2024 Maritime Fundraising Conference

The Maritime Fundraising Conference is the largest professional development and networking opportunity for fundraising and non-profit professionals in Atlantic Canada. 

This year we are asking the question: Are fundraising "best practices" really what's best for everyone? 

Join us on a journey of introspection and innovation in modern philanthropy and fundraising, where critical reflection sparks actionable change. 

The Maritime Fundraising Conference, presented by Global Philanthropic Canada will be held on Monday, September 16 followed by a networking event presented by the Donor Motivation Program. We are also pleased to offer a half-day Moves Management Workshop with Guy Mallabone, CEO of Global Philanthropic Canada, on Tuesday, September 17. 

The Maritime Fundraising Conference is our chance to celebrate the strides we’ve made in our profession and confront truths head-on. We’ll be challenging ourselves to reimagine best practices and evolve how we engage in fundraising, examining established fundraising best practices through an expanded lens of inclusion, diversity, equity, accessibility and anti-racism.

Monday, September 16 - Maritime Fundraising Conference

Time: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm followed by a networking event

Tuesday, September 17 - Moves Management Workshop with Guy Mallabone, Global Philanthropic Canada

Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 possesses the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Designation. Learn more about the venue's accessibility.

Your September 16 MFC registration includes:

  •          Light breakfast (coffee, tea and pastries)
  •          Keynote speakers and breakout sessions on September 16th, 2024
  •          Catered lunch by RCR Hospitality
  •          Access to Exhibitor Showcase to network with and learn from sponsors and vendors
  •          Optional networking event in the evening sponsored by the Donor Motivation Program. Light fare and a cash bar will be available. 

Conference sessions will be submitted to CFRE and we look forward to communicating the full value of CFRE education points this conference is eligible for in advance.

Disclaimer that all ticket sales are final and non-refundable. In-person tickets can be swapped for virtual tickets by contacting afpnovascotia@gmail.com at least 24 hours before the conference begins if the attendee is no longer able to attend in-person, however a refund for the price difference will not be granted. 

September 17 Moves Management Session with Guy Mallabone, Global Philanthropic Canada

Time: 8:30 am - 12:30 pm 

Location Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 - Windsor Foundation Classroom

Price: $75

Registration includes continental breakfast and light refreshments mid-morning.

Moves Management and Effective Solicitation for Tomorrow’s Donors with Guy Mallabone, CEO of Global Philanthropic Canada

This session will examine how to prepare for successful solicitation of major gifts using the ‘moves management’ process and will provide practical guidance and techniques in building and using strong donor relationships to enhance your ability to raise major gifts. Key concepts to be covered include: the importance of building relationships through an engagement model by reviewing the fundamentals of moves management; exploration of practical techniques needed to transform connections into support for your mission; strategic overview of gift solicitation and the elements that influence a gift decision; examining the psychology of a successful ask; and the opportunity to practice solicitation role play.

Registration is limited to 40 participants so, grab your spot before they're gone! Please note that this workshop can be purchased as an add-on to conference registration or as a stand-alone workshop.

Land Acknowledgement:

AFP Nova Scotia acknowledges that we live and work in Mikmaki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mikmaq People. We acknowledge them as the past, present and future caretakers of this land and pay respect to the Indigenous knowledges held, and to the wisdom of their Elders past and present. As we support fundraisers throughout the Maritimes the board of AFP Nova Scotia are grateful to work and engage those in Mikmaki. We are all Treaty People.

AFP Nova Scotia recognizes that Nova Scotia is home to over 50 African Nova Scotian communities, whos culture, heritage and histories have been and remain a key part of this province for more than 400 years. The board of AFP Nova Scotia honour those ancestors of African descent who came before us to this land.

AFP Nova Scotia is committed to a lifelong journey of learning and working towards truth, reconciliation, and equity.