RMPI Session Topics

At RMPI 2022, you will participate in four speaker-led sessions, including a keynote address, a working luncheon session, and a morning and afternoon breakout session of your choice. Learn more about each session below.

To learn more about RMPI 2022 speakers, click here.

LaDawn Sullivan

KEYNOTE ADDRESS by LADAWN SULLIVAN, Director of the Black Resilience in Colorado Fund
Leading with the Intent to Love

LaDawn will share some well-earned wisdom from her long-time work to strengthen Colorado's marginalized communities -- focused on learning, leading from behind, bridging traditional and historic and culturally- rooted Black philanthropy while not doing anything for community that they can do for themselves.

Learn more about LaDawn Sullivan here.



Participants may select one of these interactive sessions to attend.

Session A: Let’s Start the Conversation on Frontline Fundraising: How to Get Started, Tactics To Build And Move Relationships Forward, And How To Stand Out As A Fundraiser

Speakers: Lauren Wise & Jaime Marston Cook

About: Join Lauren Wise and Jaime Marston Cook for a 90-minute interactive session around frontline fundraising. During this session, we will focus on tactical and practical aspects of doing the work, as told by two fundraisers with their boots on the ground each day.

Learn more about Lauren and Jaime here.



Session B: Big Gifts Follow Big Vision

Speaker: Emily Colbenson and Jacqueline Lindley

About: This session will highlight how Children’s Hospital Colorado Foundation has been able to build philanthropic strategies to induce transformational philanthropy. Join us to learn how collaborative visioning, building a business case for support and leveraging purposeful partnerships have led to fundraising success, and how these learnings may be applied to your organization or institution.

Learn more about Emily and Jacqueline here.



Equity and Fundraising: A Community-Centric Approach to Donor Communications

Presenter: Andrea Pacheco of Conservation Colorado

About: Founded in 2018 by a group of BIPOC fundraisers, the goal of the Community-Centric Fundraising (CCF) movement is to support fundraisers and other nonprofit professionals in re-examining fundraising philosophy and practices they have been taught, engaging in vigorous ongoing conversations, and exploring fundraising methods that reduce harm and further social justice. The objective of this session is to introduce key concepts of the Community-Centric Fundraising approach, present tangible, CCF-aligned donor communication strategies, and spark thoughtful conversation.

Learn more about Andrea here.



Participants may select one of these interactive sessions to attend.

Session A: Awakening Conscious Leadership to be a Better Fundraiser

Speaker: Tucker Wannamaker and Gloria Price

AboutIn a world changing at an exponential rate, the opportunity rises for the fundraiser to expand their capacity to lead - from the inside out.

The Awakening Conscious Leadership experience, created by neuroscientist Dr. Daniel Friedland and the THRIVE IMPACT team, leverages scientific research on navigating change, tapping our creative capacity, and even how we can unlock collective intelligence – through a facilitated peer to peer interaction.

Learn more about Tucker and Gloria here.


Session B: Moving Nonprofit Mountains with the use of AI

Speaker: Sarah TeDesco

About: In this presentation, we will discuss how the next generation of fundraising tools can make your life simpler and easier by demystifying artificial intelligence.

Learn more about Sarah here.


Learn more about RMPI 2022 speakers on our biography page.