July 18-23, 2021 | Madison, WI

Madison Institute

Take part in the one-of-a-kind "Madison experience" for five days of intensive learning in your choice of ten educational tracks. This could be the most important week of your career!

6/5/20 Update:

The 2020 in-person Madison Institute has been canceled, due to continued uncertainty about travel and the safety of in-person gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, many of the Madison Institute tracks will be offered online in either a full or mini-track format through the AHP Virtual Institute.

We look forward to returning to the University of Wisconsin for the 2021 Madison Institute, to be held July 18-23, 2021.

Intensive learning

The AHP Madison Institute offers health care development professionals an unparalleled opportunity to learn, share and develop connections, as well as make life-long professional contacts in a supportive and highly-targeted learning environment. It’s a year’s worth of learning in just five days. With eight full course tracks and two mini tracks, choose a track that offers solutions and answers to best ensure your current and future success. Not sure which track is right for you? Contact the education team for guidance.

Prestigious faculty members

You’ll be guided by faculty members who are the best and brightest in health care development. They will serve as your resource and will be available to answer questions and provide expert advice about your career and work goals. 

Certificates and CFRE credits from the University of Wisconsin and AHP

Once you successfully complete the course work, you’ll receive a certificate from the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Business and the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy. Additionally, you’ll earn up to 26 CFRE credits that count toward the CFRE professional credential. The Madison Institute is sponsored by the Association for Healthcare Philanthropy, in cooperation with the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Business.


Opening Reception Sponsor



  Early Registration
register by 2/21/2020
Advanced Registration
register between
2/22/2020 - 6/26/2020
Regular Registration 
rate waived 
for 2020
Full Tracks
Member $2,195 $2,295 $2,395
Nonmember $2,795 $2,895 $2,995
Member $995 $1,095 $1,195
Nonmember $1,595 $1,695 $1,795
  • There's a lot of people that will come back after they've gone to year one, they want to come back for year two and year three, that's a testament to the value they get out of (the Madison Institute).”
    David Gillig
    David Gillig, FAHP
    Dean, Fundraising Management
    Member Since  1982
  • I always go back to Madison as the experience that has made the most significant difference in my career, in my profession and will continue to do that. ”
    Doug Dillon
    Doug Dillon, CFRE
    Dean, Major Gift Initiatives and the Campaign
    Member Since  1996
  • Madison is unlike any other experience. You can go back (to your classmates) at any juncture and get advice and support. It isn't just about the time that we're together, but it creates a career-long fraternity.”
    Shannon Duval
    Shannon Duval
    Dean, Elements of Major Gifts
    Member Since  2004
  • Anyone who comes to Madison will leave with unbelievable knowledge, they'll leave with new friendships, they'll leave with renewed friendships and they'll also know where to turn when they need any answer to any question.”
    Sharon A. Jones, FAHP, CFRE
    Chair, AHP University-based Programs
    Member Since  2005