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Conference Registration is Now Open

Join us March 4-6, 2018 at the Woodstock Inn in Woodstock, VT for our annual educational conference.

Learn more about the schedule, speakers and sessions - and REGISTER TODAY.  Register by February 9th to obtain the earlybird rate.

Don't forget to reserve your room at the Woodstock Inn at a highly discounted rate for our NEAHP Conference attendees.

See you in March!


Meet Your NEAHP Conference Plenary Speakers

Sunday, March 4

Neurofundraising: Behavioral Marketing Techniques to Entice Giving

Geoffrey W. Peters
President, Moore DM Group

Geoff is an internationally recognized expert in fundraising using many channels.  His teaching credentials include more than eleven years of teaching at the graduate school level, presentations at more than 100 continuing education programs, (he has also published more than 50 articles, book chapters, and monographs on various topics), and regular contributions to courses on fundraising and direct response marketing.

Geoff is Past-President of the Direct Marketing Association of Washington and was a Board Member of the AFP-DC Metropolitan Chapter.  He has served as Vice-Chair of the DMA-Nonprofit Federation and has been awarded the Max Hart Award as well as the DMA-Nonprofit Federation’s Public Service Award for his various volunteer efforts on behalf of the nonprofit community.  He was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the Direct Marketing Association of Washington.  He has twice been cited by the Nonprofit Times as one of the 50 most influential leaders in the nonprofit sector in the United States and by Fundraising Success as one of the top ten men in fundraising in the US.  He has received the George T. Holloway award for public service from the National Catholic Development Conference.

Monday, March 5

State of the Industry: Briefing on Current Health Care Trends and Implications for Philanthropy

Fred Bayon
Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company

As a national spokesperson with The Advisory Board Company, Fred Bayon presents findings on frontier strategic and clinical practices.

His areas of study include general hospital administration and management, health system economics, and clinical technology, and he is a frequent lecturer for the Health Care Advisory Board, Philanthropy Leadership Council, and IT Strategy Council memberships. At last count, he has presented in 44 states.

Prior to joining the Advisory Board, Fred earned his bachelor of arts from Dartmouth College and master’s degree in education from Columbia University, where his work focused on strategic planning and corporate governance. Prior to his time at Columbia, Fred served on the faculty at an independent school in Massachusetts. 

Tuesday, March 6

My Gift Did That?!

Maureen D. Donnelly
Consultant, Donor Relations Guru, LLC
Senior Director of Development, Donor Relations, Massachusetts General Hospital

Maureen has 20 years of experience working in Development/Donor Relations in higher education and academic healthcare settings. Since 2014, she has been at Mass General where she re-built the donor relations/stewardship team responsible for gift agreements and acknowledgements, fund establishment, endowment and gift/impact reporting, donor recognition, individualized stewardship plans, and a newly created principal gift recognition society. Prior to Mass General, Maureen re-built and led similar teams at Boston University and MIT, and held management positions in academic administration, development and alumni relations at Emmanuel College. 

She is experienced in strategic planning, operations, stewardship communications, and relationship management. She is known for her expertise in building high functioning teams, and her ability to implement programs that utilize creative approaches to stewarding, cultivating, and conveying to donors the impact of their philanthropy. Maureen is a frequent presenter for ADRP, AFP, CASE Donor Relations, CASE District 1, and Women in Development, Boston. In 2013, she was keynote for the CASE Europe Stewardship Conference in London. Maureen earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emmanuel College in Boston and a master of social work degree from Simmons College, also in Boston.  

Click here for the 2018 Conference Agenda. 


Seeking Additional Conference Sponsors

NEAHP Conference Sponsorships start at only $1,500, and Exhibitors can join the Conference for only $650.  Click here for an overview of sponsorship benefits and click here for a sponsorship application.


Scott C. Fithian Scholarship

Scott C. Fithan Scholarship

The New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (NEAHP) is pleased to offer the Scott C. Fithian Scholarship for the 2018 NEAHP Annual Educational Conference, which will take place on March 4-6, 2018 in Woodstock, VT and will cover the cost of conference registration and hotel fees.

About Scott C. Fithian

Scott was a valued member of NEAHP who passed away at the young age of 45 after an extended battle with pancreatic cancer. Scott was widely considered a pioneer in the financial services industry through his groundbreaking work in the area of client-centered planning. As founder and CEO of The Legacy Companies, Scott’s values-based methodology has inspired thousands of Advisors and their clients to approach their planning in a different, more meaningful way. He was a recognized speaker and trainer of professional advisors residing throughout the U.S and Canada. He was known nationally for having developed several significant contributions that dramatically impacted the Financial Services industry. He also had a tremendous impact on NEAHP by insisting that resource providers play a stronger role in the organization.  As a result, NEAHP has never been more viable. For all these reasons and many more, we honor Scott through this scholarship.

To apply for a chance to experience the 2018 NEAHP Educational Conference, please complete the attached application and return to The application deadline has been extended to January 26, 2018.

In addition to your application, please submit a one-page statement detailing your fundraising experience, the reasons you wish to attend the conference, and why you feel you are the best candidate to receive the scholarship.

Rules and Conditions

  1. Applications will not be accepted that are incomplete or do not have the one-page essay addressing the items outlined above.
  2. Candidates must be active members of NEAHP at the time of application.
  3. The scholarship covers the conference registration and hotel fees only. Recipients will be responsible for travel and other incidentals.
  4. The NEAHP Scott C. Fithian Scholarship recipient will be recognized at the annual conference.

The Scholarship Committee will review all applications and notify the winner by phone no later than Friday, January 19, 2018. Any questions, please contact John F. Garcia, or 401.606.4615.