation
9:00am 10:00am Affinity Networking
10:15am 11:30am Education Sessions
11:30am 12:30pm Marketplace Lunch
12:30pm 1:45pm Education Sessions
2:00pm 3:15pm Education Sessions
3:15pm 4:00pm Marketplace Showcase
4:00pm 5:30pm Opening General Session
5:30pm 7:30pm Community Group Receptions
6:00pm 9:00pm Local Chapter Event

Monday, May 1

8:00am 9:30am Education Sessions
9:45am 11:15am Education Sessions
11:00am 12:00pm Marketplace Lunch
12:15pm 1:30pm Education Sessions
1:45pm 3:00pm Education Sessions
3:15pm 4:45pm Education Sessions
5:00pm 6:00pm Marketplace Happy Hour
6:00pm 8:00pm Local Chapter Dine-Around
9:00pm 11:00pm After Dark Party

Tuesday, May 2

8:00am 9:00am Marketplace Coffee
9:15am 10:30am Education Sessions
10:45am 12:15pm Closing General Session
12:15pm 1:30pm Marketplace Lunch
1:15pm 3:00pm Education Sessions
3:15pm 4:45pm Education Sessions

Workshops

Please Note:
* AFP is offering four (4) One Day Workshops on Saturday (April 29), as well as two (2) Two Day Workshops on Friday-Saturday (April 28-29).

To see the details for each Workshop offering, please click the Tabs below.

* Workshops are selected and purchased as part of the Registration process.

*To register for a Workshop or to add a Workshop to your existing registration, please visit Registration below

One Day Workshops

Early Bird Advance Regular On-Site
Member: $279 / Nonmember: $349 Member: $289 / Nonmember: $359 Member: $299 / Nonmember: $369 Member: $329 / Nonmember: $399

The Future of Fundraising: Important and Emerging Trends and Innovations

Saturday, April 29 - 8:00am to 5:30pm

Speakers: Steven Shattuck, TBD

What does the future hold for nonprofits and fundraising? It seems like every day new technology and innovations emerge, and it can be difficult for even the most savvy fundraiser to keep up. Join us for an interactive discussion about what's new and different, as well as what hasn't changed. We'll discuss the implications of new tools, trends, and innovations that help nonprofits work smarter, not harder, including

  • What will always work in fundraising, and how it is being enhanced by new technologies;
  • Tactics for digital stewardship and conversion rate optimization;
  • Exciting new innovations with social media, mobile, gamification, and augmented reality;
  • And more!

The Major Gift Challenge: How to Get Started Raising Major Gifts

Saturday, April 29 - 8:00am to 5:30pm

Speaker: Amy Eisenstein

Do you wish you could raise significantly more money for your organization by making the leap into major gifts fundraising, but haven’t had the courage or know-how to get started? Do you wish you could raise major gifts, so you could take the next step in your fundraising career? If you are focused on event planning and grant writing, therefore leaving little or no time to focus on your biggest and best donors, this workshop is for you. Most fundraising professionals at small and medium sized nonprofits are not effectively soliciting major gifts for their organizations. Whether a major gift at your organization is $1,000 or $10,000, you will learn how ask and receive more major gifts this year. We will discuss the who, what, why, when, and where of asking.

Participants will:

  • Develop a list of their top major gifts prospects;
  • Create a cultivation/relationship building plan for each prospect;
  • Learn specific ask language as well as how to respond to Yes, No, or Maybe;
  • Discover techniques for staying on track with a plan for raising major gifts.

CFRE Refresher

Saturday, April 29 - 8:00am to 5:30pm

Speakers: TBD

Do you need a refresher before taking the CFRE exam? This 1-day intensive workshop uses caselets—short case studies—to review the six fundraising knowledge domains and the core principles and concepts that all experienced fundraising professionals should know. Refresh your knowledge and expose knowledge gaps as you continue preparation for the CFRE exam.

