ADRP Conference Program Schedule

*schedule is subject to change

Pre-Conference Activities | Tuesday, September 20

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Board Meeting

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Registration

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Newcomers' & Mentoring Happy Hour

Day 1 |  Wednesday, September 21

6:30 - 7:30 AM

Morning Yoga
Instructor: Rebecca Phillips

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Registration

8:00 - 8:30 AM

Exhibitor Demos

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast
Sponsored by: EverTrue

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Welcome & Announcements

9:30 - 10:30 AM

Opening Keynote: The Art of Perception: Innovation in Plain Sight
Amy Herman


Sponsored by: 1157 designconcepts

10:30 - 10:50 AM

Networking Break

10:50 - 11:50 AM

ADRP Video Awards Viewing #1 (Black Diamond Room)

 

10:50 - 11:50 AM

SESSION 1 

1A Top 10 Ways Gift Officers Can Be Donor Relations Officers

 


Marissa Hoechstetter
, Smith College

Note: This session was previously session 7C

1B You Gotta Know When to Hold 'Em, Know When to Fold 'Em... Donor Retention Strategies


 

Leah Nicoletti, Cook Children's Health Care System 


Jennifer Jonhnson, CFRE
, Cook Children's Health Care System

1C Maximizing Your Strengths
Limited Attendance Session - 50 person max


 

Jenn Robinson, George Mason University

1D Houston We Have A Problem!


 

Laura Bolduc, University of Cincinnati

1E Harnessing The Power of Social Data For Development and Donor Relations


 

Brent Grinna, EverTrue

 11:50AM - 1:00PM

Networking Lunch

Sponsored by: Mindseye Project Partners

 11:50AM - 1:00PM

Speaker Book Selling/Signing

 

1:00 - 2:00 PM

SESSION 2

2A Foundations in Donor Relations (Part 1 of 3)


 

Lynne Wester, Donor Relations Guru LLC 

 


Mary Solomons
, Skidmore College

2B Our Shot: The Changing Face of Philanthropy and Diversity in Donor Relations

Mitra Keykhah
, Princeton University

2C Recognition Events Where Everyone is the Victor!


 

Jenny Jones, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2D Video ROI: Getting the Most from Everything you Produce
 

 

Milinda Fraley, Mindseye Project Partners

2E | Engaging Donors Systematically: How a Community Foundation engaged donors on a deeper level

Lindsay Aroesty, The Pittsburgh Foundation

2:00 - 2:20 PM

Networking Break

2:20 - 3:20 PM

ADRP Video Awards Viewing #2 (Black Diamond Room)

 

2:20 - 3:20 PM

SESSION 3

3A Foundations in Donor Relations (Part 2 of 3)


 

Lynne Wester, Donor Relations Guru LLC 

 


Mary Solomons
, Skidmore Colleg
e

3B Managing People, Projects, and Deadlines: What We Wish We Knew


 

Kathleen Diemer, CFRE George Mason University,

 


Jeff Muller
, World Wildlife Fund 

 


Anne Marie Halsey
, Children's National Health System

3C The Doctor Will See You Now



Jacqueline Lindley, Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation

3D Are You Telling Your Story with a Blank Screen? Best Practices for Content Creation and Deployment for Digital Donor Recognition


 

Ben Golding, Advancement Resources  

 


Andrew Pickering
, Presentation Design Group

 

3:20 - 3:40 PM

Networking Break

 

3:40 - 4:40 PM

SESSION 4

 4A Foundations in Donor Relations (Part 3 of 3)

 

Lynne Wester, Donor Relations Guru LLC 

 


Mary Solomons
, Skidmore College

4B High Impact Less Effort: The Keys to Developing a Sustainable Video Stewardship Program


 

David Carrillo, University of San Francisco 

 


Tara Kyle
, Stanford University

4C Grant Administration and Reporting Best Practices


 

Christie Thomas, The Nature Conservancy

Katie Kallmyer, The Nature Conservancy

4D A Minute to Win It - Communications


 

Debbie Meyers, University of Maryland

 

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Networking Reception

Day 2  | Thursday, September 22

6:30 - 7:30 AM

Morning Yoga
Instructor: Rebecca Phillips

 7:30 - 8:00 AM

Registration

8:00 - 8:30 AM 

Exhibitor Demos

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast

Sponsored by: The Frame Theory

8:45 - 9:00 AM

Announcements

9:00 - 10:00 AM

KEYNOTE: Go To The People

Dr. Jim Withers



Sponsored by: Global Thinking

10:00 - 10:30 AM

Networking Break

10:30 - 11:30 AM

ADRP Video Awards Viewing #3 (Black Diamond Room)

10:30 - 11:30 AM

SESSION 5

 

5A SNAP OUT OF IT! Changing Your Outlook on Donor Communications


 

Debbie Meyers, University of Maryland

5B Celebration Central! One Shop's Story of Consolidated Alumni & Donor Event Management

 

