Leading Philanthropy Regional Conference

When:  Sep 25, 2024 from 08:00 AM to 06:00 PM (ET)
Associated with  AFP NJ, Southern Chapter

Leading Philanthropy Regional Conference
Engage in more than 25 dynamic sessions led by top experts in the field. 

Education Programs, Conferences, Networking, Volunteer Involvement And Professional Advancement Are Among The Many Benefits You Will Receive From Involvement

The conference will offer a one-day, action packed event that will provide applicable and actionable advice to nonprofit professionals across our region. You will have the opportunity to engage in dynamic sessions led by the top experts in our field as well as network with your nonprofit peers. Leading Philanthropy will help hone the skills you need to advance your organization’s mission.



  • 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. Registration
  • 8:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. Welcome & Opening Remarks
  • 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Keynote Speaker
  • 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. 1st Breakout Sessions
  • 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. 2nd Breakout Sessions
  • 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. Lunch
  • 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. 3rd Breakout Sessions
  • 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. 4th Breakout Sessions


Keynote Speaker

We are thrilled to unveil Marcy Heim, CEO of The Artful Asker, as the keynote speaker at this year's Leading Philanthropy Conference!

Marcy Heim, CEO of The Artful Asker, lives to inspire generosity and transformation! She's a resilient risk-taker who knows her mind and knows her stuff when it comes to building success in your fundraising... and your life! On stages throughout North America and beyond, Marcy delivers empowering messages with tangible tools to set your intentions for personal and professional success. A Certified Speaking Professional, AFP Master Teacher, CFRE, and Professional Life Coach (PLCC - UW Madison), she's received numerous awards, including the prestigious CASE Crystal Apple and AFP Outstanding Fundraising Professional. Her book, "Empowering Your Board to Serve as Effective Development Ambassadors," is a go-to resource for non-profit boards and staff alike. For over twenty years, she led her team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison through 3 successful campaigns, including the $1.8 Billion Create-the-Future Campaign. For the past decade, she has empowered her clients to transform their major, giving results and Asking for Anything Artfully with her 3-sentence tool. Her talks are peppered with original fundraising tunes you won't be able to get out of your head! SHINE ON with Marcy!



Registration is officially open - and early bird pricing will not last! Register before June 28th for discounted ticket prices.

  • $299.00 Member Ticket
  • $269.00 Earlybird rate before June 28
  • $329.00 Non-Member Ticket
  • $299.00 Earlybird rate before June 28

To Access the Member Rate:

  • Members of AFP GPC will need to select the login option and enter their AFP GPC login credentials.
  • Members of Berks, Brandywine and Southern NJ will need to select the GUEST option and enter the discount code provided by their Chapter.

Offering Group rates as well! 


The Leading Philanthropy Scholarship Application is now open!

Applicants must be members of AFP and employees by a non-profit 501c (3) organization located int eh Greater Philadelphia Region or Southern NJ Region.

As a community of inclusion, AFP seeks, embraces, and engages diverse individuals, groups, and organizations with a broad representation of experiences, perspectives, thoughts and cultures within the fundraising profession. We strongly encourage individuals from diverse groups to apply. 
  • Candidate is employed as a fundraising professional, or if candidate is an executive director, a substantial amount of time must be devoted to fundraising. 
  • Candidate must agree to compete an online evaluation form about his or her experience at the Leading Philanthropy Conference. 
  • Only one individual from any local organization or institution may be selected. 
Click here to review the guidelines for the Scholarship Application and to begin the 2025 application. 
Apply Now


Stay tuned for more updates on the conference agenda in early June, and be sure to lock in your early bird rate before June 28th!


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