Planning to Keep Your Donors

Saturday, April 29 - 8:00am to 5:30pm

Speakers: Audrey Kintzi, Erik Daubert

Did you know that many nonprofits lose nearly as many donors and gifts as they gain each year? How can you stop the churn? This workshop focuses on donor retention, with an emphasis on using data to build effective fundraising programs that attract and retain donors and maximize growth in giving. Learn how to the use groundbreaking Fundraising Fitness Test to significantly improve your organization's fundraising efforts!

The Future of Fundraising: Important and Emerging Trends and Innovations

Saturday, April 29 - 8:00am to 5:30pm

Speakers: Steven Shattuck, TBD

What does the future hold for nonprofits and fundraising? It seems like every day new technology and innovations emerge, and it can be difficult for even the most savvy fundraiser to keep up. Join us for an interactive discussion about what's new and different, as well as what hasn't changed. We'll discuss the implications of new tools, trends, and innovations that help nonprofits work smarter, not harder, including

  • What will always work in fundraising, and how it is being enhanced by new technologies;
  • Tactics for digital stewardship and conversion rate optimization;
  • Exciting new innovations with social media, mobile, gamification, and augmented reality;
  • And more!

The Major Gift Challenge: How to Get Started Raising Major Gifts

Saturday, April 29 - 8:00am to 5:30pm

Speaker: Amy Eisenstein

Do you wish you could raise significantly more money for your organization by making the leap into major gifts fundraising, but haven’t had the courage or know-how to get started? Do you wish you could raise major gifts, so you could take the next step in your fundraising career? If you are focused on event planning and grant writing, therefore leaving little or no time to focus on your biggest and best donors, this workshop is for you. Most fundraising professionals at small and medium sized nonprofits are not effectively soliciting major gifts for their organizations. Whether a major gift at your organization is $1,000 or $10,000, you will learn how ask and receive more major gifts this year. We will discuss the who, what, why, when, and where of asking.

Participants will:

  • Develop a list of their top major gifts prospects;
  • Create a cultivation/relationship building plan for each prospect;
  • Learn specific ask language as well as how to respond to Yes, No, or Maybe;
  • Discover techniques for staying on track with a plan for raising major gifts.

CFRE Refresher

Saturday, April 29 - 8:00am to 5:30pm

Speakers: TBD

Do you need a refresher before taking the CFRE exam? This 1-day intensive workshop uses caselets—short case studies—to review the six fundraising knowledge domains and the core principles and concepts that all experienced fundraising professionals should know. Refresh your knowledge and expose knowledge gaps as you continue preparation for the CFRE exam.

Planning to Keep Your Donors

Saturday, April 29 - 8:00am to 5:30pm

Speakers: Audrey Kintzi, Erik Daubert

Did you know that many nonprofits lose nearly as many donors and gifts as they gain each year? How can you stop the churn? This workshop focuses on donor retention, with an emphasis on using data to build effective fundraising programs that attract and retain donors and maximize growth in giving. Learn how to the use groundbreaking Fundraising Fitness Test to significantly improve your organization's fundraising efforts!

Two Day Workshops

Early Bird Advance Regular On-Site
Member: $379 / Nonmember: $479 Member: $389 / Nonmember: $489 Member: $399 / Nonmember: $499 Member: $439 / Nonmember: $549

Fundamentals of Fundraising

Friday, April 28 - Saturday April 29

8:00am to 5:30pm both days

Speakers: TBD

Do you need to build understanding of all the core areas of fundraising? Deepen your knowledge with this comprehensive introduction to the fundraising knowledge domains including relationship building, securing the gift, volunteer involvement, and ethics and accountability. The workshop includes case studies and group projects, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable.

Leadership Development for Fundraisers: What You Really Need to Know

Friday, April 28 - Saturday April 29

8:00am to 5:30pm both days

Speakers: Nigel Harris, Simone Joyaux, TBD

Leadership is critical to your success as a fundraising professional, regardless of your actual job title, but do you have the right skills and perspectives? Do you aspire to a bigger role in your organization? Join us in this two-day, interactive exploration of leadership and what it takes to move beyond fundraising management to fundraising leadership. Learn about leadership styles and the skills needed to effectively motivate and inspire your team to work toward big goals and a shared vision. Begin to discover and develop your own leadership potential. You will be challenged, stretched, recognized, and ultimately rewarded as a leader in fundraising practice.

