March 19 – 21, 2017
Nashville, TN

Maximize Your Exposure Through Strategic Partnerships

Part 1    AHP Prospectus

Part 2    Exhibitor Application

As of 3/6/17

Sidney, OH
1157 designconcepts designs and fabricates custom donor recognition solutions, history displays, hall of fame projects, plaques, room signage and interactive displays. With a focus on the not-for-profit market, the company services major colleges, leading healthcare institutions, independent schools, YMCAs and other organizations throughout the United States and Canada.

Advancement Resources
Cedar Rapids, IA
Advancement Resources is a world leader in research and breakthrough thinking in philanthropy. Utilizing more than 15 years of expertise in medical, academic, and nonprofit philanthropy, we work with organizations to help them realize their full philanthropic potential. Each client receives an extensive plan featuring concepts and tools for effectively contributing to the organization’s philanthropic mission. Our comprehensive professional services are highly customized for each organization to ensure they reach—and exceed—their fundraising goals through meaningful, donor-centric philanthropy.

Allegiant Direct, Inc.
Brentwood, TN
Allegiant Direct, Inc., offers the experience and expertise you need to achieve direct marketing success. Specialties include: results-oriented direct mail copy and design plus insightful results analysis. Other services include voice messaging, telemarketing, and membership/giving programs. For more information, contact Shannon Russell at, or visit

Charleston, SC
Blackbaud combines technology and expertise to help organizations achieve their missions. The company offers a full spectrum of cloud-based and on-premise software solutions and related services for organizations of all sizes including: fundraising, eMarketing, advocacy, constituent relationship management, financial management, payment services and analytics.

Brakeley Briscoe
San Francisco, CA
Brakeley Briscoe specializes in fundraising and campaigns for hospitals, health systems, and academic medical centers. With offices across the US, Asia, Europe, and Latin America, our services include fundraising capacity building; major, annual, and planned giving; capital campaign planning and management; board development; strategic planning; prospect research; and grant writing.

Ghiorsi & Sorrenti, Inc.
Wyckoff, NJ
Ghiorsi & Sorrenti, Inc (GSI) is a full-service philanthropic consulting firm that specializes in planning and executing capital campaigns and major gift efforts. Since 1989, GSI has partnered with hundreds of non-profit organizations in raising billions of dollars in philanthropic support. We marvel at each client's uniqueness. This motivates us to go to great lengths to first understand a client's situation and then tailor our services accordingly.

Gobel Group
West Chester, PA
The Gobel Group is the leading consulting firm working exclusively in healthcare philanthropy, and the experts in helping clients build meaningful partnerships with physicians and nurses to create a robust grateful patient program. Gobel’s system can create clinician champions who identify the best prospects, introduce those prospects to you, and become involved in the philanthropic process. The result is more philanthropic revenue for your institution. 

Health Giving (Previously Health Philanthropy Services Group, LLC)
Powell, OH
Health Giving is a full-service, specialized healthcare philanthropy consulting firm. We are experienced in serving community-based health and healthcare non-profits ranging in size, scope and mission. We are committed to contributing to the quality and success of health philanthropy nationwide, and being a valuable, trusted resource to you and your fundraising office.

Heaton Smith Group
Atlanta, GA
Heaton Smith is a legacy and charitable estate planning firm that helps donors fulfill their legacies and nonprofits achieve their missions. The leader in documented estate gifts in its space, Heaton Smith’s knowledge base is second to none. The average blended or documented estate gift facilitated for clients is $512,000.

Henderson Mallory Partners
Austin, TX
Consultants in Philanthropy. Whether increasing the effectiveness of established development programs or creating new philanthropic foundations and fundraising programs, Henderson Mallory Partners applies over 50 years of fundraising and management experience to craft custom solutions for nonprofit clients across the country. Services include leadership development, planning, development and organizational audits, foundation and program start-up, feasibility studies and campaign support.

Paschal Murray Executive Search
Wilmington, NC
Paschal Murray, Inc. is an executive search firm that has a special focus in recruitment of talented advancement professionals. Since 1978 the firm has assisted healthcare organizations in building senior leadership teams. The key to their success is the wealth of contacts among senior advancement professionals and the technical advancements of the firm. They are the “Chair People” and fill empty chairs!

Performance Advantage – A Marketing Partners Inc. Company
St. Joseph, MI & Winter Park, FL 
Let us help you focus on major gifts and fundamental improvements in process, structure and technology built on Lean Six Sigma principles. We also offer the Engage suite of fundraising mobile apps. These mobile apps support ongoing communications, training, major gifts, campaigns and branding. Motivate staff and board members, campaign volunteers, donors and community influentials.

Raffalo Noel Levitz
Cedar Rapids, IA
Ruffalo Noel Levitz fuels higher education fundraising with innovative solutions for annual giving, digital campaigns, major and planned giving, and advancement services. Through predictive analytics, marketing technology, and unparalleled expertise, RNL offers an intelligent approach to increase revenue and provide insight on new opportunities for growth.

Thompson & Associates
Thompson & Associates partners with development teams to offer a complimentary charitable estate planning service in gratitude for their supporters.  This partnership provides new opportunities for engaging individuals and solidifying relationships.  Through strategic implementation and confidential values-based planning, individuals and organizations fulfill their objectives and reach their financial goals. 
Vision Philanthropy Group
Nashville, TN 
Vision Philanthropy Group is a full-service philanthropic consulting firm specializing in health care. VPG’s team has partnered with health care organizations to raise over $1 billion as staff and counsel. Our expertise is in optimizing development programs and boards, including campaign assessments and management, staff development, Board, CEO, physician and staff training through our program, the art of Bold Asking™, grateful patient programs, and fundraising communications. We understand the unique fundraising challenges faced by health care organizations in a complex landscape.

As of 3/7/17


Sponsoring Attendee Portfolio


Sponsoring Reception

Sponsoring Lunch & Storytelling: Famous Nashville Songwriters 

Sponsoring "A Walk Down Wall Street: Looking at Market Trends for 2017"
with Mary Ann Bartels


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