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Spring Training 2018


Spring Training 2018


Wednesday, April 25th 
7:30 am to 4:30 pm 

at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Reno, Nevada

AFP's 10th annual "Spring Training" professional
development day, the premier training event of the year


 A Special Thank You to our Sponsors

Joel Muller 2018 Ad


Spring Training Workshop Schedule

Presenters & Workshops


Michelle Holman

Trending Topic:  Maximizing ROI at Your Benefit Auction
Michelle Holman, Area Marketing Manager, Greater Giving, Inc.


Elizabeth Sands 2018
The Media is Not a Monster
Elizabeth Sands, Communications Director, Volunteers of America

Karen Senger 2018
Planning Your Way to a Successful Capital Campaign
Karen Senger, CFRE, Development Director, Sierra Nevada Journeys


Chris Askin 2018

 Charitable Gift Annuities
Chris Askin, CFRE, CEO, Community Foundation of Western Nevada


Kerry Sutherland
Effective Storytelling through Social Media
Kerry Sutherland


Kristen Kennedy 2018
Rethink Possibility Through Cold Calling
Kristen Kennedy, Development Director, UNR College of Education

Lynda Mahorter

Lynda Mohorter, President, Planned Giving Round Table

Marazine Tyrez

Next Level Earned Income Strategies
Mazarine Treyz, author, blogger, and fundraising coach, Wild Woman Fundraising

Deanna Ackerman 2018

You've Got the Power!  Energize & Expand Your Talents as a Board Member
Deanna Ackerman, CFRE, Founder, Advanced Development Executives

Catherine Connolly 2018

Building the Bridge:  How to Move Your Donors from
Direct Response to Major Gifts
Catherine M. Connolly, MBA, CFRE, Direct Marketing & Membership Consulting

Finding the Story and Creating a Narrative
Annie Flanzraich, Founder, Flanz Writes

Panel:  What Do Funders Really Look For in Grants?
Moderated by Joel Muller, CFRE, Edward Jones
Panel Presenters Below

Carolyn Bernard

Carolyn Bernard (Estelle J. Kelsey Foundation and Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation)

Kendall Inskip 2018
Kendall Inskip (Education Alliance of Washoe County)


Katie Nannii
Katie Nannini (NV Energy Foundation)

Emelie Williams 2018
Emelie Melton-Williams  (John Ben Snow Memorial Trust)

Registration Due by Friday, April 20th

Member Registration (AFP & PGRT) - $140 

NonMember Rate - $190 

Special Board Member Workshop:  12 noon to 2:45 pm
Regular Rate: $59
$54 for CFWN 100% Board Giving Organizations
(includes lunch, Keynote Presentation, and one Workshop:
"You've Got the Power.  Energize and Expand Your Talents as a Board Member")

Exhibit Table - $150 (includes 1 lunch ticket)
Additional Lunch Only Tickets - $40



Download the Registration Form to Mail In

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If you have any questions, please contact our Chapter Administrator, Sherry Griffin Grundy at or by calling (775) 220-3993