Whether your organization has a full fundraising department or you're a one-person shop, the buy-in and cooperation of the full staff and board can take your fund development strategy from tired to inspired!
Fund development professionals at any stage in their career, staff whose work impacts and informs the fund development strategy or who interact with key stakeholders, and board members will gain practical skills, fresh insights, and new strategies to empower their work at this one-of-a-kind event. Bring the whole team to learn from local, regional, and national experts who will inspire every attendee to say: “We’re All In!”
8:30 - 9:00 Registration, Refreshments, Networking9:00 - 9:50 Opening Keynote: Happiness, Habits, & Major Gift Fundraising: Strategies to Survive & Thrive. Amy Eisenstein: Do you ever feel insecure about raising major gifts? Do you have trouble keeping in touch with donors, maintaining a reliable schedule of solicitations, or making the time for cultivation? Do you want to build your confidence and feel inspired? If so, you will not want to miss Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE, as she shares stories and insight on working with major gift donors, building relationships, and staying motivated as you work toward changing the world through philanthropy.
Early/Mid-Career Track Breakout Sessions:
Veteran Track Breakout Sessions:
Board Member Track Breakout Sessions:
2:50 - 3:40 Closing Keynote: 8 Ways to Ask for Money. Rebecca Fishman Lipsey: This session is for anyone seeking an arsenal of tools to help them raise funds more effectively. Dispel some fundraising myths, share 8 different ways to make an ask, identify the best ask for your next meeting and practice together. In this interactive workshop Rebecca Fishman Lipsey wants to share her most successful strategies with you, model 8 distinct ways to ask for money, and help you strategize for your next fundraising meeting.
3:40 - 4:30 Vendor Fair, Networking, Refreshments
All tracks include lunch mid-day.
Pay for 4 staff members, bring one board member for free!Pay for 5 staff members, bring a sixth staff person for free!
Thanks to a partnership with AFP - Rockford Chapter, all sessions approved for CFRE credits!
Presenting Sponsor: Crusader Community Health Foundation
Northern Illinois University
Director, Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies
Amy Eisenstein, LLC
Rockford Public Schools
Executive Director of College & Career Readiness
Vice President, Education & Development
Associate Professor, Center for Nonprofit and NGO Studies and Department of Public Administration
Friday, May. 181:30 pm - 9:30 pm