AFG Edge Conference – 2020

AFG is the only association geared towards fundraisers working in associations and association foundations. So, you don’t want to miss AFG’s 2020 National Edge Conference in Washington, DC. All the content is tailored to our niche needs will focus on you and your fellow association fundraisers.

When: Tuesday, May 12, 2020 – 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.)

Take advantage of the early bird rate, register before April 12th!

AFG Member Rate:     Early Bird $279         Regular $329
Non-Member Rate:     Early Bird $379         Regular $429
Speaker Rate: $169

*The non- member registration fee includes a free, introductory trial AFG membership for new members through June 30, 2020. Your benefits may continue by renewing your membership at that time. 


Monday, May 11th
(Washington Marriott/1221 22nd St., NW, Washington, DC)
6:00-7:30 pm Networking Reception*

Tuesday, May 12th
(FHI 360 Conference Center- 1825 Connecticut Ave., NW)

8:30-9:00 am            Breakfast with Exhibitors

9:00-10:00 am          Gender Matters: A Practical Approach to Grow Women’s Philanthropy: Kathleen Loehr, Senior Consultant, Aspen Leadership Group

10:00-11:00 am        Educational Session I

  • Making the Most of Your Annual Giving Program: Doug Adolph, Senior Vice President, CCS Fundraising
  • No Sacred Cows: Leading a Foundation Through Change … of Everything: Rikki Amos, Managing Director, International Franchise Association Foundation
  • Screening and Planned Giving: Using the Most Predictive Data for Prospecting: Garet Turner, CAE, CMP, Vice President and Chief Development Officer, ASAE and ASAR Foundation, and Andy Suther, Director of Strategic Partnerships, DonorSearch

11:00-11:15 am        Snack Break with Exhibitors

11:15-12:15 pm        Educational Session II

  • A Fundraising Success Case Study: Using Your Annual Meeting to Fund-raise: Amanda Johnson, MA, Director of Development, ARVO Foundation for Eye Research
  • Blended Gifts: A Funding Key to Growing Endowment Resources: James Connell, FAHP, CSA, Connell and Associates
  • Modify, Marry, or Kill Your Giving Tuesday Campaign? Natalie Zundel, CFRE, Owner and Founder, Raise Well Consulting

 12:15-1:15 pm          AFG General Business Meeting

Luncheon Speaker  What does philanthropy look like in 2030? Bond Lammey, Senior Vice President of Prospect Development, BWF

Lunch served

1:15-1:30 pm          Dessert with Exhibitors

1:30-2:30 pm         Educational Session III

2:30-3:15 pm          Poster Sessions

2:30-3:15 pm          Coaching Circles*

3:15-3:30 pm          Passport Prize with Exhibitors

3:30-4:30 pm          Closing General Session, Maintaining Your Brand Independence: Ron Zywicki | Managing Director & Partner, David James Group


* Included with a conference registration fee. Separate registration is required. 


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  • Registering for multiple attendees? Please complete this form for each attendee separately.
  • AFG will also be hosting an inaugural social event, 6pm - 7:30pm, Monday, May 11th. This event will be focused on fun and networking. Space is limited. Location: Washington Marriott/ 1221 22nd St., NW, Washington, DC
  • Optional Demographic Questions

  • Hotel Accommodations

    The AFG has reserved a room block at the Washington Marriott/ 1221 22nd St., NW, Washington, DC- website: Call: 202-872-1500: Be sure to ask for the AFG Room Block: Please note, a direct reservation link to reserve online will be provided in your registration receipt.
  • Refund, Payment and Cancellation Policies

    Refund Policy: No Refunds will be granted. Registration fees are transferrable. Registration credits must be used within one year of date issued. (Applicable to attendee and exhibitor registrations) Payment Policy: The acceptable methods of payment are checks, cashier's checks, money orders or credit cards. All payments must be received within 10 days of registering for the AFG Conference. All early-bird fees must be paid prior to March 30, 20120, any unpaid registrations will automatically increase to the regular attendee registration fee. Registration fees must be paid prior to May 10th, 2020. Cancellation Policy: All cancellations MUST be submitted in writing (emailed to Telephone requests WILL NOT be honored. Paid registration (attendee or exhibitor) fees will be transferred or credited. The registrant will be held responsible for any unpaid registration fees, regardless if they do not attend the conference. All registration transfers must be made in writing by May 1, 2020, to For nonmembers, a refund of the full nonmember conference fee minus the $125 membership fee (included in conference registration) will secure membership in AFG through June 30, 2019, and no administrative fee will be charged. Registrants choosing to forgo membership in AFG, and current members who received conference member pricing will be subject to a $50 administrative refund fee.
    Once you submit your registration, the office will process and send you an invoice or direct payment link as requested.

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