Regional Events

Regional Events

ADRP's Regional Events are planned by members, for members. From Happy Hours and Breakfasts to Workshops and Conferences, ADRP Regional Events bring together donor relations and stewardship professionals in local regions for collaborative networking opportunities in all areas of the U.S. 

We currently do not have any regional events planned, but many are in the works! Are you interested in hosting an event near you? 

Plan Or Sponsor A Regional Event

See below for our most recent Regional Events


 

LA Regional Workshop

2018 Los Angeles Regional Workshop

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Franklin Suites - TCC425 at the Ronald Tutor Campus Center
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

Thank you for attending the LA Regional Workshop! We hope you enjoyed your time with ADRP and found value in all of the sessions offered. Unable to make it? Check out our event calendar for other upcoming regional events, and save the date for the 15th Annual International Conference

Schedule of Events

Time Event
9:30 - 10:00 am

Registration and morning coffee

10:00 - 10:15 am Opening Remarks
10:15 - 11:15 am Stewarding and Engaging Faculty and Emeriti Donors
Loni Rocchio, Senior Associate Director of Stewardship, UCLA

11:15 - 11:45 am Catered Lunch Break
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Planning for the Long Haul: Maximizing Donor Retention with Your Annual Development Plan
Cassie Carter, Senior Consultant, Campbell & Company

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Get A Seat At The Table: Using Donor Relations to Advance Principal Gift Cultivation
Carol Wilkie, Director of Donor Relations, and Joe Plante, AVP Advancement, Principal and Leadership Gifts; University of St. Thomas, Saint Paul, MN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This educational activity was approved for 3 CFRE credits.
 

Thanks to our 2018 LA Regional Workshop Planning Committee

Gina Galluppi
University of Southern California
Tracy Mlakar
Consultant

Natalie McGee
University of California

Alicia Rhymes
City of Hope National Medical Center
 

NYC Regional

 8th Annual New York City Regional Conference
Friday, March 9, 8:30am – 3:30pm | Museum of Jewish Heritage

Thank you for attending the NYC Regional Conference! We hope you enjoyed your time with ADRP and found value in all of the sessions offered. Unable to make it? Check out our event calendar for other upcoming regional events, and save the date for the 15th Annual International Conference

Keynote: Rodney P. Kirsch, "When Crisis Strikes, Communication Is Critical to Survival, Restoration, and Triumph"

Rodney P. Kirsh is the Consulting Vice President at Grenzebach Glier and Associates and Senior Vice President Emeritus for Development and Alumni Relations at The Pennsylvania State University.


Thanks to our sponsors and exhibitors:


Keynote Sponsor

Academicworks

 

Partner Sponsor

giftmap

AcademicWorks is the leading scholarship management platform used by hundreds of colleges, universities, and foundations. The AcademicWorks Scholarship Management Platform serves as a catalyst to improve student access to scholarships, enhance donor engagement, and maximize fund utilization.

  For decades Presentation Design Group has applied its artistry and passion to the mission of philanthropy, creating architectural and interactive recognition displays and plaques. We design intentionally to strengthen your donor family and move others to support your important work. Professional empathy for your complex responsibility inspired us to create giftmap, a dynamic data and mapping tool to help you plan and manage funding opportunities and recognition inventories across the campuses, buildings, and floors of your organization.

 

1157 design concepts sponsorship logo   Donorwall Design Group Sponsorship Logo
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.   Donorwall Design Group provides one of a kind and off-the-shelf donor recognition solutions. Our specialty is paying attention to who your organization is and how you want to be perceived. With that focus, our products and service are considered industry benchmarks. Based on each institution's culture, tradition and clientele, our design team creates dynamic displays that engage donors, visitors, and staff to inspire new and additional gifts, strengthen your brand and honor your contributors. What sets us apart is we are totally focused on you. 

MD Designs Sponsorship Logo

  Honor Craft Sponsorship logo
MD Designs by Metal Decor creates spectacular donor walls, signage, and awards, combining traditional woods and metals with materials such as Corian, acrylics, laminates, marble, and crystal. It is our goal to provide our clients with a custom creative donor wall or recognition award that inspires philanthropy, aesthetically fits their facility, accommodates their donor programs and is manufactured with the highest quality lasting products. With over 50 years as the nation's largest donor wall and award producer, we are committed to meeting all of your recognition needs.   For over half a century, Honorcraft has delivered a potent fusion of experience and innovation in the design and fabrication of all facets of donor recognition. While our clients have come to expect unsurpassed quality, it is our commitment to their needs and preferences that provide them the unique advantage of an Honorcraft relationship. LegacyCurator, a comprehensive service helps you discover, preserve, and honor your philanthropic heritage. Walls go up. Plaques come down. Heritage fades. And philanthropic momentum can be lost. We can help.
Huerista  

 

Heurista is a consulting firm that helps nonprofits engage and retain donors through streamlined, industry-tested stewardship practices, meaningful storytelling, and creative donor recognition solutions. 

