Annual Fundraising & Networking Conference

Sponsored By Coming Soon

Sponsors Conference 2022

Break Sponsors 2022

Vendor Sponsors 2022

CCS Fundraising
Zenger Group

Day Of Details 

June 9, 2022

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Registration & continental breakfast - Campbell Student Union Lobby / Social Hall

9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome - Social Hall

9:15 – 10:30 a.m. Keynote: Are Sacred Cows Holding You Back?  - Paul Heaton, eAdvancement

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Lightning Round with Presenting Sponsor Marketing Tech – Social Hall

10:45 – 11:00 a.m. Break sponsored by Memory Fox

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Breakout 1 with concurrent sessions

     Strategic Planning: Myths, Methods, and Management - Lynne Scalzo
     Young Professionals for Olmsted Parks - Catie Stephenson & Sarah Larkin
     Get the Most out of Your Organic Social Media Efforts - Amy Klein

12:00 – 12:45 p.m. Buffet lunch, Networking Activity  – Social Hall

12:45  - 1:00 p.m. Lightning Round with Presenting Sponsor Manning and Napier – Social Hall 

1:00 – 1:15 p.m. Break sponsored by Compu-Mail 

1:15 – 2:15 p.m. Breakout 2 with concurrent sessions

     Getting the Most out of Your Volunteer Committees and Boards - Paul Heaton
     Developing a Distinct Cohesive Brand - Jordan Hegyi & Chris Muldoon
     Jump Starting a Planned Giving Program - Andrew Gaerte

2:15 – 2:30 p.m. Break sponsored by Greater Giving 

2:30 - 3:30 p.m. Breakout 3 with concurrent sessions

     The Strategic Response of Nonprofits to Institutional Pressure - Mario Hicks
     Building Trust Through 360 Listening - Jessica Schimert
     30 Stewardship Ideas in 60 Minutes - Jeff Bagel

3:30 - 3:45 p.m. Lightning Round with Presenting Sponsor Delaware North – Social Hall

3:45 – 4:00 p.m. Closing message – Social Hall


For questions or information on your conference registration, please contact Conference Co-Chairs AnneMarie Haumesser or Krystina Burow.


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Introducing Our Speakers 2022

Paul Heaton, Keynote Speaker
Principal, eAdvancement Consulting

Having worked for a variety of non-profit organizations, Paul Heaton knows their needs and – more important – the vital role that they play in our communities. He has spent decades helping advance non-profits of all types and sizes through his skills as a communicator, innovator and leader.

Paul’s background as a journalist and educator led him to Michigan’s world-renowned Interlochen Center for the Arts, where he led their marketing and communications efforts. He then was named Director of Public Relations at Northwestern Michigan College, where his work positioned him to become the inaugural Director of the CASE Center for Community College Advancement in Washington, DC. He served in a variety of leadership roles at CASE for 10 years, helping advancement professionals at educational institutions throughout the world. 

He left CASE in early 2022 and became a Principal with eAdvancement Consulting, a globally recognized source of experienced experts providing comprehensive advancement, leadership and management services for educational institutions, foundations, non-profits and related organizations. 

Breakout Session Speakers For 2022

Jeff Bagel, CFRE
eAdvancement Consulting

30 Stewardship Ideas in
60 Minutes
Andrew Gaerte
Community Foundation for Greater Buffalo

Jump Starting a Planned Giving Program
Jordan Hegyi
Chris Muldoon
Riveter Design

Developing a Distinct and Cohesive Brand
Mario Hicks, MBA, CFRE
YMCA Buffalo Niagara

The Strategic Response of Nonprofits to Institutional Pressure: An Intellectual Capital Perspective
Amy Klein

Get the Most out of your Organic Social Media Efforts
Lynne Scalzo
Lynne Scalzo Consulting, LLC

Strategic Planning: Myths, Methods and Management
Catie Stephenson
Sarah Larkin
Buffalo Olmsted Parks Conservency

Young Professionals for Olmsted Parks aka YPOP
Jessica Schimert
Organizational Development Consultant and Coach

Building Trust Through 360 Listening