The Association of Fundraising Professionals East Central Illinois Chapter (AFPECI) in partnership with Forefront is planning our first Central Illinois Development Day conference on Friday, May 31, 2019 at Parkland College. Central Illinois Development Day is the inaugural regional conference for area-wide fundraising professionals, nonprofit leaders and boards from small nonprofits to large universities and foundations. We'll learn from industry leaders and practitioners who are presenting top issues, best practices, and emerging trends in the field.

This year’s conference has special focus on: Fundraising Effectiveness, Development Marketing and Communications, Storytelling in the areas of Major Gifts and Social Media, Career Development in the Nonprofit Sector, and Management of Endowments and Gift Agreements. We hope that you will join us on Friday, May 31 at Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois!

University of Illinois Athletic Director Josh Whitman

U of I Athletic Director Josh Whitman has had tremendous success in a short amount of taking calculated risks with hiring and fundraising efforts at the University. He will talk about how this relates to what we are doing in our own organizations.


(Breakfast and BoardSource registration option available for $25)

Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness: The Conversations Non-profits Aren't Having
Under-investing in fundraising can create real risks, but too often that gets overlooked in most conversations about fundraising effectiveness. This session will share a new framework for measuring fundraising effectiveness designed to help boards and staffs have informed conversations about the importance of a well-balanced fundraising strategy. 
Andy Davis, has been the Director of Education for internationally reknowned BoardSource for over 10 years. (