The curriculum sessions target your interests, your level of experience, and your expertise.  Select from a wide variety of sessions to learn about topics that are currently pertinent to you.  Industry leaders dedicated to understanding and shaping philanthropy will be on hand to share their knowledge with you.

Keynote Speakers

Master Classes

Breakout Sessions

Topic Highlights Include:

  • Dispelling Myths About Millennial Charitable Giving

  • Multichannel Marketing can IGNITE Your Fundraising

  • Leveraging Your Fundraising Overhead to IGNITE Contributor Confidence

  • Fundraising Boards: Building Blocks for a Sweet Ask

  • Lighting a Fire That Needs to Be Lit: Increase Legacy Giving Through a Focus on Women’s Philanthropy

  • Move Over Three Rs — Time to Communicate, Collaborate, and Celebrate

  • The Lost Art of (Major) Donor Relations

  • The High Stakes of Planned Giving

  • Diversity in Fundraising

  • Competing for Top Talent in A Candidate-Driven Market

  • Growing Your Legacy Society — Why Aren’t we Asking?

  • Reboot Your Annual Fund

  • Managing the Ask … Essential Steps When Soliciting Major Donors

CFRE Approved

Participation in IGNITE 2019 was worth up to 15.25 CFRE CE points. 


We will again submit for CFRE approval.

What's CFRE? CFRE, or Certified Fund Raising Executive, is the accredited and internationally recognized certification credential for development professionals who have attained and demonstrated a deep understanding of field best practices in ethical fundraising. Learn more.

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