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Education Sessions

The 2016 AFP International Conference features over 100 education sessions around distinct tracks, presenting an exciting opportunity for intensive education for fundraisers from the beginner to advanced practitioner!

Sunday, March 20, 2016

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   Learning the Ropes of the Profession: Voices of Collegians Learning and Doing Fund Development Today Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 10:15 AM 11:15 AM
   The Art and Science of Fundraising Persuasion Relationship Building (which includes: Cultivation and Stewardship, Marketing and Communications, Do 10:15 AM 11:15 AM
   Impact Volunteering – Engaging and Energizing Volunteer Boards for Fundraising Success Governance and Boards (which includes: Recruitment, Training, Policies and Procedures, Roles and Res 10:15 AM 11:15 AM
   Leveraging Social Media to Engage Millenials & Drive Event Fundraising Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 10:15 AM 11:30 AM
   npEXPERTS - The Future of Fundraising (Sponsored by Blackbaud) Relationship Building (which includes: Cultivation and Stewardship, Marketing and Communications, Do 10:15 AM 11:30 AM
   “Lean in” to fundraising! Women, leadership, and fundraising career advancement Career Development 10:15 AM 11:15 AM
   sm4events: Social Media Strategies for Maximum Special Event Success Direct Response (which includes web/tech and social media) 10:15 AM 11:15 AM
   Becoming your best on the web in 2016: learn from nonprofits that have soared and sunk to transform your online fundraising Relationship Building (which includes: Cultivation and Stewardship, Marketing and Communications, Do 12:30 PM 1:45 PM
   Rebels, Renegades & Pioneer's Session: "Small Change – Why Business Won’t Save the World" 12:30 PM 1:45 PM
   Collective Impact through Joint Fundraising– Put Your Organizational Ego Aside and Listen to Donors – A Bigger Vision Leads to Bigger Gifts! Trends and Innovation (which includes Entrepreneurship) 12:30 PM 1:45 PM
   Best Practices in Foundation Relations Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 12:30 PM 1:45 PM
   Fundraisers: Their Careers, Stories, Concerns, and Accomplishments Career Development 12:30 PM 1:45 PM
   The Gay Transfer of Wealth Trends and Innovation (which includes Entrepreneurship) 12:30 PM 1:45 PM
   Small Shop Success: Are You My Perfect Development Staff Member? Management and Organizational Development(which includes: Accountability and Ethics, Collaboration, 12:30 PM 1:45 PM
   Relationship Fundraising: Where do we go from here? Relationship Building (which includes: Cultivation and Stewardship, Marketing and Communications, Do 12:30 PM 1:45 PM
   How Some Nonprofits Exceed Expectations Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 12:30 PM 1:45 PM
   Teach Your Board Members to Open Doors to New Major Gifts Prospects without Being Pushy Governance and Boards (which includes: Recruitment, Training, Policies and Procedures, Roles and Res 12:30 PM 1:45 PM
   The Power of Today's Social Movements Trends and Innovation (which includes Entrepreneurship) 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
   Rebels, Renegades & Pioneer's Session: "You can't be truly a profession without academic research." Or is fundraising somehow the exception? 2:00 PM 3:15 PM
   The Art and Science of Retaining Digital Donors Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
   Becoming a Great Public Speaker Career Development 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
   The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial: A Case Study of Culture, Strategy, and Results Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
   Top 7 Expert Practices for Writing Winning Grants Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
   The Collaborative Nonprofit: Building better relationships between fundraising and finance (Sponsored by Abila) Relationship Building (which includes: Cultivation and Stewardship, Marketing and Communications, Do 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
   What Funders Want - Outcomes 101 for the Frontline Fundraiser (Sponsored by Blackbaud) Management and Organizational Development(which includes: Accountability and Ethics, Collaboration, 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
   Analytics for Everyone (Sponsored by IBM) Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 2:00 PM 2:30 PM
   How to Get Published: Are You Living Up to Your Publishing Potential? Career Development 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
   Getting Started in Charitable Gift Planning Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 2:00 PM 3:00 PM
   Case Statement-A-Palooza Relationship Building (which includes: Cultivation and Stewardship, Marketing and Communications, Do 2:00 PM 3:00 PM

