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January 3rd-5th, 2024
Embassy Suites St. Augustine Beach

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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Learn from other outstanding experts.

Connect with like-minded peers from around the US.

Gain deeper, practical insight into major donor development.

Engage in activities to learn best practices.

Run in our sunrise beach 5K.

Visit historical downtown St. Augustine.

Be encouraged in small group discussions.

Enjoy the Beautiful Florida weather!

Main Stage Presenters

David Kinnaman

CEO
Barna Group

Beth Moore

Author & Speaker
Living Proof Ministries

Mandy Arioto

CEO & President
MOPS International

Agenda

Date Time Schedule Location
Wed., Jan 3
4:00 Symposium guest check-in
5:00 Happy hour Embassy Suites - Rhum Bar
5:15 Newcomers Reception Embassy Suites - Outside Terrace
6:00 Opening dinner Embassy Suites - Ballroom
Thur., Jan 4
7:00-9:00 Breakfast available to hotel guests Embassy - Harvest & Reel
8:00 Check in / Coffee / Networking Embassy - Ballroom
8:30 Symposium Begins
12:30 Lunch Buffet Embassy - Anastasia Hall
1:30 Breakout Sessions
2:30 Free Time
5:30 Happy Hour Fountain of Youth or River House
6:30 Dinner Fountain of Youth or River House
Fri., Jan 5
6:30 5K Run Beach Access North of Hotel
7:00-9:00 Breakfast available to hotel guests Embassy - Harvest & Reel
8:45 Symposium Begins Embassy - Ballroom
10:45 Breakout Sessions
12:20 Closing
12:30 Lunch Buffet (eat during Praxis) Embassy - Anastasia Hall
1:00 Praxis
2:00 Adjourn
Time Schedule Location
Wed., Jan 3
4:00 Symposium guest check-in
5:00 Happy hour Embassy Suites - Rhum Bar
5:15 Newcomers Reception Embassy Suites - Outside Terrace
6:00 Opening dinner Embassy Suites - Ballroom
Thur., Jan 4
7:00-9:00 Breakfast available to hotel guests Embassy - Harvest & Reel
8:00 Check in / Coffee / Networking Embassy - Ballroom
8:30 Symposium Begins
12:30 Lunch Buffet Embassy - Anastasia Hall
1:30 Breakout Sessions
2:30 Free Time
5:30 Happy Hour Fountain of Youth or River House
6:30 Dinner Fountain of Youth or River House
Fri., Jan 5
6:30 5K Run Beach Access North of Hotel
7:00-9:00 Breakfast available to hotel guests Embassy - Harvest & Reel
8:45 Symposium Begins Embassy - Ballroom
10:45 Breakout Sessions
12:20 Closing
12:30 Lunch Buffet (eat during Praxis) Embassy - Anastasia Hall
1:00 Praxis
2:00 Adjourn
Printable Agenda

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

Travel

As you book your flight to Florida, here are the most convenient airports:
  • Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) - one hour away
  • Daytona Beach International Airport (DAB) - one hour away
  • Orlando International Airport (MCO) - two hours away
We cannot provide transportation from any airport.
Embassy Suites St Augustine Beach

We're sorry. Registration for the 2024 Symposium is closed. If you'd like to be added to our waiting list, please email [email protected]

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