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Event Date Mon Jun 28 EDT - Wed Jun 30 EDT (about 3 years ago)
Location Virtual
Region All

The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and AFP ICON is still here to give you all the fundraising training, trends, and meaningful connections you need to make more impact. And we’re planning to safely hold an in-person conference because we know how valuable and powerful that experience can be.


2021 Speakers

Tara Adams
Assistant Director of Advancement for the University of Illinois College of Law

Regina Alhassan
Founder of ResearchPRO

Emily Allison
Development Director for Bridgercare

Anthony Alonso
Founding member of the AFP Industry Partners Council

Francesco Saverio Ambrogetti
Global Lead, UNICEF

Kirsten Anderson
Author of More Than Words

Megan Anhalt
COO, Chief Strategy Whaler for B-corp

Vinney Arora
Principal consultant at The Arora Collective

Michael Baker
Founder and partner of m3 Development

Don Baker
CEO of FAME, Inc.

Melissa Bank Stepno
Director of consulting and services for Blackbaud

Chad Barger

Nicole Berman
Membership Chair for the AFP Coastal Georgia chapter

Mica Bevington
Humanity & Inclusion

Chessie Biggam
Development Director for Meritan

Kimberley Blease
Fundraiser and marketer

Margit Brazda Poirier
Grant Professionals

Melissa Britton

Sommer Brock
President, CFRE

Jennifer Broome
VP, Philanthropy at American Forests

Jennifer Brunner
National Society of Leadership and Success

Ivy Buchan
Licensed Consultant

Clay Buck
AFP Master Trainer

Andrew Canada
Senior Consultant and Director of Data Analytics at Johnson

Diane Carlson
Co-founding Catapult Fundraising

Cathie Carrigan
Managing Director of International Programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Bob Carter

Cecelia Caspram
Founder/Principal of Mission Growth Partners

Michelle Casserly
Executive Director of Strategic Events for the Hackensack Meridian Health Meridian Health Foundation

Kohinoor Chakravarty
Development Director at Foundation For Excellence

Georgina Chinchilla Gonzalez
Grants and Institutional Support Manager at the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Rachel Cleary

Rachel Clemens
Creative Suitcase

Jennifer Cobb
P2P fundraising leadership, Arthritis Foundation

Lindsay Cochrane
Dunham Fund

Meghan Cummings
Executive Director of the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation

Cory Davies
RMH Foundation’s Executive Director

Mike Delzotti
President & CEO of the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Foundation

Christina DeVries
Director of Development for Students United

Nathan Dietz
Senior researcher at the Do Good Institute in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland

Shanon Doolittle
Founder and co-producer of the Nonprofit Storytelling Conference

Melissa Dulin

Cherrelle Duncan
Founder of Duncan Impact Solutions

Perihan Abou El Ela
Senior Fundraising Manager in Misr El Kheir Foundation

Nancy El Sherbiny
Executive MBA graduate

Joshua Else
Associate Dean for External Affairs at the Bloomberg School of Public Health

Lee Ernst

Kittie Fahey
Fundraising team at Greater Twin Cities United Way

Khaled Fasih
President of AFP Egypt & MENA Chapter

Alice Ferris
Founder of GoalBusters

Jennifer Filla
Founder of Aspire Research Group LLC

Alexis Fish
Principal Business Analyst at Blackbaud

David Fivecoat
Managing Partner, TFCG

Logan Foote
Education and Development Manager at

Lara Dyan Fornal
Email Marketing Manager

Tamika Franklin
Director of Development for The Preuss School UC San Diego

Laura Fredricks
Billion Dollar ASK Maker Powerhouse

Andrew Fussner
VP of Estate Settlement for the American Heart Association

Nadine Gabai-Botero
President of DC-based Focus Fundraising

Alexis Gaiptman
Executive Director of Humanity & Inclusion Canada

Stephen George
Chairman of Remember a Charity

Gayle Gifford
Co-author of The Essential Fundraising Handbook

Jim Greenfield
Growth in Giving Initiative Steering Committee

Natalie Gupton
Director of Business Services and Industry Relations for AgSafe

Xiao Han
IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Rose Harvey

Marcy Heim
CFRE-CSP-PLCC-AFP Master Teacher

Bret Heinrich
President/CEO of Wings of Hope

John Hicks
Principal and Founder of DLBHICKS LLC

Russ Hodge
CASE Center for Community College Advancement

Robert Hofmann
University of Minnesota Duluth

Susan Holt
President and Senior Consultant, Vision Philanthropy Group

Megan Horton
Chair of Apra’s Ethics and Compliance Committee

Jason Huff
VP of Development at Ronald McDonald House Charities of St. Louis

Rachel Hunnybun
Commissioner for the UK’s Commission on Donor Experience

Wendy Husman
Account Director with Mal Warwick Donordigital

Lori Jacobwith
Successful Fundraising Campaign

Leah Jones-Marcus
Project Management Professional (PMP) and Certified FundRaising Executive (CFRE)

Brady Josephson
Managing Director of the NextAfter Institute

Jessica Journey
Director of Donor Experience, IU Health Foundation

Tim Kachuriak
Founder and chief innovation and optimization officer for NextAfter

