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Meghan Duda

Team Talk: The Power of Communication

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

There’s one element common to teams regardless of purpose, size or location – communication. The trouble is, we all communicate differently. Diversity of culture, language, gender, experience and age (just to name a few) enhance your organization but can also cause communication gaps that, if left unmanaged, can frustrate team members and leave the organization at a standstill. Attend this session to learn how a little psychology, a lot of emotional intelligence and some tested tools can go a long way to ensuring you are understood, you better understand others, and your team keeps moving forward!

Ginny Giles and Janelle Newman

Diversity and Inclusion at All Levels: Action Steps for Fostering an Inclusive Organization

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Attendees will learn how diversity in their organization will strengthen organizational leadership, improve effectiveness, and further their mission. All levels of experience with diversity and inclusion will leave with practical steps for moving forward.

Emma Kieran

Mid-Level Donors: Bridging the Gap Between Annual and Major Gifts

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Are you looking to improve donor retention? Does your organization want to increase the revenue given per donor? Do you need a clear plan for the donors in between annual and major giving? Creating a mid-level donor program might be the right option for you.

Elizabeth Cipolla and Aaron Phillips

Inspirational Leadership: The Future of Nonprofit Impact

10:00 AM - 12:45 PM

You've heard it before, and you'll hear it again: leaders never stop learning! If you feel like you're ready to develop your skills as a key leader at your organization, then this workshop is for you!Join Elizabeth and Aaron as they explore the concept of inspirational leadership while helping you to develop the five key attributes of this game-changing style.

Andrew Mellen

Calling BS on Busy: Secrets of Time Management, Productivity + Organization

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Join Andrew Mellen as he guides participants to focus on disrupting the narrative of busy - the guilt, regret, avoidance, and other stories that stack up around poor or compromised time management. Shift your mindset to one of simple math, responsibility, and accordance with core values at home and at work.

Trina Walker

Leading Yourself and Your Teams from Wherever You Are

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Leadership is a choice you make, not a position you hold. Wherever you are in your organization, you have the power to influence others. In this workshop, Trina will examine how to use your influence to make your organization better.

Ted Wood; Jeff Bagel, CFRE; and Jonathan Rilling

Inspirational Fundraising: Igniting Action

2:15 PM - 4:45 PM

We've all heard that fundraising is both an art and a science. So, too, is fundraising both inspiration and action. Join Ted Wood, Jonathan Rilling, and Jeff Bagel as they explore the inspirational aspects of fundraising: how to inspire yourself, your leaders and your donors; how to maintain a vision for your work and career; and how effective fundraising is thoughtful, engaging and conceptual.

Emma Kieran

How to Build a Strong Relationship with Your Board

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Are you struggling to engage your board? Enabling your Board of Directors to provide critical support, work well with each other and with staff, and be strong organizational advocates are all necessary for success. This training will give participants a toolkit of best practices for working with and managing your Board.

Scott Koskoski, CFRE

Egos, Stepping on Toes, and Kicking Under the Table: How to Coach Your Leader to Fundraising Success

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

You and your leader can improve your fundraising and revenue results by growing better, together! Hint: You won't need to exchange glances, wink or kick each other under the table any longer!

Stacey Anderson

How To Create a Culture of Philanthropy

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Creating a culture of philanthropy is critical to fundraising success! Ensuring every team member and volunteer understands their role and how to be ambassadors is key. This presentation will define a culture of philanthropy, explain why it's so important, and show you how to create one.

Victoria Stilson

5 Strategies to Integrate Mindfulness into the Workplace

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Texts, emails, paperwork, and social media alerts. Sound like a typical work day? What if there was a way that you could de-stress so that you could do your best? Join Victoria Stilson for 5 Strategies on how to be more productive by being more present.

Jay Wilkinson

Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast (and Lunch and Dinner)

8:45 AM - 10:00 AM

Is your organization's culture determined by design or default? Join lifelong entrepreneur Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring, to discover how to purposefully create an award-winning nonprofit culture that reflects values like diversity, equity and inclusion with minimal resources.

Mike Richwalsky

Thank U, Next: Using Technology to Enhance Donor Stewardship and Recognition

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

It's a new era and we need to keep up with the times! In this session, Mike will share new and interesting ways to integrate technology into your donor stewardship and recognition programs. This session is sponsored by Maloney, Reed, Scarpitti & Company, LLP.

Kim Thomas and Erin Fessler

Telling Your Story: How to Build an Effective Media Outreach Effort

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Erin and Kim to discover how you can develop and effective media relations program, regardless of your organization's size, mission or history.

Lesley Ridge Allen

How to Win on Social Media: Collaboration and Community Building

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Learn the ins and outs of collaborating online with influencers and like-minded organizations to leverage your brand and build a more engaged community of followers, supporters, and donors.

Jay Wilkinson

How to Captivate and Engage Constituents with Your Website

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Everything you do as a nonprofit organization leads people back to your website. It is the center of your marketing universe and home base of your brand. Join Jay Wilkinson to talk through real world examples of how your website can captivate and engage people to grow your mission.

