Ninth Annual NYC Regional Conference

Thank you to all of our attendees, presenters, and sponsors.
You help our Regional Events succeed, and are why we can continue to host year after year in NYC!
We hope you can join us again next year.

Friday, March 22, 2019
Kimmel Center for University Life
New York University
New York City, NY

Join us for an exciting day of presentations and discussions focusing on industry best practices and innovations. Network with your colleagues and gather new ideas and tools that you can implement in your own shop. Special rates at local hotels have been arranged—see below to book your hotel room! This conference has sold out every year, so early registration is encouraged. 

Registration Rates

Member: $195
Non-Member: $225

*Online registration has closed

The Ninth Annual NYC Regional Conference is eligible for a total of 4 CFRE Credits.

Hotel Bookings

A room block was reserved for NYC Regional Conference attendees at a special ADRP discount.

Four Points by Sheraton Manhattan SoHo Village
66 Charlton Street
New York City, NY 10014

Rate: $219

We're sorry! The ADRP discounted rate is now expired.

Program Details

Keynote Presentation: 
Making the Case for Donor Relations & Stewardship: The Most Recent, Most Compelling Donor Testimony
Jim Langley

James M. Langley, President of Langley Innovations, has pioneered a number of advancement practices that have been emulated by hundreds of institutions of higher learning. The knowledge he acquired from conceiving and conducting three path-breaking campaigns at three major institutions and the insight he gleaned from decades of research on donor behavior has been shared in four books, dozens of articles, hundreds of blog posts and scores of seminars, workshops and speeches.  His expertise and insight, particularly on how institutions can adapt best to changing and unchanging philanthropic realities, is highly sought after by many institutions and professional advancement organizations. 

Sponsored by giftmap

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Sponsor/Exhibitor Opportunities

Showcase your company at the NYC Regional Conference! ADRP values your support of this event, and in exchange, you have the opportunity to promote your business to donor relations and stewardship professionals from all around the New York area.

Want to learn more? Download our sponsorship prospectus to pick your desired level. 


Our Supporters:


giftmap, by Presentation Design Group
Keynote Sponsor

For decades PDG has applied its artistry and passion to the mission of philanthropy, creating architectural and interactive recognition displays and plaques. We design intentionally to strengthen your donor family and move others to support your important work. We created giftmap, a dynamic data and mapping tool, to help you plan and manage funding opportunities and recognition inventories across the campuses, buildings and floors of your organization.


Lunch Sponsor

Blackbaud (NASDAQ: BLKB) is the world’s leading cloud software company powering social good. Serving the entire higher education community, Blackbaud connects and empowers organizations to increase their impact through software, services, expertise, and data intelligence. Serving the industry for more than three decades, Blackbaud is headquartered in Charleston, South Carolina and has operations in the United States, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom.


Harris Made
Session Sponsor

Harris Made is proud to partner with ADRP donor professionals to design bespoke recognition gifts so you can recognize those who generously recognize you. Instead of yet another water bottle with a generic logo, perhaps you could honor your donors with something more distinct, more personal, more reflective of your institution. Something unique that captures the essence of why they support you in the first place. We take the time to talk with you, to understand your institution’s heritage and history, so we can weave, sew and wrap that narrative into a handmade, one-of-a-kind, bespoke recognition gift that your donors will cherish. Visit with us today to chat about what could be Harris Made for you.


Session Sponsor

Our company offers a full range of design/build and custom manufacturing services to support any achievement or recognition program. Including Design services, donor walls, custom plaques, medallions and lapel pins, individual awards, statues and sculptures, cast bronze and refinishing, dimensional letters, interactive donor walls, and architectural signage.


Snavely Associates

Snavely Associates develops fundraising campaign brands and marketing communications for education, healthcare, and the arts. Our cloud-based digital platform, Ovrture, is revolutionizing major donor and prospect communications and stewardship by powering the creation of highly tailored and personalized cultivation websites and impact reports.


ThankView is the marriage of technology and whimsy, delivering personalized video messages with ease and efficiency. Join the hundreds of schools and nonprofits connecting on a deeper level with supporters, alumni and donors by utilizing this straightforward platform. These e-cards can serve as invites to an event, acknowledgement of a donation, or simply updates from your organization.

Eleven Fifty Seven

Eleven Fifty Seven designs & fabricates donor recognition, history, hall of fame, environmental branding, and interactive displays. We work with hundreds of major colleges & independent schools.


MD Designs

MD Designs by Metal Decor creates spectacular donor walls, signage and awards, combining traditional woods and metals with materials such as Corian, acrylics, laminates, marble and crystal. It is our goal to provide our clients with a custom creative donor wall or recognition award that inspires philanthropy, aesthetically fits their facility, accommodates their donor programs and is manufactured with the highest quality lasting products. With over 58 years as the nation's largest donor wall and award producer, we are committed to meeting all of your recognition needs.




Heurista is a consulting firm that helps nonprofits engage and retain donors through streamlined, industry-tested stewardship practices, meaningful storytelling, and creative donor recognition solutions. We partner with you to reach your goals. If you are looking to improve the tools available to your team to communicate effectively and efficiently with donors, we help develop policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines specific to your institutional culture and informed by best practice. If you need help creating engaging experiences, choosing reliable products, developing meaningful content or completing complex projects, Heurista delivers.

We manage internal and external resources and inform decision-making with experience gained from more than twenty years of experience working with nonprofits and their donors. We enjoy finding the balance between proven strategies and new ideas.The Heurista team includes consultants, project managers, designers and support staff. We work with clients across the US from offices in Asheville and New York. Project-specific partners allow us to provide innovative solutions for all channels and environments. We provide strategic planning, design, mission-focused storytelling, and implementation support for all types of communication to and about donors.

We have a talent for asking the right questions.Heurista is the name Anne created to indicate the firm’s discovery-based approach and the cooperative, creative process characteristic of our work. It is a riff on the concept of heuristics, which comes from the Greek “heuriskein”, meaning to discover. The word shares the same root as “eureka” and “heuretikos”, which means inventive with an implication of wisdom or skill.