The BIG list of digital & social fundraising sessions at #AFPFC 2016!

Are you heading to The Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) International Conference in Boston? We hope you’ll stop by the FrontStream Hub in the AFP Marketplace to meet Frank the Pig. (Don’t forget to check inside his snout for a sweet prize.)


This year, we’re looking forward to all the sessions featuring digital strategies for nonprofits. Happily, the roster for AFP has topics on everything from online donor behavior to the secrets of Facebook fundraising!

If you’re on the “techie track” too, here’s a handy guide to all things plugged-in!

Sunday March 20

Sunday 10:15 am ROOM 162: #SM4events: Social Media Strategies for Maximum Special Event Success
(Boost event success using social media tactics.)

Sunday 10:15 am ROOM 156: Leveraging Social Media to Engage Millennials, and Drive Event Fundraising
(Reach younger donor demographics on social networks.)

Sunday 10:15am ROOM 107: #NPExperts Engage – The Future Of Fundraising
(Panel discussion diving into digital trends in fundraising.)

Sunday 12:30 ROOM 109: Becoming Your Best on the Web in 2016: Learn from Nonprofits that Have Soared and Sunk to Transform Your Online Fundraising
(Workshop to learn hands-on online fundraising tactics.)

Sunday 2pm ROOM 157: The Art and Science of Retaining Digital Donors
(Learn useful retention strategies for online donors.)

Sunday 2pm ROOM 109: The Power of Today’s Social Movements
(Discover how a new generation is motivated to create social change.)

Monday March 21

Monday 9:30 AFP Marketplace—Learning Lab: Fundraising Moneyball: The Only Metrics that Matter in Digital Fundraising
(How to quantify and explain your ROI on social media and online.)

Monday 10:45am ROOM 160: The #AFPeeps Present: Plugged In – A Social Media Panel to Help Prep Your Philanthropic Phuture
(The latest and greatest in social media tips and tricks from the experts.)

Monday 3:30pm ROOM 107: Copy Clinic – Being More Creative in Communications with Supporters
(Learn how to write effect fundraising copy for different channels.)

Tuesday March 22

Tuesday: 10:45am ROOM 109: 5 Technology Trends Shaping a New Reality for Nonprofits
(Create an online strategy action plan and learn which free or low-cost digital tools you can use.)

Tuesday 1:30pm ROOM 109: Fundraising Truth or Consequences
(What’s digital reality and what’s just hype? Learn the truth about new media for nonprofits.)

Tuesday 3:15pm ROOM 107: Making Money on Facebook: Yes, It Can Be Done
(Peek behind the curtain at the realities of managing an integrated campaign on Facebook.)

#AFPeeps Nest Happenings!

Bite-sized info sessions are happening in the AFP Marketplace all three days of #AFPFC. Come to the Peeps Nest (right across from the FrontStream booth) for these fabulous and fast presentations!

Sunday March 20

11:30 pm – 11:50 am – If Your Event Isn’t Social, Did It Happen? (Lynne Wester @donorguru)

12:00 pm – 12:20 pm – Making Virtual Reality a Reality for Your Nonprofit (Jim Anderson, CFRE @goalbustersjim & Josh Hirsch @joshhirsch1)

3:10 pm – 3:25 pm – From Ho-Hum to Home Run: 7 Simple Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile (Beth Ann Locke @fundraiserbeth)

3:30 pm – 3:45 pm – Social Media without an Intern (Dave Tinker, CFRE @davethecfre)

Monday March 21

12:05 pm – 12:20 pm – Moving Through the Five Stages of Social Media Acceptance (Laura Amerman, CFRE @LEAmerman)

12:30 pm – 12:45 pm – Social Media Meltdown–Crisis Communications in the 21st Century (Jim Anderson, CFRE @goalbustersjim & Don Rhoten, CFRE @DonRhoten)

12:55 pm – 1:15 pm – Facebook Advertising 101 (John Dawe, CFRE @johndawe)

1:20 pm – 1:35 pm – Prospect Research using LinkedIn (Scott Fortnum, CFRE, ACFRE @sfortnum)

Tuesday March 22

12:10 pm – 12:30 pm – Snapchat and Nonprofits 101 (Heather Corey, CFRE @hrcorey)

12:40 pm -1:00 pm – Social Media Policies: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Ligia Pena, CFRE @ligiafpena & Laura Amerman, CFRE @LEAmerman)

1:05 pm – 1:20 pm – Tools to Help with Social Media that Aren’t Actually Social Media (Alice Ferris, CFRE, ACFRE @aliceferris)

Want more information? Get full session descriptions here. Can’t attend in person? No worries, four sessions will be streamed live! Register at AFP Boston Live.

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