Submission Information and Rules


Session Information

  • The submissions collected from this Call for Proposals will be considered for plenary (breakout) sessions only.
  • Breakout sessions take place on Thursday October 3th (2pm-4pm) and Friday October 4th (10am-12noon and 2pm-4pm). Most plenary sessions are 60 minutes in length. If an extended session is needed, please note that in your submission.
  • Presenters must be available on any day for which CIN assigns your session.
  • Proposal submission does not guarantee participation in CIN National Conference.
  • CIN nor CIN National Conference is a noncommercial forum. Under no circumstances may a breakout session be used as a place for direct promotion of a presenter’s product, service or monetary self-interest. Sales pitches disguised as presentations will not be considered.
  • All presenters must register as Presenter to receive the $125 complimentary day rate conference registration and have a registration badge. Please explain this policy to your co-presenters. Presenters can apply the complimentary $125 day rate discount to a full conference registration.
  • CIN cannot offer complimentary full conference registration for presenting breakout sessions at CIN National Conference, but hope that the intangible benefits of being a part of our educational programming make the effort worthwhile for presenters.
  • Presenters not registered by August 1, 2019 WILL NOT be listed in the program book. Any presenters registered after that date will be listed in the conference program addendum.
  • Persons presenting at the conference are expected to use material and language that does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, ethnicity, religion, physical ability, and/or sexual orientation.
  • CIN does not pay speaker fees or travel expenses to plenary session speakers.

Submission Information

  • The individual submitting the proposal is considered the primary contact.
  • All CIN National Conference information and correspondence will be sent via email.
  • Preference will be given to the sessions that follow the CIN Focus Themes and Areas:
    • 1. Revering the past
    • 2. Honoring the present
    • 3. Powering our Future
  • We are looking this year for proposals that include activities, engaging content and possibly teams as part of the presentation panel.
  • Breakout rooms will be equipped with an LCD projector, screen, and head table for three. Any other audiovisual equipment (i.e. audio, flipcharts, etc.,) must be requested by September 1, 2019. Internet access will be provided in breakout rooms.
  • Presenters agree to abide by the terms of the copyright release in order to present at the CIN National Conference. CIN may record audio and/or video presentations and make them available to members and other professional interested in the topic.
  • Presenters agree to provide contact information for ALL presenters, including, name, address, phone number, and email address.
  • Presenters agree to permit CIN to provide their contact information to attendees upon request.
  • Presenters understand that CIN does not provide hardcopy handouts to attendees.

CIN Rules

  • If your proposal is selected, CIN reserves the right to revise presentation titles, reassign the selected Focus Area, and/or edit the program summary for promotional and program materials.
  • CIN reserves the right to cancel a session based on noncompliance at any point. This includes, but is not limited to: failure to fully register, failure to return required documents, presenter changes, etc.
  • CIN may consider a submitted proposal for other meetings and/or conferences.

Proposal Review Process

  • All proposals are reviewed by a team of CIN reviewers and CIN governance board. They are responsible for identifying content which delivers inspiring and innovative learning or engagement opportunities for attendees. Each proposal is blind reviewed. Presenter(s) information is not supplied to the reviewer for any proposed session. 
  • Some specific points considered in the proposal review process are:
    • Is the title appropriate?
    • Is the content current and relevant to the needs of today’s philanthropy advocates and professionals?
    • Is the description clear and does it accurately reflect the proposed content?
    • Are learner outcomes measurable and achievable? 
    • Will the presenter(s)/ presentation provide new information, knowledge, skills, and/ or unique/new applications of known information, knowledge, skills, etc.?
    • Is the program format appropriate for the subject matter?

Proposal Submission Criteria 

  • All submissions must include all of the following to be considered:
  • Title – no more than 10 words
  • Description – no more than 150 words
  • Focus Areas– select from the drop down menu
  • Presenter Contact Information – Full name, address, email address, phone number, fax number

For any questions regarding the Call for Proposals process, please contact: Conference Planning Team by email at:

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