Nejeed Kassam
CEO and founder of Keela

Chris Keeshan
Founder of CKA

Kate Kiser
Director of Development Operations, IU Health Foundation

Mina Kobayashi
Development Manager at Genesys Works Twin Cities

Erin Koppel

Nicholas Kulik
Chief Donor Engagement Officer for the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation

Polly Lagana
Behavioral Science from The London School of Economics

Michelle Lake
Strategic Events Officer

Amy Lampi

Sarah Landman
Senior Vice President of NewsBank

Lori Hood Lawson
VP, Advancement Insights

Taylor Leake
Corporate Accountability

Beth Ann Locke

Katie Lord
VP of Nonprofit Development at Proof

Tracey Lorts

Laura MacDonald
President of Benefactor Group

Steve MacLaughlin
Vice President of Product Management at Blackbaud

Jatrice Martel Gaiter
Executive Vice President, External Affairs for Volunteers of America

Shana Masterson
Muscular Dystrophy Association

Lani McCollar
Associate Vice President at BWF

Julia McDowell
Marketing and Communications Strategist

Heather McGhee

Harvey McKinnon
AFP International

Sandra McNeely
Co-owner of Abbey Group

Lindsay McReary
Director of Philanthropy Operations at La Jolla Country Day School

Ann-Marie Meacham
Executive Director at Menlo-Atherton High School Foundation

Matthew Mielcarek
Vice President, Analytics & Insights Strategy at Pursuant

Nic Miller

Benjamin Miller
Chief Analytic Officer at DonorTrends

Amal Mobadda
Chief Fundraising Officer, Misr El Kheir Foundation

Quentin Moore
Director of Development at Project for Pride in Living

Wes Moore

Rachel Muir

Jess Myers
Marketing & Communications specialist and Fundraiser at Doctors Without Borders Canada

Mary Nemerov
Chief Philanthropy Officer at the California Academy of Sciences

Elizabeth Ngonzi
Founder and CEO of The International Social Impact Institute

Meagan O'Flaherty
Strategic Events Officer

Alex Oftelie

Wayne Olson
Intermountain Foundation

Erin Osborn
Prospect Development Director at Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation

Una Osili
Director of research at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Jennifer Oyer
Principal and Chief Joy Officer of Community Impact Advisors

Shana Peete
Senior Leadership Development Specialist, CEN

Ligia Pena
Global Legacy Manager at Greenpeace International

Ken Phillips
Author, "Make a Better World"

Allison Quintanilla Plattsmier
Host Committee and serves on AFP’s Emerging Leaders Initiative Task Force and Women’s Impact Committee

Ana Luisa Ramirez
CEO of Gestión FIlantrópica

Matthew Reynolds

Scott Richards
Director of Training & Education for Virtuous

Delphia Ridley
Senior Nonprofit Executive

Mia Rodrigues
Product Marketing, Salesforce

Renee Rubin Ross
Founder of The Ross Collective

Debby Roth

Mark Rovner
Founder and principal at Sea Change Strategies

Jeannie Sager
Director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Tim Sarrantonio
Team member at Neon One

Martha H Schumacher
President of Hazen and the Hazen Institute for Leadership Training

Josh Selo
Executive Director of West Valley Community Services

Kate Shannon
Assistant Vice President, Senior Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch

Jared Sheehan
CEO and Co-founder of PwrdBy

Matthew Siegel
Director of development for the College of Humanities

Sarah Staiger
Director of Advancement for Beacon

Jane Stein
Child Abuse Center of Hampton Roads o Served

AJ Steinberg
Professional Event Planner and Engagement Strategist A.J. Steinberg

Lauren Steiner
AFP Greater Cleveland

Maeve Strathy
Fundraising Strategist at Blakely Inc.

Jo Sullivan
Executive Director

Piper Sullivan
Product Marketing Manager for Fundraising at Salesforce

Katja Thomakos
Director of Development at Cranbrook Institute of Science

Ann Thompson-Haas
Senior Consultant with Larkwood Consulting

Virginia Thumm
Major Gift Officer Certificate

Tyler Timko
Senior Consultant with EDEN+

Mazarine Treyz
Founder of WildWomanFundraising

Farra Trompeter
Chief Growth Officer and Partner at Big Duck

Michelle Turman
CEO of Catalyst Consulting Services

Jack Valor
Nonprofit Technology Conference

Tracy Vanderneck
President of Phil-Com Training and Consulting

Pinky Vincent
Development and Marketing team at Change Machine

Erica Waasdorp
President of A Direct Solution

Holly Wagg
Managing Partner at Good Works

Mo Waja
Fundraiser at Blakely

Jarrett Way
University of North Texas

Scott Wayne
Managing Partner of Envoy

Heidi Webb
President of the Rotary Club of Rockville

Fredrick Weber
Adjunct professor at John Marshall Law School

Traci Weller
Masters in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy

Melissa Whetzel
Content Marketing Manager

Sarah Willey
Associate Director of Annual Giving at the University of Missouri

Benjamin Wirick
AVP Development at AltaMed

Amy Wolfe
Partner in Mujeres Poderosas

Christina Yoon
Vice President and Director, East Region for Campbell & Company

Sasha Zarins
Philanthropic studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy

Sponsors & Partners

2021 Sponsors

• Blackbaud

• Linkedin for Nonprofits

• Fundraise Up
• Golfstatus
• Rallyup
• Salesforce

• Bonfire
• Donorsearch
• iWave
• One Cause