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Leading Philanthropy 2024
Request for Speaking Proposals

Thank you for your interest in presenting at the 2024 Leading Philanthropy Conference at the Drexelbrook in Drexel Hill on September 25, 2024. Please complete the form below to submit your session idea. You may submit no more than two and all submissions MUST be completely filled out to be considered. Please note, consultants are welcome to submit a proposal but will be considered more favorably if accompanied by a practitioner.

The deadline for submitting a session is April 16, 2024. Speakers will be selected and notified by May 31, 2024. If you have questions, please contact

Our theme this year is Building Impact Together: A Day of Collaboration for Development
Professionals, where we'll tackle the challenges fundraising professionals at all levels of their career are encountering amidst the backdrop of an increasingly complex landscape. Please consider the following key areas of focus when submitting a proposal:


  • Innovative Fundraising Strategies: Explore cutting-edge approaches to fundraising, from digital campaigns and peer-to-peer fundraising to creative event concepts and emerging trends.

  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) in Fundraising: Foster an inclusive fundraising environment by embracing diversity, promoting equity, and ensuring access for all individuals, donors, and communities.

  • Data Analytics and Impact Measurement: Harness the power of data analytics to measure the effectiveness of fundraising efforts, identify trends, and make informed decisions to maximize impact.

  • Donor Retention and Stewardship: Cultivate lasting dorelationships through personalized stewardship efforts, strategic communication, and effective engagement strategies to enhance retention and support.

  • Crisis Fundraising and Resilience: Navigate fundraising challenges during times of uncertainty by building organizational resilience, maintaining donor trust, and implementing agile strategies for fundraising success.

  • Professional Development and Leadership Skills: Advance your fundraising career and leadership capabilities through ongoing learning opportunities, networking, and skill development to drive organizational growth and impact.


This conference offers a vital platform for fundraising professionals to come together, share insights, and explore strategies for navigating these turbulent times. By fostering collaboration and collective action, we can overcome obstacles, leverage opportunities, and make a meaningful impact on the communities we serve.

Now more than ever, it's essential for development professionals to join forces, exchange knowledge, and work together towards a brighter future. Don't miss this chance to be part of a community dedicated to building impact together. Submit a proposal now and contribute to shaping a more sustainable and equitable world.

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