Program Schedule


 

Hotel & Travel  |  Registration  |  Sponsor & Exhibitor Opportunities

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14

 5:30 pm Pre-Forum Happy Hour (no host)
Optimism Brewing Company

THURSDAY, JUNE 15

7:30 – 8:00 am

Registration & Breakfast, Visit the Exhibits

8:00 – 8:30 am

Welcome

8:30 – 10:00 am

Keynote Part 1: "The Power, Responsibility, and Joy of Nonprofit Leadership"
Joan Garry

10:00 - 10:30 am

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

10:30 - 12:00 pm

Keynote Part 2: "Successful Teams Make Powerful Nonprofits"
Joan Garry
Kris Hermanns & Nicole Browning, 
Pride Foundation
Shannon Halberstadt, Artist Trust & Nancy Chang, Reel Grrls
Laura Celis & Rebecca Chawgo, Bellevue College Foundation
Fred Miller & Rachel Myers, Whatcom Community Foundation

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch | Scholarship Presentation

1:30 - 3:00 pm

Session 1

(select one)

Why Donors Give: How to Connect Your Donors to Your Cause By Telling Stories about Action

Jeff Brooks, TrueSense Marketing

How to Reframe Your Program's Impact in a Changing World

Vaughnetta Barton, University of Washington
Barbara Lynne Jamison, Seattle Opera
Sarah Brooks, Methow Valley Conservancy
Maya Hemachandra, Solid Ground

Data, Analytics, Research -- Oh My! The Art & Science of Engaging Donors

Lee Heck, University of Washington
Susan Hayes-McQueen
, University of Washington
Rob Wiseman, Pacific Science Center
Asa Tate, Make-A-Wish Foundation

3:00 - 3:30 pm

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

3:30–5:00 pm

Session 2

(select one)

Why Donors Give: How to Connect Your Donors to Your Cause By Telling Stories about Action

Jeff Brooks, 
TruSense Marketing

How to Reframe Your Program's Impact in a Changing World

Vaughnetta Barton, University of Washington
Barbara Lynne Jamison, Seattle Opera
Sarah Brooks, Methow Valley Conservancy
Maya Hemachandra, Solid Ground

Data, Analytics, Research -- Oh My! The Art & Science of Engaging Donors

Lee Heck, University of Washington
Susan Hayes-McQueen
, University of Washington
Rob WisemanPacific Science Center
Asa Tate, Make-A-Wish Foundation

5:00-6:00 pm

Happy Hour
Washington Convention Center

FRIDAY, JUNE 16

7:30 – 8:15 am

Registration & Breakfast, Visit the Exhibits

8:15 – 8:30 am

Welcome

8:30 - 9:30 am

Keynote: "Citizen Power"
Eric Liu, Citizen University

9:30 – 10:00 am

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

Track:

Major Gifts

Management / Leadership

Communications / Annual Giving

Personal / Professional Development

Campaigns

10:00–11:00 am

Session 1

Shaking the Trees and Bushes: Opportunities and Challenges in the Small Development Shop

Nick Newcombe, CFRE, Institute for Systems Biology

Transforming your Fundraising into a Social Movement

Ray Li, 
University of Washington

Kim Vu, Bank of America
Lara Littlefield, UW CoMotion
Mark Okazaki, 
Neighborhood House
Maureen Emerson Feit, Seattle University

Partner Like You Mean It: Creating Lasting Relationships with Corporations

Sharon Tiknis, The Alford Group

Not Just Ladies Who Lunch. How Do We Value the Fundraising Profession?

Michelle Johnson, Legal Voice

Elizabeth Dale, PhD, Seattle University

Raising a Community: Capital Campaigns & Community-Activated Fundraising

Patricia Gray, 
Pike Place Market Foundation

Sarah Rathbone, KEXP 

11:00–11:30 am

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

11:30–12:30 pm

Session 2

Optimizing Your Portfolio for Major Gift Success

Christie Cotterill, 
Washington State University

JoAnn Mills,
Collins Group, A Division of Campbell & Company

Michelle Banks, University of Washington

Carrie Dahlquist, Collins Group, A Division of Campbell & Company

Bright Spots: Success Stories about Reducing Churn in the Development Profession

Susan Howlett, 
Consultant

Betsy Troutman, 
KEXP

Smart Doable Online Strategies to Better Engage Your Donors

Liz Gillespie, 
Moore Ink. PR & Fundraising Communications

Michelle Johnson, Legal Voice

Sarah MacDonald, Legal Voice

Culture, Language, and Donors

Nicky McGarity, 
Consultant

The Museum of Flight’s "Inspiration Begins Here!" Campaign 

Aggie Sweeney,
Collins Group, A Division of Cambell & Company

Bill Ayer, previously Alaska Airlines
Doug King, Museum of Flight
Trip Switzer, Museum of Flight
Robin Webster, Museum of Flight

12:30–1:45 pm

Lunch
Professional Achievement Award Presentation

1:45–2:45 pm

Session 3

Major Gifts

Management / Leadership

Communications / Annual Giving

Personal / Professional Development

Campaigns

Investor Philanthropists: Who Are They & What Do They Want

Kate Roosevelt, CFRE, Collins Group, A Division of Campbell & Company

Enlisting Others to Create a Culture of Philanthropy

Susan Howlett, Consultant

Mary Hsue, The Mountaineers

Busting the Planned Giving Myth

Renee Kurdzos, 
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Improv for Fundraisers: Learning to Be Present and Discover What's Unfolding

David Westerlund, Tierra Nueva

Preparing for and Conducting a Major Gift Campaign

Karen Rotko-Wynn, CFRE, 
The Alford Group

 
Ginny Harding-Davis, 
Community Foundation of Western Nevada

2:45–3:15 pm

Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits

3:15–4:15 pm

Session 4

Your Story, My Story, Our Story: Building Strong Connections with Major Donors

Sally Fox, 
Engaging Presence 

Lynne Conrad Marvet, CFRE
, MOHAI

FUNdraising: Building Resilient Teams

Jeni Craswell, 
Hopelink

Jeanne Galloway, College Success Foundation

This or That? A Way to Assess What New Tools and Strategies Will Benefit Your Annual Giving Program

Helen Sernett, CFRE
, Bloodworks Northwest

On the Road to Leadership: Purposeful and Accidental Routes from DoD to E.D.

Kirk Laughlin, Academy of Precision Learning

John Brosnan, Seattle Audubon Society

Tara Smith, Crux Consulting Consortium

Cooking Up a Campaign Vision

Anna Goren, 
Collins Group, A Division of Campbell & Company

Andy Brommel, Collins Group, A Division of Campbell & Company

 

4:20 - 4:50 pm

Closing Remarks