Thank you for helping make AFP LEAD VIRTUAL 2020, AFP’s annual leadership conference, a success. We look forward to "seeing" you again in Fall 2021!

AFP LEAD Emerging Leaders of Impact!

AFP members were invited to nominate emerging leaders of impact, with one selected to attend AFP LEAD VIRTUAL 2020 for free. AFP received so many incredible nominations, and ended up choosing Suhailah Waheed as our Emerging Leader of Impact awardee!

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AFP LEAD is AFP’s annual leadership conference, bringing together both senior and emerging fundraising leaders for two full days of professional development and networking. Themes for this year’s conference include leading through change, diversity and inclusion, and ethics.

If you want to grow as a leader or hone your skills and get a handle on the latest trends, join us online October 14 and 15.

Each education session for AFP LEAD VIRTUAL 2020 is eligible for .75 points, 4.5 per day for a total of 9 CFRE credits.

Our Host
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Alice Ferris, CFRE, ACFRE
Partner at GoalBusters Consulting, LLC

Keynote Speakers
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Edgar Villanueva
Author of Decolonizing Wealth
Senior Vice President of Programs and Advocacy at the Schott Foundation for Public Education

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José Andrés
Culinary Innovator, Author, Educator and Humanitarian

Schedule At A Glance

Schedule Subject to Change; All Times Eastern

Click here to see the full schedule with session descriptions and speaker bios

Wednesday, October 14
10:00 - 10:20 amWelcome with our host Alice Ferris, CFRE, ACFRE
10:20 - 11:05 amOpening Keynote: Edgar Villanueva, Author of Decolonizing Wealth, Senior Vice President of Programs and Advocacy at the Schott Foundation for Public Education
11:05 - 11:20 amBreak
11:20 am - 12:05 pmEducation Session #1: Igniting the Leader Within: Proven Way to Position Yourself For Leadership, Odessa Jenkins, Vice President of Client Support Services, Corporate Solutions (YourCause), Blackbaud
12:05 am – 12:50 pmEducation Session #2: Leadership from Within, Adrienne Longenecker, CFRE, Hill Country Conservancy
12:50 – 1:20 pm Break
1:20 – 2:05 pmEducation Session #3: Naming the Issues and Committing to Action in Times of Change , Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M., Global Diversity and Inclusion and Education Consultant and Executive Coach
2:05 – 2:50 pmEducation Session #4: Leading through Change with Adaptive Fundraising, Jarrett O’Brien,
2:50 – 3:05 pmBreak
3:05 – 3:50 pmEducation Session #5: The Once and Future Fundraising Team, Nancy Racette, Development Resources, inc. (DRi)
3:50 – 4:35 pmEducation Session #6: The Ethical Case for Equity and Inclusion Joenita Paulrajan, PhD, Program Leader, Extended Learning, Centre for Intercultural Communication, The University of British Columbia
4:35 – 5:00 pmWrap-up with our host Alice Ferris, CFRE, ACFRE
5:00 – 5:30 pm Networking
Thursday, October 15
10:00 - 10:15 amWelcome with our host Alice Ferris, CFRE, ACFRE
10:15 - 11:00 amEducation Session #7: 2020 Ethics: Bright Light of Day or Dirty Little Secret?, Roberta (Robbe) A. Healey, MBA, NHA, ACFRE, Aurora Philanthropic Consulting & Andrea McManus, ViTrēo Group
11:00 – 11:45 amEducation Session #8: Changing Global Paradigms: Leading on Shifting Sands, Bob Carter, CFRE, Carter & Dr. Tessie San Martin, Plan International USA
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.Break
12:15 - 1:00 pmEducation Session #9: Find Your Fire to Lead, Terri Broussard Williams, Movement Maker
1:00 – 1:45 pmEducation Session #10: Agility – Giving Your Team the Tools and Motivation to Succeed in a New Future, Kelly Cauley, LinkedIn
1:45 – 2:00 pmBreak
2:00 – 2:45 pmEducation Session #11: The Intersection Between Mental Health and Work Culture, Ian Adair, Gracepoint Foundation
2:45 – 3:30 pm Education Session #12: Indigenous Perspective, Creating Connections, Sharon Redsky, Dakota Ojibway Child and Family
3:30 – 3:45 pmBreak
3:45 – 4:15 pmClosing Keynote: José Andrés, Culinary Innovator, Author, Educator and Humanitarian
4:15 – 4:30 pm Wrap-up with our host Alice Ferris, CFRE, ACFRE


AFP ProfessionaL Members: $249

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Nonmembers: $449

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  • AFP Chapter Leaders: $129
  • AFP Young Professional Member: $149
  • AFP Small Nonprofit Organizational Members: $199
  • AFP Global Board Members: $199

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