Bridging Relationships for Social Change

Woodmark Summit Annual Conference
May 6

Woodmark Summit Annual Conference

  • Calgary, Alberta

Held annually since 1997, primarily focused on helping members create and sustain strong and vibrant major-gift cultures in support of their children's hospital. In recent years, more emphasis has been placed on how specialties within development programs support major-gift philanthropy. This has resulted in formation of cohort groups to accelerate best-practices exchange in such specialty areas as annual giving, corporate giving, marketing and communications, prospect research, and donor stewardship, among others.

May 2


  • Moscone Center West

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!

NACCDO/ PAN  Annual Conference
Apr 21

NACCDO/ PAN Annual Conference

  • Lexington Convention Center

The National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers (NACCDO) is a cooperative venture of academically-based comprehensive, clinical, basic, and consortium cancer centers that are designated by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), or who have investigators that receive NCI grant funds or are members of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI). The network was created to share information and resources among the development programs of the cancer centers and to address collectively critical development issues of common concern. The highlight of the year is the annual conference

Non Profit Thursdays
11:30 am11:30

Non Profit Thursdays

  • Bank of America

“The 2016 U.S. Trust Study of High Net Worth Philanthropy Unpacked”

The power of knowing and understanding major gift donor motivations, priorities, giving patterns and other vital data in the donor cultivation and solicitation process cannot be underestimated. A fundamental understanding of this donor centered fundraising approach is often the difference between a vibrant non-profit philanthropic program and an organization that is barely surviving year after year. At the institutional level many fundraising professionals are being told to go out and “hunt” for new major gift donors. It’s a Fire, Ready, Aim approach that is often sales based and inappropriate. Utilizing good philanthropic data and being able to apply it to raise money yields long term generous donors and a mission that is fulfilled.


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