National Conference 2014

AFG 12th Annual National Conference on
Association Foundations & Fundraising
Thursday, May 8, 2014

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

Conference Agenda & Speakers as of May 2, 2014

2014 Sponsors
Cambpell & Co.      KDC-Logo_Web_Transparent
Nexus logo The Sheridan Group

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Opening Keynote Session: The Future of Associations
Speaker: John Graham IV, FASAE, CAE, President & CEO, ASAE

JGrahamWith more than 40 years of fundraising and association experience and one of Nonprofit Times ?Top 50 Leaders? for more than 10 years in a row, ASAE President and CEO John H. Graham IV will kick-off the meeting discussing the future trends that will impact associations including mobile, member engagement and advocacy. He will also talk about how business models for associations are evolving and will require organizations to explore new revenue streams and products and services that are funded by and delivered through their foundations.

Luncheon Keynote Session:
Fraud ? How to proof against it and what to do when it happens
Speaker: Steven Worth, President, Plexus Consulting Group


The nonprofit sector?s strength, that it serves a higher purpose in society, clearly also can be it weakness as holier than thou attitudes may make it easier to rationalize less-than-ethical dealings.

After detecting fraud in the operations of a major nonprofit that had received one of their grants, USAID forever banned that association from bidding on its projects?causing it to go out of business.

Nonprofit fraud is particularly painful. It is not only a betrayal of the trust that is the lifeblood of nonprofit organizations, it tarnishes everyone in the sector. This is not someone else?s problem. This is a big deal and deserves much more attention from the nonprofit community than it has received to-date.

Closing Keynote Session
Speaker: Paula Goedert, Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP

Goedert.PaulaPaula Goedert is a partner in the law firm of Barnes & Thornburg LLP, where she chairs the Association and Foundations Group. She concentrates her practice on representing non-profit organizations, including professional societies, trade associations, charities and private foundations. She received the John C. Thiel Distinguished Service Award from Association Forum and the President?s Award from the Association Foundation Group. She served on the Association Forum?s Board of Directors, on the Board of the Foundation of the American Society of Association Executives and on the Board of Rush Oak Park Hospital. She also served as a member of the Guild Board of the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Are you interested in sponsoring this event or exhibiting next year? Please review our 2014 Sponsorship Prospectus and contact Shaughna Giracca for more information on our 2015 offerings.

2014 Sponsors

Cambpell & Co.


The Sheridan Group



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