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The Association of Fundraising Professionals, St. Louis presents:

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What instead of attending a conference to learn new ways of doing things, you attend a conference to learn new ways of thinking?

We want to blow your mind. Give you a day full of 'aha!' moments. It is not about thinking outside the box, but not even having a box. This is a conference like none you have attended before. This is less about people at podiums telling you how to do things differently, and instead more interactive sessions teaching you how to think differently. A day full of big ideas to change more than how you raise money, it will help you change how you think about your work, your organization and your community. It will recharge you, reignite you and most importantly, help you do your work more effectively.
Rev. Starsky Wilson will start out the day by rethinking the role of philanthropy in St. Louis, the way only Starsky, president of Deaconess Foundation and co-chair of Ferguson Commission, can. His big ideas are changing how St. Louis cares for its children, and will change how you see our city.

At lunch, our keynote speaker, Jason Bockman, will share his story of overcoming some crazy odds to become the co-founder and owner of Strange Donuts. It is an amazing and inspirational story to motivate you to see yourself and those around you differently. Oh did we mention, he's founded a non-profit, is devoted big brother at Big Brothers and Big Sisters, husband and new father. 

Jason's amazing story was recently featured as character profile on KMOX.

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Full participation in the Gateway Conference on Philanthropy is applicable for up to 6.5 points of CFRE credit for the CFRE International application for initial certification or recertification. 


Event Details
St. Charles Convention Center

One Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles, MO 63303 
7:30 am - 8:00 Breakfast and Networking
8:15 am - 4:30 pm: Conference Sessions
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Happy Hour 

Members $ 150
Nonmembers: $ 195 

Click here to register

Click here to sign up to receive flyers about the conference, as well as other informational programming presented by AFP St. Louis. 


AFP’s CFRE Review Course offers advanced development professionals an opportunity to review the main elements of a comprehensive fundraising program.

It is an intense, two-day course designed to review skills, techniques and program components professionals typically mastered after five years.

This course is the best, most effective way to prepare for the CFRE exam.

  • AFP Members: $400
  • Non-Members: $500

AFP St. Louis Fundraising 101 & 102 Course - REGISTRATION CLOSES AUGUST 24th!

This full-day, introductory course is designed to give beginners the tools necessary to understand the basics of fundraising and development.

Topics include prospect research and management, cultivation techniques, annual giving strategies, special events, budgeting and goal setting, donor relations and more.

  • AFP Members: $99
  • Non-Members: $125
  • Young Professional / Collegiate Chapter Members: $85   


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