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2018 Mid-America Conference on Fundraising Schedule


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Sunday, May 6, 2018

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 Breakout Session
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Preconference Workshop: Fundraising 101 Breakout Session
4:30 pm Preconference Workshop: Fundraising 101 Closing Session

   5:30 pm         Welcome Reception

                          Holiday Inn Starlight Room

                           The welcome reception is for both Preconference & Regular Conference Attendees


Monday, May 7, 2018

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

Transformational Gifts: What Inspires Such Commitments and How Do You Honor Such Generosity? Advanced Major Gifts

Generational Giving Intermediate Donor Relations

The Nuts and Bolts of Storytelling Beginner Intermediate Advanced Annual Giving/Major Gifts/Planned Giving

What Your Form 990 Is Telling Your Donors Intermediate Strategic

TBA Advanced
10:30 am Break with Exhibitors Sponsored by Avera Foundation

10:45 am Breakout Session

Maximizing Development's Role in Effective Strategic Planning Intermediate Strategic

Turning Your Passion into Action (panel) Intermediate Board Development

Utlilizing Volunteers in Annual Campaigns Beginner Intermediate Annual Giving

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

Cause Marketing: Connecting Your Mission to the Donor Beginner Annual Giving/Major Gifts/Planned Giving

Mind the Gaps to Fulfill the Mission - Top Shop Strategies Intermediate Strategic

Lions, Tigers, and Bears: Capital Campaigns in the Land of Oz. You don't need to be a wizard, but you'll learn multiple ways to click three times to success! Beginner Intermediate Advanced Capital Campaigns

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

Developing Impactful Messaging for Capital Campaigns Intermediate Capital Campaigns


How To Avoid Fundraising's Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition

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 Falls Overlook Cafe


Tuesday, May 8th

7:00 am Registration Opens

7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast

8:00 am Opening Session

8:15 am Keynote Session: Martha Schumacher

9:30 am Breakout Session

Senior Leader Presentation Advanced Leadership

Technology Strategy for Mission Achievement

When you have done everything else, try planned giving!!! Advanced Planned Giving

Event Panel Beginner Intermediate Annual Giving
10:30 am Final Break with Exhibitors

11:00 am Breakout Session

Leading to Achieve Great Success Beginner Intermediate Advanced Leadership

Legalities with Charitable Giving Beginner Intermediate Advanced Planned Giving

Board & Volunteer Engagement Beginner Intermediate Board Development

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

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