Sessions

      Sessions

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      Registration: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

      - Takeaway Room - The Pit Stop

      Opening Keynote: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

      - The Lady Gaga Guide to Forming Emotional Connections (And the 5 new tools that'll help you turn the connection into change!) presented by Aimee Woodall, The Black Sheep Agency

      Session One: 10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

      - Transparency in today's donor world: What every development professional needs to know about the financial reporting for their organization!

      - Pitching Your Mission: The Art & Architecture of Powerful Storytelling

      - Refreshing Your Board

      - Growth Oriented Development Planning

      - Navigating The Donor Circuit: A Panel Discussion by Shop Size

      - Elevating Your Management Style

      Luncheon Presentation: 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

      - Sprinting to the Finish Line through Donor Engagement and Psychology presented by Dr. Adrian Sargeant

      Session Two: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

      - Grant Writing for EDs and DDs Who Have Better Things to Do!

      - Analytics and the Arts

      - Can I Have Your Retention Please?

      - Boomers, Xers, and Millennial Fundraisers: A Panel Discussion

      - Gift Officers - How Do You Do It?

      - Navigating Change: Easier Said than Done

      Session Three: 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.

      - Initiating Positive Change from the Top, the Middle, or the Bottom

      - Building Your Pit Crew: Managing the Lifecycle of Leadership Volunteers, from Young Professionals to Board Members

      - Creating a Niche for Your Young Professional Donors

      - Branding, Marketing and Awareness

      - Dr. Adrian Sargeant Q&A for Advanced Professionals

      Reception and The Pit Stop: 3:15 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

      - Nosh and Networking Reception

      - Takeaway Room - The Pit Stop