National Conference 2013

AFG 11th Annual National Conference on
Association Foundations & Fundraising

Thursday, May 9, 2013
FHI 360 Conference Center
1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor
Washington, DC 20009-5721

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Time Title Description
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast with Exhibitors
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Breakout Education #1
9:30 - 10:30 a.m.
Sponsored By:
Welcome and Opening General Session

Legalese Made Fun: IRS, Law and Nonprofits
with Paula Goedert, Esq., Partner, Barnes & Thornburg, LLP

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.
Sponsored By:
Break with Exhibitors
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. Breakout Education #2
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Keynote Luncheon & Presentation of the Association Foundation Group Leadership Award

Donor Retention Matters: How the Research Can Shape Our Future
Elizabeth T. Boris, Founding Director of the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute

Association Foundation Group Announces Dr. James P. Gelatt as First Recipient of Leadership Award

1:00 - 1:30 p.m. Dessert with Exhibitors
1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Hot Topics

Join us we discuss the latest “hot topics” in association foundation fundraising and association management.

  • Leadership’s Best Kept Secret: Listening Longer - Susan Kerr, CEO, Advancing Inspiration
  • Form 990; Using It For Your Story – Catherine M. Pennington, CPA, Senior Manager, Renner and Company
  • Foundations Going Mobile: What You Need to Know – Chad Roberts, CEO, Fountainhead Mobile Solutions
  • How Do I Convert a Member Into a Donor – Anita Parker, Director of Development, Former Agents of the FBI Foundation
  • Moving from Scholarships to Social Impact: Transforming Your Foundation to Solve Social Problems – Charles Eaton, Executive Director, Creating IT Futures Foundation
  • Online Prospecting: How to Automatically Identify and Target Potential Donors, Members and Customers – Scott Kubista-Hovis, E-learning Specialist, Society for Human Resource Management
  • Real Estate Gifts – Solidify Your Foundation with the Largest Form of Wealth – Ralph Duarte, Director, Sperry Van Ness / Miller Commercial Real Estate
  • Telling a Story for Fundraising Success – Delia Whitfield, Development Manager, JDRF Capital Chapter
  • Your Vendors as Partners – Robert H. Lane, Ph.D., Principal, Lane Services, LLC
  • Think Big – How to Do More with Less in a Small Foundation – Annette Robertson, Assistant Manager, Programs, National Club Association
  • Securing and Working with Strategic Partners – Lee Lowery, CAE, Executive Director, Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance Foundation and Associate Vice President, Coulter
  • Legacy Giving – Maureen Calloway Carnevale, CFRE, VP of Development, AWHONN (Women’s Health)


2:30 - 2:45 p.m.
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Break with Exhibitors
2:45 - 3:45 p.m. Breakout Education #3
3:45 - 5:00 p.m.
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Closing Panel

Creating a Culture of Philanthropy in Your Association

Panelists: James P. Gelatt, PhD, Professor, Graduate School, University of Maryland University College; Sandra Renner, MSW, CFRE, Principal, Renner Consulting; and Christine Williams, CFRE, Aff., M.ASCE, Executive Vice President, ASCE Foundation


5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Cocktails in the Exhibit Hall

Sponsorship and Exhibitor Information

Thank You to the Conference Planning Committee:

  • Lee Claassen, CAE, Interstitial Cystitis Association, Co-Chair
  • Sandra Renner, MSW, CFRE, Renner Consulting, Co-Chair
  • David Cotter, ACMG Foundation for Genetic & Genomic Medicine
  • Kae Dakin, Kae Dakin Consulting
  • Annette Robertson, National Club Association
  • Beverly Ryan, American Speech-Language-Hearing Foundation
  • Linda Wilson, Wilson & Associates Consulting


Our Sponsors & Exhibitors: