Keynote Speaker and Breakout Sessions


Kishshana Palmer is a national speaker, trainer, and coach with a 16 year background in fundraising, marketing, and talent management. She’s a supernova on any stage and platforms due to her charismatic and candid delivery. It doesn’t matter if she’s speaking about philanthropy, living your most authentic life, or diversity, the energy she brings to the stage is always entertaining and edifying.

Kishshana is an adjunct professor at Baruch College and Long Island University, Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT) and an AFP Master Trainer. When an organization wants to grow, find and retain people on their team, raise money, and more she is the philanthropic fairy godmother they have on speed dial. Her work isn’t limited to organizations, she also coaches women entrepreneurs.

Kishshana is a NYC girl and mother of one wonderful pre-teen daughter. In her spare time, she’s listening to R&B, reading, serving her community and find new fabulous clothes to fill up her wardrobe.

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

Detailed Schedule of Breakout Sessions

CFRE Credit Tracker for RMPI 2018