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

2023 Registration is Closed

Register and save the dates to attend the Road Warriors Track and/or the Annual Giving Track! Both tracks will take place entirely online over two afternoons. Registration costs $100 per person for one track, or $150 per person for both tracks.

  • Newcomer Orientation | View resources: Wednesday, February 15 from 1:00 – 2:00 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 of 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. 

  • Road Warriors Track | View the schedule: Tuesday, February 21 – Wednesday, February 22 from noon – 4:00 p.m. ET
  • Annual Giving Track | View the schedule: Tuesday, February 28 – Wednesday, March 1 from noon – 4:00 p.m. ET

2023 Track Information

Development, major gifts, face-to-face fundraising

Annual funds, campaigns, programs, communications


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


Both 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.


The Annual Giving track focuses on annual funds, campaigns, programs and communications. Road Warriors will discuss development, major gifts and face-to-face fundraising. 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.