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2024 Call for Content

If you would like to submit your presentation idea, breakout room discussion topic, or something else imaginative click here.

What does our FORUM community want to hear about? We asked and you answered!

The following topics were some of the most requested in our recent survey:

  1. Leadership—What does it take to be an effective leader? What does it take to build a team? How have you collaborated with other leaders to achieve your goals?

  2. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI)—What does your organization do to foster a diverse and inclusive culture? How does it impact your work? What’s the latest from the FORUM DEI Cohort?

  3. Prospect Research—All things research! What are you doing to work with, and engage, families with generational wealth? Have you finally found that elusive billionaire that wants to donate to your capital project? If so, how did you do it? Who is it? Tell us. We promise we won’t contact them.

  4. Healthcare Philanthropy—Grateful patient fundraising is challenging. What stage is your organization at? Is the program brand new? What comes next? Let’s talk about what works, how we got there, and how we can get our peers there.

  5. Artificial Intelligence (AI)—How will AI change our industry? How can we incorporate it into our work? What are the opportunities and challenges?

More questions from our community:

  1. How can we do a better job managing event-related research and collaborating with multiple stakeholders?

  2. How do I harness initiative/project energy into actual outcomes and best practices?

  3. How do others manage their workload and think about their self-care?

  4. What tools or strategies do people use for tracking and reporting fundraiser productivity?

  5. How do I define and track our pipeline in a clear and consistent manner?

  6. What is everyone else doing? How can we improve cross-institutional data sharing?

  7. What are some best practices for Salesforce with Affinaquest and DonorSearch?

  8. How do you leverage existing donor relationships to gain access to their network of peers?

  9. I enjoy hearing from others about how they've solved a big problem.

You do not need to provide all the details in your submission, but please be as thorough as you can. We need to know what the topic is and how it applies to FORUM participants.

Preference will be given to content that highlights interdisciplinary work and our conference theme. However, if you have an idea for a session that falls outside of the above themes, please submit it! We welcome all ideas and input.

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