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Fundraising Day 2021

Thursday, May 20 9am-4pm

Have you had to reinvent the way you work over the past year? At AFP Greater Dayton Region Chapter our goal is to keep fundraisers up to date with best practices in fundraising, equip new fundraisers with basic techniques, as well as provide exciting new ideas non-profits can implement to succeed in their fundraising goals.


One of the ways we do this is through Fundraising Day! This year’s Fundraising Day, "Fundraising, Reinvented," is quickly approaching Thursday, May 20, 2021 from 9:00 - 4:00 EST.  But we are not quite ready to meet in-person yet.  

We know, we know... You're over Zoom calls and other online web conferences... and so are we! 

So AFP Greater Dayton Region designed an unconventional online training, where we provide you with lunch at home (thanks, GrubHub!), bring in a comedienne emcee and highly regarded speaker, Jess Pettitt, (her book was recently featured in the PayPal employee book club), and feature four timely fundraising topics for us to explore as we emerge in a post-Covid world. 

Topics to be explored are crisis management, digital fundraising, making better connections, unique fundraising, fundraising trends in 2021 and beyond, and diversity, equity, and inclusion in philanthropy.  Not convinced yet?  Check out this video

Presented by:

2018HD • Hospice of Dayton Foundation Lo
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Warning: Jess is NOT Your Typical Diversity Keynote Speaker

When it comes to diversity, equity and inclusion, Jess can develop and deliver keynotes around a variety of topics.

Jess is a recognized facilitator and educator in the Diversity and Inclusion space and has spent the past decade coaching, teaching, and motivating thousands of people around the world. Combine this with her expertise in business leadership development and workplace culture – Jess is the PERFECT partner for clients to build understanding and drive ownership of diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives.

Jess uses humor and straight talk to cultivate the space for fear to pass and learning to occur.

Early Bird Rates (before May 14)

Member           $48

Non-member   $68    


Regular Rates          

Member           $58

Non-member   $78




Welcome: Introduction with Jess Pettitt “Making Better Connections”



1st Track: Digital Fundraising


2nd Track: Breakout Sessions: Special Events, Grants, Major Giving, Planned Giving, Team Management in a Virtual World, and Direct Mail



Lunch ( Provided by Grub Hub)



Jess Pettit entertainment






3rd Track: Crisis Management



Get to know your AFP Greater Dayton Region Chapter



Track 4: Increasing Diversity within your Board and Donor Base


Closing- Jess Pettit

Thank you to our Fundraising Partners:

Dayton Children's Hospital, The Dayton Foundation, and the Levin Family Foundation!

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