2018 NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising Conference

July 02 – July 03, 2018
Confirmed date and time TBD.

The purpose of the 2018 NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising Conference is to share and exchange strategies, ideas, and resources, and to discuss issues related to student affairs fundraising and external relations. The conference promotes an exchange of best practices. It is designed for professionals who currently have development responsibilities specifically in student affairs and for professionals with backgrounds and experience in either student affairs or development.

Date and Location: Check back often as NASPA is currently in the process of solidifying the specific date and location of the July 2018 event. To view the 2016 proceedings, take a look at the website.


The 2018 NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising & External Relations Conference is sponsored by NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education as a three-day professional development forum for professionals with specific fundraising, development, and donor communication responsibility for student affairs divisions. The primary audience includes prospective, aspiring and seasoned development professionals; new and seasoned student affairs professionals with roles connected to fundraising and external relations; and senior student affairs officers. The conference facilitates an exchange of strategies, ideas, and resources between participants regarding fundraising for student affairs. Conference educational sessions promote an exchange of best practices. 

Check back often as we are currently in the process of confirming a date and location for this Symposium. In addition, once registration and a call for programs opens, that information will be updated here. To view the last conference's proceedings, take a look at the website or the program book

Conference History

The conference is co-sponsored by the NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising and External Relations Knowledge Community (KC). The vision of the KC is to enable NASPA members to develop fundraising knowledge and skills to enhance programs and services for Student Affairs at their individual institutions. The KC provides a professional home within NASPA for professionals working in, or connected to, student affairs development and external relations. The KC provides senior student affairs officers with a place to connect for the latest fundraising trends and strategies.

Previous Conference host institutions include University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University (2005); University of South Carolina (2006); University of Illinois (2007); Georgia Tech (2008); University of Florida (2009); University of Missouri (2010); University of Utah (2011); University of Louisville (2012), Louisiana State University (2013), University of Houston (2014), and the Ohio State University (2016).

Conference Benefits

A record number of attendees leave the conference with practical advice for developing and growing fundraising initiatives at their home institutions.  Additionally, conference participants develop new, professional relationships that enrich their work. We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 conference!  


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2018 NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising Conference


This event is most likely to influence these groups.

  • AVP or “Number Two”
  • Vice President for Student Affairs
  • Mid-Level
  • Senior Level
  • New Professional


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Call for Programs

The call for programs will open in the Fall 2017. The NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising Confernece promotes an exchange of best practices. It is designed for professionals who currently have development responsibilities specifically in student affairs and for professionals with backgrounds and experience in either student affairs or development. 

Visit this page often as learning outcomes, confernece themes, and program types will be posted here as they are solidified. 

Conference Themes & Suggested Topics

Submission Timeline

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