Call for Speaker Proposals

AFP Greater Dallas and Fort Worth Metro Chapters seek proposals for educational sessions at the 2024 AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference which is one of the top five regional AFP conferences in the country, regularly attracting close to 600 attendees from Texas and neighboring states. Sessions are one hour in length (50 minutes for presentation with 10 minutes Q&A). The education tracks are as follows:

  • Annual Giving
    (Annual Appeals, Special Events, Direct Response)
  • Best Practices
    (Various Topics such as Grantwriting and Career Management)
  • Board & Volunteer Leadership
    (Recruiting, Training, Mentoring, Managing)
  • Career / Professional Development
    (Leadership, DEI, Networking)
  • Data / CRM
    (Donor Database, Tracking, and Reporting)
  • Donor Relations
    (Cultivation, Stewardship)
  • Grant Writing
    (Research, Writing, Reporting)
  • Major Gifts
    (Major and Principal Gifts, Capital Campaigns)
  • Marketing and Communications
    (Marketing and Communications)
  • Planned Giving
    (Legacy Giving, Estate Planning, Deferred Gifts)
  • Research & Analytics
    (Prospect Research, Data Analysis)

The selection committee is actively seeking proposals that address the professional development needs of conference attendees who range in experience level from entry (up to 5 years), mid-level (5-10 years), and advanced professionals (11+ years). 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 constituents.

Consultants submitting a speaker proposal are encouraged to include a frontline fundraiser as co-presenter in their session. Speakers will be notified as they are selected, no later than early February.

Proposals are due Sunday, December 10, 2023.

Click here for the Guidelines for Speaker Proposals.

The deadline for proposals was Sunday, December 10, 2023.

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Questions? Contact Christina Moore-Salinas, Speaker Committee Chair, at .