Call for Proposals 2021

The 2021 CCAE National Conference committee is planning for an in-person and online experience coming August 2021 in one of Canada’s most colourful cities - St. John’s Newfoundland! This will be CCAE’s 3rd time in the Newfoundland & Labrador capital, and always a good time is had by all.

Whether you plan to participate in-person or virtually, CCAE is seeking your exciting and influential presentation ideas! Sessions for the National Conference always include a wide range of topics covering varying roles and skill sets. Showcase your innovations, challenges, pivots and more. In such an unprecedented year the opportunities for connections and insights is ever more important - there is no time like RIGHT NOW to share them with CCAE and be a part of this exhilarating experience.

Submissions are OPEN NOW through October 10, 2020.

Presenters from all institutional types, departmental roles, backgrounds and levels of experience are welcomed to submit. Calls for proposals are open to everyone, including advancement professionals from member and non-member schools, consultants, corporations, etc. Interested parties from outside the CCAE membership who wish to submit a proposal are required to include a partner from a CCAE member school.

CCAE is seeking a wide range of topics to aide advancement professionals progress into the future of all advancement aspects. Below are some key points of interest (but not limited to) to get your brainstorming started:

  • Advancement intelligence & analytics
  • Campaigns and the inherent intricacies involved
  • Community/volunteer outreach strategies
  • Engaging Constituencies
  • Fundraising innovations for the future (annual giving, major gifts, development, bequests etc.)
  • The ever-changing digital landscape of marketing & communications
  • Career & personal wellness
  • Business analytics, big data and advancement
  • Strengthening Indigenous relationships on your campus (action plans)
  • Strategies to move your advancement shop into the future of philanthropy
  • Dealing with challenges of Government regulations that impact philanthropy (funding, provincial/federal challenges, laws governing policy, transfer of wealth issues)

CCAE is dedicated to developing programs and services that are inclusive, equitable, respectful, and ensures they reflect the diversity of our membership. All interested individuals are encouraged to submit proposals. Proposals are welcomed from individuals within visible minorities such as people of colour, Indigenous Peoples, women, people of any sexual orientation or gender identity, and persons with disabilities.

If you require accessibility or other accommodations as a presenter CCAE will work with you to ensure these needs are met.