2024 Education Conference -- Coming September 13th

2023 Education Conference

Join us on Friday, September 8th for a day of education, networking, and inspiration to help you in your fundraising efforts. We'll refresh our skills, explore new solutions, and prepare to approach the evolving fundraising landscape with the tools and confidence to achieve your goals.

Sessions include:

Leading Fundraising in a Changing Culture
Jennifer Lehman, President and CEO of Mission Advancement

The last 3 years have highlighted how quickly things can change, impacting how we live and work. Truthfully, the last 20-30 years have seen immense changes in how we communicate and learn. Organizations that do not adapt will become stagnant and, eventually, irrelevant. In the fundraising world, engaging with prospects, current donors, board members, and other stakeholders is critical to our success – and we do this in a variety of ways – online, in person, individually and collectively.  In this session, we’ll look at some paradoxes in today’s communication and engagement styles that will strengthen your fundraising strategies and teams.

Raising More -- With the Team You Have
Jennifer M. Tersigni, CFRE, CEO of Raise The Bar Consulting

Are you a small shop with just one or a few people trying to do it all? Do you struggle to engage
your Board members with fundraising? Or are you finding it tough to hire fundraising staff these days? You're not alone! Join us for this session, where we’ll discuss ways to utilize your current team to deepen your donor engagement, elevate your fundraising to a new level, close big gifts, and celebrate success.

Jumpstarting Your Major Gifts Program
Eileen Savage, IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Are you looking to grow the impact your organization has on the communities it serves? Of course!
Jumpstart to Major Gift Fundraising, will allow you to gain the tools needed to increase your organization's fundraising results, grow the number of people you serve, and expand the reach of your organization.
This session will give you the opportunity to practice your skills in a mock donor conversation. It’s a perfect opportunity for advancement professionals of all kinds and with all levels of experience to practice or learn again about major gift fundraising.

Strategic Stewardship
Sarah Sims, CFRE, Strategist and Consultant, Donor Relations Guru

Learn how you can apply strategy to your donor relations efforts that will positively affect donor retention rates as well as steward some of our more “at risk” donor populations. This is more important than ever as our industry sees declines in overall giving, staff and resources may be limited, and we must tie our donor relations efforts directly to the fundraising bottom line. We will explore strategies to explore retention in key populations, segmentation and messaging best practices, and shifting the organizational culture to a donor-centered retention mindset.

From Insight to Action: How to Implement DEI Assessments in Non-Profit Organizations
Maliha Imami, Chief Development and External Relations Officer, SAMMinistries
Nisi Bennett, Director of DEIB at NAWBO San Antonio
In our collective pursuit of a more inclusive and equitable world, understanding where we stand is the first step for any non-profit organization. "From Insight to Action: How to Implement DEI Assessments in Non-Profit Organizations" serves as an essential guide for those ready to embark on this transformative journey.
This presentation will empower you with the knowledge, tools, and strategies needed to assess diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within your organization. You will discover the importance of a well-crafted DEI assessment and how it serves as the foundation for meaningful change.
Whether you are a non-profit leader, a fundraising professional, or a passionate advocate for inclusion, this presentation will equip you with the practical know-how to create a more transparent, accountable, and inclusive culture within your organization.

Integrating Planned Giving 2.0
Jeff Grandy, VP of Client Development, Catapult Fundraising
Date: Friday, September 8th
Location:  Alamo Colleges Foundation, 2222 N. Alamo St, San Antonio TX 78215

Members: $100
Non-members: $125

Check in begins at 8:30 am.

Lunch will be provided.

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