Conference on Philanthropy — Wednesday, November 13, 2013

33rd Annual Conference on Philanthropy

This conference is supported by the AFP Foundation through gifts from the AFP-NJ Chapter Every Member Campaign.

Fundraising 101 or Major Donor Fundraising: Wed., November 13, 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Networking Reception & Ethics Discussion: Wed., November 13, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
A Full Day of Educational Sessions: Thur., November 14, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
 Marriott Bridgewater Hotel in Bridgewater, New Jersey. 


Pre-registration is closed. You may register on-site for an additional $25 walk-in surcharge.

The Future of Fundraising: Stepping Up Your Game

A stalled economy . . . corporate downsizing .. increased competition for the same pool of dollars means we all need to step up our game! Whether you are a seasoned fundraiser or new to the field, the 2013 AFP-NJ Conference on Philanthropy will help you prepare for the future of fundraising and poise your organization for success.

Take advantage of the newest trends, making social media and peer-to-peer fundraising work for you. Hear from major donors on what inspired them to give transformational gifts and sharpen your skills in aligning your message with funders’ missions. Be inspired by simple steps toward raising more from planned giving and kicking up your major gifts program.

View the conference mailer, keynote & featured speakers here.

Concurrent Sessions on
Wednesday, November 13 | 1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Fundraising 101

A half-day session for those new to the profession or those looking to expand their knowledge of the basics: Special Events, Planned Giving, Major Gifts / Stewardship Strategies, Direct Mail and Grants. A certificate of completion will be provided to participants completing this session.

Major Donor Fundraising with Carol Weisman

Whether you have been in fundraising 20 minutes or 20 years, we all need and want to make every major donor ask a success. Many successful board members are intimidated when it comes to asking for money. Staff can also experience real anxiety despite experience. This is an in-depth session focused on the art and science of HOW to ask. This highly interactive session is appropriate for CEOs, development professionals and board leadership. When possible, board-staff teams should come together.

Wednesday, November 13 | 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Networking Reception & Test Your Ethics in a Lively Interactive Discussion
Hosted by Pat Feeley, Incoming Chair of AFP International, and Michael J. Baker, President of AFP-NJ

This reception is open to anyone who registers for Major Donor Fundraising, Fundamentals 101 and/or the Full Day Conference on Thursday, November 14.

This year’s conference coincides with the celebration of National Philanthropy Day®. Join us for networking and an interactive discussion of ethics in today’s ever-changing environment. Test your ethics when Patrick J. Feeley, MBA, CFRE, Incoming Chair of AFP International and Michael J. Baker, CFRE, President of AFP-NJ, pose the ethical hypotheticals we face in our workday. Think you know your ethics? The answers might surprise you.

Thursday, November 14 | 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Full day of educational sessions

Concurrent tracks offering programs and topics for those new to fundraising through senior level professionals. Recharge your batteries at this full day of educational sessions which also offers invaluable networking opportunities with our Resource Partners, Sponsors and your fellow conference attendees.



Luncheon Keynote

Carol Weisman
Board Builders
Internationally known Speaker, Author, Trainer and Consultant

  AFP Members* Non-Member Rate
Walk-in Rates    
Fundraising 101 & Networking Reception on Wednesday and Conference on Thursday $335 $385
Major Donor Fundraising & Networking Reception on Wednesday and Conference on Thursday $335 $385
Fundraising 101 & Networking Reception on Wednesday $100 $150
Major Donor Fundraising & Networking Reception on Wednesday $100 $150
Networking Reception on Wednesday and Full Day Conference on Thursday $300 $350
Lunch Plus Afternoon Sessions on Thursday Only $125 $150
*Note: Your AFP membership must be current to qualify for the member rate

Pre-registration is closed. You may register on-site.

Registrations are not transferable and cannot be shared. Changes must be communicated to AFP-NJ by November 6 via fax or email.

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.