Call for Speakers

Passionate about making a difference in the world of fundraising? Consider joining as a speaker.

For any additional information not found below, please contact Amanda Braet, Co-Director of Education.

As the AFP Golden Horseshoe Chapter prepares to host various professional development sessions throughout the 2024/25 year, we are excited to extend an invitation to individuals who are passionate about making a difference in the world of fundraising and philanthropy.

As a presenter, you will have the opportunity to share your work and ideas with a large network of professionals spanning the Golden Horseshoe Area, including: Hamilton, Burlington, Waterloo, Kitchener and Niagara Regions. You will be a part of inspiring action, and we believe that your expertise and unique perspective can play a vital role in shaping the conversations and driving innovation within our community.

In recognition of the diverse preferences and evolving needs of our attendees, we are offering both in-person and virtual speaking opportunities. This flexibility ensures that regardless of your location or preferred mode of delivery, you have the chance to connect with our audience and contribute to the collective learning experience. Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or a rising star in the field, we welcome your proposals and look forward to collaborating with you to create a conference that leaves a lasting impact on all who participate.

Thank you for considering this opportunity to join us as a speaker. Your passion, knowledge, and commitment to excellence are what make events like ours possible, and we are honored to have the opportunity to showcase your talents and insights.

Proposal Submission

Those interested in presenting with us are asked to email Amanda Braet the following proposed information by July 15, 2024.

Presenter Information:

  1. Full Name:
  2. Organization/Affiliation (if applicable):
  3. Position/Title:
  4. Contact Information (email, phone):
  5. Brief Bio (100 words or less):
  6. High-resolution Headshot (JPEG or PNG format):
  7. Are you an AFP member? (Yes/No)
  8. Have you presented at previous AFP events? (Yes/No)
  9. If yes, please provide details:

Session Details:

  1. Proposed Session Title:
  2. Session Overview (250 words or less):
  3. Session Objectives (3-5 bullet points):
  4. Target Audience (Who would benefit from your session?):
  5. Preferred Session Format (Workshop, Presentation, Panel Discussion, etc.):
  6. Additional Information:

Selection Criteria
Proposals will be evaluated based on relevance, originality, clarity, and alignment with current fundraising trends. Preference will be given to proposals that offer actionable insights, practical strategies, and innovative approaches to philanthropy and fundraising. A notification of acceptance will be sent to speakers by September 15, 2024.


Submit your proposal