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 Request for Presenters
22nd Annual Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
The Resort and Conference Center, Hyannis, MA

Organization Profile

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is the organizing host of Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod. The purpose of Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is to encourage charitable giving, promote cooperation, and foster a better understanding among professional charitable giving planners, and also to further the education of its members, the professional community, and the general field of charitable giving. The goal of Philanthropy Day is to share current best practices in non-profit management and fundraising and celebrate charitable giving in the spirit of philanthropy on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Request for Presenters (DEADLINE: June 1, 2018)
Presenter proposals are now being accepted for the 22nd Annual Philanthropy Day on Cape Cod, on Tuesday, October 30, 2018. This prestigious, high profile conference showcases the regional thought leaders and is the only annual fundraising professional conference for fundraisers, executive directors, board members, and volunteers in the area and attracts more than 500 professionals. Our education program this year consists of two Keynote sessions (morning/afternoon) with approximately 300 attendees and (10) one-hour sessions, with approximately 30-50 attendees per session.

Philanthropy Day is for professionals in non-profit organizations (the majority are small shops) on Cape Cod and the Islands, their volunteers, board members, as well as professional advisors such as attorneys, estate planners, financial advisors, accountants and others.

Session Topics
Presenter considerations are based on the ability to provide session(s) from the following topic headings:
  1. Monthly giving
  2. Capacity building
  3. Partnerships/Mergers
  4. Data
  5. Diversity
  6. Communications and Marketing
  7. Advocacy
Presenter Promotion
The Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands uses several promotional vehicles to publicize the conference and provide visibility to featured presenters to Cape Cod and the Islands non-profits and vendors. Promotions include preconference direct mail piece, web site spotlight, social media, sponsored print ads, conference app, and a printed conference piece.

Presenter Selection 

The conference committee will give preference to proposals that:
  • Include specific learning goals
  • Present an opportunity for discussion on small non-profits related to your topic.
  • Include a case study of best practices or current trends on your topic.
  • Present tactical applications, scalable situations and transferable across all sectors.
  • Provide a hands-on, interactive presentation
  • Demonstrated success in working in regions that reflect Cape Cod’s philanthropic challenges: hyper-seasonality, older demographic, and competition for philanthropic dollars
  • Address diversity and inclusion
Presenter submissions must include the following:
  • Session topic and title
  • A description of your session including 3-4 clear learning objectives. What specific learning goals will this session deliver to attendees? Learning objectives provide a clear picture of the specific skills or content mastery that will be achieved as a result of the presentation. Learning objectives must contain verbs that describe observable, measurable, and/or actionable goals.
  • The intended audience (i.e. new professional, mid-career, executive, board or committee member, volunteer).
  • Please list the last two most recent presentations made, to what audience, and the approximate number of people in attendance.
  • Names of panelists in your session and their contact information (as outlined below).
  • Bio
  • Headshot
  • Contact information (for all presenters/panelists) including: first and last name, professional title, email, website, cell phone. If the presenter is not the main contact, please also include their contact name, email, phone number
  • Preference for am or pm session
  • If you plan to attend the luncheon
All session rooms will be set theater style and will have:
  • standing lectern and microphone;
  • six-foot table in front of room for presenter/panel use;
  • table microphones if applicable
  • overhead computer display hook-up
You must bring your own laptop computer.
Conference Fees
Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is not able to offer compensation to our presenters. The conference registration fee will be waived for presenters who wish to participate in the remainder of Philanthropy Day beyond their own presentation sessions. Travel, hotel, and other expenses are the responsibility of the presenter.

Presenter Responsibilities

For accurate and timely conference program content and publication, presenters are required to abide by the submission requirements above. Incomplete proposal submissions will not be accepted. Submission of handouts and all materials (electronic version in Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, or Adobe Acrobat) is the responsibility of the presenter. All handouts and PowerPoint presentations will be posted on the Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands web site and the Philanthropy Day app for attendees to download after the conference.
Please note that overt marketing of services, materials, or products by presenters is not permitted during presentations.
Please note that there are a limited number of session slots. Proposals will not be accepted after June 1, 2018. All proposals will be reviewed and scored by the Education Committee. Not all submitted presentations will be chosen. However, Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands will keep your proposals on file for future considerations.

Thank you for taking the time to submit your information to:

Maura White
Administrative Assistant
Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands
[email protected]

Philanthropy Partners of the Cape and Islands is proud to share:

2018 NonProfit Workshops

Offered by SCORE Cape Cod & the Islands
in conjunction with Philanthropy Partners of  the Cape and Islands

Revised Schedule for remaining workshops in the series!

Workshops will be offered at no charge. Space will be limited so early registration is encouraged. Please use this link to register for the workshops:

An Effective and Simplified Approach to Strategic Planning
April 5, 2018 – 8:30-10:00 AM

SCORE Offices
270 Communications Way – Suite 5A
Hyannis, MA 02671

Our strategic planning workshop is based on a planning methodology that has proven to be effective through our work with dozens of nonprofit organizations throughout the Cape & Islands. It’s about developing a guide for steering your nonprofit in a rapid response world. In the end, an effective strategy plan is realized through an action plan that is used on an ongoing basis

NonProfit Succession Planning: the Lifeblood of Organizations
April 12, 2018 – 8:30-10:00 AM
SCORE Offices
270 Communications Way – Suite 5A
Hyannis, MA 02671

Effective succession planning is necessary to ensure leadership continuity in any nonprofit organization. Both contingent as well as departure-based succession planning is necessary.  This workshop will give you some ideas and tools to get you started.

Creating a Development Plan: the Foundation of NonProfit Sustainability

April 19, 2018 – 8:30-10:00 AM

SCORE Offices
270 Communications Way – Suite 5A
Hyannis, MA 02671

Fundraising is a cornerstone for the vast majority of nonprofits. Without an effective development plan your mission is not accomplished and you generally end up closing your doors. This workshop is a primer on fundraising with an emphasis on the need to create a development plan for your nonprofit

Click here to learn more and register for one or all 
and please share with your organization’s leadership.