Saturday, December 9, 2017

Workshop: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (6.0 pts)

 Institute for New Professionals


Saturday, December 9, 2017

Workshop: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (6 pts)

 Community College Workshop


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Master Session: 8:30 am – 11:30 am (3 pts)

 From Factory to Philanthropy: Applying Lean Production Philosophy to Fundraising

 It Takes a Village to Move a University in a Day: Lessons Learned and Shared from Three Signature Giving Day Programs

 The Program that Produces: Creating and Enhancing an Effective Mentor Program

 Transforming Campaign Phases Through the Power of Analytics

 You’re Hired! Using Research to Recruit Successful Advancement Professionals


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Session 1: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm (1 pt)

 I'll Be There For You – Gift Officer and Researcher Collaboration Through the Lens of Friends

 Regional Talent Retention: Are Alumni Associations Doing Their Part?

 Retain, Don't Re-Engage: Strategies for Transitional and Young Alumni Programming

 Transitioning from Affiliation-based to Interest-based Fundraising

 Champaign Taste on a Beer Budget

 From Concept to Launch: Creating a University Marketing Campaign In-house

 Going Digital for Major Donors

 It takes more than patience to bring patients into CRM: A case study on integration of data and prospect management

 Merging Priorities and Changing Culture Across the University


Sunday, December 10, 2017

Session 2: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm (1 pt)

 Driving Communications Down the Giving Pyramid

 Beyond Engagement: Using Special Events to Drive Major Gifts

 Mr. Potato Head and the Marketing of Accessories

 Providing Comprehensive Training Opportunities for Alumni Group Leaders

 Collaboration Among Major and Planned Giving Officers to Maximize Gifts

 Developing Effective Cross-Cultural Volunteer Practices

 Internal Comm Matters: A Story of Collaboration

 Building a One Team Culture


Monday, December 11, 2017

Session 1: 9:00 am – 10:00 am (1 pt)

 Building a Student Philanthropy Program from the Ground Up

 Gift Planning IS Women’s Philanthropy

 Lessons Learned

 Magazine 101

 This is Our House

 Modern Frontline Fundraising: A Team-based Approach to Major Gifts

 Rules of (International) Engagement: Challenges and Tactics for Building Alumni Communities Abroad

 Design Thinking for Development

 90 Days of Summer: Fast-tracking MGO Onboarding With a Data-driven Plan During a Capital Campaign

 Project 72: Demonstrating a University's Value Through an Integrated Campaign


Monday, December 11, 2017

Session 2: 10:30 am – 11:30 am (1 pt)

 [#EngagementHacks: Reaching Out to Alumni in the Digital Space

 A Marathon, Not a Sprint: Getting the Most Out of Alumni Engagement

 Double Your Dollars with Employer Matching Gifts

 Stewardship: Not Just for Major Donors

 It Takes Two: The Dean and Chief Development Officer Partnership

 Stuck in the Middle With You: Walking the Tightrope of Engagement vs. Giving on IU Day

 Team Huddle: Centralizing Your Departments

 A Dean, a Doc and a Donor Walk Into a Bar

 Hiring Differently: How to Find Alternative Fundraising Talent


Monday, December 11, 2017

Session 3: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm (1 pt)

 7 Keys to Fundraising Success

 Forecasting Fundraising Results Using Financial Analytics

 From the Ground Up – Starting a New Alumni Advisory Board

 Young Alumni Giving: It's Not As Hard As You Think

Data-Driven Annual Giving

 Inside the Faculty Psyche: Tips for Leveraging Academics in Alumni Relations and Development

 Leveraging Inclusion for Institutional Advancement: Efficacy and Outcomes in Diversity Outreach

 Precision Constituent Mining Using Social Media Databases

 Breaking in a New President

 From Application to Successful Professional


Monday, December 11, 2017

Session 4: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (1 pt)

 +1Degree of Difference: Practical Tips for New and Aspiring Major Gift Fundraisers

 Cultivation Through Transition

 How to Steward Your Planned Giving Donors Toward a Cash Gift

 Using Data To Drive Your Regional Engagement Planning

 Women’s Philanthropy- A Practitioner’s Perspective

 Caught in the Crossfire of a Scandal: An Advancement Leader's Cautionary Tale

 Does Leadership have a Place in Fundraising or Advancement?

 Proven Targeted Strategies to Increase Results

 Work a Room, Not a Corner! Tips for Success at an Advancement Event

 Leadership Development in Fundraising Institutions


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Session 1: 9:00 [am– 10:00 [am (1 pt)

 9 Ways to Weave Gift Planning into Your Next Donor Visit

 Cultivating Connections with Career Centers

 Moving Beyond "Thanks!": Creating a Thoughtful First Time Donor Program

 The Art of the Video Interview

 Market to Audience Mindset, Not Demographics:Moving beyond demographics and audience labels to create a richer, fuller understanding of donor populations.

 Measuring Impact: Lessons Learned Creating Alumni Engagement Metrics

 Embracing the Growing Importance of Board Diversity: Philanthropy, Leadership,and Board Engagement

 Unrestricted Endowments: A Model for Building the Major and Planned Gift Pipeline

 Weathering the Longest State Budget Crisis in History: What We Learned Defending Illinois Public Higher Education and How We Utilized Grassroots Advocacy Along the Way


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Session 2: 10:30 am – 11:30 am (1 pt)

 Giving Day: How to Rally Support for your Annual Fund

 Planning a Successful Alumni Leadership Conference

 Setting Online Giving as a Priority in your Annual Giving Program

 When 2 Become 1: Merging and Building Student Organizations in Advancement

 Are we Speaking the same Language?

 Around the World in 60 Minutes: How One University is Engaging International Constituents

 Riding the Wave of Engagement: How to Seize Opportunities for Strategic Communications and Events

 The Odd Couple: A fundraiser and prospect research professional reveal what it takes to make a good working relationship great for everyone.

 Make The Most Of Your Meetings

 Changing the Paradigm: Organizing for Success in Advancement

 The Art and Science of Gift Agreements



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