National Conference – 2019

AFG is the only association geared towards fundraisers working in associations and association foundations. So, you don’t want to miss AFG’s 2019 National Conference in Washington, DC. All the content is tailored to our niche needs will focus on how you and your fellow association fundraisers can Gain the Edge.

When: Wednesday, May 15, 2019 – 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Where: FHI 360 Conference Center- 1825 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC


(Note a 4% processing fee will be included when paid via credit card.)







*The non- member registration fee includes a free, introductory trial AFG membership for new members through June 30, 2019. Your benefits may continue by renewing your membership at that time. 

Scroll down to register online or download and print the 2019 AFG National Conference Registration form here. Early Bird prices good through March 29th.


Click here to view the At a Glance Conference Schedule


Tailor your unique conference experience during each of the four breakout time slots with 16 Breakout Sessions to choose from.
Download the list of Breakout Sessions and Speakers here.


Opening Keynote: “AFG: What’s Next?” – Join former AFG President, Barkley Payne (Executive Director, AMA Foundation), as he moderates a town hall meeting during the Opening General Session. It has been five years since AFG published the white paper AFG: The Next 25 Years, a special initiative to identify the unique opportunities and challenges facing association foundations for the next 25 years, with a focus on the next three to five years. It’s time to revisit this report and chart a course for AFG and its members for the next five years. Joining Barkley Payne will be panelist members Natalie Zundel, CFRE, AFG President, David Coyne, CFRE (President, The Sheridan Group), Katrina Dunn (Director of Development, American Fisheries Society),  Stephen Ewell (Executive Director, Consumer Technology Association Foundation), John Graham, CAE (President and CEO, ASAE) and Eileen Murray, CAE (Executive Director, American Epilepsy Society). This keynote is designed to both garner responses from the panel, as well as responses and questions from you!

Closing KeynotePaula Cozzi Goedert returns this year as our closing keynote speaker. A partner at Barnes & Thornburg LLP, where she is the chair of the firm’s Associations and Foundations group. Paula is a perennial favorite at the AFG National Conference.

Free small group coaching sessions help you reach your personal professional goals! These optional sessions will be held following the Closing General Session from 4:45-5:45 pm. Space is limited.


A HUGE THANK YOU to our 2019 AFG Sponsors!

2019 Sponsor Prospectus: Opportunities Available



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