Lenora Ritchie, CFRE and Steve Higgins, CFRE

Creating Dynamic Tension for Fundraising Success

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Instinctively, most people want to avoid tension, but for a nonprofit leader, knowing how to create and hold dynamic tension is often the key to achieving your organization's big vision. This session is designed to help attendees to think beyond a one-size-fits-all approach to roles and responsibilities to discover how relationships, leadership and vision must work together for fundraising success.

Dawn Lego

Harnessing The Power of Social Donors to Grow Your Fundraising

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Tap into the unique mindset and motivators of Social Donors to identify opportunities for improving your event and peer-to-peer fundraising.

Meghan Duda

Team Talk: The Power of Communication

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

There’s one element common to teams regardless of purpose, size or location – communication. The trouble is, we all communicate differently. Diversity of culture, language, gender, experience and age (just to name a few) enhance your organization but can also cause communication gaps that, if left unmanaged, can frustrate team members and leave the organization at a standstill. Attend this session to learn how a little psychology, a lot of emotional intelligence and some tested tools can go a long way to ensuring you are understood, you better understand others, and your team keeps moving forward!

Sara Jane Lowry and Wendy Burtner Owens

What's Your Plan for When Your Leader Unexpectedly Leaves?

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

This interactive session for leaders will highlight the essential elements of a successful leadership transition and the pitfalls of not having a plan. Bonus - attendees will create an emergency plan to take with them, putting what they learn into practice.

Deb Thompson and Tom Tupitza

Leadership for Long Term Sustainability: The Role of the Board and ED in Collaboration

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

In today's environment, it is challenging to make a significant impact alone. Based on best practices in The Standards for Excellence, this session explores the leadership role of the board and ED and offers helpful tools and resources to support collaboration as a viable strategy for long term sustainability.

Jeffrey Dowd

Fundraising, Digital Print, and Tackling New Challenges

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Join Jeffrey Dowd as he highlights how using a digital press, data insights, variable content and metrics/measurements help deliver relevant information to the changing generations.

Lynne Wester

The Four Pillars of Donor Relations

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Join Lynne as she walks attendees through the four pillars of donor relations - outlining what you could have, what you should have, and what you must have in each area to ensure your program is superior and effective.

Keith Eller

Managing Stress in the Workplace

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Nonprofit work is tough - but leadership should take steps to mitigate employee stress levels whenever possible. Join Keith Eller as he reviews the causes of stress in the workplace, along with the various negative impacts of stress. (You can probably think of a few!)

Adam Williams

Preparing Your Board for the Next Generation

10:00 AM - 11:15 AM

Nonprofit Boards need to be concerned with preparing the next generation to serve. The next generation needs to prepare nonprofit Boards for their service. How can we bridge this gap? Learn best practices for recruiting, developing, and engaging young board members, and how that can benefit your organization.

Michael Estrich and Janelle Shollenberger

Protecting Your Organization's Digital Assets

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Technology allows nonprofits big & small to communicate efficiently and effectively with their staff, donors, clients & the public. But without the proper safeguards technology can also put your nonprofit at risk. Learn what's at stake & how best to protect your digital assets.

Scott Mills and Rahul Razdan

What Everyone Ought To Know About Virtual Races

11:30 AM - 12:45 PM

Virtual Races cost 15-20% of a comparable physical event and are quick to set up, scalable, and affordable. Discover how your nonprofit peers across the US are adding Virtual Races to their fundraising toolkits. Rally a global audience to come together and #GetFitGiveBack.

Lynne Wester

Eat, Pray, Give: An Exploration of Generosity

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM

The Dalai Lama said, "Once a year, go someplace you've never been before." The donor guru lives by that very directive. Join Lynne as she tours you through a world of culture and custom. See how gratitude and giving manifest globally. Lynne will discuss cultural mores and work to understand the expanding world is flat phenomenon of global giving. From Italy, Singapore, Bali, Israel and more, take a journey into the heart of generosity.

Sharon Cody

Compliance Strategies for Impact and Growth

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Join Sharon Cody as she provides a 360-degree view of nonprofit licensing, tax, and entity management obligations, along with strategies for successful management. Learn about secretary of state registrations, annual reports, tax exemptions, fundraising registrations, and other critical aspects of compliance.

Mike Richwalsky

Avengers Assemble: Creating Integrated Campaigns That Get Results

2:15 PM - 3:30 PM

Are your campaigns integrated? With all of the tools now available, they need to be! Join Mike as he covers how to create integrated campaigns that leverage technology to reach donors multiple times during the length of the campaign.

Abigayle Tobia

Tricks of the Trade: Tips on Building a Fundraising Program

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Create a fundraising plan that is easy on the budget and a strong foundation for your nonprofit's growth! Learn the right mix of events, Direct Mail, major gifts and other fundraising strategies.

Panel

Beyond Buzz Words: A Panel on Real-Life Collaboration

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

In the nonprofit sector we are often told that we need to do a better job at collaborating. But what does that look like? As we explore the Nonprofit Day "Better Together" theme, join our panelists in discovering what true collaboration looks like and how it can help our organizations in furthering their mission.

Garrett Cooper

Using Tech Best Practices to Collaborate and Communicate

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM

Agile project management has taken over the for-profit sector as the preferred project management framework. Yet, this two-decade-plus approach has not found a home in the broader nonprofit sector. This workshop, taught by certified scrum professionals, will provide an overview of Agile project management using Scrum.