Orlando, Florida – One Eleuthera Foundation (OEF) recently attended the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ (AFP) annual Planet Philanthropy Conference in Orlando, Florida. The conference was held from Sunday, May 22nd to Tuesday, May 24, 2016.
Since 1960, the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) has inspired global change and supported efforts of charitable giving in North America and millions more around the world. This year’s AFP Planet Philanthropy Conference theme was “Ignite your passion. Impact the world.”
Almost 400 persons from nonprofits across America, Puerto Rico and The Bahamas, attended the three-day event. This year’s conference featured 4 keynote speakers who engaged attendees with a variety of topics, ranging from donor relations to communications and special events. Comprised of seasoned and emerging nonprofit professionals, the speakers helped in covering everything from basic issues like using social media to major issues such as dealing with a fundraising crisis. The diverse topics were beneficial to every level of nonprofit professionals.
With over 48 educational sessions on nonprofit work, the knowledge gained can be powerful in helping nonprofit organizations as well as the communities OEF serves. OEF has gained invaluable insight into the workings of current nonprofit trends that can be shared with others. OEF strongly believes that networking and connecting with nonprofit professionals and colleagues and keeping up with best practices and newest trends in the nonprofit sector will enhance the incredible work that OEF is already doing. Additionally, this will trickle down to assist partner organizations who are also on the ground working diligently to provide hope for Eleutherans and Bahamians.