education sessions

More than 100 total educational sessions* are waiting for you at AFP ICON Virtual 2021. Whether you want to master leadership, relationship building, securing the gift, trends and innovation, or all of the above, AFP has the latest and greatest information to unlock your fundraising potential.

*Sessions and speakers subject to change.
*Session times, dates and assigned rooms subject to change.

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Bored / Board Engagement: 5 Tips to Take Your Board from Boring to Brilliant!

Do you long to have a fabulous Board where your members are engaged, serve as positive ambassadors for your organization, and embrace the voluntary title of “CFO”: Chief Fundraising Officer? This session provides you five tips to help your board perform at its optimal capacity and move your organization forward.

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Jennifer Oyer

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As Principal and Chief Joy Officer of Community Impact Advisors and 20 years of fund development, organizational, and strategic management experience in the social services, healthcare, and higher education sectors, Jennifer Oyer, CFRE partners with Non-Profit Organizations to transform their communities through innovation and collaboration. She recently served as Chief Development Officer at The Salvation Army – Hawaiian and Pacific Islands and led six Advisory Boards to embark in their first $75 Million Campaign.

Cultivating Future Leaders: Launching an Associate Board

Associate Boards are increasingly popular. Young professionals hope to grow their skillset and align with a cause they care about. At the same time, nonprofits are always looking to expand their pipeline of new leaders. Understand how you can implement an Associate Board to cultivate your next generation of philanthropists.

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Nicole Berman

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A fundraiser, nonprofit consultant, and millennial advocate, Nicole Berman has led fundraising efforts for national, statewide, and local nonprofit organizations over the last ten years. Her passion is building up young professional community engagement and developing a connected network of future leaders. In addition to serving on several YP boards, she launched an Associate Leadership Board for a large nonprofit in 2018. She is currently the Membership Chair for the AFP Coastal Georgia chapter.

Designing Customized Donor Development Plans and Trainings for Your Small to Midsized Nonprofit’s Board

Are you a small/mid-sized nonprofit ready to take your Board to the next level? Not sure how? Come learn how to teach your Board the joy of development! This highly-interactive session will show you how to design your own Board Development trainings and craft and deliver customized Development plans.

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Annam Manthiram

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Annam Manthiram is the current development director at HopeWorks, New Mexico’s largest nonprofit serving the needs of those experiencing homelessness. She has over 15 years of nonprofit and community organization work in multiple states, helping various organizations raise millions of dollars for their missions. Manthiram holds a Master’s Degree in Writing from the USC and is a recipient of the 2020 Albuquerque Business First Women of Influence award. She is also a published author.