Speaking

Hey everyone, this is fundraising speaker, Chad Barger.  Let me tell you a bit about one of my great loves … the stage.  Whether it’s playing a trombone, introducing a concert (“please silence all electronic devices”) or speaking to an audience of under-caffeinated fundraisers at eight in the morning, it doesn’t matter — a stage is a stage.

I love being a fundraising speaker and I’d love to speak to your at your next conference, AFP chapter meeting, or other nonprofit meetup.  If you’re interested, please schedule a call with me to discuss the opportunity, my speaking fee and check my availability.

Upcoming Speaking Engagements:
  • 8/22 – Boy Scouts of America – Hawk Mountain Council (Reading, PA)
  • 8/29 – Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation (Cooksburg, PA)
  • 9/9 – Bridge of Hope (webinar)
  • 9/28 – Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission (Boalsburg, PA)
  • 10/1 – AFP Central Pennsylvania (Lancaster, PA)
  • 10/3 – Free Fundraising Tune Up (Cave Creek, AZ)
  • 10/9 – Bloomerang FREE Webinar – Event Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win
  • 10/16 – Temple University Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA)
  • 10/22 – RKL Not-for-Profit Forum (Manheim, PA) (free registration – use code RKLNFP19)
  • 10/23 – Central Penn College – President’s Leadership Academy (Summerdale, PA)
  • 10/28 – Central Penn College (Lancaster, PA)
  • 11/11 – Bridge of Hope (webinar)
  • 11/14 – AFP New Jersey (Bridgewater, NJ)
  • 11/18 – Partnership for Better Health (Carlisle, PA)
  • 12/12 – AFP New Orleans (New Orleans, LA)
  • 12/16 – Central Penn College (Lancaster, PA)
  • 12/18 – Leadership Cumberland (Camp Hill, PA)
  • 2/10/20 – Central Penn College (Summerdale, PA)
  • 2/19/20 – AFP Central Florida (Winter Park, FL)
  • 4/27/20 – Central Penn College (Lancaster, PA)
  • 7/20/20 – Central Penn College (Lancaster, PA)
Current Keynotes:
  • The 5 Keys to Fundraising Success: You Don’t Have to Do Everything (20 minutes)
  • The Power of Philanthropy (20 minutes)
Current Workshops:
  • What’s Changing in Fundraising & How Nonprofits Should Adapt
  • Fundraising Forum: 7 Common Barriers to Fundraising Success
  • 10 Quick Tips to Super Charge Your Next Fundraising Appeal
  • How to Keep All Those New Donors You Worked So Hard to Get
  • How to Fix Your Productivity to Amp Up Your Results
  • How to Get Your Board to Fundraise
  • How to Create Unique & Profitable Fundraising Events that Excite Your Donors
  • How to Get Donor Visits and Knock Them Out of the Park
  • How to Turn Event Attendees into Annual Donors
  • Event Sponsors: How to Find Them & Create a Win-Win
  • Finding Your Social Media Sweet Spot
  • The Fundraising Solution Room

Actual Real Life Feedback:

  • “Hands down the most beneficial session I attended!”
  • “Chad is like the Martha Stewart of fundraising — very actionable and approachable content!”
  • “Outstanding! Too many “Aha” moments to list.”
  • “I liked Chad’s candor and presentation style.  Straightforward, no BS – all pretty useful.”
  • “There were many useful takeaways from the information given and I look forward to putting them into practice.”
  • “Huge source of ideas, information, and inspiration!”
  • “More Chad, please.”
Speaking Fees:

Fees vary greatly depending on the audience, topic, length, date and location.  In almost all situations the hosting organization will be asked to cover travel costs.  Please schedule a call and let me know what you have in mind.  I certainly have standard fees, but they’re always negotiable.  Who knows … maybe you’ll catch me on a good day.

As a way of paying back the profession for what it has given me, I currently speak to one AFP chapter each month for only prepaid travel costs (estimated from Harrisburg, PA – $250 minimum).

Past Presentations:
  • AACA Museum (Hershey, PA)
  • Adams County Library System (Gettysburg, PA)
  • Alice Paul House (Indiana, PA)
  • Alliance for Nonprofit Resources (Slippery Rock, PA)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – 2019 International Conference (San Antonio, TX)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – 2017 International Conference (San Francisco, CA)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – Central Pennsylvania Chapter (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – Eastern Pennsylvania Chapter (Allentown, PA)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – Florida Caucus – Planet Philanthropy (St. Augustine, FL)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – Northeast Pennsylvania Chapter (Wilkes-Barre, PA)
  • Association of Fundraising Professionals – Western Pennsylvania Chapter (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • BSA – New Birth of Freedom Council (Mechanicsburg, PA)
  • BSA – Pennsylvania Dutch Council (Lancaster, PA)
  • Center for Dairy Excellence Foundation of Pennsylvania (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Center for Nonprofit Advancement – National Nonprofit Leadership Conference (Washington, DC)
  • Central Pennsylvania Food Bank (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Cornerstone Coffeehouse (Camp Hill, PA)
  • Dawood Engineering (Enola, PA)
  • Dauphin County Library System (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Donor Search – Flash Class Webinar
  • Girls on the Run Capital Area (Lemoyne, PA)
  • Hanover Hospital Auxiliary (Hanover, PA)
  • Harrisburg Christian Performing Arts Center (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Harrisburg Keystone Rotary (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Harrisburg Regional Chamber (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Hershey Community Center (Hershey, PA)
  • Hope Within Ministries (Elizabethtown, PA)
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Joseph T. Simpson Public Library (Mechanicsburg, PA)
  • Junior League of Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Leadership Harrisburg Area (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Leave A Legacy – York (York, PA)
  • McKonly & Asbury CPAs (Camp Hill, PA)
  • Mechanicsburg North Rotary (Mechanicsburg, PA)
  • Messiah College – Adjunct Instructor (Grantham, PA)
  • Nonprofit Resource Network (Lancaster, PA)
  • North Central Library District (Williamsport, PA)
  • Open Stage of Harrisburg (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Panther Ram Foundation – The Foundation for the Central Dauphin Schools (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Penn State Harrisburg – Guest Lecture (Middletown, PA)
  • Penn State Schuylkill (Schuylkill Haven, PA)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Hospital Auxiliaries (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Pennsylvania Coalition Against Domestic Violence (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Pennsylvania Court Appointed Special Advocates Association (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Pennsylvania Museums – Statewide Conference (Chadds Ford, PA)
  • Pennsylvania Parks & Forests Foundation (Camp Hill, PA)
  • PinnacleHealth Foundation Auxiliary (Harrisburg, PA)
  • Schuylkill Area Community Foundation (Pottsville, PA)
  • Schuylkill United Way (Pottsville, PA)
  • Shippensburg Public Library (Shippensburg, PA)
  • Slippery Rock University (Slippery Rock, PA)
  • The Arc of Cumberland and Perry Counties (Carlisle, PA)
  • The Conference for Women (Camp Hill, PA)
  • Tri County Community Action (Harrisburg, PA)
  • United Way of Pennsylvania – Statewide Conference (Shawnee-On-Delaware, PA)