Matthew Helmer, Colorado State University 

 


Jennifer Welding
, Colorado State University

5C The Privilege of Donor Relations

 


Mark Jolly-Van Bodegraven
, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

5D Getting to the Bottom of Donor Advised Funds


 

Emily Fondaw, University of Washington 

 


Zanne Gerrard
, University of Washington

5E Making Your Donor Communications More Human


Jon Budington,
Global Thinking

5F | Forging YOUR Future

Lisa Honan, Syracuse University

Jaime Porter, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health

11:30 - 12:00 PM

Lunch

12:00 - 1:00 PM

KEYNOTE: Leading UP


David Woods


Sponsored by: Brook Recognition 

1:00 - 1:15 PM

Networking Break

1:15 - 2:15 PM

SESSION 6

6A A Minute to Win It - Productivity

 


Sarah Sims, CFRE 
UF Development & Alumni Affairs

 

6B Innovative Twists on Traditional Recognitions

 


Roberta O'Hara
, Rutgers University

 


Lynne Wester
, Donor Relations Guru LLC

 

6C Partnering for Peak Performance: Planned Giving Stewardship at Mayo Clinic

 


Laurie Simon
, Mayo Clinic 

 


Jessie Pridie
, Mayo Clinic

6D | Living Our Cause: Practical Ways to Build a Culture of Philanthropy at Your Institution

 


Eliza McNulty
, YMCA of the USA


Mary Weingartner
YMCA of the USA

6E | Illuminating the Why Behind Giving in Higher Education: The Student Ambassador Program

 


Bre Cain
, Western Washington University Advancement


Mark Bagley,
 Western Washington University Advancement

 

2:15 - 2:40 PM

Networking Break

2:40 - 3:40 PM

SESSION 7

7A | Crash Course in Leadership and Management in Stewardship and Donor Relations

 


Paige Eubanks-Barrow

7B | Four Pillars in Practice:  A Look at How One Shop Reorganized and Put the Pillars into Practice

 


Angela Altamore
, Creighton University

7C | Crashing a Party You Weren't Invited To: Having a Seat at the Table


 

Madelyn Jones, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Note: This session was previously session 1A

 

7D | Planned Serendipity: How to Surprise and Delight the Top of your Donor Pyramid

 


Sarah Sims
, CFRE UF Development & Alumni Affairs

 

7E | Make Your Donor Recognition Display Solid as Steel

 


Evelyn Flock
, 1157 designconcepts

3:40 - 4:00 PM

Networking Break

4:00 - 5:00 PM

ADRP Video Awards Viewing #4 (Black Diamond Room)

4:00 - 5:00 PM

SESSION 8

8A A Minute to Win It - Events

 


Mary Solomons
, Skidmore College

8B All Hands on Deck: Setting a Course for Engaging Leadership in Stewardship Activities

 


Ashleigh Manktelow
, McGill University 

 


Bonnie King
, McGill University

8C Professional Speed Dating

 

8D Big Little Things: How Focusing On Small Details Can Make a Huge Difference

JD Beebe, ThankView

(Formerly Pitch It)

8E Reporting to Scholarship Donors

 


Brandon Phipps
, AcademicWorks

 

5:30 - 7:30 PM

Dine-Arounds

 Day 3  | Friday, September 23

6:30 - 7:30 AM

Morning Yoga
Instructor: Rebecca Phillips

7:30 - 8:00 AM

Registration

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast

9:00 - 9:30 AM

Annual Meeting

9:30 - 9:45 AM

Networking Break

 

9:45 AM - 10:45 AM

SESSION 9

9A | Master Class in Donor Relations for Seasoned Professionals (Part 1 of 2)

 

Mark Lanum, University of Washington 


Jennifer McGrath
, Boston University

9B Writing to a Donor's Heart: Exploring Story and Language that Compel Donors to Give


Elizabeth Stewart, City of Hope

9C Celebrating Donors and Their Scholars


Jeannie Moody-Novak, University of Michigan

 


Darwin Matthews, 
University of Michigan

9D This Way to the Afterparty: Using Post-Campaign Stewardship to Keep the Momentum Going


 

Katie Kutney, The Pingry School

10:45 - 11:00 AM

Networking Break

 

11:00 - 12:00 PM

SESSION 10

10A | Master Class in Donor Relations for Seasoned Professionals (Part 2 of 2)

 


Mark Lanum
, University of Washington


Jen McGrath
, Boston University
 

 

10B | "In lieu of flowers…" a Case Study in Stewardship and Retention of Memorial Gifts

 


Beth Bryant
, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter

 

Shannon Neal, Hospice & Palliative CareCenter

10C | Retooling the Giving Society for Maximum Impact

 


Cristy Racy
, Oklahoma State University Foundation

10D | A Minute to Win It - Recognition

Christian Nelson

12:00 PM

Traveling Snacks

 
 
CFRE


This educational activity has been approved for 13 CFRE International Continuing Education credits.

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