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2018 Give and Gain Conference

September 12, 2018
9:00 AM to 3:00 PM
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Boys Town Conference Center
14100 Crawford Street
Boys Town, NE 68010

2018 Give & Gain Conference

Building Habits for Success with Bill Sturtevant

September 12, 2018 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Boys Town Conference Center |Omaha, NE

Are you a fundraiser that works with major and planned giving? Do you want to learn from an industry expert? Do you want to take home actionable items you can begin immediately after the conference? Do you want to assure your fundraising success?

Then Give & Gain is for you!

Give & Gain will held in Omaha at the Boys Town Conference Center.  We are excited to host Bill Sturtevant, speaker and author of “The Artful Journey: Cultivating and Soliciting the Major Gift.”  Each recipient will take home a copy of Bill's book and through the break-out sessions will receive tools, checklists and guides to improve their major gift program.

Each attendee will receive:

  • A copy of Bill’s “The Artful Journey: Cultivating and Soliciting the Major Gift.” Tools to qualify prospects
  • Framework to develop effective cultivation strategies
  • Guide to relationship building
  • 10-Point checklist on how to implement changes when you get back to the office.

Small group breakout sessions will be based on the size of your development team and will allow you to connect with peers who can relate to your day-to-day operations.


Bill Sturtevant was Senior Principal Gifts Consultant at the University of Illinois Foundation, a position which guided relationships with individuals and families capable of gifts at a level of $5 million and above, until his retirement in 2013 after 33 years of service.  He now devotes his time to his fundraising consulting and training practice.  From 1980 until 2004 he served as Vice President for Planned Giving and Trust Relations at the Foundation and built what is considered by many to be one of the nation’s preeminent gift planning programs.  Mr. Sturtevant arrived at the University of Illinois at the onset of its first fund drive.  He was responsible for the strategy for and the solicitation of a significant number of major gifts in that campaign.  He also played a central role in the University’s next campaigns which raised over $1.5 billion and $2.2 billion respectively.

Boys Town Conference Center is located at 14100 Crawford St. Omaha, NE

Hotel Rooms are available at the following. To receive the discounted rate mention “Boys Town”

  • Hilton Garden Inn West | 402-289-9696 | 17879 Chicago St, Omaha | $111/plus tax
  • Sheraton | 402-496-0850 | 655 N 108th Ave, Omaha | $89/plus tax

Register online or click here to download a registration form.  Registration fees for AFP-Nebraska & CPGNE members are just $85 per person if you sign up prior to July 31, 2018!  The fee increases to $100 after 7/31.  Non-Members are invited to attend for a $100 guest fee, increasing to $125 after 7/31.  

ATTENTION POTENTIAL SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS!  We have some great opportunities for you!

Give & Gain draws fundraising professionals from around the region and is a great marketing opportunity for you to sponsor an event with a history of excellent attendance and positive reviews. 

Community Support
The more we can educate our community’s fundraisers, the more successful they and their organizations will be – which benefits our entire community.

Marketing Benefits
Your support will place you in front of decision makers from nonprofit organizations in the region that generate $13.3 billion in annual revenues and represent the third largest industry in the state of Nebraska.


Give & Gain has enjoyed strong attendance over the past several years!
o 2016 – Sheraton Hotel, Omaha, NE 136 attendees
o 2015 – UNL Innovation Campus, Lincoln, NE 168 attendees
o 2014 - Mahoney State Park, Ashland, NE, 131 attendees
o 2013 – Gallup University, Omaha, NE, 140 attendees
o 2012 – Peru State College, Peru, NE, 95 attendees

We have a variety of sponsorship options designed to fit your budget, starting at $250. Click here to download a sponsorship brochure.  

Questions? Please call Tom Kerfoot Jr. at 402-955-6859 or Melinda Stone at 402-486-2432.



$100.00 AFP Members - After 7/31

$100.00 AFP & CPGNE "Dual" Members (after 7/31)

$100.00 CPGNE Members (after 7/31)

$125.00 All other guests and non-members (after 7/31)

$2,500.00 Presenting Sponsor

$1,500.00 Education Sponsor

$1,000.00 Lunch Sponsor

$1,000.00 Flash Drive Sponsor

$750.00 Breakfast or Break Sponsor

$500.00 Gold Sponsor

$250.00 Silver Sponsor


2018 Give and Gain Sponsorship Brochure

2018 Give and Gain Registration Form

2018 Conference Agenda

Parking Map for Conference Center