Forum On Strategic Fundraising

June 7 - 8, 2018
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

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Program Schedule

THURSDAY, JUNE 7

7:30 – 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast, Visit the Exhibits

9:00 – 9:30 am

Welcome and Announcements

9:30 – 10:30 am

Lightning Talks. 8 Speakers. Lots of Inspiration.

Moderator:
Jeanne Galloway, College Success Foundation

Speakers:
Emily Carrion, Textio
Alicia Crank, YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish
Amy Faulkner, The World is Fun
Susan Fee, Susan Fee & Associates
Marcus Harrison Green, South Seattle Emerald
Maya Hemachandra, Solid Ground
Barbara Lynne Jamison, Seattle Opera
Michelle Muri, Consultant

10:30 – 10:45 am

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

10:45 – 11:45 am

Lightning Talks Debrief

11:45 – 1:00 pm

Lunch | Presentation

Track:

Elevating the Basics

Promoting Inspiration

Building Better Systems

1:00 – 2:15 pm

Session 1

(select one)

Court Your Donors with Authentic Engagement

Susan Howlett, 
Consultant

 

When Well-Meaning Donors Say Horrible Things

Maya Hemachandra, Solid Ground

Reagen PriceNon-Profit Anti-Racism Coalition

Christina Shimizu, Wing Luke Museum

Untrustworthy: Importance of Donor Data Health

Wendy K. Schneider, The Seattle Colleges

Mary Hackett, Ravela Insights

2:15  2:30 pm

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

2:30 – 3:15 pm

(select one)

 

 

Snack Time Sessions: pick a fast-paced, interactive session below that interests you

Empowering Women of Color as Fundraising Professionals
Presented by Alicia Crank, YWCA Seattle/King/Snohomish

Improv for Non-profits: Creating the Conditions for What's Needed to Emerge
Presented by David Westerlund, Tierra Nueva

Hit the Right Pitch: Creating a Winning Elevator Speech 
Presented by Charlotte Cottier, Campbell & Company and Dermont Smith, Campbell & Company

Doctors Are In

Professional Headshots

3:15 – 3:30 pm Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits   
Track:

Elevating the Basics

Promoting Inspiration

Building Better Systems

3:30 – 4:45 pm

Session 2

(select one)

Making the Ask


Gregory Robertson
, Houston Grand Opera

It's Time to Stand for Your Mission


Sonya Campion, The Campion Foundation

Sarah Brooks, Methow Conservancy

Andrea John Smith, Scout Finch Consulting

 

Donor-Advised Funds: Challenges and Opportunities

Jackie Marie Ernst, The Ostara Group

Kari Dasher, The Ostara Group

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Thursday Night Reception - "Mingle 101 or How to Work a Room"
Washington State Convention Center

FRIDAY, JUNE 8

7:30 – 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast, Visit the Exhibits, LinkedIn Headshots

9:00 – 10:30 am

Welcome and Keynote Address Presented by Vu Le

Community-Centered Fundraising and the Evolution of the Development Field 

10:30 – 10:45 am

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

Track:

Elevating the Basics

Promoting Inspiration

Building Better Systems

Harnessing Your Power

Preserving Ourselves

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Session 1

(select one)

Planned Giving - Planting Seeds, Growing Results!




Vicki Brummond, World Vision

The Future of Philanthropy





Brenda Asare, 
The Alford Group

with panel

Transformation: Building a Relationship-Based Major Gifts Program from the Ground Up


Jessica Ross, 
Treehouse

Living Equity: Steps to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in Fundraising and Organization-wide


Fleur Louise Larsen, 
HR and Equity Consulting Firm

Aparna Rae, Social Impact Strategist

Our Emotional Landscape Concerning Money




Michelle Shireen Muri, Nonprofit Executive

Izumi Yamamoto, iLEAP

Nicole Concinnity, Concinnity Counseling

Noon – 1:15 pm

Lunch | Professional Achievement Award Presentation

Track:

Elevating the Basics

Promoting Inspiration

Building Better Systems

Harnessing Your Power

Preserving Ourselves

1:15 – 2:30 pm

Session 2

(select one)

Digital & Social Media for Effective Online Fundraising



Kenneth Miller
, Denali FSP Fundraising Consultants

Who Has the Power? Ethics and Interpersonal Relationships with Donors

Michelle Johnson, 
Legal Voice

Elizabeth Dale, 
Seattle University

Small Shop, Big Gifts: Launching Your First Major Campaign


James Plourde, 
Campbell & Company

Rod Nash, Trinity Presbyterian Church

Laura Giddings, L'Arche Tahoma Hope

Finding and Keeping Great People



Jason Dick, CRISTA Ministries

Mojo, Motivation, and Metrics: Staying Energized and Focused


Colleen Martinson, 
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest & Hawaiian Islands

Alison Driver, Global Partnerships

Melissa Stuart, Youth Eastside Services

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

2:45 – 3:30 pm

 (select one)

Snack Time Sessionspick from a fast-paced, interactive session below that interests you

  • How to Get Paid Family Leave at Your Nonprofit 
    Presented by Nicholas Peyton, University of Washington and Ben Reuler, Seattle Works

  • Restorative Yoga 
    Presented by David Westerlund, Tierra Nueva

  • Learn & Share - Building and Leveraging Press Relationships to Advance Your Mission 
    Presented by Sarah MacDonald, Legal Voice

  • Creating a Powerful (yet authentic) Personal Brand
    Presented by Erica Mills, Claxon Marketing
  • Doctors Are In

  • Professional Headshots

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits     

Track:

 

Elevating the Basics

Promoting Inspiration

Building Better Systems

Harnessing Your Power

Preserving Ourselves

3:45 – 5:00 pm

Session 3

(select one)

Going, Going, Gone! What Are You Selling at Your Auction?



Wendy Rohrbacher, Hospice of the Northwest Foundation



From Donor Centrism to Community Centrism




Vu Le, Rainier Valley Corps

Andrea John-Smith, Scout Finch Consulting

Beyond Snail Mail and the Land Line: Qualifying Donors in a Fastpaced, Wired, and Wireless World


Barbara Maduell, 
Barbara Maduell Nonprofit Consulting

Carol Borgmann, Lakeside School

Allison Rabbitt, Seattle Opera

Suzanne Goren, Jewish Family Service of Seattle

Stop Stepping On My Toes! Regional Teams and the Search for Corporate Funding


Jeanne Galloway, ND
,
College Success Foundation - HQ

Shanna LaMar, College Success Foundation - Tacoma

Susan Nielsen, College Success Foundation - Spokane/Yakima 

Hack Mentorship: Leveraging Social Media to Fast Track Your Career




Emily Carrion, 
SmartAssist

 
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CFRE Credits 

The 2018 Forum on Strategic Fundraising is eligible for 9.75 CFRE credits.