RMPI Speakers


Rocky Mountain Philanthropy Institute 2022 will feature an address from LaDawn Sullivan from the Denver Foundation.

Leading with the Intent to Love

LaDawn Sullivan, Director of the Black Resilience in Colorado Fund, 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.

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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

Lauren Wise and Jaime Marston Cook

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. The majority of our time will be spent on how to build a pool of major gift prospects, what to say when you make calls, how to get a visit, what questions to ask, and how to move relationships forward.

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Big Gifts Follow Big Vision

Emily Colbenson and Jacqueline Lindley

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.

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Andrea Pacheco (she/her/hers) is the Vice President of Fundraising at Conservation Colorado and has more than 17 years of experience in nonprofit fundraising. Prior to her role at Conservation Colorado, she was the Director of Development at Project Angel Heart and has also worked in annual giving and major gift roles at Colorado College and the University of Colorado Boulder. Andrea is a graduate of Smith College, a member of Community Centric Fundraising’s Denver chapter, and spends her spare time baking, biking and camping with her wife and young daughter.

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Awakening Conscious Leadership To Be A Better Fundraiser

Tucker Wannamaker and Gloria Price

In 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.

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Moving Nonprofit Mountains with the use of AI

Sarah TeDesco

In this presentation, we will discuss how the next generation of fundraising tools can make your life simpler and easier by demystifying artificial intelligence. We will discuss the latest technological advancements made in fundraising and how these advancements can help you gain quick insight into your donors' or prospects' motivations. Join Sarah TeDesco today for a lively discussion on the benefits and impacts of artificial intelligence in your fundraising shop.

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