Sunday, April 2

Pre-Conference Session Part I: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

ADVANCED PRACTITIONER OPTION: Kay Sprinkel Grace -- "Taking Care of Ourselves, Taking Care of Our Profession: Self-Renewal and Team Building in a Time of Change."

FUNDAMENTALS OPTION: Blank Canvas: Fundraising Basics - A Comprehensive Overview of the Fundraising and Development Function. 

Monday, April 3

Pre-Conference Session Part II: 7:30am - 9:30am

ADVANCED PRACTITIONER OPTION: Kay Sprinkel Grace -- "Taking Care of Ourselves, Taking Care of Our Profession: Self-Renewal and Team Building in a Time of Change."

FUNDAMENTALS OPTION: Blank Canvas: Fundraising Basics - A Comprehsensive Overview of the Fundraising and Development Function

Conference Registration and Exhibitors: 8:00am - 11:00am

Lunch and Opening Keynote: 11:00am - 12:30pm

Kay Sprinkel Grace -- "Getting Your Board on Board: Redefining Purpose to Maximize Performance."

Break with Exhibitors: 12:30pm - 1:00pm

Session 1: 1:00pm - 2:15pm

Jeff Wilklow -- "Emerging Trends in Fundraising"

Diana Hoyt -- "How to Benchmark for Successful Fundraising"

Expert Panel -- "Building a Development Program from the Ground Up: How Nonprofits Can Successfully Start Fundraising"

Break with Exhibitors: 2:15pm - 2:45pm

Session 2: 2:45pm - 4:00pm

Matt Beem -- "Demystifying Capital Campaigns"

Chad Jolly -- "The Keys to Effective Prospect Management"

Panel of Experts -- "Grant Writing Demystified"

Conference Reception: 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Enjoy the best of Kansas City with this off-site reception. Details to come!

Tuesday, April 4

Breakfast and Morning Keynote: 7:15AM - 8:45AM

Lilya Wagner -- "Philanthroculture: Expanding Your Circles of Giving"

Break with Exhibitors: 8:45am - 9:15am

Session 3: 9:15AM - 10:30AM

Lilya Wagner -- "Leading Up: Transformational Traits for Today's Leaders"

Tom Turner -- "Meaningful Philanthropy: Connecting Nonprofit Donors and Clients"

Merritt Engel & Monica Tiffany - "Form & Function: Donor Preference in Communications"

Break with Exhibitors: 10:30AM - 10:45AM

Session 4: 10:45AM - 12:00PM

Sally Ehrenfried and Annie Rhodes -- "What Funders Want: Outcomes 101 for the Frontline Fundraiser

Expert Panel -- "Special Events: What Are You, Nuts?!?"

Carol Weisman -- "Making the Ask: Part I"

Break with Exhibitors: 12:00PM - 12:30PM

Lunch and Keynote: 12:30PM - 2:00PM

Carol Weisman -- "The Art and Science of Saying Thank You"

Break with Exhibitors: 2:00PM - 2:30PM

Session 5: 2:30PM - 3:45PM

Heather Stombaugh -- "Using Data Visualization in Fundraising Collateral"

Vickie LoBello -- "What Do You Need to Know to Start Up a New Peer to Peer Fundraising Event the Right Way?"

Carol Weisman -- "Making the Ask: Part II"

Break with Exhibitors: 3:45PM - 4:15PM

Happy Hour Rapid Fire Consulting: 4:15PM - 5:45PM

Exhibits Conclude 5:45PM

 

Wednesday, April 5

Breakfast 8:00AM - 8:30AM

General Session 8:30AM - 11:00AM

Lynne Wester -- Social Media and Donor Relations, A Strategy for Success!

CONFERENCE CONCLUDES 11:00AM