2018 Conference Sessions

session i - 9:45 - 10:45 (click here for session details)


Diversity Matters in our Boards and Committees (click here for session materials)
Pat Knoerle-Jordan & Maranda Witherspoon Richardson 

Big Results for Small Shops (click here for session materials)
Kelly Edwards and Steve Manno 

Raising the Dough: The Intersection of Advocacy and Fundraising
Karen L. Cassidy, GPC

DIY Film School: Live Hands-On Training for “Do It Yourself” Content Creation!
Dan Parris

Authentic Stewardship
Jason Huff, MBA, CFRE

Focus on Effectiveness (click here for session materials)
Laura Rossmann

session iI - 11:00 - 12:00 (click here for session details)


Making Your Hiring Painless and Inclusive!
Jarel Loveless

The Great (Gift) Pyramid: Eighth Wonder of the World (click here for session materials)
Michael Rubin, CFRE

Young Professionals and Junior Boards: Beyond the Kid’s Table to Meaningful Engagement
Sarah Willey and Corinne Austin

The Donor Journey and Why It’s Important
Jim Kopp

Ethics in the Fundraising Field
Jim Schallom, MPPA, CFRE, Larry Hostetler, Mary McMurtrey and Becky Moss

The Social Aspect of Social Media
Steven Amrhein 

session iII - 2:00 - 3:00 (click here for session details)


Community-Centered Fundraising, Planning, and Communications (click here for session materials)
Rachel D'Souza-Siebert and Mallory Rusch 

The Willing, Working Board: Building Meaningful Engagement for Your Board of Directors (click here for session materials)
Katie Harder, Beth Krumm and Martin Leifield

The Death of the E-Newsletter Has Been Greatly Exaggerated
Pat Hawn 

Know When to Hold ‘Em, When to Fold ‘Em, and When to Close ‘Em – Making Sense of Your Major Gift Hand
Ashley Holmes 

Fundraising for Social Justice: Philanthropy in the Black Community
Cora Faith Walker 

Restoring Relationships: Fixing the Past and Retrieving Donors
Lisa Masters 

Session III Roundtables - 2:00 - 3:00 (click here for session details)


Media Bias
Aleidra Allen

Guiding High-Net-Worth Individuals as a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy
Yvette Hartsfield, CFRE, CAP and Allison Hewitt, CFRE, CAP

Grant Writing Essentials
Yolanda Holton

How to Be an Effective Ally
Cate Redfern, CFRE

session IV - 3:15 - 4:15 (click here for session details)


Maximizing the Time and Effort of Your Grants Professional
Fielding Jezreel 

Woman Up! Advocating for Yourself in the Workplace
Elizabeth Macanufo 

The Art and Science of Benefit Auctions
Kevin Weinman 

Back to Basics: The ABC’s of the Annual Campaign (click here for session materials)
Alexi Etges and Faith Maddy

How to Manage Others While Managing it All
Allison Barudin, CFRE and Steffani Lautenschlager

The Evolution of LGBTQ Fundraising in Missouri since Marriage Equality
Alex Levine Clardy

Session IV Roundtables - 3:15 - 4:15 (click here for session details)


Lean In to Negotiations (click here for session materials)
Justine Craig-Meyer, CFRE

Dealing with Difficult Donors
Katie Harder 

#MeToo in Philanthropy
Amber Withycombe 

Creating a Culture of Philanthropy
Amie Bossi, CFRE