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AFP-GSFV Education Conference

AFP-GSFV CONFERENCE

MAKE A DIFFERENCE
, ONE DONOR AT A TIME 

Greater San Fernando Valley Chapter Educational Conference

Friday, February 9, 2018

A Keynote that matters. Breakout sessions that help you make sense of that one thing that's keeping you up at night. Structured networking. That spark you needed.

This year's conference was just what you ordered in education, price and location. You'll also be surrounded by peers who are coming from similar situations. This conference was made for you.

Session Time

Title

Speaker(s)

Breakfast

8:00am-9:00am

 

Speaker 8:15am-8:25am

How to prepare for the CFRE (10 minutes)

Presentation on:

  • How to study
  • How to prepare
  • What to expect when taking the test (would only use “public” questions that have already been published)
  • Step by step study and preparation tips 
  • Today's conference is worth 6.75 CFRE credits

Pegi Matsuda, CFRE

 

 

Morning Plenary Session #1

9:15am-10:45 am

The Story Behind the Funder

Panel to discuss communication, philanthropy and top priorities.

 

Moderated by Thomas Backer, PhD, Valley Nonprofit Resources 

  • Parsons Foundation, Thomas Brewer
  • Bank of the West, Virginia Victorin
  • Brigette Loden, Community Foundation of the Valleys

Morning Plenary Session #2

10:45am-12:00pm

Major Gifts: How to get to Yes!

Discussion of Principles and Best Practices of Major Gifts solicitations, with panelists experienced in major gift solicitation. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panelists. 

Netzel Grigsby Associates

Nancy J. Ackerman, Moderator

Tisa W. Blackmore, Moderator

Panelists: 

Rebecca Bassin,Vice President of Development, Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley

Jackie Broxton, Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Hillsides

Elizabeth Nesbitt, CFRE, Director, Advancement, Viterbi School of Engineering at University of Southern California

Netzel Grigsby

Lunch

12:00pm-1:30pm

 

Presentation

12:30pm-1:30pm

KEYNOTE

Perspectives on Philanthropy

 

Introduction by CSUN

CCS, Lindsay Blok, Senior Vice President

Afternoon Plenary Session #3

1:30pm-2:30pm

Donor Retention and Engagement

Post Great Recession, has donor engagement bounced back? How can organizations ensure donors remain faithful? New engagement, prospecting and cultivation strategies? Generational applications?

Janet Levine, Janet Levine Consulting

Afternoon Session #4 

2:45pm-3:45pm

Small Shop Academy

Managing a small development shop (3 or less). What’s essential, what’s possible and how do we manage our time? 

Panelists:

Jerusha Schmalzel, Customer Success Manager, Blackbaud

Anne Sobel, former Executive Director, Our Community House of Hope

Stephanie Wilson, Director of Development, Partners in Care Foundation

 

Dena Jenson, Director, Cal Lutheran Center for Nonprofit Leadership - moderator

 

Thank you for attending!