AFP Memphis Fundraising Summit

When:  Nov 17, 2023 from 11:00 AM to 04:30 PM (CT)
Associated with  AFP TN, Memphis Chapter

Reaching Peak Performance: Achieving New Heights in Fundraising Excellence

$99 for Admission to Conference + Crystal Awards

Prepare to embark on an epic journey toward fundraising excellence! Join us and your fellow fundraisers for an experience beyond the ordinary - a thrilling expedition to the summit of fundraising greatness.

Why should you be part of this epic journey? This year, our focus is on achieving nothing less than peak performance in fundraising. We are assembling a gathering of the most brilliant minds, trailblazers and experts in the realm of philanthropy, to guide you through an immersive learning experience like no other.

Picture yourself surrounded by fellow visionaries and passionate fundraisers, all united by a shared goal: to unlock the secrets of fundraising success. Our dynamic lineup of speakers, workshops, and interactive sessions promises to ignite your fundraising spirit and equip you with cutting-edge strategies and insights to elevate your work to new heights.

But it's not just about the learning journey, it's also about the people you meet along the way. Get ready to network, collaborate, and forge connections that will fuel your passion for philanthropy. Feel the exhilaration of being part of a community that believes in the power of change.

Are you ready to push the boundaries of fundraising and aim for the stars? What are you waiting for? Register today! Together, we will scale the peaks of fundraising excellence and turn your aspirations into reality. This is your opportunity to be a part of something truly extraordinary. Don't miss it – secure your spot today and embark on the climb to peak fundraising performance!

Conference Timeline

11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Registration and Lunch by Fratelli’s at Memphis Botanic Garden

11:30 a.m. Welcome from AFP Board and Chat GBT Demonstration with John Hamilton from Dragonfly

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Opening Plenary Presented by Vu Le, NonprofitAF

1:00 p.m. – 1:10 p.m. Mindful Moment and Break

1:10 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. AI Session

“Elevating Fundraising with AI-Powered Marketing: Ethics, Innovation, and Peak Performance” Presented by Meka Egwuekwe, Code Crew, and Faith Morris, CultureLift Inc.
In the ever-evolving landscape of fundraising, harnessing the power of AI in marketing has emerged as a game-changer. This session will delve into the creative possibilities that AI brings to fundraising while staying firmly rooted in ethics and guidelines. Join us to explore how cutting-edge AI technologies can empower your organization to achieve peak performance in fundraising.

2:00 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Break

2:05 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. IDEA Session

“Strategies for Fundraising Excellence: Advancing Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA)” Presented by Dr. Mary "MJ" McConner, Inclusive Excellence Consulting
In the pursuit of fundraising excellence, organizations are increasingly recognizing the vital role of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA). Join us for an insightful session that explores actionable strategies to not only meet but exceed your fundraising goals while promoting IDEA principles. Discover how to create a more equitable and impactful future through your fundraising efforts.

3:00 p.m. – 3:10 p.m. Mindful Moment

3:10 p.m. – 4:10 p.m. Panel of Funders and Nonprofit Leaders

"Navigating the Fundraising Journey: Insights from Funders and Nonprofits"
Moderator: Amber Hamilton, Memphis Music Initiative
Special Guest: Vu Le, Nonprofit AF
Corporate Giving: Neki Catron, Sylvamo
Fundraising Executives: Tiffany Graham, National Civil Rights Museum, and Anna Kathryn Word, MIFA
Foundations: Lauren Taylor, Hyde Family Foundation, and Dr. Jan Young, Assisi Foundation
This is a candid and informative discussion as we bring together funders and nonprofit organizations to explore the peaks and valleys of fundraising. In this session, we will delve into the challenges faced by nonprofits, the evolving landscape of philanthropy, and how funders can better support the causes they believe in. Nonprofits will gain insights into how to be more intentional in their funding requests, while funders will learn how to maximize the impact of their support.

All conference attendees are invited to join us for the Crystal Awards from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.


Memphis Botanic Garden
750 Cherry Rd
Memphis, TN 38117
Event Image


Jessie Wiley