In our continuing effort to provide the best training and events possible to our members and event attendees, the Chapter invites professionals and subject matter experts to provide proposals for future education programs and events.
Please consider submitting an RFP today for an in-person or virtual presentation that could be held on a variety of dates and times to ensure members and guests have a variety of opportunities to continue their professional development. We encourage you to share this opportunity with others who may be interested as well.
Please read this page carefully as it contains all of the information you will need to make an informed decision as to whether you want to submit a topic for consideration. Once submitted, you will receive confirmation and your proposal will be reviewed by the AFP Education Committee. Many more proposals are submitted than can be selected, and it is important that you include all required and relevant information to be properly and fairly considered. If selected, you will be contacted directly by the Chapter.
For full consideration, the proposed session must clearly identify the target audience and be delivered by a speaker with substantial topic knowledge and experience in facilitating a learning environment.
Proposals are evaluated against the following criteria:
- Potential to attract and stimulate the interest and concerns of fundraisers
- Programs and best-practices that demonstrate measurable impact and results
- Uniqueness of the topic and/or presentation
- Clear, specific and informative content that is directly linked to the learning objectives
- Application-focused learning objectives that can realistically be met in the time allotted
- Completeness, accuracy, and clarity of the proposal
Additionally, the following will be requested moving forward:
- Ability to present in an all-virtual environment.
- Make your presentation slides available before your presentation date so we can send them out to the attendees directly following the event.
- The possibility that you will be asked by the Education Committee to be on a panel of presenters in place of a solo-presentation.
- That your presentation is a no-cost endeavor (you can share information about your organization at the end of your presentation, distribute handouts or link attendees to your website).