SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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8:00-8:30: Registration

8:30-9:00: Welcome & Icebreaker Improv with Jenette Jurczyk

9:00-10:15: Morning Plenary | BoardSource 

"Breakfast & BoardSource" available as a registration option for $25 and includes registration from 8am-10:15am.

Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness: The Conversations Non-profits Aren't Having
Under-investing in fundraising can create real risks, but too often that gets overlooked in most conversations about fundraising effectiveness. This session will share a new framework for measuring fundraising effectiveness designed to help boards and staffs have informed conversations about the importance of a well-balanced fundraising strategy.
BoardSource is a national organization working to strengthen nonprofit board leadership. Andy Davis has been the Director of Education for internationally reknowned BoardSource for over 10 years. 

10:15-10:30: Break

10:30-11:30: Breakout 1 Sessions (see full descriptions here)

Jay Love: Maximizing the Lifetime Value of Your Donors for Fundraising Success
Dave Brandon: Endowment Management & Gift Agreements
Deborah Miller: Donor-Advised Storytelling for Fundraising Success
Bev Neisler & Karen Sanders: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Elizabeth Cook: Mentoring in 2019

11:30-11:45: Break

11:45-12:45: Lunch | Josh Whitman

U of I Athletic Director Josh Whitman has had tremendous success in a short amount of taking calculated risks with hiring and fundraising efforts at the University. He will talk about how this relates to what we are doing in our own organizations.

12:45-1:00: Break

1:00-2:00: Breakout 2 Sessions

Jay Love: Maximizing the Lifetime Value of Your Donors for Fundraising Success
Dave Brandon: Endowment Management & Gift Agreements
Deborah Miller: Donor-Advised Storytelling for Fundraising Success
Bev Neisler & Karen Sanders: Should I Stay or Should I Go?
Elizabeth Cook: Mentoring in 2019

2:00-2:15: Break

2:15-3:15: Afternoon Plenary | Storytelling and Content Marketing with Dave Newton

3:15-3:30: Closing Remarks 

3:30-4:30: Refreshments & Networking Hour