Conference Agenda
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EDT

Registration & Breakfast

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9:00 AM - 9:45 AM EDT

Opening Keynote - Sponsored by Strategy Solutions!

Beth Kanter West Ballroom

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout

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9:45 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

Break 1 - Sponsored by Bloomerang!

Take this time to visit Exhibitor booths and network with attendees!

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10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Session 1A: The Annual Giving Year - Building Your Plan with a Multi-Channel Toolbox

Bob Burdenski Room 140 Fundraising

It’s a multi-channel world of fundraising possibilities – what’s the best plan for your organization?

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Session 1B: Empowering Your Brand Ambassadors on Social Media for Mission and Margin

Amanda Kochirka Mike Smiley Room 130 Communications

Learn why, how and what nonprofits and their brand ambassadors are doing in social media to drive strategic success.

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Session 1C: Difficult Conversations with Good Employees

Andy Kerr Room 170 Management

Develop the skills to navigate the difficult but necessary conversations that you are either avoiding or handling poorly.

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Session 1D: DIY - Managing an Executive Transition

Todd Owens Michelle Pagano Heck Room 120 Governance

Leadership transitions happen. They happen whether you're prepared, or not. Learn how to conduct and manage a search should you be on a board and find yourself facing this situation.

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Session 1E: Major Gift Magic: Data + Donors = Dollars

Emma Kieran Room 160 Fundraising

Join Emma Kieran for a presentation on how to build a framework to help you define major gifts, find prospects, and build relationships that lead to big gifts.

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11:00 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Break 2 - Sponsored by Bloomerang!

Take this time to visit Exhibitor booths and network with attendees!

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11:15 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Session 2A: Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace - Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth Kanter Room 130 Management

This interactive workshop explores personal and team productivity techniques, including the use of attention training to combat distraction.

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Session 2B: Building an Awesome Board

Room 120 Governance

Join a panel of nonprofit representatives as they discuss how their organizations have encouraged the development of highly effective Boards.

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Session 2C: Posting on Social Media is Not a Strategy - Developing an Integrated Communications Plan

Amy Wong Room 160 Communications

Social media is just part of the story. Nonprofits need a multi-channel communication approach to reach and keep donors.

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Session 2D: The Language of Annual Giving - Finding the Poetry That Leads to Philanthropy

Bob Burdenski Room 140 Fundraising

Bob Burdenski will share many examples from a range of institutions that succeed with a variety of annual giving messages.

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Session 2E: Staying Organized (Once and For All!)

Meghan Waskiewicz Room 170 Management

We’ve all tried those “tips and tricks” to get organized but two weeks later we’re back to our old disorganized selves! It’s time to learn how to stay organized.

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12:30 PM - 1:45 PM EDT

Luncheon and Keynote - Sponsored by Printing Concepts!

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Break 3 - Sponsored by Bloomerang!

Take this time to visit Exhibitor booths and network with attendees!

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2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Session 3A: Efficient Online Fundraising - Achieving High Speed Success

Bob Burdenski Room 140 Fundraising

Bob Burdenski will provide examples of successful strategies, essential online tools, and ideas for your online giving growth.

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Session 3B: Powerful Storytelling for Nonprofits

Jane Ann Regan Room 130 Communications

Gain the tools to help you engage your audience emotionally to donate, to volunteer or to advocate. Learn how to insure your message is influencing the right audience to elicit the desired response! This presentation is sponsored by Maloney, Reed, Scarpitti & Company LLP!

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Session 3C: Creating a Culture of Engagement with Your Staff

Emma Kieran Room 160 Management

This training includes an overview of best practices when managing staff as well as how to promote a culture in which coaching, communication and feedback are the cornerstones.

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Session 3D: Creating an Effective Board Chair/CEO Relationship

Adam C. Bratton Tom Tupitza Room 110 Governance

Join Adam Bratton, Executive Director of The Nonprofit Partnership, and Tom Tupitza, President of Knox Law Firm, as they discuss the elements that are necessary for the development of an effective relationship.

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Session 3E: How to Create a 'Best Place to Work' Culture

Chuck Walczak Room 120 Management

This workshop will provide a hands-on overview of why Erie Homes for Children and Adults chose to pursue a formal BPTW culture and the process used to reach that goal. This presentation is sponsored by WorkPartners Life Solutions EAP!

