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Wednesday, July 31 – Friday, August 2, 2024
Gaylord National Hotel | National Harbor, MD

Faith & Fundraising Forum 2023.

Your registration includes 3 days of education and community. We start on Wednesday with the full-day Faith & Fundraising Forum focused on the perspective and concerns of faith-based fundraisers. On Thursday and Friday, we continue into the Bridge to Integrated Marketing and Fundraising Conference (aka Bridge), well-known as the ultimate learning environment for fundraisers with 80+ of the best strategic and tactical presentations in the industry, including a faith-based track of sessions. Faith-based participants, as all Bridge participants, will have the option to join that track or to mix those sessions with any of the other 15 tracks offered.

Don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions:
Abby Graf (, Vice President of Programs for TNPA and CDC

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Why Attend the Faith & Fundraising Forum?

This Forum is organized by Catholic Development Council of The Nonprofit Alliance. While organized with particular attention to challenges and opportunities for the Catholic and Christian community, we welcome faith-based fundraisers from all denominations and faiths.

  • The Forum is designed to support you as you amplify your message, reach more supporters, and further your faith and faith-based missions.
  • The Keynote Speaker, Alexia KelleyPresident and CEO of FADICA, will share insights and current trends in faith-based fundraising that will help guide your planning and grow your impact. 
  • Several excellent breakout sessions offer you the choice to focus on the challenges that matter the most to you.
  • Structured (and unstructured) conversations with faith-based colleagues will illuminate where others are facing similar challenges, how they are addressing them, and where they are successful.
  • Opportunities for strengthening our faith community and network of support will be invaluable as we move forward together into the coming years.
  • Walk away re-committed and re-inspired to be doing this work in the glory of Christ.
Headshot of Alexia Kelley.

Keynote | Positive Tensions in Faith-Based Philanthropy: Impact, Collaboration, and Trust 
Alexia Kelley
President and CEO | FADICA-the Catholic Philanthropy Network

Alexia Kelley serves as the President and CEO of FADICA-the Catholic Philanthropy Network, where she manages and oversees the organization’s strategy, team, and programs. In partnership with FADICA’s members and board, she developed the organization’s comprehensive strategic framework, which focuses on lay philanthropic leadership formation, building the future of Catholic philanthropy, and advancing high impact initiatives. Ms. Kelley served for ten years at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and previously as the Deputy Director of the White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships, with responsibilities for a diverse engagement and public/private partnership portfolio. She also worked for Environmental Resources Trust, a nonprofit that focused on market-based solutions to renewable energy promotion and climate change mitigation. After college, she worked with the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), the oldest ecumenical advocacy organization in Washington DC. Ms. Kelley co-edited the book, Living the Catholic Social Tradition: Cases and Commentary, with Dr. Kathleen Maas Weigert. She also co-authored A Nation for All: How the Catholic Vision of the Common Good Can Save America from the Politics of Division. She holds a B.A. in religion from Haverford College and a Master of Theological Studies from Harvard Divinity School.

Who Should Attend the Faith & Fundraising Forum?

Who? Fundraising Professionals, Nonprofit Leadership, as well as consultants, agencies, and professionals who work within the faith sector, including… Faith-Based Direct Response Fundraisers, Major Gift Officers, Annual Giving-Development Directors & Staff, Planned Giving Officers, Membership Staff, and those who are the only fundraiser on staff and wear ALL of those hats at once.

From what organizations? All Faith-based fundraisers and marketers are welcome. Attendees will come from Religious Orders, Churches, Archdioceses, and nonprofit organizations working in the name of faith. Attendees will come from across the spectrum of size: some from large, international organizations and others from smaller (but still mighty!) teams.

The Faith & Fundraising Forum Planning Committee

  • Laura Lang | Director of Development, School Sisters of Notre Dame
  • Louise Moore | President, ​​Huntsinger & Jeffer
  • Amy Palmer | Director of Development, Adrian Dominican Sisters
  • Kim Richardson | Associate Vice President, Client Strategy, Pursuant
  • Christopher Jungers, CAP®, CFRE, Director of East Coast Donor Relations, The Passionists of Holy Cross Province

We look forward to seeing you at National Harbor and connecting in-person as a community.

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