AFP’s International Conference on Fundraising is Back – Coming to San Antonio in March 2014

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AFP's International Conference on Fundraising, the largest gathering of charitable fundraisers in the world, will be held in San Antonio, Texas, March 23-25, 2014, and features speakers like Steve “Woz” Wozniak (the co-founder of Apple Computer), Beth Kanter (author of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit) and Ben Rattray (founder and CEO of Change.org)

“Without fundraising and the charitable sector—which accounts for 10 percent of the American workforce and millions of organizations across the globe—our world would look very different,” said Watt.

More than 4,000 charitable sector leaders, fundraisers, and managers will come together in San Antonio, Texas, March 23-25, 2014, for insightful stories and interactive education sessions to learn how to raise more money for important charitable causes at the largest gathering of fundraising professionals in the world.

Steve “Woz” Wozniak (the co-founder of Apple Computer), Beth Kanter (author of Measuring the Networked Nonprofit) and Ben Rattray (founder and CEO of Change.org) are just a few of the hundreds of speakers, thought leaders, philanthropic leaders and fundraising experts who will be presenting at the conference through nearly 100 educational sessions. The conference will also feature numerous opportunities for attendees to network with fundraising and philanthropic leaders from around the world, as well as view demonstrations from hundreds of companies that provide products, programs, services, software and other resources to the sector.

Anyone interested in generating more philanthropic revenue for their charity—executive director, manager, president/CEO, fundraiser, volunteer, program officer or board member—can register now for the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ 51st International Conference on Fundraising at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center in San Antonio, Texas: http://conference.afpnet.org/index.cfm

“Fundraising is critical to helping find solutions to the world’s most pressing issues,” said Andrew Watt, FInstF. “AFP members collectively raise more than $100 billion annually for charities by inspiring, engaging and uniting people around a cause. This conference is designed to help charities understand and use all of the new resources and trends available—technology, social media, changing demographics—to connect people to cause and raise money more effectively and efficiently.”

The conference will include the release of the Nonprofit Research Collaborative’s Year-End Fundraising Survey, the first look at how giving and fundraising fared in 2013. AFP will also present the Outstanding Fundraising Professional, a lifetime achievement honor given to a fundraising leader and innovator. These presentations are in addition to the fun, networking, book signings, expert panelists, educational programs, how-to sessions and more that will be at the conference.

“Without fundraising and the charitable sector—which accounts for 10 percent of the American workforce and millions of organizations across the globe—our world would look very different,” said Watt. “AFP’s International Conference on Fundraising is the place where fundraisers from every level of experience and background meet, connect, learn, share and inspire each other to continue their critical work, driving change in communities across the globe.”

Through January 17th, AFP members can attend the three-day event for just $750, and non-members can attend for just a little bit more. Conference exhibitor and partner information can also be found on the conference website: http://conference.afpnet.org/index.cfm

Since 1960, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has inspired global change—helping nonprofits and charities and supporting fundraising efforts that have generated more than $1 trillion. AFP advances effective and ethical philanthropy by providing advocacy, research, education, mentoring, collaboration and technology opportunities for the world’s largest network of professional fundraisers. AFP’s nearly 30,000 members raise more than $100 billion annually, equivalent to more than one-third of charitable giving in North America, with millions more generated around the world. For more information, go to http://www.afpnet.org.

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