Sessions at a Glance

Sessions at a Glance

6:45 am — 10:00 am : Onsite Registration

8:15 am — 9:15 am : Education Sessions

Get the Party Started: Creating Events that Lead to Major Gifts
Presenter(s): Mack Campbell
Education Track: Annual Giving
Experience Level: Entry

Sold on Philanthropy
Presenter(s): D. Patrick Powell
Education Track: Best Practices
Experience Level: Entry

How to Coach an Organization Through an Evolution
Presenter(s): Alice Ferris
Education Track: Board & Volunteer Leadership
Experience Level: Entry

What's new in Relationship Fundraising? The latest research from Adrian Sargeant
Presenter(s): Rachel Muir
Education Track: Donor Relations
Experience Level: Mid

Leading Change — C-Suite Perspectives on Shaping Culture & Effective Talent Management
Presenter(s): Milton Key, Robert Heard, Kim Jefferies, Kirk Jewell, Suzie Upton
Education Track: Executive Leadership
Experience Level: Advanced

Strategic Planning Using Blended Gifts
Presenter(s): Cathy Sheffield
Education Track: Gift Planning
Experience Level: TBD

How Telling your Brand Story Increases your Giving Power
Presenter(s): Paul Dunne, Bryan Peterson
Education Track: Marketing & Communications
Experience Level: Mid

Campaign Readiness and Preparation
Presenter(s): Gary Hawkins, Peter Kane
Education Track: Major Gifts
Experience Level: Mid

Donors Want Outcomes - Now What?
Presenter(s): Katherine Curtis, Lindsay Tooker
Education Track: Research & Analytics
Experience Level: Entry

9:20 am — 9:40 am : Exhibits

9:45 am — 10:45 am : Education Sessions

Designing and Implementing a Successful DIY Tour Program and Ask Event: Creating a Snoopy Happy Dance for Your Organization
Presenter(s): Michelle Crim
Education Track: Annual Giving
Experience Level: Mid

Grantwriting 101
Presenter(s): Heather Himes
Education Track: Best Practices
Experience Level: Advanced

Thinking Big; Achieving the Transformational Power of a Board and Staff
Presenter(s): Sally Rudd, Ben Casey
Education Track: Board & Volunteer Leadership
Experience Level: Entry

What Every Fundraiser Can Do To Stop Falling Donor Retention Rates
Presenter(s): Steven Shattuck
Education Track: Donor Relations
Experience Level: Entry

Leading Change — C-Suite Perspectives on Shaping Culture & Effective Talent Management
Presenter(s): Milton Key, Robert Heard, Kim Jefferies, Kirk Jewell, Suzie Upton
Education Track: Executive Leadership
Experience Level: Advanced

Charitable Planning Under the New Administration: A General Tax & Estate Planning Update
Presenter(s): Jeffrey Myers
Education Track: Gift Planning
Experience Level: TBD

Charity is Family: The Importance of Legacy Societies
Presenter(s): R. Michael George, Elizabeth Murray
Education Track: Gift Planning
Experience Level: Entry

Loverizing: The Lucrative Difference a Few Well-Chosen Words Will Make
Presenter(s): Tom Ahern
Education Track: Marketing & Communications
Experience Level: Entry

Why Should I Give to You? — Answering the Fundamental Question that Every Donor is Asking
Presenter(s): Tim Kachuriak
Education Track: Major Gifts
Experience Level: Mid

Data-Driven Fundraising: Using Data to Find Major Donors
Presenter(s): Carole Rylander, Bill Tedesco
Education Track: Research & Analytics
Experience Level: Mid

10:50 am — 11:10 am : Exhibits

11:15 am — 12:30 pm : Keynote Address :
Tom Ahern — Following the Path to Donor Nirvana: The Six Realizations Approach

12:30 pm — 1:30 pm : Lunch

1:35 pm — 2:35 pm : Education Sessions

Raising the Fundraising Bar: Engaging in Cultural Philanthropy
Presenter(s): M. Ann Abbe, M.A., Dameon Madison
Education Track: Annual Giving
Experience Level: Advanced

Worth Discussing: Finding and Retaining Effective Development Staff in the Social Services
Presenter(s): Barbara Clark-Galupi, Missy Gale
Education Track: Best Practices
Experience Level: Advanced

Philanthropy and the Board: A Practical Guide to Finding Fun in Fundraising
Presenter(s): Sheridan Joslin
Education Track: Board & Volunteer Leadership
Experience Level: Mid

The Road to Success is Paved with Good Retention: Practical Tools to Measure, Benchmark, and Understand Your Organization's Donor Retention
Presenter(s): Kimberly McGinnis, Chase Robinson
Education Track: Donor Relations
Experience Level: Mid

Closing & Recognizing Million Dollar Donors
Presenter(s): Melanie Schnoll-Begun
Education Track: Executive Leadership
Experience Level: Advanced

Turning Likes Into Donors — The Definitive Guide to Facebook Advertising for Nonprofits
Presenter(s): Jeff Giddens
Education Track: Marketing & Communications
Experience Level: Entry

Asking for Major Gifts: Expecting the Unexpected
Presenter(s): Carolyn Appleton
Education Track: Major Gifts
Experience Level: Mid

Crazy Important! PCI and protecting your donor's data
Presenter(s): Gretchen Carter, Joshua Allen
Education Track: Research & Analytics
Experience Level: Entry

2:40 pm — 3:00 pm : Exhibits

3:00 pm — 4:00 pm : Education Sessions

The Art of Special Events: Cultivation of High-Level Executives
Presenter(s): William Bryant, Angela Sanchez
Education Track: Annual Giving
Experience Level: Mid

Fundraising with Soul: Women of Color in Philanthropy
Presenter(s): Lenita Dunlap, Shawn Wills
Education Track: Best Practices
Experience Level: Mid

Launch Now!-Building the Train While it's Going Down the Tracks
Presenter(s): TD Smyers, Leah King
Education Track: Board & Volunteer Leadership
Experience Level: Mid

When You Know Your Friends Have Become Family
Presenter(s): Missy Gale
Education Track: Donor Relations
Experience Level: Mid

Elevating Your Management Style
Presenter(s): Kevin Foyle
Education Track: Executive Leadership
Experience Level: Advanced

Tools for Your Toolbox: An Overview of Gift Planning Vehicles
Presenter(s): Joe Hancock
Education Track: Gift Planning
Experience Level: Mid

Making Virtual Reality a Reality for your Organization
Presenter(s): James Anderson
Education Track: Marketing & Communications
Experience Level: Entry

Lessons to Learn for Young Professionals
Presenter(s): John Gilchrist, Karen Martin
Education Track: Major Gifts
Experience Level: Entry

Data to Design: Using Research to Drive the Creative Process
Presenter(s): Cheryl Sturm
Education Track: Research & Analytics
Experience Level: Entry

4:00 pm — 4:45 pm : Closing Session :
Tom Ahern — Storytelling for Fundraising: It Ain't All Bourbon and Whittlin' in Your Rocker

4:45 pm — 5:45 pm : Rush Hour Retreat :
Four Day Weekend — Yes, and . . .

The essence of improvisational comedy is thinking on your feet, making things up as you go along, and, of course, being funny. But that's not all it's about. In the case of Four Day Weekend, the Fort Worth improv troupe, it is also about a philosophy — one that says "Yes, and . . ." to whatever life throws at them. Read more here.

2017 AFP DFW Philanthropy in Action Conference
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