Thursday, September 13
2‑4 p.m. Navigating Uncharted Territory: Current Trends in Philanthropy, Fundraising and the Nonprofit Sector (Advanced Practitioner Session)
2‑5 p.m. Introduction to Fundraising: Find the Treasure
5:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception and Silent Auction

Friday, September 14
8:30 a.m. Keynote Address: Kishshana Palmer
10‑11:15 a.m. Breakout Session #1
11:30 a.m. Networking Lunch
12:00 p.m. Reggie Rivers: The Secret Key to Fundraising Success
1:30‑2:45 p.m. Breakout Session #2
3‑4:15 p.m. Breakout Session #3
4:15‑5 p.m. Closing Session

Introduction to Fundraising Session Description:

Join two fundraising professionals to learn all about the techniques that you need to navigate your philanthropic efforts. In this interactive three-hour session, Cory Andersen and DeAnn Acosta will share details about the annual fund, major gifts, foundation grant writing, and capital campaigns. Another focus area will be on how to manage your time so that you find treasure at the end of the trail.

Advanced Practitioner Session Description:

Following nonprofit sector news these days can leave fundraising professionals feeling alarmed. Stories about the new tax law, growth of donor advised funds and increasing wealth inequality mostly abound with dire predictions, leaving some of us wondering whether the sky is truly falling. This session with Sheridan Joslin from Dini Spheris will provide context for the big stories, offering insights about the current environment and distinguishing the sensational headlines from real emerging concerns. Practitioners will gain a more nuanced understanding of the issues behind the headlines and some practical advice about how to adjust your fundraising approach.