Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute 2022

LVPI 2022


Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute is BACK!

The AFP Eastern PA Chapter hosted yet another fantastic event for the Lehigh Valley’s 2022 fundraising education conference. Attendees enjoyed a half-day of opportunities to network with other fundraising professionals in the area, connect with vendors providing nonprofit services, and learn today’s emerging development techniques and strategies. Lehigh Philanthropy Institute is exclusively in person.

The Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute is your premiere fundraising conference in the region offering unique programs for development professionals to learn from leading experts in the field. Topics include best practices in fundraising techniques, innovation, research, and development.

We hope to see you attend this impactful event in the future. To inquire about future sponsorship and attendee details, please contact Christe Konopitski, Chapter Manager, at director@afpglv.org.

View the 2022 Lehigh Valley Philanthropy Institute Program Book here.

Conference Details:

  • When: Thursday, May 12, 7:00am - 1:00pm
  • Where: DeSales University
  • CFRE: 4 credits

  • Member: $100
  • Member Group Rate (4+): $75
  • Non-Member: $150

    Keynote Presentation

    The Nonprofit Sector in 2022: Our Light and Our Shadows

    Join Anne in a candid conversation about national and state trends and issues in the nonprofit community – including but not limited to financial stability, funding support, and the recruitment and retention of our own workforce. These trends have something to tell us,  and may just lead us to what we can do – individually and collectively – in response to lessons learned.


    Conference Schedule


    Tabletop networking sessions
    Continental breakfast w exhibitors


    Mindfulness Exercise with Shanthi Project
    Keynote Presentation: The Nonprofit Sector in 2022: Our Light and Our Shadows presented by Anne Gingerich, MSW, Executive Director, PANO


    Education Workshops Track #1:
    1. Standards of Excellence: Best Practices through a DEI Lens
              presented by Anne Gingerirch, MSW, Executive Director, PANO
    2. Building Hyper-Philanthropy™: An Equitable Approach to Lasting Philanthropic Change
              presented by Bharat Krishnan, MBA, Director of Client Success, The Hodge Group

               CFRE +1
    3. PA Department of Community & Economic Development Grants and Programs 101
              presented by Fadia Halma, Regional Director, PA Department of Community & Economic Development

              CFRE +1

    Education Workshops Track #2
    1. Campaign Planning in a Post Pandemic World
              presented by Susan Scauzzo Vice President & Managing Director, and Kelly E. Grattan, PhD, MBA, CFRE Vice President, Shultz & Williams

              CFRE +1
    2. AFP Legacy Giving: A Play in Two Acts
              presented by Stephen Link, Director of Philanthropic Services, Cornerstone

              CFRE +1
    3. Case Study: Taking Your End-of-Year Peer-to-Peer Fundraising Campaign to the Next Level

              presented by Matt Easterwood, CFRE, Director of Development, Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center

              CFRE +1

    Grab a box lunch and join us for the third and final session of the day


    Education Workshops Track #3
    1. Achieving the Fundraising Success Trifecta: Effective, Efficient, and Enjoyable
              presented by Chad Barger, CFRE, Productive Fundraising

    2. Gift in Kind, or Gift that Keeps on Giving?
              presented by Christe Konopitski, M.S. NPM, Nonprofit Professional & Consultant, Creative Konsulting

              CFRE +1
    3. Not Another Gala: Creating events that are unique, mission-focused, and able to stand the test of time
              presented by Jesse Shappell, BA, MA, Executive Director, Equi-librium
              CFRE +1

    For questions, contact Christe Konopitski, Chapter Manager, at director@afpglv.org.