Forum On Strategic Fundraising

June 7 - 8, 2018
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

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Program Schedule

THURSDAY, JUNE 7

7:30 – 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast, Visit the Exhibits

9:00 – 9:30 am

Welcome and Announcements

9:30 – 10:00 am

Lightning Talks Round 1

Moderator:
Jeanne Galloway, College Success Foundation

Speakers:
Susan Fee, Susan Fee & Associates "Stay Calm Around Impossibly Annoying People"
Alicia CrankYWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish "Turning Obstacles Into Opportunities"

Maya Hemachandra, Solid Ground "Magic and Micro-aggressions"

10:00 - 10:30 am

Lightning Talks - Discussion 1

10:30 – 10:45 am

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

10:45 – 11:15 am

Lightning Talks Round 2

Moderator:
Jeanne Galloway, College Success Foundation

Speakers:
Amy Faulkner, The World is Fun "The Unique History of Volunteering"
Emily Carrion, Textio "Hacking Mentorship"

Marcus Harrison Green, South Seattle Emerald "We are the stories we tell..."
Michelle Shireen Muri, Nonprofit Executive "Your Relationship with Money"

11:15 - 11:45 am

Lightning Talks - Discussion 2

11:45 – 1:00 pm

Lunch Buffet

Track:

Elevating the Basics

Promoting Inspiration

Building Better Systems

1:00 – 2:15 pm

Session 1

(select one)

Court Your Donors with Authentic Engagement

Susan Howlett, 
Consultant

 

When Well-Meaning Donors Say Horrible Things

Maya Hemachandra, Solid Ground

Reagen PriceNon-Profit Anti-Racism Coalition

Christina Shimizu, Wing Luke Museum

Untrustworthy: Importance of Donor Data Health

Wendy K. Schneider, The Seattle Colleges

Mary Hackett, Ravela Insights

2:15  2:30 pm

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

2:30 – 3:15 pm

(select one)

 

 

Snack Time Sessions: pick a fast-paced, interactive session below that interests you

Empowering Women of Color as Fundraising Professionals
Presented by Alicia Crank, YWCA Seattle/King/Snohomish

Improv for Non-profits: Creating the Conditions for What's Needed to Emerge
Presented by David Westerlund, Tierra Nueva

Hit the Right Pitch: Creating a Winning Elevator Speech 
Presented by Charlotte Cottier, Campbell & Company and Dermont Smith, Campbell & Company

Doctors Are In

Professional Headshots

3:15 – 3:30 pm Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits   
Track:

Elevating the Basics

Promoting Inspiration

Building Better Systems

3:30 – 4:45 pm

Session 2

(select one)

Making the Ask


Gregory Robertson
, Houston Grand Opera

It's Time to Stand for Your Mission


Sonya Campion, The Campion Foundation

Sarah Brooks, Methow Conservancy

Andrea John Smith, Scout Finch Consulting

 

Donor-Advised Funds: Challenges and Opportunities

Jackie Marie Ernst, Seattle International Film Festival

Kari Dasher, The Ostara Group

5:00 – 6:00 pm

Thursday Night Reception
Washington State Convention Center

FRIDAY, JUNE 8

7:30 – 9:00 am

Registration & Breakfast, Visit the Exhibits, Professional Headshots

9:00 – 10:30 am

Welcome and Keynote Address Presented by Vu Le

Community-Centered Fundraising and the Evolution of the Development Field 

10:30 – 10:45 am

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

Track:

Elevating the Basics

Promoting Inspiration

Building Better Systems

Harnessing Your Power

Preserving Ourselves

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Session 1

(select one)

Planned Giving: 
Knowledge is Power






Vicki Brummond, Marketing & Communications Consultant

The Future of Philanthropy





Brenda Asare, 
The Alford Group

Presentation with Panel

Transformation: Building a Relationship-Based Major Gifts Program from the Ground Up


Jessica Ross, 
Treehouse

Living Equity: Steps to Increase Diversity and Inclusion in Fundraising and Organization-wide


Fleur Louise Larsen, 
HR and Equity Consulting Firm

Aparna Rae, Social Impact Strategist

Our Emotional Landscape Concerning Money




Michelle Shireen Muri, Nonprofit Executive

Noon – 1:15 pm

Lunch | Professional Achievement Award Presentation

Track:

Elevating the Basics

Promoting Inspiration

Building Better Systems

Harnessing Your Power

Preserving Ourselves

1:15 – 2:30 pm

Session 2

(select one)

Digital & Social Media for Effective Online Fundraising



Kenneth Miller
, Denali FSP Fundraising Consultants

Who Has the Power? Ethics and Interpersonal Relationships with Donors

B. Michelle Johnson, 
Legal Voice

Elizabeth Dale, 
Seattle University

Small Shop, Big Gifts: Launching Your First Major Campaign


James Plourde, 
Campbell & Company

Rod Nash, Trinity Presbyterian Church

Laura Giddings, L'Arche Tahoma Hope

Finding and Keeping Great People



Jason Dick, CRISTA Ministries

Mojo, Motivation, and Metrics: Staying Energized and Focused


Colleen Martinson, 
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest & Hawaiian Islands

Alison Driver, Global Partnerships

Melissa Stuart, Youth Eastside Services

2:30 – 2:45 pm

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

2:45 – 3:30 pm

 (select one)

Snack Time Sessionspick from a fast-paced, interactive session below that interests you

How to Get Paid Family Leave at Your Nonprofit 
Presented by Nicholas Peyton, University of Washington

Restorative Yoga 
Presented by David Westerlund,Tierra Nueva

Learn & Share - Building and Leveraging Press Relationships to Advance Your Mission 
Presented by Sarah MacDonald, Legal Voice

Creating a Powerful (yet authentic) Personal Brand
Presented by Erica Mills, Claxon Marketing

Doctors Are In

Professional Headshots

3:30 – 3:45 pm

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits     

Track:

 

Elevating the Basics

Promoting Inspiration

Building Better Systems

Harnessing Your Power

Preserving Ourselves

3:45 – 5:00 pm

Session 3

(select one)

Going, Going, Gone! What Are You Selling at Your Auction?



Wendy Rohrbacher, Hospice of the Northwest Foundation



From Donor Centrism to Community Centrism




Vu Le, Rainier Valley Corps

Andrea John-Smith, Scout Finch Consulting

Beyond Snail Mail and the Land Line: Qualifying Donors in a Fastpaced, Wired, and Wireless World


Barbara Maduell, 
Barbara Maduell Nonprofit Consulting

Carol Borgmann, Lakeside School

Allison Rabbitt, Seattle Opera

Suzanne Goren, Jewish Family Service of Seattle

Stop Stepping On My Toes! Regional Teams and the Search for Corporate Funding


Jeanne Galloway, ND
,
College Success Foundation - HQ

Shanna LaMar, College Success Foundation - Tacoma

Susan Joseph Nielsen, M.S., APR, College Success Foundation - Spokane/Yakima 

Hack Mentorship: Leveraging Social Media to Fast Track Your Career




Emily Carrion, 
Textio

 
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CFRE Credits 

The 2018 Forum on Strategic Fundraising is eligible for 9.75 CFRE credits.