2023 ADRP Southeast Regional Conference

Wednesday- Thursday, June 7- 8, 2023 | The Citadel - Charleston, South Carolina


Come join us for two days of networking and learning in the beautiful, historic city of Charleston, South Carolina, named #1 in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure in its "World's Best Awards."

Registration will open in April 2023. Be on the lookout for the conference schedule and local attractions.

Stay tuned – you do not want miss this!

Speaker Proposals Are Now Open

From the novice to the experienced professional, whether you work in healthcare, education, the arts, or the broader nonprofit sector, we’re looking for talented presenters who can share ideas, concepts, and knowledge in donor relations practice and trends. 

To honor the memory of long-time ADRP member Daphne Powell, we will explore the importance of being a "steel magnolia" in our industry – strong and brave, yet hospitable and caring. Like the main character in the play and movie "Steel Magnolias," Daphne embodied these qualities in all she did.

Share your expertise with other donor relations professionals. We’d love to hear from you!

We are especially interested in the following topics:

  • Planned giving stewardship
  • Performative diversity efforts vs. transformational approaches
  • Diversity in donor relations
  • Intersection of donor-centric and community-centric approaches
  • Gift agreements overview
  • Hybrid events
  • Evolving role of a donor relations professional
  • Corporate Stewardship
  • Metrics

Three content tracks are:

  1. Skill building—topics geared to “here are the basics of” and “here’s how to” for foundational DRS areas like gift documentation, compliance, reporting, acknowledgments, recognition, and engagement.
  2. Leadership and management—content that’s tactical or strategic, inspirational or instructional. What challenges have you overcome in your position? How’s that hybrid format working? How did you land that promotion?
  3. Creativity and innovation—results that exhibit problem-solving, imagination, vision, and pure genius. How did you overcome and shrinking budget and staff? How did you surprise and delight?

Read these tips on how to draft a winning RFP. When you’re inspired and ready to submit, submit your proposal at the link below. Proposals are due by Friday, March 24, 2023.

If you are chosen to present at the conference, you may be eligible for a registration discount.
Please note that ADRP will provide only ONE discount per session. Co-presenters must determine between themselves who receives the discount.

Submit Your Proposal

Hotel Information

ADRP has secured courtesy room blocks at the following hotels in downtown Charleston for June 6-8, 2023.   

Courtyard by Marriott Charleston Waterfront

35 Lockwood Dr

Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 722-7229 


Hilton Garden Inn Charleston Waterfront Downtown

45 Lockwood Dr

Charleston, SC 29401

(843) 637-4074 


Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston Downtown

250 Spring St

Charleston, SC 29403

(843) 722-4000 


Springhill Suites Charleston Riverview

98 Ripley Point Dr

Charleston, SC






Sponsor/Exhibitor Opportunities 

Showcase your company at the Southeast Regional Conference in beautiful Charleston, South Carolina! 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 Southeastern US. 

View The Sponsor/Exhibitor Prospectus
Sign Up To Sponsor/Exhibit 

Thank You, Sponsors


Thanks to our 2023 Southeast Regional Conference Planning Committee 

  • Flora Fox, University of Miami
  • Debbie Meyers, Edit!/Rutgers
  • Dana Lackore, Heurista
  • Sara Moise, Tulane University
  • Riviere Moody, The Citadel
  • Melissa DeClue, Prisma Health Foundation/Amplify Missions
  • Victoria Blunt, Coastal Community Foundation
  • Annie Price, Charleston Southern University
  • Elizabeth Shuler, Wofford
  • Brittany Kegley, UpBring
  • Mary Kenyon, Johns Hopkins University