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RMPI 2018 - September 13-14
Treasure Hunt: Uncharted Territory

Beaver Run Resort and Conference Center
620 Village Road, Breckenridge CO 80424 
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The AFP fall conference Rocky Mountain Philanthropy Institute (RMPI) will be Thursday, September 13 - Friday, September 14, 2018 in Breckenridge. Have big questions, and looking for answers about the latest trends in fundraising? RMPI can help you navigate this new uncharted territory. Have fun and learn as you find treasures of information and knowledge around every corner.
We are thrilled to announce our keynote speaker, Kishshana Palmer! She is a sought after strategist, speaker, trainer and coach who combines “book smarts” with real-world expertise and pop-culture savvy to create the unforgettable cocktail she calls Fabulously Fundraising. You’re gonna love her! Detailed Bio

Keynote Address Description:
The Treasure is in the Room, Building and Leveraging Professional Relationships
Adulting. It's not easy. And when it comes to having authentic professional relationships; in fact can be exhausting. In our drive to be successful, it seems like loneliness is an occupational hazard. How do you get ahead while building bridges that last? Kishshana's going to talk about the challenges of building authentic relationships, what we all need to find the right relationships for us and what type of treasure we'll find when we build and leverage professional relationships.

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Thursday, September 13
2‑4 p.m. Navigating Uncharted Territory: Current Trends in Philanthropy, Fundraising and the Nonprofit Sector (Advanced Practitioner Session)
2‑5 p.m. Introduction to Fundraising: Find the Treasure
5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

Friday, September 14
8:30 a.m. Keynote Address: Kishshana Palmer
10‑11:15 a.m. Breakout Session #1
11:30 a.m. Networking Lunch
12:00 p.m. Reggie Rivers: The Secret Key to Fundraising Success
1:30‑2:45 p.m. Breakout Session #2
3‑4:15 p.m. Breakout Session #3
4:15‑5 p.m. Closing Session

Introduction to Fundraising Session Description:

Join two fundraising professionals to learn all about the techniques that you need to navigate your philanthropic efforts. In this interactive three-hour session, Cory Andersen and DeAnn Acosta will share details about the annual fund, major gifts, foundation grant writing, and capital campaigns. Another focus area will be on how to manage your time so that you find treasure at the end of the trail.

Advanced Practitioner Session Description: 

Following nonprofit sector news these days can leave fundraising professionals feeling alarmed. Stories about the new tax law, growth of donor advised funds and increasing wealth inequality mostly abound with dire predictions, leaving some of us wondering whether the sky is truly falling. This session will provide context for the big stories, offering insights about the current environment and distinguishing the sensational headlines from real emerging concerns. Practitioners will gain a more nuanced understanding of the issues behind the headlines and some practical advice about how to adjust your fundraising approach.  
Registration Pricing
Member Rate $250
Non‑Member Rate $300

Save $40 when you register before August 3rd!

Additional fee for Thursday afternoon Introduction to Fundraising session or Advanced Practitioner session is $60


Partial Scholarships Available! Applications must be submitted by July 6th!
2018 RMPI Scholarship Application (WORD)
2018 RMPI Scholarship Application (PDF)

Contact deann@afpcc.org for more information.


Beaver Run has reserved a limited number of rooms for RMPI attendees at a great conference rate!  The number of rooms is limited.  

Cancellation Policy: Deadline for all event changes and cancellations will be early August  After that date, no refunds will be made.


Sponsorship Information -- A limited number of opportunities are available. Contact KC Netzke for any questions: Cnetzke@elsistemacolorado.org