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Session 3F: Stretching Your Nonprofit Dollars with PR

Meghan Waskiewicz Room 170 Communications

Public relations is more than just announcing something new. Learn how to plan and implement ongoing, year-round PR.

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3:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Power Break - Sponsored by Bloomerang!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

Session 4A: Till Death Do Us Part - Building Relationships with Donors that Last a Lifetime

Nicole Reitzell Jonathan Rilling Room 140 Fundraising

Learn how to be intentional about cultivating high-quality donor relationships.

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Session 4B: In-House or Outside? Where to Go with Your Marketing Strategy

Joelyn Bush Room 160 Communications

Money. Time. Skills. Do you know when the work should be done within your organization or if you should make a call?

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Session 4C: The Most Important Committee of the Board

Michael L. Batchelor Karinna Vernaza Room 120 Governance

Join us as we engage in a healthy and light-hearted debate about the effective use of the Executive, Governance and Development Committees.

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Session 4D: Keys to Unlocking Your People Power - Moving from Transactional to Transformational

Michele Schroeck Room 130 Management

The key component that brought you into the nonprofit arena, your heart, can be the key to unlock your capacity to bring more power to your people.

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Session 4E: Bored Fundraising or Board Fundraising - What Do You Want?

Ted Wood Room 170 Fundraising

A Board engaged in philanthropy can make all the difference when it comes to successful organization fundraising. Ted Wood lays out the essentials and mechanics of an "all (board) hands on board" approach to fundraising.

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4:30 PM - 5:15 PM EDT

Reception

North Lobby

Join us as we network and celebrate a day of learning and inspiration. Trivia and Exhibitor Booth Contest prizes will be awarded. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar will be provided.

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7:30 AM - 9:00 AM EDT

Registration & Breakfast

Take this time to check in and grab breakfast!

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9:00 AM - 9:45 AM EDT

Opening Keynote - Sponsored by Strategy Solutions!

Beth Kanter West Ballroom

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout

Show details Hide details
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

Break 1 - Sponsored by Bloomerang!

Take this time to visit Exhibitor booths and network with attendees!

Show details Hide details
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Session 1A: The Annual Giving Year - Building Your Plan with a Multi-Channel Toolbox

Bob Burdenski Room 140 Fundraising

It’s a multi-channel world of fundraising possibilities – what’s the best plan for your organization?

Show details Hide details

Session 1B: Empowering Your Brand Ambassadors on Social Media for Mission and Margin

Amanda Kochirka Mike Smiley Room 130 Communications

Learn why, how and what nonprofits and their brand ambassadors are doing in social media to drive strategic success.

Show details Hide details

Session 1C: Difficult Conversations with Good Employees

Andy Kerr Room 170 Management

Develop the skills to navigate the difficult but necessary conversations that you are either avoiding or handling poorly.

Show details Hide details

Session 1D: DIY - Managing an Executive Transition

Todd Owens Michelle Pagano Heck Room 120 Governance

Leadership transitions happen. They happen whether you're prepared, or not. Learn how to conduct and manage a search should you be on a board and find yourself facing this situation.

Show details Hide details

Session 1E: Major Gift Magic: Data + Donors = Dollars

Emma Kieran Room 160 Fundraising

Join Emma Kieran for a presentation on how to build a framework to help you define major gifts, find prospects, and build relationships that lead to big gifts.

Show details Hide details
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM EDT

Break 2 - Sponsored by Bloomerang!

Take this time to visit Exhibitor booths and network with attendees!

Show details Hide details
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM EDT

Session 2A: Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace - Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth Kanter Room 130 Management

This interactive workshop explores personal and team productivity techniques, including the use of attention training to combat distraction.

Show details Hide details

Session 2B: Building an Awesome Board

Room 120 Governance

Join a panel of nonprofit representatives as they discuss how their organizations have encouraged the development of highly effective Boards.

Show details Hide details

Session 2C: Posting on Social Media is Not a Strategy - Developing an Integrated Communications Plan

Amy Wong Room 160 Communications

Social media is just part of the story. Nonprofits need a multi-channel communication approach to reach and keep donors.

