Call for Speaker Proposals
Propose a session for AFP Capital Area Chapter’s Annual Conference and/or Monthly Program Sessions. The AFP-CAC’s educational sessions are collaborative and engaging. Whether you’re a longtime presenter or are new and have never presented at an AFP-CAC event before, we encourage you to submit a session proposal.
AFP-CAC sessions are:
- Designed by and for nonprofit professionals, including nonprofit staff, vendors, and consultants
- Aimed at all levels of proficiency, from beginner to advanced, and cover a wide range of trends, best practices, and strategies.
- Grouped into 4 main categories: fundraising, leadership, marketing & communications, and career building.
Check out our suggested topics list below for more information about what our membership is looking for.
SESSION PROPOSAL SUGGESTED TOPICS
Annual Giving: Annual Appeals, Special Events, Direct Response
Best Practices: Various Topics
Board Member Engagement for Greater Impact
Converting Volunteers to Donors
Corporate Sponsorship Programs
Current & Future Trends in Fundraising
Development Planning: Fundraising plan, costs, budget, etc.
Digital Fundraising: Principles, Planning & Tools
Donor Management Systems: Options, Considerations, etc.
Email Fundraising: 101, Advanced, etc.
Engaging your Donors
Fundraising Analytics: Leveraging the Power of Data
Fundraising for Small Teams
Fundraising in Adverse Times
Fundraising Like a Startup
Fundraising via Social Media
Giving Days for Small and Large Organizations
Grants – Finding and Getting Grants
Major Gift Programs: Getting Started, Advanced, etc.
Prospect Identification & Research
Strategic Planning Fundraising
Building/Managing Diverse & Inclusive Teams
Change Management in a Digital World
Creating a Culture of Feedback/Learning
Creating/Transitioning to a Digital First Organization
Developing Your Team’s Tech-Related Skills
Digital’s Impact on Nonprofit Business Models
Engaging Volunteers Across the Entire Organization
Internal Training & Leadership Development
Making Every Staff an Ambassador for the Organization
Managing Effective Virtual Meetings
Metrics & Evaluation/Benchmarking
Online Engagement for Offline Action
What Nonprofits Can Learn From For-Profit Models
Dashboards & Social Listening
Data: Collection, Management & Optimization
Digital Storytelling: Social Media, Multi-channel, etc.
Digital Teams: Current Trends, Tips & Best Practices
Donor Relations: Cultivation, Retention, Stewardship
Email Automation: Options, Tools, and Tips
Google Analytics: 101 and Specific Focus Areas
Integrating Platforms: Website, CRM, Email, Social Media
Live Streaming: Options, Tools & Tips
Social Media Contests
Video Content: Creating, Tools, Budget
Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE & ACFRE)
E-Learning: Options, Trends & Tools
Your Fundraising Career
BECOME A SPEAKER!
The selection committee is actively seeking proposals that address the professional development needs of conference attendees who range in experience from level entry to advanced professionals. The following criteria are taken into consideration in speaker selection:
· The credentials and exemplification of the speaker
· The Experience level that the program is designed for
· The relevance, timeliness, and originality of the presentation, and
· Need for the program based on feedback from our membership.
Consultants submitting a speaker proposal are encouraged to include a frontline fundraiser as co-presenter in their session.
Questions? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
About AFP-CAC: http://afplansingmi.afpnet.org/
2018 AFP-CAC Session Proposal Guidelines & FAQ’s
1. Timeline & Deadlines
August – September
October – October
2. Program sessions & annual conference
These sessions are designed for individuals on the front lines, serving their communities. Monthly sessions are 60 minutes in length with an additional 10 minutes for Q&A. The annual conference is typically an all-day event held in March.
3. Complimentary Registration
Presentations made at monthly sessions are considered contributions to the profession and all related expenses are the responsibility of the presenter(s). Complimentary registration to the program will be made to the presenter(s).
4. Who can submit a proposal?
Everyone is encouraged to submit a proposal. Submissions are open to the public, regardless of membership status. Presenters representing companies that provide services for a fee to nonprofit organizations will be considered if the presentation topic provides overall education value to our members. Sales statements and promotional material are not permitted during the presentation.
5. Can I propose a keynote address for the annual conference? Yes!
6. How does voting work?
Session proposals will be collected, reviewed, and voted on by the AFP-CAC Board of
Directors. The following criteria are taken into consideration in speaker selection:
- The credentials and exemplification of the speaker
- The Experience level that the program is designed for
- The relevance, timeliness, and originality of the presentation, and
- Need for the program based on feedback from our membership.
Final selection is based on the combined results of the voting group, as well as with consideration for ensuring a balanced agenda overall regarding topics.
Submission of a proposal is no guarantee of acceptance by the AFP-CAC.
7. What happens next?
Confirmation of receipt will be emailed within 48 hours of receipt of proposal. Notifications will be emailed in November.
8. I’m ready! Where do I submit my proposal?
You may submit your proposal by email using the RFP Form. Email proposal to email@example.com.