Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute

The Lehigh Valley's Premier Fundraising and Nonprofit Conference

Every year, the AFP Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter hosts the Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute (LVPI). This all-day event benefits both local professionals and attendees coming from surrounding areas.  All attendees enjoy a full-day of opportunities to network with other fundraising professionals in the area, connect with vendors providing nonprofit services, and learn more about today’s emerging development techniques and strategies. This event is exclusively held in person.

2024 Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute 

Join us on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024, as the AFP Greater Lehigh Valley Chapter presents the annual Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute at DeSales University in Center Valley, PA.
In a world where we're all striving to achieve more with less, LVPI 2024 revolves around the theme of "Efficiency and Reducing Waste."

2024 Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute - Presenters Announced!


Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE - Happiness, Habits and Fundraising: Strategies to Help You Survive and Thrive


Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, How to Raise Major Gifts 102: Blended Gifts and Beyond

Amanda Maenza, MBA and Kristin Warner, Moravian University, From Uprising to Uplifting: When Volunteer Leadership Has Gone Astray

Tisha Hyter, CSRIC®, PNC Institutional Asset Management, Nonprofit Work in an Age of Artificial Intelligence

Mary-Helen McCulloch-Lewis, JD, Haverford School, But, I Don't Know What To Say!

Doug Keith, Future Research Consulting, Market Research Fundamentals for Philanthropic Organizations

Chad Barger, ACFRE, Productive Fundraising, Productive Events: Optimizing your nonprofits' events to fuel fundraising growth

Megan Beste, U.S. Congresswoman Susan Wild, Federal Grant Writing and Administration

Stephen Link, CAP, of Cornerstone Advisors, Jill Anderson, CAP, CFRE, of Moravian University, Carrie Krug Nedick, CAP, of Lehigh Valley Community Foundation and Greg Wilson, MS, CAP, CFRE, of PG Marketing, Navigating Your Career Path Panel Discussion moderated by Pat Fligge, M.Ed of PRF Coaching

DonorPerfect and SofterWare: Tips and Tricks for Database Efficiency with Kelly Ramage

Blackbaud: Moves Management Tips and Tricks with Raiser's Edge NXT with Matt Connell 

Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) Information Session, Lehigh Valley Community Foundation and Cornerstone Asset Management Services, Inc. 

Val Lewis and Jill Pittenger, PHR, SHRM-SCP, BSI Corporate Benefits, Culture Matters: How to build an employee first culture that retains and attracts top talent

Christina Schoemaker, MBA, CFRE, Valley Youth House, Creating Partnerships that Build Brands and Enhance Missions

David Robertson, Shift4 Payments, Advancing Your Cause with Fintech Innovations

Kelly Grattan, PhD, MBA, CAP, CFRE, Schultz & Williams, Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Planned Giving Success

Deb Cummins Stellato, Think Good Company, Time Warp: Tools You Can Use to Manage Time Differently for Greater Effectiveness

Jessie Shappell, Equi-librium, Adopting a 3:1 Fundraising Ratio: One organization's experience implementing a fundraising efficiency policy

Julie Zumas, Lehigh Valley Grant Services, Working Smarter (Not Harder) on Grants

Larry Raff, MPH, Abacus Major Donor Ask Calculator, Determining a Major Gift Ask Amount with High Predictability


DeSales University
Gerald White Pavilion, 2755 Station Ave., Center Valley, PA 18034


May 07, 2024 07:30am - May 07, 2024 05:00pm

We can't wait to see you at LVPI! Register Here!

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Do you want to help us bring the best programming and education to our 2024 Institute and be a part of shaping this key annual event? Please email co-chairs michelle.lynn.ellison@gmail.com and kwalsh@valleyyouthhouse.org to share your interest. 

Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute Committee 
Kristen Walsh, Valley Youth House
Michelle Ellison 
Marketing Strategy Leadership
Christopher Moran, The Lehigh Conference of Churches 
Committee Members 
Stephen Link, Cornerstone Advisors Asset Management 
Greg Wilson, Consultant
Patrick Hockenberry 
Melissa Siegfried, St. Luke's 
Tracy Stauffer, Pediatric Cancer Foundation of the Lehigh Valley 
Linda Rentschler, Humanitarian Social Innovations 
CFRE Certification Expertise 
Alex Dapkewicz, Salvation Army