Schedule at a Glance


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Thursday, August 16

7:00 - 9:00 am:
Registration and Breakfast 

9:00 - 9:45 am:
Keynote address, Development is a Team Sport: The Power of Shared Leadership, Joan Garry
With experience as a CEO, Board Development committee chair, donor, corporate sponsor and political fundraiser, Joan will share her theory of shared leadership in a nonprofit, how to build an effective team, how to ignite board and staff to lead. Her smart, funny and actionable remarks will remind you of the joy and privilege of nonprofit work.

10:00 am - 6:00 pm: Vendor Fair Opens, check out all the vendors who offer special products and services to nonprofits

10:00 - 11:30 am: 1st Breakout sessions
  • Turning Your Board into a Fundraising Machine, Joan Garry
  • Maximizing the Lifetime Value of Your Donors for Fundraising Success, Jay Love
  • Stand by Your Brand: The cornerstone of effective fundraising, Thom Villing
  • Developing Major Gift Strategies, Laura Aikens

11:30 am - 1:30 pm: Lunch and networking, explore the great restaurants in downtown South Bend

1:30-3:00 pm: 2nd Breakout session
  • Turning Your Board into a Fundraising Machine, Joan Garry
  • Diversity in Giving: Moving to Inclusion, Angela Logan
  • Best Practices for Nonprofit Websites, Villing and Company
  • Budgeting for Results, Adam Schwelnus

3:30 - 5:00 pm: 3rd Breakout session
  • Ingredients for an Effective Nonprofit Board, Margene Zink
  • Sharing Fire: A Philanthropic Approach to Leadership for Fundraising Professionals, Marc Hardy
  • Digital Platforms are Ripping you Off, Alex Sejdinaj
  • Fundraising: Moving from Transactional to Transformational, Matthew Lentsch

5:00 - 6:00 pm: Final hour of the Vendor Fair

6:00 pm: Close