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Stephanie's ICON Recap and Thank You

Monday, April 22, 2019   (0 Comments)
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I had the privilege to be sponsored by the AFP Greater Houston’s Chapter to attend the AFP ICON Conference in San Antonio, TX. It is AFP's annual International Fundraising Conference to sharpen and educate individuals and organizations in the fundraising field. This conference is full of educational sessions, great speakers and tools for fundraisers all around the world to come and learn.


As for me, I had the opportunity to learn great new skills for entering the fundraising sector. I had the privilege to meet leaders in fundraising and connect with them. I also got to connect with young professionals in AFP and in the Nonprofit Leadership Alliance. The best part were the sessions, they were filled with great tips for growing and developing in the field. One of my favorite sessions was given by Penelope Burk, and I learned the importance of writing a good "thank you" letter. 


A few of the amazing sessions I attended:

  • “Social Styles in Fundraising for the Emerging Fundraiser” by Sanford Institute of Philanthropy  
  •  “Career Moves for Young Professionals” by Lauren Futch and Melissa Neeley
  • “Face to Face with a Major Gift Donor for the First Time” by Marcy Heim, CFRE, CSP, PLCC
  • “Building your Mentor Network” by Amber Rangel, CNP and Cherrelle Duncan, MPSA

Thank you AFP-Greater Houston for giving me the opportunity to go to AFP ICON 2019, it was an experience like no other!




Stephanie Turcio

Nonprofit Leadership Alliance student and AFP-UH Collegiate member


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