AHP Virtual Institute

AHP brings the best of the Madison Institute to you in 2021 through the AHP Virtual Institute, featuring in-depth best practice education in ten different topic areas.

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AHP's Madison Institute has been described as the “crown jewel” of AHP’s educational programs. The Madison experience includes a deep-dive immersion in a specific topic area, from annual giving to campaigns to fundraising management and many others.

In 2021, the Madison Institute tracks will be offered virtually as the AHP Virtual Institute. Enjoy practical, instantly-applicable education in ten unique tracks, delivered in a convenient virtual format by the renowned Madison Institute faculty.

Learn more about the Virtual Institute and each course offering below.


  • Definitive best-practice education that will equip you to excel in your program area
  • Expert advice from faculty members who are among the best and brightest in healthcare development
  • Courses are based on the Madison Institute curriculum and taught by Madison Institute faculty
  • All courses are eligible for CFRE credit toward achieving or maintaining your certification
  • Make the most of your professional development budget––no travel expenses!

General Session

The 2021 AHP Virtual Institute kicks off with a general session featuring a keynote address by Angelique Grant, PhD, sharing insights from her new book Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Advancement. Learn how you can help build inclusive cultures and inclusive teams in your organization. Plus, meet the Virtual Institute faculty and get ready for a valuable learning experience in your track!

The general session takes place Monday, July 12 from 11:00 AM-12:00 PM ET. AHP staff will send all registrants a calendar invitation with the Zoom login details.



Read more about each course below.

Not sure which is the best fit for you? Contact the AHP education team for guidance.

AHP Virtual Institute Courses

  • (Full) Track 1: Fundamentals of Resource Development

  • (Full) Track 2: Annual Giving

  • (Full) Track 3: Elements of Major Gifts

  • (Mini) Track 4: Major Gift Initiatives and the Campaign

  • (Full) Track 5: Advanced Skills for Major Gifts

  • (Mini) Track 6: Planned Giving

  • (Full) Track 7: Fundraising Management

  • (Full) Track 8: Philanthropy Operations

  • (Mini) Track 9: Hospice Philanthropy

  • (Mini) Track 10: Philanthropy Communications & Marketing

July-September, 2021

Each course sets its own start time and 
class schedule. Check the track list below
for each course's meeting times.


Full tracks:
Non-members: $1,295 Early / $1,395 Regular
AHP members: $995 Early / $1,095 Regular
AHPrime Members: $895 Early / $995 Regular

Mini tracks:
Non-members: $795 Early / $895 Regular
AHP Members: $495 Early / $545 Regular
AHPrime Members: $445 Early / $495 Regular
Early rates apply to all registrations received on or before June 4, 2021.

AHPrime members receive our lowest published rate. Learn more about AHPrime membership.


AHP Virtual Institute registration is now open! 

Prefer to pay by check or request an invoice? Simply fill out the PDF registration form and return it to meetings@ahp.org.

Registration Form

Tips for Current Attendees

Accessing the AHP Huddle

Each track has a private group on the AHP Huddle where faculty will upload PowerPoint slides and other handouts related to the course content. To access your Huddle group:

1. Login at AHP.org with your email address and password
2. Click the "AHP Huddle" link at the top of the page
3. Once on the Huddle page, click the "Discussions" drop-down menu and select "My Communities"
4. You should see a group named after your class on your community list