Conference Schedule

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018
5:00–7:00 PM Newcomers' and Mentoring Happy Hour | Pegram Room

 

Wednesday, October 3, 2018
7:00–8:00 AM Breakfast | Grand A - F
8:00–9:30 AM
Welcome and Plenary Session: Blair Scholarships | Grand A - F

Keynote Session: Forward through Ferguson: Philanthropy and the Fight for Racial Equity
Reverend Starsky Wilson 

Grand A - F

9:30–10:00 AM Break | Grand A - F
Session 1 A B C D E F


10:00–11:00 AM

Donor Retention: Where Do You Even Start?
Abby Fox and Cristy Racy

Regency B

Campaign Launch on a Shoestring
Ana Conant, Kari Anderson-Pink, and Susan Mendelson

Frisco/Burlington

Getting a Seat at the Table: Using Donor Relations to Drive Principal Gift Cultivation
Carol Wilkie and Joe Plante

Regency C

Donor Relations as Mission Control
Suzanne Duncan and Dawn Green

Illinois Central

So You Think You Want to Lead?
Kathleen Diemer

New York Central

Getting More Done in Less Time
Carrie Casper and Joni Jordan

Regency A

11:00–11:30 AM Break | Grand A - F
Session 2 F 

 

11:30–12:30 PM

End of the Campaign: Now What?
Allison Rubin and Kathy Baer

Regency B

Better Together: Developing a Strong Partnership with Advancement Services
Carin Huffman Grinch and Stefanie Gray 

Frisco/Burlington

Advocacy for You, Your Team, Your Program, Your Institution, and Our Profession
Nancy McKinney and Michal Shaw

Illinois Central

Redefining Tribute Recognition
Lindsay Gilbert
 

New York Central

Live, Learn, Play: Creating Behind the Scenes Donor Experiences
Liz Jacoby and Brandy Polo 

Regency A

The Evolution in Acknowledgments
Trish Morgan

Regency C

12:30–1:30 PM Lunch | Grand A - F
Session 3 A B C D E F

 

1:30–3:00 PM

New Professionals Cohort Pilot Operations Plan
Angela Altamore and Michal Shaw

Illinois Central

ADRP Research Study: The Power and Impact of Donor Relations Professionals
Erik Daubert

Regency A

Positioning Yourself for Your Next Move
Gail Freeman,  Kathleen Casanova and Chris Spagnola

Frisco/Burlington

Establishing Meaningful Measures of Success for Donor Relations and Stewardship
Anne Manner-McLarty and Debbie Meyers

Regency C

Framework for the Future
Lynne Wester

Regency B

Diversity and Inclusion Through a Donor Relations and Stewardship Lens
Brandon Braud and Mary Weingartner

New York Central

3:00–3:30 PM Break | Grand A - B
Session 4 A B C D E F
3:30–4:30 PM

Engage Your Experts in Philanthropic Work
Mark Foncannon and Christine Schmidt

New York Central

Inspiring the Masses
Kailyn Gramly and Devin Lynn

Regency B

 

Scholarships: From Messy to Clean and Pristine!
Diane Calhoun

Regency A

Spread the Love: Educate, Elevate, and Thank All in One Day
Stephanie Murphy and Tracy Baldelli

Regency C

Mythos and giftmap
Two Exciting Sessions from our Sponsors!

Frisco/Burlington

The Unsession
Katy Galli-Kreps and Cheryl Lintner

Illinois Central

5:00 PM Networking Reception and Stewardship Awards | Grand A - F
7:00 PM Optional Dine-Arounds

 

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
7:30–8:30 AM Breakfast | Grand A - F
8:30–9:00 AM Welcome and Plenary Session: The Little Bit Foundation | Grand A - F
9:00–10:00 AM Keynote Session: Gratitude: A Simple Path to Trust and Meaning at Work
Emiliana Simon-Thomas, PhD Grand A - F
10:00–10:30 AM Break | Grand A - F
Session 5 A B C D E F

 



10:30–11:30 AM

Extreme Makeover: Metrics Edition
Kelly Brennan

Regency A

Bridging Stewardship and Cultivation
Jen McGrath and Corey Smentek

Regency C

Go the Distance: Event Follow-Up for the Long Game
Kara Cafasso and Nichole Mastrianni

Illinois Central

On-Site and Hands-On with The Little Bit Foundation

Frisco/Burlington

Streamlined for Success
Victoria Tejera and Jackie Sewell

Regency B

Mo Money, Mo Problems
Lynne Wester

New York Central

11:30–12:30 PM Lunch and Annual Membership Business Meeting | Grand A - F
Session 6 F 

 


12:30–1:30 PM

Designing Stewardship Strategies
Trish Morgan

Regency B

Stewardship TechXchange
Cheryl Lintner

New York Central 

Personalized Impact Reporting in a Small Shop
Christine McMains

Regency C

Becoming Business Drivers
Carolyn Vivaldi

Illinois Central

The "Secret Sauce" to Creating Best-in-Class Events
Mary Fisher and Katherine Lane

Regency A

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's a Capital Campaign
Natalie Knight and Molly Freed

Frisco/Burlington

1:30–2:00 PM Break | Grand A - F
Session 7 A B C D E F

 

 
2:00–3:00 PM

Inspiring the Masses
Kailyn Gramly and Devin Lynn

Regency C

Strategic Volunteer Engagement
Cristy Racy and Michal Shaw

New York Central

Building Your Dream Team
Kathleen Casanova

Frisco/Burlington

The Dream Team: Relationships that Build Impact
Melanie Armstrong

Regency B

How Will You Grow?
Debbie Meyers and Lori Green

Regency A

Ambassador Programs That Will Boost Your Bottom Line
Malika McCray, Jeff Muller, and Corey Smentek

Illinois Central 

3:00–3:30 PM Break | Grand A - F
Session 8 A B C D E F
3:30–4:30 PM

Taking Care of Everyone at the Top
Cheryl Lintner

Regency C

The Journey of a Campaign Launch
Brittany Fowler and Avery Howard

Illinois Central

Breaking Out of the Box: Special Reports
Mari Putney and Trish Morgan

Regency A

Re-Thinking Board Development and Engagement
Adam Doyno

New York Central

Using Web-Based Tools to Bring Impact Reporting to Life
Lesley Schack and Patricia Peluso 

Regency B

1157 designconcepts and AcademicWorks
Two Exciting Sessions from our Sponsors!

Frisco/Burlington

6:00 PM Optional Dine-Arounds

 

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Friday, October 5, 2018
8:00–9:00 AM Breakfast |  Grand A - F
9:00–10:30 AM Keynote Session: Being Donor-Centered in Changing Times: How to Use Donor Trends and Changing Technologies to Make a Profit
Penelope Burk | Grand A - F
10:30–11:00 AM Break | Grand A - F
Session 9 A B C D E F

 



11:00–12:00 PM

Donor Relations on the Frontlines: Collaborating with Fundraisers for Strategic Stewardship
Mary Fisher

Regency C

Getting More Done in Less Time
Carrie Casper and Joni Jordan

Illinios Central

Maximizing Resources and Relationships
Diana Pupillo and Mary Hendricks

New York Central

A Step-by-Step Guide for Creating Personalized Stewardship Reports
Jeannine Bergeron and Anita Mendoza

Regency B

Stewarding from the Inside Out
Rachel Donahue Loughran, Adrienne Lotoski, and Lauren Edlund

Frisco/Burlington

Entrepreneurial Relations: The Next Frontier of Donor Relations
Dee Dee Mendoza

Regency A

 2:00–6:00 PM Optional Excursion: City Museum and Gateway Arch