AFP Advancement Northwest 2024 Annual Conference 

 Session proposals are closed for the 2024 Annual Conference, we hope that you will consider submitting for 2025.

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2024 Annual Conference: “The Road to Resilience,” on June 13 & 14, 2024 at McCaw Hall. Keynotes will feature Amy Eisenstein, speaking on “Top Trends Impacting Non-profit Leaders,” and Erin Jones, whose talk “Bridges to Heal Us,” which will spotlight key components of resilience, change, and healing, and their role in moving communities towards racial justice and equitable practices.

Please review the complete Request for Proposal (RFP) before submitting. All proposals submitted by March 4, 2024, will be considered and finalists will be notified by March 19.

About AFP Advancement Northwest and the Conference

This two-day in-person conference is the Pacific Northwest’s most comprehensive training event for nonprofit fundraisers, including early, mid-, and executive-career professionals across development teams of all sizes and scopes. 

The Annual Conference will include morning keynote presentations as well as morning and afternoon sessions on both days. Sixty minutes will be allocated for lectures and panels and seventy-five minutes will be allocated for interactive workshops. All presentations will be in-person at the venue. 

AFP Advancement Northwest is one of the largest Association of Fundraising Professionals chapters. Our members create communities that are models of philanthropic impact. Advancement Northwest expands the skills of these development professionals and elevates our profession. The Annual Conference is a core way in which Advancement Northwest builds leaders who transform communities locally and across the world through fundraising. We strive to reflect the community of Western Washington and the Pacific Northwest, and elevate the voices of fundraisers of color. Preference will be given to proposals that include contributors from underrepresented communities. 

Topic Focus

Resilience is the conference keyword. The aim of this conference is to equip those working in the fundraising field with tangible strategies and tools for creating and sustaining individual and organizational resilience. Your topic should support the conference theme: “The Road to Resilience,” with an emphasis on Resiliency, AI, or Leadership & Management Skills. Submissions must focus on tangible strategies and tools for those working in the fundraising field, such as major gifts, corporate partnerships and sponsorship, grant-writing, board engagement, event trends, data management, communication, volunteer management, and annual giving.


Submission Materials

Please include the information below in your proposal. 

  • Contact information and demographics for presenter(s)
  • Short biography and high resolution heads shot for presenter(s)
  • Session title
  • Session abstract (500 words or fewer)
  • Session learning objectives and expected audience take-a-ways
  • Presentation style (lecture, panel, interactive workshop)
  • Description of how you intend to incorporate the conference theme into your session (500 words or fewer)
  • Target audience