Monday, March 21, 2016

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   Better Than Endowments: Attracting Major Gifts That Have Truly High Impact Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 8:00 AM 9:15 AM
   Build & Strengthen Your Board: Turning Intentions into Actions Governance and Boards (which includes: Recruitment, Training, Policies and Procedures, Roles and Res 8:00 AM 9:15 AM
   Building a normative theory of fundraising ethics Leadership (which includes: Leadership Theory, Concepts, Advanced Policy) 8:00 AM 9:15 AM
   Development & Finance: Working Together Career Development 8:00 AM 9:15 AM
   Small Shop Success: Juggling 101 - Knowing How to Keep the Right Development Balls in the Air Relationship Building (which includes: Cultivation and Stewardship, Marketing and Communications, Do 8:00 AM 9:15 AM
   Who's Watching You? The Impact of Accountability on Your Bottom Line Management and Organizational Development(which includes: Accountability and Ethics, Collaboration, 8:00 AM 9:15 AM
   Fundraising Moneyball: The Only Meteics That Matter in Digital Fundraising Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 8:00 AM 9:15 AM
   The Seven Secrets of Successful Solicitations Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 8:00 AM 9:15 AM
   Behavioural Economics: the science of fundraising psychology Management and Organizational Development(which includes: Accountability and Ethics, Collaboration, 8:00 AM 9:15 AM
   Rebels, Renegades & Pioneer's Session: "Rebels with Causes - Fundraising As The Driver of Social Change" 9:30 AM 10:45 AM
   Decisions, Decisions, Decisions: How You and Your Donors Can Make Better Ones Management and Organizational Development(which includes: Accountability and Ethics, Collaboration, 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
   Fundraising Moneyball: The Only Metrics That Matter In Digital Fundraising Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
   "Loverizing": The Lucrative Difference a Few Well-Chosen Words Will Make in Your Donor Communications Relationship Building (which includes: Cultivation and Stewardship, Marketing and Communications, Do 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
   Giving in an Election Year - How Political Giving Impacts Nonprofit Support (Sponsored by Blackbaud) Trends and Innovation (which includes Entrepreneurship) 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
   100 Employees = 100 Fundraisers, Integrating Fundraising Across Your Entire Organization Management and Organizational Development(which includes: Accountability and Ethics, Collaboration, 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
   Turning Likes Into Donors and Dollars (Sponsored by iDonate) Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
   You Can Raise Major Gifts at Your Small Shop: Research Proven Methods and Best Practices Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
   Let’s get REAL about money… Changing Fundraising Strategy for Greater Sustainability Trends and Innovation (which includes Entrepreneurship) 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
   What Get's Measured, Get's Done, or Does it? Management and Organizational Development(which includes: Accountability and Ethics, Collaboration, 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
   Forensic Fundraising: Solving the Mystery of Grant Writing Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 9:30 AM 10:30 AM
   Bringing More Donation Dollars to Your Cause Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 10:15 AM 10:45 AM
   Global Fundraising: 5 campaigns that will change your ideas Trends and Innovation (which includes Entrepreneurship) 10:45 AM 12:00 PM
   Setting the Bases for an Excellent Strategic Plan. What you need to make a strategic plan to succeed in fundraising Governance and Boards (which includes: Recruitment, Training, Policies and Procedures, Roles and Res 10:45 AM 12:00 PM
   Foundations Empowering Change: Not Business As Usual Relationship Building (which includes: Cultivation and Stewardship, Marketing and Communications, Do 10:45 AM 12:15 PM
   The AFPeeps Present: Plugged In - A Social Media Panel to Help Prep Your Philanthropic Phuture Trends and Innovation (which includes Entrepreneurship) 10:45 AM 12:00 PM
   Operation Rubber Tree: a case study on tripling fundraising results in 36 months Management and Organizational Development(which includes: Accountability and Ethics, Collaboration, 10:45 AM 12:00 PM
   Trends In US Public Policy...Why You Have To Care Leadership (which includes: Leadership Theory, Concepts, Advanced Policy) 10:45 AM 12:15 PM
   Digging Deeper Into Donor Behavior & Preferences: 2016 Donor Engagement Study (Sponsored by Abila) Trends and Innovation (which includes Entrepreneurship) 10:45 AM 12:00 PM
   How to Survive Your Board Governance and Boards (which includes: Recruitment, Training, Policies and Procedures, Roles and Res 10:45 AM 12:15 PM
   From Fundraising to Philanthropy for the Senior Professional Leadership (which includes: Leadership Theory, Concepts, Advanced Policy) 10:45 AM 12:00 PM
   What in the World Matters to Fundraisers? Why you need to pay attention to global fundraising Trends and Innovation (which includes Entrepreneurship) 10:45 AM 12:00 PM
   Rebels, Renegades & Pioneer's Session: "Pioneering CEO’s From Overhead to Impact" 11:00 AM 12:15 PM
   GONE! 3 Fundraising Auction Mistakes How to Engage New Donors, Solicit High-Profit Auction Items and Break Revenue Records Every Time! Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 11:00 AM 11:30 AM
   How Fundraising Technology Can Raise You More At Your Events! Trends and Innovation (which includes Entrepreneurship) 11:45 AM 12:15 PM
   The Three R’s of Fundraising Leadership (and three other R’s for good measure) Leadership (which includes: Leadership Theory, Concepts, Advanced Policy) 3:30 PM 4:45 PM
   How to Become a CFRE Career Development 3:30 PM 4:45 PM
   Making Giving Days Work for You: How to leverage the top technology and strategies to create a successful Giving Day for non-profits of any size Trends and Innovation (which includes Entrepreneurship) 3:30 PM 4:45 PM
   Embracing Objections--Why "No" May Be the Best Words You Will Hear! Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 3:30 PM 4:45 PM
   Retention Focused Acquisition Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 3:30 PM 4:45 PM
   Fishing For The Big Fish: Donor-Advised Funds Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 3:30 PM 4:45 PM
   Speechwriting for Fundraisers Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 3:30 PM 4:45 PM
   Ten Habits of Highly Successful Fundraisers Career Development 3:30 PM 4:45 PM
   Nonprofit Regulation from the Outside and Within - What It Means and Where Do We Go Next? Leadership (which includes: Leadership Theory, Concepts, Advanced Policy) 3:30 PM 4:45 PM
   Copy clinic - being more creative in communications with supporters Relationship Building (which includes: Cultivation and Stewardship, Marketing and Communications, Do 3:30 PM 4:45 PM

