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. This event 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 Fund
    (Major Gifts, Mid-Level, Direct Response)
  • Best Practices
    (HR Issues, Marketing, Ethics)
  • CEO/Executive Leadership
    (Recruiting, Training, Mentoring, Managing)
  • Grant Writing
    (Research, Writing, Reporting)
  • Planned Giving
    (Legacy Giving, Estate Planning, Deferred Gifts)
  • Corporate Events and Sponsorship
    (Prospect Research, Sponsorship Package Design)

The selection committee is actively seeking proposals that address the professional development needs of conference attendees who range in experience level from beginner (up to 3 years), to mid-level (4-7 years), and advanced professionals (7+ 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 January 2024.

Proposals are due Sunday, December 10, 2023.

Click here for the Guidelines for Speaker Proposals. The link to submit your proposal is in the Guidelines.

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