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Sunday, May 6

Preconference Workshop Sponsored by Crescendo & First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard

 

11:00 am – Registration Opens

Lunch on Your Own

1:00 pm – Preconference Workshop: Fundraising 101 Session

2:45 pm – Break

3:00 pm – Preconference Workshop: Fundraising 101 Session

4:30 pm – Preconference Workshop: Fundraising 101 Closing Session

5:30 pm – Welcome Reception

                  The welcome reception is for both Preconference & Regular Conference Attendees

Monday, May 7

7:00 am – Registration Opens

7:00 - 8:00 am – Breakfast Sponsored by Innovative NonProfit

8:00 am – Opening Session

8:15 am – Keynote Session: AFP President & CEO Mike Geiger Sponsored by the South Dakota Community Foundation

9:30 am – Breakout Session
Margaret Williams & Dzenan Berberovic – Transformational Gifts: What Inspires Such Commitments and How Do You Honor Such Generosity?
Advanced | Major Gifts

Stephanie Judson – Generational Giving
Intermediate | Donor Relations

Amy Pokela – The Nuts and Bolts of Storytelling
Beginner Intermediate Advanced | Annual Giving Major Gifts Planned Giving

Michael Wyland – What Your Form 990 Is Telling Your Donors
Intermediate | Strategic

Martha Schumacher – Leading a Multigenerational Team: How to Recruit, Retain and Inspire
Advanced

 

10:30 am – Break with Exhibitors Sponsored by Avera Foundation
 

10:45 am – Breakout Session
Margaret Sumption – Fund Development's Role in Effective Strategic Planning
Intermediate | Strategic


Sandra McNeely – Enhancing your Development Plan With a Focus on Multi-Generation Family Businesses
Intermediate | Board Development


Kacey McCarthy – Utilizing Volunteers in Annual Campaigns
Beginner Intermediate | Annual Giving


Emma DeVos, Jona Schmidt & Jill Ruhd – The Four R's of Major Gift Fundraising & Stewardship
Intermediate | Major Gifts Stewardship

 

Noon – Lunch & Keynote Session: Dee Dee Raap Sponsored by The Abbey Group
 

1:30 pm – Breakout Session
Kim Haiar – Cause Marketing: Connecting Your Mission to the Donor
Beginner | Annual Giving Major Gifts Planned Giving

Greta Chapman & Tara Wilcox – Mind the Gaps to Fulfill the Mission - Top Shop Strategies
Intermediate | Strategic

Michael McNeely – Lions, Tigers, and Bears: Capital Campaigns in the Land of Oz
Beginner Intermediate Advanced | Capital Campaigns

Margaret Williams – Hitchhikers Guide to Prospect Research
Beginner Intermediate Advanced | Strategic

 

2:45 pm – Break with Exhibitors Sponsored by Gronlund Sayther Brunkow
 

3:15 pm – Breakout Session
Cindy Elifrits Peterson – Developing Impactful Messaging for Capital Campaigns
Intermediate | Capital Campaigns

Jodie Nolan & Dennis Pfrimmer – How to Recruit and Empower an Exemplary Board
Advanced | Board Development

Molly Coke – How To Avoid Fundraising's Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition
Beginner Intermediate | Strategic

Danny Prostrollo – Blended Gifts - The Key That Unlocks a Giving Heart
Beginner Intermediate Advanced | Planned Giving

 

4:30 pm – Rapid-Fire Consulting Sponsored by Black Hills Corp

5:30 pm – Evening Reception Sponsored by Maximizing Excellence, LLC

 

Tuesday, May 8

7:00 am – Registration Opens

7:00 - 8:00 am – Breakfast Sponsored by Paul J. Strawhecker, Inc.

8:00 am – Opening Session

8:15 am – Keynote Session: Martha Schumacher

9:30 am – Breakout Session
Brian Bonde – I wish there was an expert I could ask…
Advanced | Leadership


Annie Rhodes – Technology Strategy for Mission Achievement
Beginner | Strategic


Paul J. Strawhecker & Ryan Strawhecker – When you have done everything else, try planned giving!!!
Advanced | Planned Giving


Event Panel: Ryan Haack, Village Northwest; Kim Haiar, Lifescape Foundation; Christy Menning, McCrossan Boys Ranch
Beginner Intermediate | Annual Giving

 

10:30 am – Final Break with Exhibitors
 

11:00 am – Breakout Session
Dee Dee Raap – Leading to Achieve Great Success
Beginner Intermediate Advanced | Leadership


Tom Simmons – Legalities with Charitable Giving
Beginner Intermediate Advanced | Planned Giving


Jessica Wells – Board & Volunteer Engagement
Beginner Intermediate | Board Development


David Hanzlick – How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Special Events
Beginner Intermediate Advanced | Annual Giving

 

12:30 pm – Lunch & Closing Keynote Session: W. Tom Simmons
 

Thank You to Our Major Sponsors