AHP Events

Upcoming Conferences and Webinars

  • Conversations in Canada: Province Discussions


    Friday, January 29 - Friday, December 31, 2021
    The best advice can come from those who share similar experiences. Join AHP’s President and CEO Alice Ayres and members of AHP’s Canada Council for “Conversations in Canada: Province Discussions” to meet with peers from your province and discuss healthcare philanthropy challenges and opportunities. Open to AHP Members and Non-members alike, these bi-annual sessions provide the space for meaningful and relevant conversation between you, your peers, the Canada Council, and AHP. Every meeting is organized so that the talks are focused, yet allow for free-flowing conversations that benefit everyone. The discussions are limited to 25 participants with one executive-level representative per organization.

  • Gift Planning Conversations


    Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
    Gift officers have diverse audiences to communicate about gift planning, which include donors, prospects, colleagues, professional advisors, and hospital leadership.  But, how does one have a planned giving conversation that is donor centric and reflects the compelling needs of a hospital?  This session will focus on the language of philanthropy and best practices to begin a planned giving conversation. In addition, how to build a donor’s fact pattern will be discussed.  What is their story? What matters most to them? What is their connection to your hospital? Who are the people in their lives? What current situation(s) may influence their planned gift decision? What are their dreams?  Whether new to gift planning or learning how to deepen relationships with major gift donors through planned giving, this session will focus on how to discuss planned gift opportunities with donors.

  • Shake It Up: Build a Culture of Success for Gift Officers


    Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
    Put aside the old gift officer management handbook and get the ideas you need to bring a fresh perspective to your team. As the assistant vice president for philanthropy, Glen Jack oversees operations of both the academic and medical gift officer teams at Nova Southeastern University. Drawing on his vast experience at institutions like University of Michigan, Penn State University, Florida State University, and University of Rochester, Glen is currently crafting a strategy to expand Nova’s healthcare fundraising. Together with Blackbaud’s Joy Pohland Janssen, Glen will share how he is combating turnover, building culture, and implementing data-driven gift officer management strategies. This dynamic duo will share the best data points to track for gift officer performance, as well as the metrics needed to build future growth.

  • 2021 Leading Forward


    Tuesday, March 23, 2021
    Leading Forward is designed for chief development officers, executive directors and other executive leaders in healthcare philanthropy. Invite your CEO, board members, or other executive or physician leaders. Leading Forward is the place where you and your hospital or healthcare organization executives can have meaningful conversation about how to elevate your organization through philanthropy.

  • How to Engage and Grow Philanthropic Partnerships Post-COVID


    Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
    The rules of the game have changed after a prolific 2020, and now is the time to reassess and revitalize your corporate philanthropic fundraising strategy. Join Accelerist, the leader in corporate partnership technology, for a discussion on top trends in healthcare philanthropy and the key steps you need to take in securing corporate partners in 2021. Learn how to accurately value hybrid virtual/in-person events, engage new donor audiences, and deploy an effective prospecting strategy. Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and The Children's Hospital Foundation of Dallas will also be joining the discussion to share how they've readjusted their corporate partnership efforts in light of the global pandemic. We look forward to you joining us in a lively discussion!

  • Maximizing Individual Success through Diversified Revenue


    Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
    Einstein Healthcare Network Office of Development – headquartered in Philadelphia, PA – supports three acute care hospitals and one physical medicine and rehabilitation facility.  In recent years, Einstein has worked to shift from relying on special events to focus on building up various other programs within their shop, including major gifts, planned gifts, annual fund, alumni, and grateful patient programs.  This webinar will highlight how senior philanthropy leaders can yield success across the team by Investing in staff to create and uphold the culture they want, while leveraging a well-maintained data system. Carol Parlin Prushan and Lauren Montenegro will share the changes and adjustments their team has made to achieve their goals.

  • On Demand: COVID-19 Digital Fundraising: Insights & Results


    Friday, April 2, 2021
    With the rapid expansion of COVID-19, healthcare providers have a critical need to raise money from their supporters and communities to help the fight against COVID-19. Join experts from Digital Health Strategies, a hospital fundraising agency, as they share best practices and insights based on results from COVID-19 fundraising efforts for five different healthcare providers over the past two weeks. You’ll also hear directly from other healthcare fundraising colleagues and learn about strategies and tactics for effective COVID-19 campaigns that are delivering results including: œ Email appeals generating hundreds of thousands of dollars with an average gift of around $250 œ 60-70% of donations from first-time donors œ Email click-thru-rate increases of 300%

  • ShepherdCares: Engaging Staff through Employee Giving


    Wednesday, April 7, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
    Employees of an organization with a strong culture and high level of engagement should be its most vocal and passionate supporters. A successful employee giving campaign gives them the chance to demonstrate that commitment while providing a solid foundation for the hospital’s philanthropic efforts. By offering staff the chance to support their organization in a personally meaningful way, you can create a steady pipeline of philanthropic support on which to build other fundraising and volunteer efforts. Shepherd Center’s employee giving campaign, ShepherdCares, always exceeds goal by at least 10%. We consistently exceed 85% staff participation and 95% physician participation. Learn practices you can put in place to launch your own campaign or improve your results.

  • Mind the Gap- Creating a Mid-level Program That Drives Donor


    Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET
    For years, healthcare philanthropy has focused on major donors - relying on patients, events, and relationships in the community to reveal transformational generosity. But, times have changed and so has our opportunity as fundraisers. Often referred to as the ‘gap’, Mid-level is now the hub of a fundraising ecosystem – connecting annual fund to major gifts, marketing to development, and face to face to digital. This session will explore how your mid-level program can be positioned to scale and sustain generosity in the modern age

  • AHP Advanced Course


    Thursday, April 29 - Thursday, May 20, 2021

  • 2021 AHP Convene Canada Conference


    Wednesday, May 26, 2021
    AHP's annual Convene Canada conference is the premier educational event designed by and for Canadian healthcare philanthropy professionals. Featuring detailed education exploring all areas of healthcare fundraising in Canada, you'll find helpful insights and real-life case studies you can easily put into practice to benefit your organization and your community. Our all-virtual format for the 2021 conference allows you to watch every session at your own pace, plus enjoy live networking opportunities with your peers and browse a virtual exhibit hall.

  • 2021 AHP Madison Institute


    Sunday, July 18, 2021

  • 2021 AHP Annual International Conference


    Wednesday, October 20, 2021
    The largest gathering of health care development professionals, the AHP Annual International Conference is the catalyst for growing your network, connecting with peers and sharing new experiences.