AUGUST 23-25, 2021

Registration will open in May
This flagship program of the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence is the largest of its kind dedicated to education and professional development for fraternal foundation staff and volunteers. Seminar provides attendees with a forum to collaborate on advancing our organizations’ mission while also offering an opportunity to learn new strategies and tools for our work, collaborate on shared business problems and network peers. In addition, Seminar provides a chance to recognize outstanding achievements of FFE member organizations and individuals through Awards of Distinction.
After the resounding success of Seminar 2020 — FFE’s largest ever event with almost 750 interfraternal colleagues participating in a virtual setting — and other highly regarded recent virtual programs, our team has decided to host an exclusively virtual dual program in 2021.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

Seminar benefits fraternal organization staff in all functional areas, foundation and fraternity, as well as volunteer leadership. This shared educational experience offers staff and volunteers a full slate of programming aimed toward expanded knowledge across the organization that drives greater benefit for each attendee and greater overall impact.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT?

Programming features a mix of keynote content, focused breakout sessions, guided small group discussions and online networking over the agenda spanning three half-days. The curriculum is designed to help participants advance our organizations’ missions while also offering an opportunity to learn new strategies and tools, dig into shared business problems and collaborate in a variety of settings.

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Seminar content is curated specifically to cover a variety of curriculum areas for fraternal industry professional development, including membership data, communications, engagement, fundraising, management and stewardship.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Please see below the best contact for specific questions by topic.

Contact FFE Executive Director Ashley VanDewark with questions about:
  • General Seminar registration, programming or technology
  • FFE Board of Directors Meeting
  • FFE Awards of Distinction nominations or winners
  • FFE Membership
Contact NIC Chief Operating Officer Mike McRee with questions about Alliance Partner membership and registration.

Contact Chief Financial Officer Michael Wilson with questions about invoicing and registration payments.

Contact NIC Chief Executive Officer Jud Horras with questions about the NIC Annual Meeting of Members.
Seminar content is curated specifically to cover a variety of curriculum areas for fraternal industry professional development, including membership, data, communications, engagement, fundraising, management and more. Programming features a mix of keynote content, focused breakout sessions, guided small group discussions and online networking over the agenda spanning three half-days. The full schedule will be shared in May alongside registration launch information.
We’ve been great partners with the North American Interfraternity Conference for many years. By combining Seminar with the NIC Annual Meeting of Members, we create a well-rounded slate of programming for both foundation and fraternity leaders. Recommended attendees for NIC Annual Meeting programming include fraternity execs, board members and key volunteers, and director-level staff in various operational areas.
We understand the desire and the important dynamics of an in-person gathering and, accordingly, we are exploring collaborating with industry leaders on an executives’ gathering to supplement our online education programs. Pencil in October 25-26, 2021, and look for more information to come in the next few weeks.