Advance is a unique opportunity for fraternal fundraisers to learn, connect and reflect on their work and goals. This program successfully provides dynamic sessions rooted in sharing, small group discussion and networking within the industry.

Real-world, practical education for fraternal fundraisers


(Optional) Newcomer Orientation: Wednesday, Jan. 31 from 1-2 p.m. ET
Whether you are new to the nonprofit industry or new to your organization’s team, this orientation is designed to introduce you to the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence (FFE) – both how we serve you and our community of members.   

You’ll leave this orientation with an understanding of how our FFE team members and volunteers can support you and FFE’s strategic priorities in moving the fraternal industry forward. But most importantly, you’ll spend valuable time meeting and networking with peers who can support you 365 days a year in your work.

Watch Newcomer Orientation recording.

Road Warriors Track, view schedule: Tuesday, Feb. 6 & Wednesday, Feb. 7 from noon-4 p.m. ET

New in 2024! Programs Track, view schedule: Wednesday, Feb. 21 from noon-4 p.m. ET

Annual Giving Track, view schedule: Tuesday, Mar. 5 & Wednesday, Mar. 6 from noon-4 p.m. ET

All tracks will take place entirely online.

Registration Costs & Information

  • All three tracks: $249 per person, registration closed Friday, Feb. 2
  • Road Warriors Track only: $129 per person, registration closed Friday, Feb. 2
  • Programs Track only: $69 per person, registration closed Friday, Feb. 16
  • Annual Giving Track only: $129 per person, registration closed Friday, Mar. 1

2024 Track Details

Development, major gifts, face-to-face fundraising

Program planning, stewardship and grant management

Annual funds, campaigns, direct mail, general communications


Advance offers something for everyone working in or supporting fraternal fundraising. New and mid-career professionals benefit the most. This program centers around three tracks: Programs, Annual Giving and Road Warriors.


All tracks heavily focus on tactics, innovations and real-world experiences. Sessions are hosted exclusively over Zoom. Participants take part in dynamic sessions rooted in sharing, small group discussion and networking connections within the fraternal fundraising industry.


Road Warriors track participants will discuss development, major gifts and face-to-face fundraising. The Programs track focuses on all aspects of planning and executing programs related to foundations as well as grant management. The Annual Giving track focuses on annual funds, campaigns and communications.

New to Advance or the industry? The program includes an optional Newcomer Orientation which will be an introduction to FFE programs and provide a time to connect and network with other Advance attendees!


Are you interested in volunteering to plan the next Advance program? Submit your Advance Planning Committee interest through the form linked on the right.