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    Make the Ask: How to Pitch Congress to Your Boss

    From November 19-21, 2018, hone your skills, exchange ideas, harness new technologies and build your network at #AFPCongress2018. This is the fundraising event of the year – not to be missed!

    Want to come to Congress, but need some help in getting your boss on board with the idea? We’ve got you covered.

    The basics:

    • Congress is a three-day conference unlike any other with more than 90 sessions to choose from that explore all areas of philanthropy – whether you’re new to the fundraising profession, are an industry veteran, or somewhere in between, Congress has something for everyone
    • Congress is the largest fundraising conference in Canada that welcomes more than 1,000 delegates from across North America each year
    • Congress is the best way to upgrade your skills and knowledge, network and connect with other like-minded professionals


    What’s in it for them:

    • New ideas that you’ll bring back to the office to help your organization grow their programs, maximize their impact and results
    • Solutions that you’ll share on some of the sector’s top challenges
    • The ability to stay ahead of the curve – you’ll share new ideas on sector innovations and technologies that will help your organization thrive
    • An “in” with key funding decision-makers and business leaders – you’ll be able to make the proper introductions after all your networking at Congress

    What’s in it for you:

    • Inspiration and practical takeaways you can implement right away that will help you be better at your job
    • The opportunity to network with expert leaders, including the opportunity to meet and introduce the speakers as a session host
    • Up to 10.5 education points towards your CFRE
    • Three days of great food with even better company (registration includes all conference meals – continental breakfasts, two luncheons and refreshments during breaks, admission to the Philanthropy Awards, President and Out-of-Towners’ receptions, and the AFP Speaker Discovery Series Congress Pre-event)


    How to hit it home:

    • On top of 90+ sessions, Congress offers exciting plenary presentations you won’t see anywhere else
    • Congress is a great deal – for a conference of its size, Congress has one of the lowest fees on the market and offers additional savings with group and AFP member discounts
    • Congress is a one-of-a-kind experience that offers an immediate return on investment


    Your next ask could be transformational – for your program, your cause and yourself. Talk to your boss about going to Congress today!


    Learn more and register here.