AFP 2018 NEW ORLEANS
LET'S GET SOCIAL!

Thank you for joining us at the 55th AFP International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 15-17, 2018! We are excited to have you aboard, and look forward to seeing you in just a few short months.

To assist you in helping build excitement for the conference and AFP, we thought it might be useful to provide a quick overview of our social media and networking platforms for this event, with some suggestions and ideas for messages you can relay to the online world. Of course, feel free to tweet or post whatever you’d like—we look forward to seeing what you have to say!

Questions? Ideas? Let us know at websupport@afpnet.org.

The Facts

When/Where: April 15-17, 2018, Ernest N. Morial Convention Center Halls C & D, 900 Convention Center Blvd, New Orleans, La. 70130

What: The AFP 2018 International Fundraising Conference is the premiere event for the global fundraising community. From education sessions, first-class exhibitors, and social gatherings for all, it is the must-attend conference for anyone in the philanthropic community.

There will be two exciting general sessions, all newsworthy and notable presenters from within and outside our profession—all with a different perspective. We are thrilled to have an exciting opening keynote panel on Building Resilient Communities and Bryan Stevenson from the Equal Justice Initiative as our closing keynote speaker! In addition, there will be more than 90 educational sessions during the three days, plus more than 200 exhibitors will join is in the AFP Marketplace.

Who: The AFP International Fundraising Conference draws the boldest and the best fundraisers and nonprofit executives from around the world. They represent organizations, causes and communities of every size and make-up. What they have in common is a drive to do more, be more, and continually refine their skills to generate greater impact on society.

Why: AFP’s 55th International Fundraising Conference is recognized globally as the locus of learning, networking and standard-setting for the world’s most effective fundraisers and sector leaders.

AFP Online

The official AFP 2018 International Fundraising Conference website is: http://afpfc.com. In addition, we will unveil a new conference app for New Orleans shortly before conference, compatible with all mobile devices—stay tuned!

Twitter

Stay on top of all conference and New Orleans details—follow us on Twitter! You can find us at @afpihq. This year, we are again using the #afpfc hashtag specifically for conference-related tweets. And don’t forget #afpeeps to keep up with the AFPeeps—AFP’s savvy social media mavens—as they enhance our New Orleans experience!

Sample messages:

  • The 2018 AFP Conference is April 15-17 in New Orleans—you're registered, right? http://afpfc.com #afpfc

  • RAISE your #fundraising skills at the 2018 New Orleans conference—learn new perspectives and refocus your best practices! http://afpfc.com #afpfc

  • Have you registered for #afpfc 2018 New Orleans conference yet? Lots of great sessions and speakers http://afpfc.com

  • Looking forward to hearing speakers such as Bryan Stevenson at the 2018 International Fundraising Conference #afpfc http://afpfc.com

  • Follow #afpfc #afpeeps and @afpihq for all 2018 International Fundraising Conference coverage!

  • Ready for RAISE your skills? Join me at the 2017 #afpfc in New Orleans this April 15-17! http://afpfc.com #afpfc

Facebook

In addition to our AFP and AFP Canada Facebook pages, we have a special fan page for the 2018 International Fundraising Conference in New Orleans. Come by and see what's going on!

Sample messages:

  • Join me and your fellow fundraisers in New Orleans this April 15-17, 2018 for networking and immersion in an environment of entrepreneurial fundraising and philanthropy. Register now at http://afpfc.com

  • Register today for AFP's 2018 New Orleans conference this April 15-17, 2018. From education sessions, first-class exhibitors, and social gatherings for all, it is the must-attend conference for anyone in the philanthropic community. Be inspired by speakers such as Bryan Stevenson and more! http://www.facebook.com/AFPConferenceFan

  • From gumbo and jazz to Mardi Gras, New Orleans is home to a little bit of everything...and or course the #afpfc 2018 Conference this April 15-17, 2018. AFP's 55th International Fundraising Conference is recognized globally as the locus of learning, networking and standard-setting for the world's most effective fundraisers and sector leaders. http://www.facebook.com/AFPConferenceFan

Instagram

Getting excited and ready to go to New Orleans? Like documenting your experiences and highlights? Be sure to add them to Instagram! AFP’s official Instagram site is http://instagram.com/afpihq and we welcome you to tag your Instragram photos with #afpfc so everyone can experience New Orleans along with you!

Sample caption:

  • Packing my bags in anticipation of #afpfc in New Orleans—can't wait to present to my fellow fundraisers!

  • A quick picture of the General Session audience at #afpfc—come join us starting in 10 minutes!

  • Checking out the French Quarter at #afpfc—a beautiful night to explore!

LinkedIn

There is always a lively discussion happening on AFP's LinkedIn page, especially in our conference discussion group.

Sample messages/ideas:

  • I’ll be at #afpfc 2018 New Orleans conference this April 15-17, 2018—stop by and let me know how we can make AFP and the fundraising profession even better!

  • Create a discussion based on your thoughts and ideas.

  • Suggest meet-ups with attendees and exhibitors while there.

Blogs/Websites

Are you planning to blog or write about New Orleans? Have information you think attendees would like to know? Send us your site and details!