Pre-Conference Workshops

Breaking away from the office to be part of Planet Philanthropy is an investment in yourself and your organization. These pre-conference educational opportunities will help you maximize your time and kickstart your conference experience! 

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Capital Campaigns: Intensive Workshop

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Sunday, June 11 – 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Monday, June 12 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM

$150 AFP members/$250 non-members
Seating is limited.

This intensive workshop offered by the Winkler Group will guide you through the phases of a capital campaign—starting with what you can do today to ensure the success of your future campaign. We will cover everything you need to know about preparing for and launching a campaign in a post-pandemic world. 

The workshop is taught by Jim Bush, Winkler Group Principal and President. He injects humor and real-life scenarios into the workshop, so participants leave with an in-depth understanding of how to hit—and exceed—a campaign goal. 

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Maximize your time with these FREE pre-conference sessions

These special sessions hosted by key partners are included with your full conference registration. Seating is limited!


Monday, June 12, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
“Leveraging AFP’s Fundraising Effectiveness Project – What Every Gift Officer Should Know About Donor Trends”

Hosted by: Visionary Philanthropy

Come learn about an important, free service provided by the AFP Foundation for Philanthropy. 

The Fundraising Effectiveness Project (FEP) was founded in 2006 to help practitioners learn about donor behavior and trends, and thereby improve the quality of their work.  FEP partners with six of the nation’s leading fundraising software companies to secure and evaluate every gift transaction recorded for the last fifteen years.  This unique dataset represents over 329 million gifts to 33,355 organizations valued at 168.8 billion dollars. Last year FEP partnered with Giving Tuesday to further leverage the impact of understanding the phenomenon of generosity. 

Come to this session to discover what happened in 2022, and learn how you can leverage this data at your own organization with the Fundraising Fitness Test.  Benchmark your results against 150 data points and create a roadmap for improved performance. 

The speaker at this session is the Treasurer of FEP and a member of the Collier/Lee County Chapter, and the president of Visionary Philanthropic Consulting, Scott Lange.  

Monday, June 12, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

How Nonprofits are Solving the Biggest Challenge Facing Nonprofits Today: Strategies for Increasing Donor Acquisition, Building Long-Term Relationships Resulting in Larger Gifts, and Increasing Donor Retention 

Hosted by: Arreva, Tech with Purpose, Driven by Cause 

With a 7.1% decrease in total donors nationally, and nonprofits losing nearly 60% of their donors each year on average, the challenge has never been greater for nonprofits.  Join us for this highly interactive session to learn the key donor acquisition, engagement, and retention ideas and strategies that are helping many nonprofits thrive in this new normal.


Monday, June 12, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

“Capital Campaign Q&A with the Winkler Group”

Hosted by: The Winkler Group

Join firm principal, Jessica Browning and vice president, Nikki Rach for a capital campaign Q&A session geared toward setting your capital campaign up for success. Inquire with the experts about process, structure, goals and many more how-to’s about capital campaigns. This small group setting will offer attendees unique access to the experts.  Comment end  


Monday, June 12, 2:45 PM - 4:15 PM

“Building a Sustainable Fundraising Plan: A Research-backed Guide to Healthy Fundraising”

Hosted by: Qgiv


With rising costs, the Great Resignation shaking up nonprofit teams, and individual donor numbers declining, fundraisers face increased pressure to raise more money with even fewer resources. This pressure can impact your job satisfaction and lead to high turnover rates within your organization—leading to an impact on your fundraising dollars. So, what can be done to address the increased pressures fundraising professionals are facing? Qgiv’s Building a Sustainable Future research study sought to answer that question and more! During this session you'll learn key findings from the study, participate in your own organizational audit, and walk away with a plan to build a more sustainable fundraising strategy.


Register for the full conference and arrive early to attend the pre-conference sessions