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April 13, 2020

Call for Programs Deadline

May 15, 2020

Early-bird Registration Deadline

June 5, 2020

Regular Registration Deadline

June 17, 2020

Hotel Reservation Deadline

NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising Conference

Workshop Student Success Student Affairs Fundraising and External Relations

The purpose of the 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.



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The NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising Conference is a 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. 

To view the last conference's proceedings, take a look at the website or the program book. Learn more about this event's history and our 2020 event host below.

Conference History

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), the Ohio State University (2016), and University at Albany, SUNY (2018). 

About our 2020 Host: University of Louisville

The University of Louisville is a state-supported research university located in Kentucky's largest metropolitan area. It was a municipally supported public institution for many decades prior to joining the university system in 1970. The University has three campuses. The 287-acre Belknap Campus is three miles from downtown Louisville and houses eight of the university's 12 colleges and schools. The Health Sciences Center is situated in downtown Louisville's medical complex and houses the university's health-related programs and the University of Louisville Hospital. The 243-acre Shelby Campus is located in eastern Jefferson County.

The University of Louisville will be ubiquitously recognized as a great place to learn, a great place to work, and a great place in which to invest because we will celebrate diversity, foster equity, and strive for inclusion.  The University of Louisville pursues excellence and inclusiveness in its work to educate and serve its community through:

  1. Teaching diverse undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in order to develop engaged citizens, leaders, and scholars
  2. Practicing and applying research, scholarship and creative activity, and
  3. Providing engaged service and outreach that improve the quality of life for local and global communities.


Pre-conference Workshops

The planning committee is working to select pre-conference sessions that will enrich and enhance your attendee experience. Pre-conference workshops take place on Thursday, July 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and require participants to pre-register for a fee. Pre-conference sessions are designed as highly specialized opportunities to discuss a specific topic or program 

Please check back often as pre-conference workshop information will be uploaded once finalized.



Registration is based on NASPA individual membership status.

  • If you are employed by a college or university that is an institutional member, you can join as an individual member at the $75 rate. This gives you the conference registration and a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee.
  • If your institution is NOT a member, then you will need to join at the associate affiliate rate of $242 and then you can pay the individual member rate for conference registration. Visit the Membership section of the NASPA website to learn about membership types.

Registration will open in Fall 2019 - check back often as the link to register will be posted here.

Registration Fees
Early Registration
before 05/01/20

Regular Registration
05/02/2020 - 06/05/2020

Late Registration
after 06/06/2020
NASPA Member
$475 $525 $600
$675 $725 $800
NASPA Student Member
$175 $225 $300
Pre-conference Workshop
$75 $95 




General Event Questions:

Nathalie Villatoro
Assistant Director, Professional Development

Registration Questions:

Tonya Murphy
Assistant Director, Constituent Services
202-265-7500 ext 1180


Refunds will be given for cancellations, received in writing by May 15, 2020, less a $50.00 processing fee. In addition, a processing fee of $50.00 per registration will be charged for credit cards declined.

For a comprehensive listing of NASPA registration policies, please visit this page.


Register Today for NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising Conference

The NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising Conference is a forum for those in student affair with specific development responsibilities.

Register Today


All conference workshops, keynotes, and receptions will occur on-campus at the University of Louisville. For detailed campus map please click here.

NASPA has arranged special room rates for conference attendees at the Omni Louisville Hotel starting at $164/night (not including 16.07% applicable tax). The cut-off date to receive the conference room rate is Wednesday, June 17, 2020. Rooms in the conference block may sell out prior to the cut-off date, so please make your reservation as soon as possible. 

We are currently in the process of organizing shuttle service from the Omni to campus. Please check back frequently as the website will be updated once we have a shuttle service schedule.




Hotel booking information:

Hotel Room Rate / Night

Omni Louisville Hotel
400 S 2nd St, Louisville, KY 40202

Book A Room


$164.00 - Single/Double
$184.00 - Triple
$204.00 - Quad


Louisville is serviced by Louisville International Airport (SDF). The Louisville International Airport is approximately 10 minutes away from the local hotel.


Temperatures in Louisville in July are around 89 degrees F. As the conference gets closer, please visit the Weather Channel for more information.