Major Gifts - Practical to Spectacular - February - AFP Tampa Bay

  • February 21, 2023
  • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
  • The Godfrey Hotel 7700 West Courtney Campbell Causeway, Tampa, FL, 33607


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Major Gifts - Practical to Spectacular

Learn pragmatic, creative, tried-and-true approaches to major gifts

success, based on extensive experience in the trenches. Learn how to

cover all the important steps and deploy innovative strategies for

successful major gift results. And polish your skills in this all-important

discipline so critical to philanthropic success for your organization. This

workshop will include examples and stories from the field, and all questions

will be welcome. (Depending on the economic environment in February,

bonus content may cover tips on how to sustain major gifts during a



February 21, 2023 AFP Tampa Bay Meeting

9:00 a.m. Program 1 

Step-by-step techniques to optimize the major giving cycle for optimal gifts

and lasting relationships. Tips from the trenches that will help you secure

gifts from $10k to $10M and more, while building loyal major donors for

your organization.

11:00 am Networking

11:30 a.m. Program 2 & Lunch Service

Deep dive into major gifts including prospect mapping (Jan’s version),

timelines, and sample scenarios that demonstrate real-life applications of

what you learned in the morning. Learn how to navigate even the most

challenging individual major gift journeys and achieve outcomes that

reward both your organization and the donor in compelling and lasting

ways. Bring your toughest questions about your own challenges!


AFP Tampa Bay aims to be accessible and inclusive to all of our members and guests. If you require special accommodations, please let us know via email so we can plan to make adjustments to the program


Program Fee

AFP Member - $65.00

Guest - $75.00

The program fee is the same in-person or virtual. Please indicate when registering your attendance choice for meal planning purposes.


Meal Choices

  • Miso Salmon with Seasonal Veggie & Rice Pilaf
  • Vegetarian Option


Speaker Bios

A leader in healthcare philanthropy for more than 25 years, Jan Cady's expertise encompasses board development and engagement, major gift and campaign strategy, foundation modeling, and executive coaching for chief development officers in complex medical systems. As Executive Partner with BWF, Jan works nationally from her base in Longboat Key FL. Jan's clients include Sarasota Memorial Healthcare Foundation, Ringling College of Art and Design, Boston Medical Center, Riley Children’s Foundation (Indianapolis) and Wisconsin Children’s Hospital (Milwaukee). Passionate about healthcare and research, her former clients include Johns Hopkins All Children’s Foundation, Children’s National Medical Center, Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, UC San Diego Health Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, Colorado Children’s, Lucile Packard Foundation for Children’s Health, and St. Louis Children’s.

As founding president of Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, Cady built a highly successful new board and transformed the fundraising model, increasing philanthropic revenue from $13 million to nearly $100 million annually. She served previously as executive vice president of Children’s Hospital Foundation (Milwaukee) where she led another major turnaround, launched a new foundation, and dramatically grew philanthropic support. A trailblazer in hospital philanthropy, Cady has been a frequent speaker at national conferences including the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy (AHP), Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), and the Woodmark Group (top 25 North American children’s hospitals). Jan chaired AHP’s inaugural Children’s Hospital Institute and is a founding board member and former chair, the Woodmark Group.

A thought leader in healthcare philanthropy, Cady has published features in the AHP Journal and has been featured or quoted in The Chronicle of Philanthropy and other periodicals, blogs and professional publications. She received The Scott Cutlip award for outstanding philanthropy achievement in Milwaukee WI.

Cady is a member of the board of trustees, Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital, St. Petersburg FL. She is a member, International Women’s Forum (IWF) and currently vice president, IWF FL Suncoast board. She has served on a number of other nonprofit boards including YWCA’s across the U.S. and the Florentine Opera Advisory Board. Former board president, The Boston Club (organization of women leaders), she also forged new ground as the first woman board president, Milwaukee Athletic Club.


Meeting Guidelines

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