The South Dakota Philanthropy Conference brings together community savings accounts, designated and agency endowment funds growing South Dakota for good.

Wednesday, November 1st, 2017
Gallery B, Ramkota River Centre, Pierre, SD

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. CT

Keynote Speaker 

Brian Bonde

Brian Bonde, President of Advanced Certified Fundraising in Sioux Falls, is a nationally recognized expert in not-for-profit management and fundraising. He is an Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive (ACFRE), one of only 105 professionals worldwide to hold this distinguished designation from the 40,000 member Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP).  He has been involved in raising over $100 million for several organizations and has been recognized by Association of Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP) with the Showcase Award and by AFP with the prestigious national Award for Excellence in Fundraising. He is a noted consultant and trainer to non-profits and has been in senior leadership positions for Sanford Health, Children's Care/Lifescape, and Augustana University.

Brian is the chair of the United States AFP Foundation for Philanthropy and also serves on the boards of the South Dakota Arts Council, Arts Midwest, South Dakota Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Sioux Falls Jazz & Blues Society and recently founded and chairs Arts South Dakota. He has been on various non-profit boards for over 40 contiguous years.

"Philanthropy is More than Fundraising"
The hallmark of philanthropy is creating an environment of giving, not “money getting.” It is a dignified, long-term process based on the values of the organization using the principles of marketing.

"Building a Culture of Philanthropy"
It takes an intentional decision for a non-profit organization to develop a culture of philanthropy. It begins with a board of directors that is working together and engaged in the organization’s vision and activities.


Conference Location

This year's Philanthropy Conference will be held at the Ramkota River Centre in Pierre, SD. We will be in Gallery B.  Map and directions are below.  


2017 SDCF Philanthropy Conference Registration

To register for the 2017 SD Philanthropy Conference, please complete the fields below. Deadline to register is Wednesday, October 25th. We look forward to seeing you in November. If you have additional questions, please call 800.888.1842 or email Jamie Farmen, SDCF Community Development Coordinator here.


Thank you for registering for the 2017 South Dakota Philanthropy Conference!  We look forward to seeing you in Pierre on Wednesday, November 1st.