Thursday, June 6 - Friday, June 7, 2019
NEW LOCATION
Meydenbauer Convention Center, Bellevue, WA

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Program Schedule

THURSDAY, JUNE 6

8:00 - 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast, Visit the Exhibits

9:00 - 9:15 am

Welcome and Announcements

9:15 - 10:00 am

Lightning Talks

10:00 - 10:30 am

Lightning Talks Debrief

10:30 - 11:00 am

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

Track:

Community

Career Advancement

Smart Structures Organization Structures & Culture

11:00 am  - 12:15 pm

Session 1

(select one)

The Future of Philanthropy and How Diverse Donors Are Changing Our Sector 

Brenda Asare, The Alford Group

 I'm a Fundraiser! Don't Hate Me. 



Sarah Szabo, CFRE
, Pacific Science Center; B. Michelle Johnson, CFRE, Legal Voice; and Alexandra Weeks, Solid Ground

 Connecting The Dots: How to Contextualize Your Financial Reports for Your Board 

Wendy RohrbacherHospice of the Northwest Foundation

From Paycheck to Passion: How to Motivate and Engage Staff

Shannon ShermanUniversity of Washington and Jennifer TeelerSusan G. Komen Puget Sound

12:15 - 1:30 pm

Lunch

Track:

Community Career Advancement Smart Structures Organization Structures & Culture

1:30 - 2:45 pm

Session 2

(select one)

Philanthropic Motivations of LGBT Donors and Same-Sex Couples 

Sarah Anderson
Campbell & Company and Kris Hermanns, Pride

Mission Creeps: What Every Fundraiser Should Know About Sexual Harassment

Megan McNally, Foundry Law Group

Transitioning with Integrity, How to Change Jobs & Keep Your Relationships Intact

Beth Castleberry, CFRE, King County Library Foundation; Lee Heck, University of Washington; and Suman Bhat-Kincaid, Bloodworks

Messaging Your Mission: How to Write Communications with Impact

Lilly Ghahremani

2:45 - 3:00 pm

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits   

3:00 - 3:40 pm

Snack Time Sessions

(pick one)

Engaging Young Professionals in Your Mission

 

Shaunessy Jones
Treehouse

Help that Puppy Grow! What Dogs Can Teach Us About Donor Cultivation

 

Cole Eckerman
Bellevue Arts Museum

How to Build Your Email List with Google Ad Grants and Attract Web Visitors Frothing at the Mouth for Your Content

 

Dan Magill, 
ProActive Content

Fundraising is a Team Sport Anchored in Trust: Building Core Skills via Applied Improvisation

 

David WesterlundBe Present Discover Joy

Building Your Mission Into Your Event

 

Kim Bauman
Greater Giving 
and 
Samantha SwaimPride Foundation

3:40 - 3:45 pm Break
Track:

Community

Career Advancement

Smart Structures

Organization Structures & Culture

3:45 - 5:00 pm

Session 3

(select one)

 Engaging the Next Generation of Philanthropists and Generational Giving


Alex Comstock, 
Eastside Legal Assistance Program

 Mid-Level Donors: How to Find Them, How to Sustain Them, and How to Create Your Next Major Donor

Linda Rabadi Fair, Seattle Art Museum and Mary Rennekamp, Friends of the Children

 

 Third Party Events

 

 


Cole Hardman, 
Seattle Children's Hospital and Teresa Nelson, CFRE, Puget Sound Keeper

Working with Development Committees



Susan Howlett
, Susan Howlett Consulting

5:00 - 6:30 pm 

Reception

FRIDAY, JUNE 7

8:00 – 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast, Visit the Exhibits

9:00 – 10:30 am

Welcome and Keynote Address 

"Navigating Amidst Overwhelming Times – Whether Because of Trauma, Crises, or Really, Really Hard Days"
Laura van Dernoot Lipsky, The Trauma Stewardship Institute

10:30 – 10:45 am

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

Track:

Community

Career Advancement

Smart Structures

Organization Structures & Culture

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Session 1

(select one)

 Intersectional Feminism in Fundraising and Philanthropy


Fleur Larsen
Fleur Larsen Facilitation and Aparna RaeThe Moving Beyond Initiative

 Donor Strategies: Metric, Culture, Compass



Krista Berg,
 University of Washington and Lana Harvey, University of Washington

 

 Impact Investing: Grow Your Audience and Diversify Your Funding Model

Melissa Campbell, PCC Farmland Trust
Judith Austin, PCC Farmland Trust

 Ethics Gameshow




Angela Beard, Ph.D.,
 Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle and  Christie Cotterill, Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

12:00 - 1:15 pm

Lunch | Professional Achievement Award and One Gift Presentation

Track:

Community

Career Advancement

Smart Structures

Organization Structures & Culture

1:15 – 2:30 pm

Session 2

(select one)

 Nonprofit Messaging in a Politicized World: Bridging Divides and Appealing to Constituents


Anna Goren,
Campbell & Company; Kirsten Rogers, IGNITE National; Savitha Reddy Pathi, Climate Solutions; and Ritee Sponsler, Planned Parenthood

The Business of Fundraising: Adventures in Successful Corporate Fundraising



Alicia Crank, 
YWCA Seattle, King, Snohomish

Hiring the Best: Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Top Talent in a Competitive Market



Dan Nevez, 
Campbell & Company and 
Rebecca Weaver, The Trust for Public Land

Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: How Do We Break Up with Toxic Philanthropy and Rebound into Racial Equity

Christina Shimizu, Wing Luke Museum and Jess Boyd, Vietnamese Friendship Association

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

Track:

 

Community

Career Advancement

Smart Structures

Organization Structures & Culture

2:45 - 4:00 pm

Session 3

(select one)

Racism in the Industry

Michelle Muri, SVP Seattle, and Vu Le, Rainier Valley Corps

Donor Advised Funds and Working with Seattle Foundation

Jennifer Lee, Seattle Foundation and Stephen Robinson, Seattle Foundation

The Art and Science of Donor Surveys 

Ariel Glassman, The Ostara Group and Jeff Lockhart, Kirkland Performance Center

Ethical Storytelling

More info coming soon!

 

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CFRE Credits 

The 2019 Forum on Strategic Fundraising is eligible for CFRE credits. Check back for updates.