Show details Hide details

Session 2D: The Language of Annual Giving - Finding the Poetry That Leads to Philanthropy

Bob Burdenski Room 140 Fundraising

Bob Burdenski will share many examples from a range of institutions that succeed with a variety of annual giving messages.

Show details Hide details

Session 2E: Staying Organized (Once and For All!)

Meghan Waskiewicz Room 170 Management

We’ve all tried those “tips and tricks” to get organized but two weeks later we’re back to our old disorganized selves! It’s time to learn how to stay organized.

Show details Hide details
12:30 PM - 1:45 PM EDT

Luncheon and Keynote - Sponsored by Printing Concepts!

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM EDT

Break 3 - Sponsored by Bloomerang!

Take this time to visit Exhibitor booths and network with attendees!

Show details Hide details
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Session 3A: Efficient Online Fundraising - Achieving High Speed Success

Bob Burdenski Room 140 Fundraising

Bob Burdenski will provide examples of successful strategies, essential online tools, and ideas for your online giving growth.

Show details Hide details

Session 3B: Powerful Storytelling for Nonprofits

Jane Ann Regan Room 130 Communications

Gain the tools to help you engage your audience emotionally to donate, to volunteer or to advocate. Learn how to insure your message is influencing the right audience to elicit the desired response! This presentation is sponsored by Maloney, Reed, Scarpitti & Company LLP!

Show details Hide details

Session 3C: Creating a Culture of Engagement with Your Staff

Emma Kieran Room 160 Management

This training includes an overview of best practices when managing staff as well as how to promote a culture in which coaching, communication and feedback are the cornerstones.

Show details Hide details

Session 3D: Creating an Effective Board Chair/CEO Relationship

Adam C. Bratton Tom Tupitza Room 110 Governance

Join Adam Bratton, Executive Director of The Nonprofit Partnership, and Tom Tupitza, President of Knox Law Firm, as they discuss the elements that are necessary for the development of an effective relationship.

Show details Hide details

Session 3E: How to Create a 'Best Place to Work' Culture

Chuck Walczak Room 120 Management

This workshop will provide a hands-on overview of why Erie Homes for Children and Adults chose to pursue a formal BPTW culture and the process used to reach that goal. This presentation is sponsored by WorkPartners Life Solutions EAP!

Show details Hide details

Session 3F: Stretching Your Nonprofit Dollars with PR

Meghan Waskiewicz Room 170 Communications

Public relations is more than just announcing something new. Learn how to plan and implement ongoing, year-round PR.

Show details Hide details
3:00 PM - 3:30 PM EDT

Power Break - Sponsored by Bloomerang!

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

Session 4A: Till Death Do Us Part - Building Relationships with Donors that Last a Lifetime

Nicole Reitzell Jonathan Rilling Room 140 Fundraising

Learn how to be intentional about cultivating high-quality donor relationships.

Show details Hide details

Session 4B: In-House or Outside? Where to Go with Your Marketing Strategy

Joelyn Bush Room 160 Communications

Money. Time. Skills. Do you know when the work should be done within your organization or if you should make a call?

Show details Hide details

Session 4C: The Most Important Committee of the Board

Michael L. Batchelor Karinna Vernaza Room 120 Governance

Join us as we engage in a healthy and light-hearted debate about the effective use of the Executive, Governance and Development Committees.

Show details Hide details

Session 4D: Keys to Unlocking Your People Power - Moving from Transactional to Transformational

Michele Schroeck Room 130 Management

The key component that brought you into the nonprofit arena, your heart, can be the key to unlock your capacity to bring more power to your people.

Show details Hide details

Session 4E: Bored Fundraising or Board Fundraising - What Do You Want?

Ted Wood Room 170 Fundraising

A Board engaged in philanthropy can make all the difference when it comes to successful organization fundraising. Ted Wood lays out the essentials and mechanics of an "all (board) hands on board" approach to fundraising.

Show details Hide details
4:30 PM - 5:15 PM EDT

Reception

North Lobby

Join us as we network and celebrate a day of learning and inspiration. Trivia and Exhibitor Booth Contest prizes will be awarded. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and an open bar will be provided.

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