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

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   Rebels, Renegades & Pioneer's Session: "Lessons of Leadership and the Value of Gender Diversity" 10:45 AM 12:00 PM
   How to Become a Presenter at the AFP International Fundraising Conference Career Development 10:45 AM 12:00 PM
   Demystifying Donor Advised Funds; Driving Impact in our Communities Relationship Building (which includes: Cultivation and Stewardship, Marketing and Communications, Do 10:45 AM 11:45 AM
   Accepting Gifts from Pablo Escobar...and other dilemmas facing NGOs and Fundraisers Management and Organizational Development(which includes: Accountability and Ethics, Collaboration, 10:45 AM 12:00 PM
   Donor Relations the Disney Way Relationship Building (which includes: Cultivation and Stewardship, Marketing and Communications, Do 10:45 AM 12:00 PM
   How to Ensure the Best Monthly Regular Giving Program for your Organization Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 10:45 AM 11:45 AM
   Where is the Sector Headed? Trends and Innovation (which includes Entrepreneurship) 10:45 AM 12:00 PM
   Securing Principal Gifts to Further Your Organization’s Mission (Sponsored by Blackbaud) Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 10:45 AM 11:45 AM
   Should I stay or should I go? Laying the foundation for a meaningful career Career Development 10:45 AM 11:45 AM
   Engaging Leadership Donors with Person-Centered Communication Leadership (which includes: Leadership Theory, Concepts, Advanced Policy) 10:45 AM 11:45 AM
   Making Giving Days Work for You: How to leverage the top technology and strategies to create a successful Giving Day for non-profits of any size Trends and Innovation (which includes Entrepreneurship) 10:45 AM 11:45 AM
   5 Technology Trends Shaping a New Reality for Nonprofits Trends and Innovation (which includes Entrepreneurship) 10:45 AM 11:45 AM
   Spinning Bricks and Mortar into Gold: Creative Campaigning for Capital Projects Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 1:30 PM 3:00 PM
   Focusing on Top Prospects in the Chaos of a Campaign Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 1:30 PM 3:00 PM
   Ethical Fundraising -- A Global Perspective Management and Organizational Development(which includes: Accountability and Ethics, Collaboration, 1:30 PM 3:00 PM
   How to Survive Your Board Special Events 1:30 PM 3:00 PM
   Rebels, Renegades & Pioneer's Session: Privilege, Power, and Justice: An Awkward Conversation (?) 1:30 PM 2:45 PM
   Government Grants - A Step by Step Guide to Winning Highly Competitive Resources Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 1:30 PM 3:00 PM
   From Ireland With Love: A Five-Year Case Study on Donor-Centric Fundraising for Retention, Revenue, and Results Relationship Building (which includes: Cultivation and Stewardship, Marketing and Communications, Do 1:30 PM 3:00 PM
   Why you must start a monthly giving program – Today Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 1:30 PM 3:00 PM
   Truth or Consequences Trends and Innovation (which includes Entrepreneurship) 1:30 PM 3:00 PM
   CrowdFunding for Your Cause Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 1:30 PM 3:00 PM
   It's a RAP! Relationship Action Plans Lead to MORE Major Gifts Relationship Building (which includes: Cultivation and Stewardship, Marketing and Communications, Do 3:15 PM 4:30 PM
   You Know What This Means? Ruin, Scandal, No New Gifts!! Management and Organizational Development(which includes: Accountability and Ethics, Collaboration, 3:15 PM 4:30 PM
   Diversifying Donation Channels and Addressing the Mass Population...The Egypt Way Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 3:15 PM 4:30 PM
   Never A Dull Moment: The Annual Around-the-World Tour of Recent Court Decisions & Legal Developments Impacting Philanthropy & Fundraising Management and Organizational Development(which includes: Accountability and Ethics, Collaboration, 3:15 PM 4:30 PM
   Why midlevel donors are sweeter than Christmas morning: Epic insights on the most neglected, misunderstood and lucrative giving segment. Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 3:15 PM 4:30 PM
   Connecting the Dots Leadership (which includes: Leadership Theory, Concepts, Advanced Policy) 3:15 PM 4:30 PM
   Making money on Facebook: Yes, it can be done. Securing the Gifts (which includes: Direct Mail, Canvassing, Face-to-face Fundraising, Proposals, Sp 3:15 PM 4:30 PM

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