2019 Gateway Conference on Philanthropy


2019 AFP Gateway conference on philanthropy: EVOLVE

What is changing and what is staying the same? How can we evolve to keep up with new technology that can develop agile and adaptive fundraising campaigns, while at the same time maintain strong relationships through traditional face-to-face cultivation and stewardship?  We must refine and transform our strategies to respond to the ever changing behavior and trends of the world that we all live in, striving to be inclusive and responsive individuals. Join AFP St. Louis for a day of education, conversation and networking as we explore new strategies in fund development, while also reinforcing those classic best practices that remain constant.

Call for Session Proposals

The St. Louis Chapter of AFP invites you to submit session proposals to be considered for the 2019 AFP St. Louis Conference on Wednesday, August 28, 2019.

Your input and experience are invaluable, and AFP St. Louis is seeking proposals that reflect innovative and best practices. Presenting at the conference is a great opportunity to share your skills and experience with the St. Louis fundraising community and to advance the fundraising profession.

Submit your session proposal by April 1st. The conference planning committee will review all proposals and a status notification will be sent by mid April.  

Proposal Timeline:  

Call for sessions opens February 15, 2019
Deadline April 1, 2019
Final decisions will be sent no later than April 15, 2019

Suggested presentation topics include:

  • Development Management
  • Annual Giving
  • Campaigns
  • Communications
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Major Gifts
  • Marketing and Branding
  • Personal Development
  • Planned Gifts
  • Small Shops
  • Social Media
  • Special Events
  • Stewardship
  • Staff Management
  • Board Training and Management
  • Volunteer Management