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2024 Virtual Winter Forum
January 18-19, 2024

The Future is Now 2024 Association of Philanthropic Counsel Winter Forum

Featured Speakers

Cherian Koshy is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP), and AFP Master Trainer. He founded the NonprofitOS, a generative AI platform designed to help organizations maximize their impact. The software was acquired by iWave in 2023 and Cherian now serves as the VP of Product Strategy for the company. Before starting NonprofitOS, Cherian spent more than 25 years working in the nonprofit sector, working with thousands of donors and raising more than 100 million for various organizations and causes. He proudly serves as the Vice Chair of Professional Development on the AFP Global Board. He is a sought-after trainer and keynote speaker, and his thought leadership has been featured in several publications.

Jen McFarland is the founder of Women Conquer Business, helping small businesses make smart marketing decisions with courses, coaching and content. Jen is an MPA with over 25 years of training, teaching and executive experience in leadership, project management and digital marketing. She previously led large-scale public sector projects for the city of Portland, Oregon, impacting more than 50,000 businesses and boosting web traffic by over 250% by focusing the government website on the people it serves.

Michael Zipursky is the co-founder and CEO of Consulting Success,® specializing in helping entrepreneurial consultants grow profitable, scalable and strategic consulting businesses. He has advised organizations like Financial Times, Dow Jones and RBC, and helped Panasonic launch new products into global markets. More importantly, he’s helped over a thousand consultants from around the world in over 75 industries to add six and seven figures to their annual revenues. Over 45,000 consultants read his weekly consulting newsletter. Michael is also the author of the Best Sellers “ACT NOW: How Successful Consultants Thrive During Chaos and Uncertainty,” “The Elite Consulting Mind,”  and the book “Consulting Success®.”

Executive coach David Rust, MBA, works with executives and small business owners to strengthen their leadership capabilities and guide them in their new or expanded roles. David works with many groups to improve communications, increase respect, create more cohesive groups, and generate more enthusiasm among coworkers. He strengthens superior teams and creates positive work environments that attract excellent team members. Along with his coaching work, David consults with leadership teams who want to increase their collaboration and deliver outstanding business results. His clients represent a range of industries, including leaders from The Coca-Cola Company, FedEx, NASA, and Northwestern Mutual Financial Network. He is the author of Sorry, I Have To Take This: Breaking Free From Digital Distractions.

Registration Info

Early-bird registration, must be received by January 5, 2024

Members: $249 for 1st team member; $129 for each additional member of your staff

Non-members: $349 for 1st team member, $179 for each additional member of your staff

Regular registration, received after January 5, 2024

Members: $349 for 1st team member, $229 for each additional member of staff

Non-members: $449 for 1st team member, $279 for each additional member of staff

Registration deadline is 12 Noon Central Standard Time, January 17, 2024

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