For those who are new to Congress, you’ll quickly learn that this 3-day conference is unlike any other! With over 85 sessions to choose from, each day is different with something to offer for everyone! Congress is also the largest conference on fundraising in Canada! Whether you’re new to the profession or even if you hold a different kind of role in the non-profit sector, you’ll find that Congress is a great way to connect with other like-minded professionals, explore new ideas, upgrade your skills and knowledge, and gain key practical takeaways from industry experts to help you meet your professional development goals and advance your career.


The Value of Congress

From November 25-27, join over 1,000 non-profit professionals in attending Congress where you can hone your skills, exchange ideas, harness new technologies and build your network to ensure you’re at the forefront of philanthropy.

This is a once-a-year event that you won’t want to miss! Congress 2019 is all about raising the work – exploring the combination of passion, grit, and intelligence fundraisers need to raise the quality of the profession to meet the challenges of the sector in the 21st century. With a large variety of sessions across every area of expertise, Congress is the premier professional development experience for fundraisers providing the support you need to find your edge, take that extra step, and change the world.

Congress offers a top return on investment and to help you make the case to attend this year’s event, we’ve put together the following sample letter and benefits summary that you can present to your supervisor.


We also recognize the importance of creating opportunities for all sector professionals to attend and are proud to offer bursaries to help off-set the cost of attending – check back soon for more information about our 2019 bursary program and to apply.


For more information about this year’s plenary presentations, click here. To view the full 2019 session & speaker line-up, click here.  


#AFPCongress2019 is worth 13.5 CFRE points and the following sessions have been approved for ACFRE credit:

  • R-01: Swimming with the Sharks or the Dolphins – Red Ocean or Blue Ocean Strategy
  • R-04: What You Can Do in the Wake of #MeToo – Nonprofit Leadership in a Time of Unprecedented Change
  • R-11: Are you Brave Enough to Lead?
  • R-16: A New Narrative for Professional Fundraisers


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