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November 18, 2016

National Philanthropy Day is the special day set aside for all people active in the philanthropic community and the contributions they have made to our lives, our communities and our world.

The Association of Fundraising Professionals Minnesota Chapter invites you to its National Philanthropy Day Celebration, a luncheon and program to honor those who dedicate their time and resources to make Minnesota a vibrant community to live, work and play!

Congratulations to our 2016 Award Winners!

Mary Lynn and Warren Staley, Outstanding Individual Philanthropists
Diane Lilly, Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser
Tim Benz, CFRE, Outstanding Professional Fundraiser
Peter J. King Family Foundation, Outstanding Philanthropic Organization
William and Kate Dunwoody, Outstanding Legacy
Sanya Pirani, Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy

Meet the honorees here »


10:00 am:   Education Session

Relationship Fundraising: What Works and What Doesn’t

Adrian Sargeant, PhD
Professor of Fundraising, University of Plymouth Business School
Director, Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy

11:00 am:   Registration

11:30 am:   Awards luncheon and celebration

Education Session Summary

We’ve all heard about “relationship fundraising.” But just how does an organization either move toward or expand upon a relationship fundraising model? Adrian Sargeant, one of the foremost experts in this topic, will guide attendees through a deeper understanding of this concept, provide experiences and data to help drive strategy, and discuss practical solutions that participants can put into action. Throughout, as is his trademark style, Adrian will infuse a sense of humor and energy that will leave you inspired and ready to strengthen these opportunities within your organization.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Adrian Sargeant

Professor Adrian SargeantAdrian Sargeant is Professor of Fundraising at the University of Plymouth Business School and the Director of the newly named Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy. He was formerly the first Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Philanthropy at Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia and Avila University, Kansas City, United States. He earned an MBA from Heriot-Watt University in 1993 and a PhD from the University of Exeter in 1996. He is one of the world’s foremost authorities in the domains of nonprofit marketing and fundraising.

Professor Sargeant was the founding Managing Editor of the International Journal of Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Marketing. He has published over 90 peer reviewed academic articles and 10 books and has made over 180 conference appearances in the past 18 years. The majority of this output has focused on the topic of fundraising.

Professor Sargeant has also acted as a consultant to numerous government bodies including the U.K.’s Giving Campaign latterly authoring their ‘Future of Giving’ report, a blueprint for doubling giving. In 2004 Professor Sargeant pioneered the public information website www.charityfacts.org and in 2010 the student site www.studyfundraising.info.

Most recently Professor Sargeant has completed the design of a new suite of fundraising qualifications for the Institute of Fundraising in London.

In 2010 he was named to the Nonprofit Times’ Top 50 Power and Influence list, identifying him as one of the leading proponents of fundraising in the United States. In the same year he received the Civil Society Award for an Outstanding Contribution to Fundraising, the only academic ever to receive the honor.

Register by 4:30 pm, Friday, November 11, for Advance Registration Rates.

Friday, November 18
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis


November 18, 2016
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EARLY BIRD (by October 2): Full Table (seating for ten) - $700 , Half Table (seating for five) - $350 , Individual seat - $70 , Individual seat plus Education Session - $90 , Non Member Education Session only - $40 , , Member Education Session only - $20 ADVANCE REGISTRATION (by November 11): Full Table (seating for ten) - $750 , Half Table (seating for five) - $375 , Individual seat - $75 , Individual seat plus Education Session - $95.00 , Non Member Education Session only - $40 , Member Education Session only - $20 ,
Advance Registration Closes:
Early Bird closes 4:30 pm, October 2, 2016 , Advance registration closes 4:30 pm, November 11, 2016.
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Additional Details:
Discounted self-parking is available in attached Loring Public Ramp at $7.00 per vehicle (based on ramp availability)

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