 

At Harris Made, we are passionate about working with ADRP donor professionals to create custom gifts to help recognise your top donors. Our gifts not only express your sincere gratitude but also help tell your story and let your donors share their passion for your organization. Our ninth generation family-owned mill in England proudly weaves the scarlet uniform fabric worn by the Queen’s Guard at Buckingham Palace and is a recipient of a Royal Warrant, the ultimate seal of approval for exquisite quality. We would love to be of service if like our growing roster of clients you too struggle to find unique and affordable gifts ($10-$95) that are rich in tradition. For more information, please call (+1) 312-952-5568, or visit www.harrismade.com.

 

 
ADRP Midwest Forum

4th Annual Midwest Regional Forum
Tuesday, April 24, 2018 | Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

Registration | View the Schedule | Accommodations | Submit a Proposal | Sponsor or Exhibit

Spring into action and join us for an exciting lineup of speakers at this year's ADRP Midwest Regional Forum! Join us for a one-day opportunity to learn everything you could possibly want to know about storytelling, measurements for success, donor recognition, and more. You will not want to miss out on this chance to connect with your peers and hear from donor relations experts from a variety of fields. We look forward to seeing you there!

Registration is now closed.

ADRP Members: $150
Non-Members: $175


Schedule

All times and topics are subject to change. Speakers and titles will be posted soon.

Time Activity Speaker(s)
9:00–9:30 AM Breakfast & Registration, Sponsored by Harris Made  
9:30–9:45 AM Welcome to the 4th Annual Midwest Regional Forum  
9:45–10:45 AM Keynote: We Are All Storytellers Scott Whitehair
10:45–11:00 AM Break  
11:00–12:00 PM Planning for the Long Haul: Maximizing Donor Retention with Your Annual Development Plan Elizabeth Boyle
12:00–1:15 PM Lunch  
1:15–2:15 PM Stewardship: All Shapes and Sizes Moderated by: Mary Weingartner
2:15–2:30 PM Break  
2:30–3:30 PM Establishing Meaningful Measures of Success for Donor Relations and Stewardship Anne Manner-McLarty
3:30–4:15 PM Hindsight (and Donor Recognition) is 20/20 Joanna Riester and Cindy Hancock
4:15–4:30 PM Until Next Year: A Fond Farewell  
4:30 PM Main event Concludes  
4:30–5:00 PM Optional: Recognition-Focused Tours of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago  
4:30 PM Optional: Networking Reception  

 

*Optional Tours: At the end of the day, small group tours of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago will be available, with opportunities to sign up in advance of the forum. Participants must have received an influenza vaccination this season and will be asked to sign a Confidentiality, Health and Liability Waiver.

This educational event has been approved for 4.75 CFRE continuing education credits.


 Accommodations

ADRP has reserved a small block of rooms at the Cambria Hotel and Suites Chicago Magnificent Mile, located just a short five-minute walk from the Anne & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital. 

Cambria Hotel and Suites
166 E Superior St
Chicago, IL 60611

Room Rate: $149 plus tax, single or double

To make reservations, book your room online or call the hotel directly at (312) 523-0902 and ask to be placed in the Association of Donor Relations Professionals' room block. The hotel cut-off date to receive this special rate is Friday, March 30 at 3:00 PM, or until the block is full. 


 Submit a Proposal

The submission period for speakers and presentations is now closed. Thank you to all who showed interest and applied! 


 Sponsors and exhibitors

Sponsorship registration has now closed. If you have questions about this event or future Regional Conferences, please don't hesitate to contact our office.

Download our prospectus to learn more about sponsor benefits.

Breakfast Sponsor:

Exhibitors:

Huerista

1157 designconcepts

ASI | Signage Innovations

Crystal Cave
 
 

2018 Southeast Donor Relations Conference (SEDRC)
June 7–8, 2018 | Darlington School | Rome, Georgia

Accommodations | Program | Sponsor/Exhibit

Thank you to those who joined us for SEDRC at the Darlington School in Rome, GA. We hope you enjoyed your time with us and were able to take advantage of the many exciting opportunities that Rome has to offer.

Today, the donor relations profession has become a nationally respected, talented, and competitive field. Coveted leadership positions are more commonplace and the talent pool is deeper than ever. At this event, attendees took new steps in their careers, making new connections, learning new skills and insights about the donor relations profession. Continue your learning through ADRP's monthly webinars and the International Conference, taking place October 3-5, 2018 in St. Louis, MO.


Accommodations

The reservation deadline has passed. If you would still like to reserve a room at the Hampton Inn, you may do so on their website; however, you will not receive the ADRP room discount. 

Hampton Inn

875 West 1st St. NW
Rome, Georgia 30161

Book Your Room Online

 


Thank You to Our Current Sponsors and Exhibitors

Excel Graphic Services, Inc. is a supplier of business printing, marketing products and document management services. We specialize in products from traditional business forms and labels to full color commercial printing, promotional printed advertising and stationery products. Our services consist of creative artwork design, on-demand digital printing, personalization, mailing, warehousing and inventory management reporting. Our core business lines ensure one-stop shopping for solutions. 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.



