Conferences & Training

Annual Conference for Donor Relations Professionals

June 25 - 27, 2018
Westin Alexandria
Washington, D.C. Metro Area, United States

Alexandria is located minutes from Washington, D.C. on the Potomac River waterfront.

Great stewardship happens when your leadership, your development officers and your donor relations team work together. Join us for a conference experience that unites members of these groups to encourage you to think more creatively, strategically and collaboratively about how best to steward your institution's donors.

This conference is designed for newcomers to the advancement profession and professionals with mid- and senior-level responsibility, and is held in conjunction with Donor Relations 101, a workshop for newcomers to the advancement profession, and Senior Leaders in Donor Relations.

Program starts at 11:30 A.M. on Monday and ends at NOON on Wednesday.

Call for Session Proposals

Session proposals are now being accepted for the 2018 conference. If you, or someone you know is interested in presenting at this year's program, please submit your proposal.

Deadline: Friday, December 15
Reviewed by: Wednesday, January 10


Benefits of Attending
  • Find out how to build or strengthen your donor relations program.
  • Learn new ways to engage, steward and cultivate your organization's donors.
  • Take away ideas, samples and new approaches that are working in well-developed stewardship programs across the nation.
  • Discover what motivates your donors.
  • Gain a greater understanding of the best practices of donor relations and stewardship and learn how to apply them in your own organization.
  • Ensure your donor relations program is campaign ready.

Who Should Attend
  • Donor relations and stewardship professionals
  • Development officers
  • Annual giving officers
  • Relationship managers
  • Advancement services professionals
  • Senior advancement leaders

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