Advancement Northwest Virtual Annual Conference

May 14 & 21, 2021

Join us on Friday, May 14 and Friday, May 21 for our 2021 Annual Conference. We are keeping with a virtual format for 2021 to be safe but are resuming our full two-day schedule!

We are thrilled to announce that Edgar Villanueva will be our keynote speaker. Prep for the conference by reading his book Decolonizing Wealth: Indigenous Wisdom to Heal Divides and Restore Balance and by following him on Twitter or Instagram.

Submissions to Present at the Conference are now being Accepted!

We are looking for dynamic presentations that address one or more of the four areas of our Advancement Northwest Strategic Plan and will be helpful and inspiring to a range of professionals across development teams of all sizes and scopes.

Advancement Northwest strives to reflect the community of Western Washington and to elevate the voices of fundraisers of color. In 2021, our selection committee will not move forward with any session that fails to include BIPOC voices and expertise.


Click here for more information, full evaluation criteria, and the application. 


All proposals submitted before February 28, 2021 will be considered. Finalists will be notified within two business weeks. The full conference schedule will be published no later than March 15.


Catherine Merlo, CFRE, and Nick Peyton

2021 Annual Conference co-chairs

The 2021 Sponsorship Prospectus is now available.

Thank you to our Annual Conference Sponsors



2020 Post Conference Resources

Click here  to access a variety of post conference resources.

*Only Available to Registrants of the Conference