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Annual Conference

2018 Capital Conference Call for Presenters

September 26, 2018 / Eden Resort & Suites, Lancaster, Pennsylvania

Featuring Keynote Presenters: Jen Love and John Lepp from Agents of Good

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Susquehanna Valley Council of Charitable Gift Planners are seeking dynamic, engaging and knowledgeable presenters for the 2018 Capital Conference.

Proposals are solicited for 75‐minute educational sessions on best practices and innovative techniques in all aspects of development. Sessions may be offered by an individual or a team of a presenters.

The Capital Conference is a partnership conference between the Association of Fundraising Professionals and the Susquehanna Valley Council for Charitable Gift Planners. Presentations relating to any facet of fundraising, planned giving, volunteer engagement, ethics, advocacy, etc. are welcomed.

A modest travel reimbursement budget is available for presenters coming from more than 50 miles away from the venue. Priority for these funds is given to new voices and innovative topics. Consultants are encouraged to make an effort to co‐present with a professional from the nonprofit sector.

Please submit your proposal by April 30, 2018 for consideration.

Proposals must include the following:

1. Your name, contact information, bio or resume (if applicable, also provide co‐presenter’s information)

2. Working title of the presentation

3. Brief summary/outline of presentation including educational goals

4. Target Audience

 New to profession ‐ beginner

 Intermediate professional

 Seasoned professional – advanced

 Leadership Volunteer (Board/Committee member)

All levels (general)

5. List of any sessions you have previously presented for AFP or any other fundraising‐related organizations

Completed proposals can be emailed to AFP Chapter Administrator

In an effort to minimize paper copies, presenters are required to provide their presentation three weeks in advance so they may be posted electronically for the Capital Conference attendees.


Save the date 2018



Thank you to our Presenters, Sponsors, Vendors and Attendees who

contributed to the success of the 2017 Capital Conference!

sponsors 2017  vendors 2017

Presentations from the conference:

Advanced Storytelling: How to Talk About Money so People Give More 

 Lori Jacobwith

Gift Planning – Marketing Dos and Don’ts in Today’s Ever Changing Marketplace 

 Joe Chickey

Beyond the Basics - Managing and Growing a Major Gift Program 

 Kathleen McDermott

 Capital Campaigns: Laying the Groundwork 

 Sophie Penney, PhD

 Expanding Your Reach, Engaging Your Board 

 Lori Jacobwith

Marketing is Not a Dirty Word: Using Direct Marketing to Identify and Close More Planned Gifts 

 Meg Roberts, CFRE and Kathy Swayze, CFRE

 Philanthroculture - How Culture and Diversity Influence Giving 

 Dr. Lilya Wagner, CFRE

 Taking your Fundraising from Good to Great: Improving and Measuring Performance  

 Stephanie Cory, CAP, CFRE

 Telling Better Stories - The Secret to Raising More Money 

 Reed Sandridge

 Ethical Challenges in Gift Planning - Black & White or Shades of Grey 

 Joe Chickey

 Building Bridges: Investing in Corporate Social Responsibility and Empowering Employee Cause Work 

 Jessica Miller

 The Do-Able Development Plan: Realistic Fundraising for the Small Shop

 Stephanie Cory, CAP, CFRE

Free Storytelling eBook: