Alaska Philanthropy Day

AFP Alaska's National Philanthropy Day Conference and Awards Luncheon


National Philanthropy Day is a special day set aside to recognize the great contributions of philanthropy—and those active in the philanthropic community—to the enrichment of Alaska and the world beyond. The conference draws nonprofit leaders, board members, supporters, and affiliates from across the state who come to discover best practices and trends in philanthropy and to help create and execute sustainable, long-term, and ethical fundraising practices in their organizations. 

Friday, November 18, 2022
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Egan Civic and Convention Center,
Anchorage, Alaska

8:00am –   Doors Open, Day of Registration Available

8:30am –   Spinning in the Tornado—How Do You Plan Your Landing? Presented by: Marcy Heim, CFRE
9:00am –   BREAK 

9:15am –   YOUR Yellow Brick Road Journey to Major Giving Success Presented by: Marcy Heim, CFRE
10:30am – BREAK
10:45am – "Are You a Good Witch or a Bad Witch?":Marketing Yourself! 15 Tips for Promoting Your Organization Presented by: Valerie Kern, Courtny Brooks, and Holly Schneider

                 Know Yourself—Know Your Audience: The Brains, Courage, and Heart of Public Speaking Presented by: Amie Haakenson
11:45am –BREAK
12:00pm –Awards Luncheon: Joyfully Adapt! Bravely Believe! Authentically Connect! Presented by: Marcy Heim, CFRE
1:30pm – BREAK
1:45pm – REAL TALK About the Tornados, Wicked Witches, Flying Monkeys, and Joys of Being a Fundraising Professional—a Job We Love and Never Dreamed of Doing Presented by: Jennifer Brown, CFRE 

               The Yellow Brick Road, Brought to You By... Presented by: Kristin George
2:30pm – BREAK
2:45pm – Is Your Fear of Asking Just Smoke and Flames? Ask for Anything Artfully! Presented by: Marcy Heim, CFRE
3:45pm – BREAK
4:00pm – There's No Place Like Home. Gratitude Gives You Wings to Fly Over the Rainbow! Presented by: Marcy Heim, CFRE
5:00pm – Closing remarks/Annual meeting/Door prizes


YBYGChjsRfWrhb0HRhkW_3_-_Marcy_Heim_web_size_400x400 2-T.jpegThis year’s conference keynote guest is international speaker Marcy Heim, CFRE.  Over the course of twenty plus years of in-the-trenches major gift fundraising and management at the University of Wisconsin Foundation, Marcy developed a deep respect and energy for the impact and joy philanthropy brings to our organizations, institutions and communities. Now, she coaches and shares the mindset and authentic relationship-building actions so you, too, can experience major gift success and have the resources to compose your good world… and enjoy your life.

A key part of Alaska’s National Philanthropy Day is the annual Awards Luncheon, an inspiring event where individuals and organizations are honored for their philanthropic work and contributions in Alaska. Attendees celebrate the powerful stories of notable individuals, organizations, volunteers, and young people who make a difference in our communities and state through their service and generosity. 

Nominations are now closed for the 2022 Philanthropy Day Awards, view a list of awardees here.  Join us at National Philanthropy Day to celebrate this year’s recipients!

Registration NOW OPEN!

Conference Registration Pricing
Conference Registration includes the Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon
Luncheon Only Pricing: $75.00

Dates AFP Member Pricing Standard Pricing
Early bird registration August 1 - September 30 $199 $249
Registration October 1 - October 31 $225 $275
Late Registration November 1 - November 18 $249 $299

To purchase a table for this year's Philanthropy Day Awards Luncheon or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please reach out to our 2022 NPD Chair Becky Chambless at