July 27-28, 2016

Omni Hotel

Charlottesville, VA


Would you like to be a presenter at the 2016 conference?

Click here for the Speaker RFP.

The conference will offer four tracks, detailed below. Please see the Conference Program webpage for detailed information about workshops and round tables.

Emerging Track – 90 minute workshops

Emerging – for professionals with 3 or less years of experience and exposure to the various aspects of fundraising. This track offers an opportunity to gain knowledge in preparation for transition to new levels of expertise and responsibility.

Advancing Track –90 minute workshops

Advancing – for professionals with 5-10 years of experience, who have a broad base of fundraising knowledge, supervisory and volunteer management responsibilities. This track will help to develop expertise in one or more areas of development program management.

Leading Track –90 minute sessions of facilitated discussion

Leading – for professionals with 10 + years of experience, who are the lead development officer in their organization, have a broad base of fundraising knowledge and expertise, and are responsible for development program management and volunteer and board engagement.

General Track – 90 minute workshops

General – addresses topics of interest to all professionals, regardless of level of experience.


Reserve your hotel room now!

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Omni Charlottesville Hotel at the rate of $169 plus tax
single or double occupancy. Reservations should be made by calling  1-800-THE-OMNI
and referring to the Virginia Fund Raising Institute to receive the group rate.

Please note, our room block did sell out last year, so get your room early.