Why This Conference Is Different

This conference is designed to help you become better at what you do, so that you can make the world a better place and advance your career — all at the same time. It is a place where you will learn both the how and the why.

We’ve all been to conferences where the speakers are about as enthusiastic as data entry clerks, the topics have as much flavor as a plain rice cake, and the venue is as exciting as a dentist’s waiting room.

We decided early on that Giving2018 needs to be not just informative, but engaging, lively, and fun.

To that end, we’ve selected the very best speakers: Philanthropy, marketing and productivity experts who not only know what it takes to succeed, but how to succeed. And they’re going to share their experience and knowledge so that you can succeed, too, in a way that won’t put you to sleep.

And why fun? We’ve added a great Food Menu and incorporated a Happy Hour, with drinks on us!

Our expert speakers have learned by doing — by successfully implementing the very same tips, tricks and advice they’ll be sharing with you. These are successful fundraisers and marketers who know what works and what doesn’t. Consequently, they’re not going to repeat the same old information you’ve heard a million times, or rely on notes cribbed from an accounting textbook or out-of-date tax-law tome. Our speakers will share street smart ideas with an engaging style and a fresh approach to philanthropy.

We’ve also chosen a very nice, convenient venue in the greater Philadelphia region: The Valley Forge Sheraton. Clean, comfortable and well-appointed, the Sheraton is conveniently located right next door to great entertainment for after-conference unwinding. If you are an out-of-towner, there are several hotels in the area to choose from.

So, what are you waiting for? Book your spot today before we reach full capacity.

Save me a seat! Or, read what people are saying.

To top things off, we’ve incorporated an exceptional Food Menu
and a Happy Hour, with drinks on us!

Apply here to become a future presenter.  Register for the conference.
Program Sessions.   Schedules and Tracks (PDF).

Stuart Sullivan, speaker for The Eastern Regional Conference on Philanthropy
Stuart Sullivan
Senior Vice President, Graham-Pelton
Viken Mikaelian, founder of and speaker for The Eastern Regional Conference on Philanthropy
Viken Mikaelian
CEO, PlannedGiving.Com
Meredith Sossman, speaker for The Eastern Regional Conference on Philanthropy
Meredith Sossman, JD
Consultant, Speaker, Author

To provide the most informative and enjoyable conference experience in the philanthropy/fundraising industry.

We’re dedicated to helping you become better at what you do, so that you can make the world a better place and advance your career — all at the same time.