Conference — Thursday, November 16, 2017

37th Annual Conference on Philanthropy

The AFP New Jersey Conference on Philanthropy is held annually each fall. More than 300 development and fundraising professionals come together in central New Jersey to attend this flagship educational event. You will exchange new ideas, explore new topics and engage with colleagues, and ultimately leave motivated with exciting strategies and tactics designed to help YOU successfully close your fundraising year! 

 Keynote Speaker


Join us to hear from internationally-renowned presenter,
and this year’s Keynote Speaker, Marcy Heim, The Artful Asker.
She will help you to “Dial Down the Drama & Dial Up Your Success”
in both fundraising & life! 

Morning  Featured Speaker
Clyde B. Jones, III
Senior Vice President for Institutional Advancement
The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Advancement in a Changing Environment
As institutions grapple with leadership transitions, unexpected growth, and changing priorities, development offices must be nimble and creative if they are to be successful.  Gain perspective from a development professional with more than three decades of experience in arts & culture, academic medicine and civil rights. This session will provide lessons from the field.                       


Morning Featured SpeakerFaith Taylor
Senior Vice President, Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
Wyndham Worldwide

Corporate Social Responsibility – A Change Agent for Good
What is CSR? Which market trends are causing companies to focus on their bottom line and also on environmental, social and governance? Who are the Stakeholders driving the demand for social good? How does a company respond by using innovation, collaboration and focus to make a difference and impact which translates to passion with leadership? 

Closing Plenary Speaker
Kishshana Palmer, CFRE
Founder & CEO
Kishshana & Co., Inc

There’s a lot of talk and focus on how to communicate with, and solicit gifts from, donors in each generation – the Baby Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials. But what about your teams? As the development field continues to expand, more young professionals are becoming fundraisers. They are excited to raise money for a great cause and want to do a great job. However, like the generational differences in our donors, our teams’ needs vary by generation. Click here to listen to Kishshana’s podcast. Perfect intro to hearing her talk good inter-generational management and how you can get the best out of your team. 

Read all of our sixteen speaker bios online, and view the full program in an easy-to-read grid format!

The Conference on Philanthropy is underwritten by the generosity of our sponsors and resource partners. Thank you for your support!

Much appreciation to CCS Fundraising for joining as our Technology Sponsor and to The Angeletti Group for their support as Registration Sponsor, and Investors Bank for their support as Breakfast & Breaks Sponsor.

We also thank PNC for sponsoring the Educational Track  and BD for supporting scholarships for young fundraising professionals.

We are completely sold out of exhibit booth space for this year’s Conference on Philanthropy! Mark your calendar to join us as a sponsor in 2018.

Conference Scholarships

Each year, we offer the opportunity to receive a scholarship to attend the Conference. For the third year, BD‘s financial support is enabling the attendance of 20+ fundraising professionals. These individuals will gain valuable knowledge, engage in personal and professional development and return to their organizations with new skills and an enhanced ability to succeed. 

Group Registration Discounts Available

Have a group of five? All work for the same organization? Want to save money & all attend the Conference? Read more to make certain you meet the criteria and then call to secure your group discounted rate!

  • Group discount registrations are not refundable; your registration can be transferred to another member in the same organization if that is communicated to AFP-NJ by November 10
  • Registrants receiving group discounts are not eligible to apply for a COP scholarship
  • The registration fee for five or more individuals shall be the applicable member rate at the time that payment is received (see cut-off dates for Early Bird, Advance and Final Registration rates)
  • All registrations must be received at the same time, along with payment in full

Call the Chapter office at 732-279-4258 to register your group today!