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 – 10:15 am

Lightning Talks. 8 Speakers. Lots of Inspiration.

10:15 – 10:45 am

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

10:45 – 11:45 am

Lightning Talks Debrief

11:45 – 1:00 pm

Lunch | Scholarship Presentation

Track:

Elevating the Basics

Promoting Inspiration

Building Better Systems

1:00 – 2:15 pm

Session 1

(select one)

It's Not All About Asking

Susan Howlett, Consultant

 

When Well-Meaning Donors Say Horrible Things

Maya Hemachandra, Solid Ground

Reagen Price, Non-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

  • LinkedIn 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

 

It's Time to Stand for Your Mission


Sonya Campion, The Campion Foundation

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 - "How to Work a Room"
Washington 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

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!




Washington Planned Giving Council

The Future of Philanthropy





Brenda Asare, 
The Alford Group

Mary Kaufman-Cranney, The Alford Group

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

Keonna Jackson, HR and Equity Consulting Firm

Our Emotional Landscape Concerning Money




Michelle Shireen Muri, iLEAP

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 Sessions: pick 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

  • Doctors Are In

  • LinkedIn 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

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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