Fundamentals of Fundraising

Friday, April 28 - Saturday April 29

8:00am to 5:30pm both days

Speakers: TBD

Do you need to build understanding of all the core areas of fundraising? Deepen your knowledge with this comprehensive introduction to the fundraising knowledge domains including relationship building, securing the gift, volunteer involvement, and ethics and accountability. The workshop includes case studies and group projects, making the learning experience both substantive and enjoyable.

Leadership Development for Fundraisers: What You Really Need to Know

Friday, April 28 - Saturday April 29

8:00am to 5:30pm both days

Speakers: Nigel Harris, Simone Joyaux, TBD

Leadership is critical to your success as a fundraising professional, regardless of your actual job title, but do you have the right skills and perspectives? Do you aspire to a bigger role in your organization? Join us in this two-day, interactive exploration of leadership and what it takes to move beyond fundraising management to fundraising leadership. Learn about leadership styles and the skills needed to effectively motivate and inspire your team to work toward big goals and a shared vision. Begin to discover and develop your own leadership potential. You will be challenged, stretched, recognized, and ultimately rewarded as a leader in fundraising practice.

Special Events

Please Note:
* AFP is proud to offer two (2) Special Events in San Francisco.To see the details for each event, please click the Tabs below.

* To purchase a Special Event ticket or to add a Special Event ticket to your existing registration, please visit Registration below

Sunday, April 30, 2017 (6:00 - 9:00pm)

Price: $80 per person

Join AFP's Bay Area chapters for an inside peek of our indigenous tech culture! LinkedIn - the world's largest professional network - will host our opening night event high atop their new LEED-certified high rise a few blocks from the Moscone Convention Center. Tour several floors of their campus, including public open spaces and their creative working environment - touchstones of today’s tech culture. Gourmet noshes and luscious libations, lively music, breathtaking views of the city, fun networking, plus LinkedIn profile-polishing tips will make this an only-in-San Francisco experience! We look forward to meeting new friends and old in this 2016 addition to a “skyline” founded in 1776.

Monday, May 1, 2017 (6:00 - 8:00pm)

Enjoy an evening meeting new and old friends while indulging in a San Francisco culinary experience at one of our many terrific restaurants! Three restaurant/price tiers are available:

  • Fun & Casual ($45)
  • Local Favorites ($65)
  • San Francisco Splurge ($85)

At participating restaurants within each tier, a table will be reserved for 8-10 conference attendees, including a host. The menu will be pre-selected (a vegetarian option always available!), and beverages will be a separate charge paid individually at the restaurant.

Restaurants confirmed to date include:

With more to come, and all within walking distance of AFP conference hotels and the Moscone West convention center. Just visit the conference registration site to select your preferred restaurant/price tier: Fun & Casual, Local Favorites, or San Francisco Splurge. In early October, we will notify you about how to select your specific restaurant preference on a first come, first served basis.

Sunday, April 30, 2017 (6:00 - 9:00pm)

Price: $80 per person

Join AFP's Bay Area chapters for an inside peek of our indigenous tech culture! LinkedIn - the world's largest professional network - will host our opening night event high atop their new LEED-certified high rise a few blocks from the Moscone Convention Center. Tour several floors of their campus, including public open spaces and their creative working environment - touchstones of today’s tech culture. Gourmet noshes and luscious libations, lively music, breathtaking views of the city, fun networking, plus LinkedIn profile-polishing tips will make this an only-in-San Francisco experience! We look forward to meeting new friends and old in this 2016 addition to a “skyline” founded in 1776.

Monday, May 1, 2017 (6:00 - 8:00pm)

Enjoy an evening meeting new and old friends while indulging in a San Francisco culinary experience at one of our many terrific restaurants! Three restaurant/price tiers are available:

  • Fun & Casual ($45)
  • Local Favorites ($65)
  • San Francisco Splurge ($85)

At participating restaurants within each tier, a table will be reserved for 8-10 conference attendees, including a host. The menu will be pre-selected (a vegetarian option always available!), and beverages will be a separate charge paid individually at the restaurant.

