Conference — Thursday, November 15, 2018

Annual Conference on Philanthropy

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AFP-NJ November 15, 2018 Conference Program, click here:


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for the AFP-NJ Chapter’s

38th Annual Conference on Philanthropy
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Educational Sessions:  8:00 am – 4:45 pm
Marriott Bridgewater  «  700 Commons Way  «  Bridgewater, NJ 08807


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! 

Morning Featured Speakers

Robbe Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE

Founding Member
Aurora Philanthropic Consulting
Accepting Gifts From Pablo Escobar & Other Ethical Dilemmas Faced By Fundraisers And NGOs

Mike Fucci

Chairman of the Board


Peter H. Hansen, CFRE

Hansen Philanthropic Solutions
Deliberate Design for Successful Board Governance


Conference Keynote

Scott Chesney

Speaker, Coach, Consultant
Scott Chesney LLC
Surviving & Thriving the Waves of Change
Closing Plenary Speaker

Laura Fredricks, JD

Founder & CEO
Expert on the Ask
How Our Profession can ASK to be more PROACTIVE and less Reactive in Politics, the Media, and Social Media


Conference Registration & General Information

Thursday, November 15

8:00 am – 4:45 pm

Our full day of educational sessions offers cutting-edge programs with internationally-known speakers. You will have invaluable networking opportunities with our Resource Partners, Sponsors and your colleagues throughout the day.

Registration and Cancellation Policy

Registrations received after November 9 will be accepted on a space available basis. Attendees must have a paid registration prior to the event. If your employer pays for your registration, we will gladly accept that payment, in advance, or will provide you with a receipt that you can present for reimbursement from your employer. No refund or credit for future events is given for no shows. You will be charged if you cancel later than November 9.

Registrations are not transferable and cannot be shared. Changes in attendee name must be communicated to AFP-NJ by November 9. Changes and cancellations must be by email to

Group Discounts Available

The following criteria must be met by five or more individuals from the same organization to receive the group discount rate:

  • Group discount registrations are non-refundable, but a registration can be transferred to another member in the same organization if that is communicated to AFP-NJ by November 9
  • Registrants receiving group discounts are not eligible to apply for a Conference 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 below for our 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

Scholarships Are Available

A limited number are available to help defray the cost of your registration fee. To see if you qualify, click here

Register early and save!

Note: You must hold a current AFP membership in your name in order to qualify for the member rate.

Pricing                                          Members             Non-Members
                                                          Early Bird Expires August 31st

Full Day Conference                       $225                       $275

                                                      Advance Registration Expires October 12th

Full Day Conference                        $275                      $325

                                                     Final Registration Ends November 15th

Full Day Conference                        $325                       $375

Registrations are not transferable and cannot be shared. Changes must be communicated to AFP-NJ via email by November 9.

Unless you indicate otherwise, we will share your contact information with our exhibitors and sponsors.
Photos taken during the event may be posted on our website and used for promotional purposes.

Bridgewater Marriot is offering a $205 group discount to attendees,
resource partners and sponsors for the night of Wednesday, November 14.
Reservations must be made by October 24. Book your room here