The Focus Group's annual Symposium includes keynote addresses, workshops and discussions that equip executives, development teams and capital campaign managers for success in major donor fundraising. The event also provides opportunities for fellowship and mutual learning with your peers from around the world!

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Here's Why You Should Attend!

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Gain deeper, practical insight into major donor development.

Connect with like-minded peers from around the US.

Learn from other outstanding experts.

Engage in activities to learn best practices.

Be encouraged in small group discussions.

Run in our sunrise beach 5K.

Downtown St. Augustine “Nights of Lights” trolley tour.

Beautiful Florida weather!

Main Stage Presenters

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David M. Bailey, Founder and Executive Director

Arrabon
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Cortney Palumbo, Head of School

Regents School of Charlottesville
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Kenneth G. Elzinga, Robert C. Taylor Chair in Economics

University of Virginia
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Brad Layland, CEO

The FOCUS Group
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James Winans, President & CEO

The Bowery Mission

Program

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Wednesday, Jan. 4 @ 5:00
Happy Hour & Opening Dinner

Thursday, Jan. 5
7:30 Newcomers Breakfast
8:30-
2:30
Welcome & Devotional
Peer Discussion (Group)
Main Stage Presentations
Lunch
Breakout Sessions
2:30 Free Time
5:30 Happy Hour & Dinner
8:00 "Nights of Lights" Trolley Tour
Friday, Jan. 6
6:30 5K Run
9:00-
2:00
Devotional
Peer Discussion (Group)
Breakout Sessions
Main Stage Presentations
Lunch
Discussions
2:00 Adjourn

Breakout Session Topics Will Include:

  • Finding, Retaining, and Equipping Staff
  • Becoming a Reconciling Community
  • Funding the Global Church
  • Creative Compensation Models
  • Leading a Campaign in a Deputized Nonprofit
  • Public Phase 101

Virtual
January 6, 2022

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St. Augustine
January 5-7, 2022

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The in-person event will be held at
Embassy Suites by Hilton
St Augustine Beach
Oceanfront Resort
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Cost Details: $495 Registration Fee + $235 per room night (taxes & fees included)

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