Restaurants confirmed to date include:

With more to come, and all within walking distance of AFP conference hotels and the Moscone West convention center. Just visit the conference registration site to select your preferred restaurant/price tier: Fun & Casual, Local Favorites, or San Francisco Splurge. In early October, we will notify you about how to select your specific restaurant preference on a first come, first served basis.

Registration

Want to be a part of fundraising’s most influential conference of the year? You’ve come to the right place.Here is what you will receive with your registration:

  • Access to more than 100 total educational sessions over 3 days
  • Two riveting keynote speaker presentations
  • Unparalleled networking with fellow fundraisers and industry vendors
  • Entrance to fundraisers' social event of the year: AFP’s After-Dark Party
  • Lunch each day of the conference
  • Refreshments available throughout each day

Please select the best registration option below. Registration questions? Contact Customer Service at frp@experient-inc.com or 800.424.5249 (International: 847.996.5829). For membership questions, please contact mbrship@afpnet.org or 800.666.3863.

Conference Cancellation and Refund Policy

Become a member before you register for conference to get your special member benefit rate! To join, click here.

Important Note for 2017 Speakers: If you have been selected to present at the 2017 conference, please do NOT register using the options below. You should have received an email detailing your registration process as well as a login to the Speaker Service Center http://speakers.afpfc.com/. If questions, please contact vmayo@afpnet.org.

EARLY BIRD RATE

No longer available

  • Member - $799
  • Young Professional Member - $629
  • Collegiate Member - $499
  • Small Nonprofit Member - $649
  • Nonmember - $1099

REGULAR RATE

Available thru Fri, April 28, 2017

  • Member - $1199
  • Young Professional Member - $629
  • Collegiate Member - $499
  • Small Nonprofit Member - $649
  • Nonmember - $1499
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  • Events and Workshops
  • Pre-Conf. Workshops: Member - $299
  • Pre-Conf. Workshops: Nonmember - $369
  • A Night at LinkedIn: Member - $80
  • A Night at LinkedIn: Nonmember - $80
  • Dine Around SF: Member - $45 to $85
  • Dine Around SF: Nonmember - $45 to $85

Special Group Registration: Have five or more coworkers excited to join us in San Francisco? Want to mass register a large group of colleagues all at once?
Click here to learn more and see the rate discounts!

Please note: Members will be required to login using their AFP username and password to register at the special Member rates above.

Housing Notice: Experient is the Official Registration & Housing Provider for the 2016 International Fundraising Conference. Registration and/or Hotel Reservations made by unaffiliated organizations may appear to have lower rates; however they may not be legitimate, not have the hotel rooms to sell, have unreasonable cancellation or change penalties, or be completely non-refundable. Please be aware of, and report any unauthorized solicitation, to AFP or Experient.

Exhibitors

Why Exhibit at The International Fundraising Conference?

Build your future as a resource partner with the most visible, prestigious nonprofits! The International Fundraising Conference attracts approximately 4,000 of the profession's decision makers each year.

Supporting AFP gives your organization effective marketing power and valuable exposure. Fundraisers worldwide will recognize your organization, including thousands of development professionals outside the AFP membership. Together, we can support organizations making a difference in our world.

For more information on exhibiting at The International Fundraising Conference call (717) 430-2248 or click below. To get the member rate see the Business Membership Brochure and Application

  • Become An Exhibitor

Exhibitors and booth assignments are subject to change.

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Location

The 2017 International Fundraising Conference will be held at the Moscone Center West, 800 Howard St., San Francisco, Ca. 94103. Use the map below to explore the area and conference-approved hotels. Click here to see special AFP hotel rates (must be booked through conference registration site).

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Sponsors

AFP would like to acknowledge the following Sponsor for the 2017 International Fundraising Conference:

Presenting Sponsor:

Interested in becoming a Sponsor? Contact the YGS Group:

Marshall Boomer/ Eastern U.S./ 717.430.2223 - marshall.boomer@theYGSgroup.com

Natalie DeSoto/ Western U.S. and Canada/ 717-580-8184 - natalie.desoto@theYGSgroup.com

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