National School Foundation Association (NSFA) 9th Annual Conference in Philadelphia, May 7-9 Offers Brings Together National Experts for Education Foundation Development

The 9th annual conference of the National School Foundation Association (NSFA) 9th will be held May 7-9 in the historic Philadelphia’s Loews Hotel and will feature over 40 work sessions focusing on strategic partnerships with local private businesses. Keynote speakers include Chancellor Frank T. Brogan, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education; Ralph R. Smith, Senior VP of the Annie E. Casey Foundation; and Sean Covey, Author/Motivational Speaker.

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Last year's conference attendees listened intently as they learned about recent changes in giving trends.

Our conference is known for giving participants both practical advice and inspiration, as well as providing a great networking platform.

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) March 26, 2014

Leaders of America’s Education Foundation Movement will convene in Philadelphia to hear three nationally known educators and over 40 session presenters speak on the issues of increasing private funding and building strategic partnerships for America’s schools.

The 9th annual conference of The National School Foundation Association (NSFA) will be held May 7-9, 2014. The 3-day event, featuring over 40 work sessions focusing on increasing strategic partnerships with local private businesses, will be held in historic Philadelphia’s LoewsHotel.

The conference theme is “Discovering, Sharing, and Growing Strong Education Foundations." Over 300 attendees will discuss effective ways to infuse dollars into the local school education foundations for their PreK-12 public schools.

"We will have sessions appropriate for all levels of experience and development -- from school district and community leaders thinking of starting an education foundation to established organizations who want to grow and increase their impact," said Nina Menis, NSFA Executive Director. "Our conference is known for giving participants both practical advice and inspiration, as well as providing a great networking platform."

Since inception, the NSFA has helped local school foundations raise over a quarter-billion dollars for local school systems, according to Lynne Grasz, NSFA President and Board Chair.

NSFA keynote speakers include:

  • Chancellor Frank T. Brogan, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
  • Ralph R. Smith, Senior Vice President of the Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Sean Covey, Author and Motivational Speaker and Senior Vice President of Innovations and Products at FranklinCovey. He is the author of “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens.”

NSFA has designated Thursday as “School Superintendent Day” and invited school superintendents from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and surrounding states to attend.

Attendees will include education foundation executive directors, staff and board members, school board members, superintendents, school district employees and related consultants/professionals.

Session topics include:

  • Writing a "Case for Support"
  • Building an Endowment and Legacy Society
  • The relationship between the Foundation and School District
  • Your legal questions, answered
  • All fundraising areas (Grant Writing, Annual Giving Campaigns, Special Events, Major Gifts)
  • Branding your Foundation

Visit the conference website for more details and registration information.