Cultivate Conference

June 1, 2023
Spectrum Campus | San Diego, CA

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Cultivate Conference


Join us in San Diego on June 1, 2023.


Fundraisers and nonprofit leaders will reconnect in person, cultivate new knowledge, learn from each other, and bring new strategies back to their organizations to enhance their ability to reach and surpass their goals.

Cultivate Relationships

Build and strengthen connections in our full-day gathering and use all that you’ve gained from this conference to continue to build relationships with your colleagues, donors, stakeholders, and community.

Cultivate Knowledge

Embrace your identity as a lifelong learner. Engage in the conference’s educational programming to kick-start or continue your learning and deepen your expertise.

Cultivate Impact

This is the ultimate outcome: leveraging the new skills, connections, and inspiration you curate from the conference, enhancing your organization’s impact.

Keynote Speaker

  • Ken Miller, CFRE
    Denali FSP Fundraising and Grant Consultants

A dynamic trainer, speaker and consultant, Ken Miller, CFRE is the president of Denali FSP a nonprofit fundraising and grants consulting firm he founded in 2014 after a long career in development. Ken was awarded his Certified Fund-Raising Executive (CFRE) designation in 2016 and received his AFP Certified Master Trainer (CMT) certificate in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Outstanding Professional in Philanthropy by the AFP Alaska Chapter and in 2022 he was the 4th recipient to the Anchorage Humanities Forum Leadership Anchorage Alumni Award.

Ken is presently a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) Global board of directors, the African American Development Officers (AADO) board of directors and an advisory committee member of Men in Color in Development (MOCID). He is also the past president of the AFP Alaska Chapter, founder and past president of the Dartmouth Alumni Club of Alaska, and the past president of the Anchorage Gateway Rotary club. In his free time Ken enjoys mentoring, weightlifting, travel, and reading non-fiction books.

Explore our Education Breakout Sessions

Shifting From Grants and Events to Donor Engagement
Angela Barnes, MBA, CFRE (Managing Director, Carter)

Using Data & Strategy To Effectively Fundraise During Uncertain Times
Joshua Meyer (VP of Demand Generation, Bloomerang)

Building Donor Loyalty with Transparency and Trust
LaShonda Williams, MPA, CFRE (Trainer, Fundraising Academy and Associate Director, Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving, South Texas College of Law), and Adrianna O’Donnell, MBA, CFRE (Director of Philanthropy, San Ysidro Health)

Your 10-Step Checklist for Capital Campaign Success
Hannah Berger, MPA, CFRE (President & Founder, The Philanthropy Coach, LLC)

Leading with Purpose: The Power of Authenticity
Moderated by Muhi Khwaja, MPA, CFRE, CFRM (Trainer, Fundraising Academy and Co-Founder, American Muslim Community Foundation) and Jack Alotto, MA, CFRE (Trainer, Fundraising Academy and Fundraising Consultant)

Measuring Your Fundraising Team’s Success: Key Metrics and Insights
Jarrett Ransom, MBA (Nonprofit Nerd and President and CEO, The Rayvan Group, LLC)

A CEO’s Guide to Successful Fundraising
James Floros (Founder and CEO, Floros & Associates)

Coaching and Workplace Sponsorship for the Development Professional
Ken Miller, CFRE (Denali FSP Fundraising and Grant Consultants)


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June 1, 2023 | 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Spectrum Campus | San Diego, CA

8:00 AM-9:00 AM
Registration Welcome Reception

9:00 AM-9:45 AM
Keynote Presentation

9:45 AM-10:00 AM

10:00 AM-10:45 AM
Education Breakout Sessions

10:45 AM-11:00 AM

11:00 AM-11:45 AM
Education Breakout Sessions

11:45 AM-12:00 PM

12:00 PM-1:00 PM

1:00 PM-1:45 PM
Education Breakout Sessions

1:45 PM-2:00 PM

2:00 PM-2:45 PM
Education Breakout Sessions

2:45 PM-3:00 PM

3:00 PM-3:30 PM
Closing Plenary Session

3:30 PM-5:00 PM
Networking Reception

Thank You to Our Sponsors!

Inspire Sponsor

Engagement Sponsor

Friends of the Conference Sponsor

CULTIVATE Cancelation Policy

Conference registration canceled on-line on or before May 1, 2023 is refundable but subject to a $25 administrative fee.

Registrants canceling on or after May 1, 2023 will not receive a refund. The refund and cancellation policy will not be waived. Registration fees may be transferred to another individual.

In the event Fundraising Academy must cancel the conference due to unforeseen circumstances, Fundraising Academy will refund the cost of registration.