Call for Presentations

Faith & Fundraising Conference 2023
February 26-March 1, 2023 | Hilton Myrtle Beach Resort Myrtle Beach, SC

We invite you to submit a proposal to lead a 75-minute Breakout Session at the upcoming Faith & Fundraising: Myrtle Beach 2023.

For more information about the conference and to register, click here. For information about presenting a breakout session at the conference, continue reading below.

Deadline for Proposals

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Proposal Submission Form

Please submit your proposal via the Proposal Submission Form.

About the Conference

We have a vision for this conference to be energizing, exciting, and ENGAGING. We will break out of the typical mode of conferences and create something special. The difference will be the degree of interactivity and relationship-building that will be woven through all aspects of the conference, and we need your session to be a part of creating this new and innovative experience!

Education. Inspiration. Fellowship.

The Faith & Fundraising Conference is designed around three themes:

Education: Attendees will gain new skills and learn tactics to take back and immediately apply to their work.

Inspiration: Participants will leave with a vision of what is possible and inspired to pursue their goals with confidence, enthusiasm, and support. 

 

Fellowship: Attendees will develop valuable relationships that support, nurture, and mentor them into the future. 

About Conference Attendees

This conference connects faith and vocation for development professionals serving in fundraising, nonprofit leadership, marketing, and communication roles. Attendees hold such titles as: Chief Development Officer, Major Gifts Officer, Principal, Pastor, CEO, Board Member, Consultant, Annual Fund Director, Planned Giving Officer, Special Events Coordinator, Director of Marketing, and many more. 

 

Attendees come from a wide variety of experience levels and backgrounds. Some are just beginning in the field, while others have decades of experience. We are looking for presenters able to speak to various levels of proficiency – both for sessions that are targeted at all attendees, and to specific experience levels.

About the Breakout Sessions (75 minutes total)

The goal is for participants to not only “consume” information, but to also offer their own experiences, share expertise, and apply what they are learning to their own situations. 

Your proposal should be for a breakout session that is creative, interactive, and will help build relationships among participants. The structure of your session is as important as the content that you desire to convey. We will be happy to work with you to develop a model that encourages interactivity, and to develop the facilitation skills that will support participant engagement. Also note that we will talk more about interactivity in our “How to Create a Successful Proposal” workshop and conversation offered a few times during the months of October-November.

We are open to your ideas for how to structure your sessions to be interactive. Here are two ideas for a session structure, but we are not limited to these. 

One Option: Spend 45-60 minutes presenting materials, case studies, and insights. Then spend 15-30 minutes with in-depth discussion among the participants, doing an exercise, or workshopping their specific challenges. 

Another Option: Work interactively with participants from the beginning to surface their expertise and challenges and to have them work together and learn from each other, with the session leader being a facilitator of the process. 

Think through what makes sense for your material and you as a presenter. We are open to creative uses of the 75 minutes that engage participants.

Information Sessions: How to put Forward Your Best Proposal

To help you understand the vision for this conference and what types of proposals will be prioritized, we are offering Information Sessions for prospective applicants in December. It will be the same session each time, hoping to make it possible for you to join and learn more.

 

December 7 and 14, 2022 - 12:30 p.m. CT

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The Details for Your Breakout Session Proposal

Sessions are 75 minutes long, and expected to be a combination of presentation and interaction.

We strongly recommend including a nonprofit representative in your proposed list of presenters, if you are from a for-profit company.

 

Topic and materials must be relevant to Faith and Fundraising. This is a broad spectrum of topics and we will select sessions based on variety and creativity. 

Prepare the following items to complete your session proposal and then submit it via this form.

  • For each presenter: 

    • Contact info (name, organization, phone, email, address, etc.)

    • A short bio – 100 words or less

  • Session title and description (100 words or less)

  • Proposed structure for interactivity (100 words or less)

  • 3-5 Learning Objectives (Attendees will leave with…) 

  • Information about whether you have made the presentation before, including where and when

  • List 1-2 references

 

We look forward to reading your proposal! If you have additional questions, please reach out to Laurie Brill at laurie@alde.org.

Deadline for Proposals

Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Proposal Submission Form

Please submit your proposal via the Proposal Submission Form.