Linda L. Luzum Portraits

MD Designs by Metal Decor creates spectacular donor walls, signage and awards, combining traditional woods and metals with materials such as Corian, acrylics, laminates, marble and crystal. It is our goal to provide our clients with a custom creative donor wall or recognition award that inspires philanthropy, aesthetically fits their facility, accommodates their donor programs and is manufactured with the highest quality lasting products.

Linda L. Luzum is an accomplished Georgia Portrait Artist. She specializes in oil portraits of children, adults, families and groups. Capturing the personality, likeness, and mood of her subject is key to her success. A commitment to the highest level and a love for people has led to hundreds of commissions that are on display in private and public collections. Additional oil painting capabilities include custom oil paintings such as landscapes, still lifes and abstracts that enhance any corporate setting.

 

Heurista is a consulting firm that helps nonprofits engage and retain donors through streamlined, industry-tested stewardship practices, meaningful storytelling, and creative donor recognition solutions. At Starkey Printing Company, serving the customer isn't just a saying, it's the core of our business. Since 1934, our concept of "Customer First" has helped us build a solid reputation for delivering quality work, providing superior service, and treating our business partners and customers honestly, fairly, and with respect.
 
Partners In Recognition is a company tailored to suite the unique needs of our nonprofit clients. We offer onsite consulting service, creative design concepts and state of the art manufacturing capabilities all resulting in the most innovative and price competitive recognition systems available. Our goal is to work with you to create a recognition system that stands as a testimony of your commitment to your donors, as well as a marketing tool to foster continued involvement.  
 

2018 Southeast Donor Relations Conference (SEDRC)
June 7–8, 2018 | Darlington School | Rome, Georgia

Accommodations | Program | Sponsor/Exhibit

WednesdayThursdayFriday

 
Wednesday, June 6
5:30 PM Meet at Harvest Moon for dinner on Broad Street in Rome with friends. Visit Broad Street and enjoy numerous restaurants within walking distance


Thursday, June 7
*When you arrive, please locate the table marker that best represents your industry for networking time.

Morning Session  
8:30–9:30 AM Breakfast in the Dodd Dining Room
9:30–9:45 AM Welcome to Darlington and Georgia's Rome
Anne Paige Wilson, Conference Chair and Director of Stewardship and Strategic Relations, Darlington School
9:45–10:00 AM State of the Organization
Keri Kallaway, ADRP Board Member
10:00–10:10 AM Introduction of the Roundtable Sessions
Anne Manner-McLarty, Content Committee Chair
10:10–10:25 AM Break and Visit with Exhibitors
10:30–11:00 AM Roundtable Sessions (please select one)
  Metrics and Measurement for Donor Relations
Anne Manner-McLarty
  Just Say No / Setting Priorities and Managing Up
Brandon Braud
  Team Building and Team Structure
Elizabeth Meehan
  Donor recognition experts address new ideas and options
Exhibitors
11:00–NOON Plenary: What Your Organization's Leadership Wants from Donor Relations
Scott Breithaupt, Associate Vice President for Advancement, Berry College
Afternoon Session  
NOON–12:15 PM Break and Visit with Exhibitors
12:15–1:15 PM Lunch and Keynote: Giving Matters
Gwynn Virostek
1:15–1:30 PM Break and Visit with Exhibitors
1:30–2:00 PM Roundtable Sessions (please select one)
  Metrics and Measurement for Donor Relations
Anne Manner-McLarty
  Just Say No / Setting Priorities and Managing Up
Brandon Braud
  Team Building and Team Structure
Elizabeth Meehan
  Donor recognition experts address new ideas and options
Exhibitors
2:00–3:00 PM Outsmarting Traffic, Together: WAZE to Navigate Your Stewardship Journey
Tony Stringer, Senior Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship
Teresa Kesler, Assistant Director of Donor Relations & Stewardship, University of Georgia
3:00–3:15 PM Break and Visit with Exhibitors
3:15–4:30 PM Darlington School Campus Tour
4:30–5:30 PM Berry College Campus Tour
5:45–6:30 PM Cocktail Reception at Oak Hill and the Martha Berry Museum
6:30–8:00 PM Networking Dinner on the Ground at Oak Hill


Friday, June 8
*when you arrive, please locate a table marker that best represents the geographical area where you live and work.

Morning Session  
8:30–9:15 AM Breakfast in the Dodd Dining Room
9:15–10:00 AM Multi-Generational Philanthropy: What You Need to Know
Marisa Ogles/Community, Vice President, Donor Services, Community Foundation of Greater Chatanooga
10:00–10:15 AM Break and Visit with Exhibitors
10:15–10:45 AM Roundtable Sessions (please select one)
  Metrics and Measurement for Donor Relations
Anne Manner-McLarty
  Just Say No / Setting Priorities and Managing Up
Brandon Braud
  Team Building and Team Structure
Elizabeth Meehan
  Donor recognition experts address new ideas and options
Exhibitors
10:45–11:45 AM Transactional Stewardship Panel
11:45–NOON Break and Visit with Exhibitors
Afternoon Session  
NOON–1:15 PM Plenary: The Rise of the Donor Relations Professional
Paige Eubanks-Barrow, Senior Director of Donor Relations and Communications, Louisiana State University Health Foundation
1:15–1:30 PM Closing remarks and questions from the floor
 
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