2019 National Conference

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Why You Should Attend - The conference is an exciting opportunity for leaders in the education foundation industry to connect and grow in their understanding of current best practice. You’ll have the opportunity to learn from renowned experts and your peers about strategic planning, building a development plan, annual funds,  alumni engagement, planned giving, board development,  how to be a more effective leader, investing in high impact programs and so much more—while building a national network. Attendees will come away with the knowledge that will drive results in any size organization at any stage of development.

Who Should Attend? - All Foundation Board Members, Executive Directors, Staff; Superintendents and School Board Members who want to start a foundation, will find workshops, keynotes and other resources that will help them take their organization to the next level.

Location -  Come early or stay late to enjoy sunny San Diego, the ocean beaches, Gas Lamp Quarter, Little Italy, Balboa Park, and the San Diego Zoo. The conference will be held downtown at the Wyndham San Diego Bayside with free shuttles to the airport, Balboa Park and Old Town and two blocks from the train station for those coming from California. Group rates of $195/night will be available three days before and three days after the conference.  To receive the group rate, register using this link or call Jennifer Romero, the Group Reservation Coordinator at 1-619-358-6024  and ask for the National School Foundation Association 2019 Group Rate. 

                                             2019 CONFERENCE SCHEDULE                                            

Tuesday's KEYNOTE speakers | Workshop Descriptions by Learning Track - Governance/Board Development, Fundraising, Marketing & Community Outreach and Programs | Workshop Schedule by Learning Session  |  Conference SCHEDULE     

"I attended the National School Foundations Association Conference in Nashville last year and it was a fun, valuable and well-organized experience.  The speakers were knowledgeable and engaging; I left with a wealth of information to help me create positive and lasting change.  I now feel part of a huge team of people that share my passion and personal drive.
I was pleasantly surprised with the depth, breadth, and quality of real-world content in the presentations at the NSFA Conference.  For example, our foundation helps with a program that gives backpacks filled with school supplies to kids at our “Back to School” event held each year in August.  I was able to attend a wonderful session in particular where another foundation shared ideas about their program and it was so helpful.  I was able to replicate and implement these new ideas to make our event better and hence we served more students in need.  
Several other sessions were also helpful for me as a new leader in school foundation work. I attended a session on how to build a successful annual campaign that has been a game changer for my foundation.  I would suggest to anyone that is new to foundation leadership they need to attend this event.  The sessions at this conference were just part of the overall invaluable experience, like a MasterCard commercial ‘Priceless’!"   ~ Lance Swanson, CEFL - Director of Communication & Cardinal Education Foundation / South Sioux City Community Schools


Early Bird Registration has been extended through December 14th

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   Speaker RFP -  2019 Workshop Proposal CriteriaWorkshop Proposal closed

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