Upcoming Programs

    • February 23, 2021
    • (CST)
    • February 26, 2021
    • (CST)
    • 4 sessions
    • Socio App

    Re-Imagining Education Foundations in a Virtual World

    Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn from innovative and highly skilled education foundation leaders and philanthropy experts from across the country-- virtually via the interactive, easy to use and fun app, Socio!

    First Keynote Speaker Just Announced!

    Gus Schmedlen serves as President & Chief Revenue Officer at a technology startup company currently in stealth mode. He formerly served as Vice President and Head of Worldwide Education at HP where he oversaw a period of rapid expansion, leading to the creation of a multi-billion-dollar global education technology business. During his tenure at HP, Gus also led international efforts to improve access to quality education for students in marginalized contexts, contributing innovation, support, and scale to help realize UN SDG4. Earlier in his career, Gus led education and public sector industry solutions units for both IBM and Lenovo.

    He currently serves on the Board of Governors of JA Worldwide, the Leadership Council of the Brookings Institution Center for Universal Education, and the Board of Directors of the Whitaker Center for Science and the Arts. He previously served in leadership and consulting positions at a range of non-profit efforts, including the World Economic Forum’s New Vision for Education project, the UN Education Data Roundtable, and the Public School Forum of North Carolina. Gus was awarded an Eisenhower Fellowship by former US Secretary of State, Gen. Colin Powell, to study human capital development systems in the European Union, focused on the democratizing force of pervasive mobile technology. He earned a BA in Classics from Colgate University, an MBA from Duke University, and an EdD from the University of Pennsylvania.

    About the App

    The 2021 NSFA National Virtual Conference will be hosted on the Socio app, allowing attendees to access all sessions via their mobile devices AND desktop, laptop or tablets.  The app will feature opportunities to interact with other attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.  It will feature games and networking opportunities and allow attendees to interact before, during and after the conference.

    Registration Fees

    Early Bird - through 12/31/20

    • Member - $225
    • Non-Member - $305


    • Member - $290
    • Non-Member - $370


    Interested in sponsoring the Conference? Call 410.527.0780 for more information.

Past events

August 26, 2020 A Panel Discussion on Supporting Anti-racism, Diversity & Inclusion Programming in Your School District
August 12, 2020 The Education Foundation’s Role in the Reopening of Your School District-- SESSION TWO
August 12, 2020 The Education Foundation’s Role in the Reopening of Your School District-- SESSION ONE
August 12, 2020 The Education Foundation’s Role in the Reopening of Your School District-- SESSION THREE
July 01, 2020 Leader 2 Leader Regional Forum - West
June 24, 2020 Leader 2 Leader Regional Forum - Southeast
June 17, 2020 Leader 2 Leader Regional Forum - Southwest
June 10, 2020 Leader 2 Leader Regional Forum - Northeast
June 09, 2020 The Intangibles That Matter For Executive Directors' Success
May 27, 2020 Leader 2 Leader Regional Forum - Midwest
May 20, 2020 National Leader 2 Leader Kick-Off Forum
May 05, 2020 Employee Giving From Start to Success
April 07, 2020 When Disaster Strikes: LEF Roles in Responsiveness
April 02, 2020 The CARES Act for Nonprofit Organizations
March 25, 2020 NSFA Guiding Principles Webinar
March 03, 2020 Industry Leadership Council Reception
March 02, 2020 Marketing That Matters: How to Build a Social Media Marketing Strategy That Really Works
March 02, 2020 2020 NSFA National Conference
February 04, 2020 Forecasting the Fundraising Auction: A Framework for Planning an Event
January 07, 2020 Capital Campaign Basics: Get Ready for your Future
December 17, 2019 Be Intentional: Building a Resource Development Plan
November 01, 2019 Career Center
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