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2016 Gateway Conference on Philanthropy: What's The Big Idea?: A Day of New Thinking for Big Results



The 2016 Gateway Conference on Philanthropy will be held on August 31, 2016, at the St. Charles Convention Center. The Annual CFRE Review Course will be held on August 29 and 30, 2016, at the St. Charles Convention Center.

This full day of world-class, professional learning opportunities includes 20 breakout sessions covering best practices, case studies and new ideas. Two days of pre-conference programming are available for members, including a CFRE Review Course and Fundraising 101 and 102 classes.

Brockman headshotMeet the Keynote Speaker: Jason Bockman

Jason Bockman is the co-founder and owner of Strange Donuts and co-founder of Strange Cares, a non-profit dedicated to helping and empowering kids.  Jason’s road to success as an entrepreneur and philanthropist was not paved with rainbow sprinkles; with encouragement and mentorship Jason was able to overcome the significant odds that were stacked against him to build a business that has redefined the culinary and cultural landscape of St. Louis. 

In his keynote address, Jason will reflect on how the challenges of his youth have shaped who he is today, share his message of how small acts of philanthropy can have tremendous impact, and why we should all be nice and stay strange.  

Event Details
St. Charles Convention Center 
One Convention Center Plaza
St. Charles, MO 63303
Members $125 ($150 after June 30)
Nonmembers: $170 ($195 after June 30)

Click here to register

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AFP St. Louis CFRE Review Course


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

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   

Apply for Scholarships

AFP has a wide range of scholarships available for both the conference and individual courses. Apply today by clicking below.  Applications due July 15, 2016.

Thanks to our 2015 Conference Sponsors!
Leadership Sponsors
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Luncheon Sponsor Happy Hour Sponsor
Wendy Dyer Fund Development Logo Lets Build Hope Logo
Pacesetter Sponsors
Bender Inc. Logo
Holmes Radford Avalon Seal
Missouri Botanical Garden Logo
The Rome Group Logo
Resource Fair Sponsor
Webster University