Anna Barber is President and Principal Consultant for Barber & Associates, a boutique fundraising consulting firm.
Prior to starting Barber & Associates, Barber was a senior major gift officer for the Smithsonian Institution and the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) where she worked for 8 ½ years. She was part of NMAAHC's inaugural fundraising team that surpassed its $270M private philanthropic goal by $50M. Personally, Barber built and maintained a portfolio of high profile celebrities, including Pauletta and Denzel Washington, LaTanya and Samuel L. Jackson, Magic and Cookie Johnson, Michael Jordon and Kobe Bryant, among many other national individual philanthropists.
Barber also spent 10 years working as a frontline fundraiser in big-time college athletics for Michigan State University, Miami University in Ohio and Arizona State University. Barber earned a Juris Doctorate (Intellectual Property) from Arizona State University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from Howard University.
Marcy Heim lives to inspire generosity! For over twenty years she created artful, authentic, life-long major giving relationships raising millions at the University of Wisconsin. There she led her team through 3 successful campaigns including the $1.8 Billion Create the Future Campaign.
For the past decade Marcy has helped her clients 'Ask for Anything Artfully' to transform their fundraising results. She's taken to the stage to provide dynamic keynotes and workshops providing the mindset and method tools for those changing the world through generosity. She holds the prestigious CASE Crystal Apple, the AFP Outstanding Fundraising Professional award and received her AFP Master Teacher designation. She is author of Empowering Your Board to Serve as Effective Development Ambassadors and will release her next book, Invest in JOY! Unleashing a Lifestyle of Generosity, at the conference.
People describe Simone as a truth teller, provocative, inspirational, and thoughtful. She very much likes provocative.
In January 2019, Joyaux begins her 32nd year as a consultant specializing in fund development, governance, and strategic planning. She speaks worldwide and has been simul-translated into several languages. She's written 3 books and contributed to multiple others. She blogs as Simone Uncensored.
As a volunteer, Simone founded two organizations and regularly serves on boards. She's a former chair of CFRE International and Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, and she was the first chair of the Advisory Board, Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy, Plymouth University, U.K.
Tim Kachuriak is the founder and Chief Innovation and Optimization Officer for NextAfter, a fundraising research lab and consulting firm that works with businesses, nonprofits and NGOs to help them grow their resource capacity.
A nonprofit thought leader, Kachuriak is the author of the book Optimize Your Fundraising, lead researcher and co-author of the Online Fundraising Scorecard, Why Should I Give to You? (The Nonprofit Value Proposition Index Study), and The Midlevel Donor Crisis. Kachuriak has trained organizations in fundraising optimization around the world as far away as Bangalore, India and Oslo, Norway and is a frequent speaker at national nonprofit conferences.
Kachuriak is also the co-founder and board member for the Human Coalition, a member of the board of directors for Open Doors USA and the Halcyon Movement, an Advisory Board Member for the SMU Digital Accelerator, Advisory Board Member for Kids Prosper Kids, and an Advisory Board Member for the Blackbaud Institute for Philanthropic Impact.
Adrian Sargeant is Chief Executive of The Philanthropy Centre. Formerly the first Hartsook Chair in Fundraising at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, Adrian is passionate about achieving massive growth in philanthropy. All his work is focussed on achieving that by developing the value that donors get from their giving. He specialises in the new science of philanthropic psychology, a science that is routinely doubling the income for those charities that apply it . Adrian has received many awards and honors for his services to the profession and was named to the prestigious Nonprofit Times Power and Influence List in 2010. He received a Civil Society Award for his services to fundraising and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Institute of Fundraising in 2016.
Based in Madrid, Daryl Upsall has over 35 years working with over 230 non-profits in 62 countries. Known for his leadership & innovation he pioneered digital fundraising and is a co-creator of what is known as face to face fundraising during the 1990s when leading Greenpeace International fundraising worldwide. His Daryl Upsall & Associates provides strategic consulting support to the world's leading UN agencies and INPOs whilst Daryl Upsall Consulting International SL his recruitment agency has hired 529 positions for 196 different organisations in 123 different locations worldwide.
He is a Fellow of the UK Institute of Fundraising, former Chair of EUConsult, and former Vice-Chair, Center for Fundraising Innovation at the Association of Fundraising Professionals responsible for education & professional development.