AFP Philanthropic Institute 2019

August 15th, 2019

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Kicking off with an electrifying keynote from Fundraising Transformed’s Tammy Zonker, and leading into an afternoon of breakout sessions, the AFP Michiana Philanthropic Institute is a high-impact, high-value, one day philanthropic conference taking place in South Bend, IN at the beautiful Century Center.

Recognized as one of America's Top 25 Fundraising Experts, Tammy is an inspiring international speaker and trainer in the discipline of transformational philanthropy. She has trained, coached and led nonprofit teams to raise more than $450M including a single gift of $27.1M.

Institute Schedule

Registration/Breakfast: 8 AM - 9 AM

Keynote: 9 AM - 10 AM

Breakout Sessions 1

Lunch (provided on-site) with Learning Lab Sessions

Breakout Sessions 2

Breakout Sessions 3

Networking Reception: 4 PM - 5 PM

Vendor Fair: 8 AM - 5 PM

Breakout session details

Breakout Sessions #1: (full-day attendees only)

  • “Sharing Fire: A New Philanthropic Approach to Leadership for the Nonprofit Sector” by Marc Hardy, University of Notre Dame

  • “Storytelling to Skyrocket Results" by Tammy Zonker

  • Removing Donor Friction in a Digital Era” by David Mattingly, GiveGrove

  • “What Are These Things You Call 'Grants' and How Do I Get Them For My Organization?” by Ed Ackerly, University of Notre Dame

Lunch & Learn Labs:

  • Self-Branding and Networking” by Brandon Williamson, First State Bank

  • Risk Management for Non-Profits” by Brandon Nettrouer, Gibson Insurance

  • "Strategic Donor Communications and Touchpoints to Increase Annual Giving" by Susan Walterhouse, Feed the Hungry


Breakout Sessions #2:

  • Nonprofit Storytelling” by Brea Persing, Brea Persing

  • "Not All Stories Have a Happy Ending: Lessons in Crisis Communications for Non-Profits" by Diane Doyne

  • Engaging Your Board in Fundraising” by Jodi Spataro, Community Foundation of Elkhart County

  • “Storytelling to Skyrocket Results” by Tammy Zonker

Breakout Sessions #3:

  • Diamonds in the Rough – Finding the Best Donor Prospects Hidden in Your Database” by Steven Shattuck, Bloomerang

  • What Millennials Want & How Virtual Reality Can Increase Your Fundraising Dollars” by Ryan Kring, Ancon Construction

  • Using Your Website to Generate Leads” by Jack Wilkinson, Sharp Wilkinson

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