Fundamentals of Fundraising Conference
Through the Looking Glass: Building Momentum in Fundraising

The Fundamentals of Fundraising Conference is Thursday, June 20, 2024 and all are welcome to attend - members and not-yet-members (we are sure you will want to join us after you attend this event!) Our theme for the event is Through the Looking Glass: Building Momentum in Fundraising. Join us for an educational and exciting day of topics including donor retention, wealth transfer and stewarding donor families from generation to generation.

“How long is forever?” asks Alice. “Sometimes, just one second” the White Rabbit replies. When we’re caught up in the day-to-day of fundraising, trying to reach this year’s goal or plan next month’s gala, it can be hard to look to a future beyond the most immediate need. But the missions we work to achieve are big goals – dreams for the future and roadmaps for the world we want to live in. Who are we are as fundraisers, today, and the best parts of ourselves we bring into this work, start ripples that will make waves for generations. In this discussion, we’ll look at what it means to be a fundraiser and what we can do to realize the possibility and potential that our work creates.

The conference will kick off with our keynote, T. Clay Buck, Founder & Principal of TCB Fundraising, Lead Fundraising Coach for IWave, and Co-host of "Fundraising is Funny" Podcast. 

CFRE: 2.75 points applicable



  • 8:00 a.m.: Registration Check-in and Breakfast
  • 9:00 a.m.: KEYNOTE: How Long Is Forever: Fundraiser Identity and Being a Good Fundraising Ancestor, presented by T. Clay Buck
  • 9:45 a.m.: Session 1: A Social Work Perspective In Fundraising Fundamentals, presented by Shandy Clark
  • 10:15 a.m.: Break
  • 10:30 a.m.: Session 2: Insights from the Donor Perspective - New Generations are Approaching Giving Differently, presented by Cameron Cole and Allison J. Foster
  • 11:30 a.m.: Lunch (included with your registration)
  • 12:45 p.m.: Session 3: Unlocking Generosity: Using Research-Based Best Practices, presented by Dr. Dan Heist
  • 1:45 p.m.: Session 4: How TEDx Speakers Prepare a Talk - and You Can Too, presented by Beth Wolfer
  • 2:15 p.m.: Break
  • 2:30 p.m.: LIVE Podcast recording of "Fundraising is Funny," hosted by T. Clay Buck
  • 3:00 p.m.: Networking with Refreshments
  • 4:00 p.m.: Conference Concludes

Location and Parking

Megaplex Theaters at Jordan Commons, 9335 State St, Sandy, UT 84070
Parking is available at Megaplex Theaters. Please park on the south side of the venue in the parking structure. Access to the event will be on the south east side of the building. 



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