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Great Neck, NY 11021

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Fundraising Sessions

8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM

Session A - 1 | Diversity

The Double Bottom Line: Diversity, Inclusion and The Future of Grant Funding

Why is having diverse leadership, especially on a board of directors, so important to funders? Learn the answer to this question as well as how to begin the process of diversifying your board while highlighting your organization’s progress toward building diversity and inclusion into your core values.


Marian Conway, Executive Director, NYCB Foundation

Renee Flagler, Executive Director, Girls Inc. of Long Island

Neela Lockel, CEO, American Red Cross of Long Island


8:30 AM  -  9:30 AM

Session A - 2 |  

What Do You Do About Those Board Members?

Finding and retaining good board members is the elusive Holy Grail for many not-for-profits. This workshop will help you find the right board members; define expectations and establish strong evaluation performance tools; and, ways to give feedback for less than stellar performance.


Lorraine Aycock, Senior Vice President/Market Manager for Enterprise Business and Community Engagement, Bank of America

Dana Boylan, Executive Director, Nassau County Youth Board

Matthew Campo, President, Ronald McDonald House of L.I., Ronald McDonald Family Room at Stony Brook Children's

Retha Fernandez, Project Director, Urban League of Long Island

Catherine Muscente, Vice President Mission and Ministry, Molloy College


11:00 AM  -  12 Noon

General Session A 

Tips and Trends on Web, Tech and Social Media

Fundraising through the technology continues to grow at lightning speed. Learn the latest techniques in online fundraising that are proving successful for not-for-profits; fresh ideas for harnessing the power of remarketing and social media advertising; and which new tech developments and trends the experts are talking about.


Courtney Hanusch, Social Media Associate, The Leukemia & Lymphoma  Society


8:30 AM  -  10:00 AM

Session A - 4 | Marketing + Communications

Preparing and Presenting Your Message with Power and Persuasion

This workshop focuses on making public speaking simple and impactful. It will help you to set fear aside, touch and inspire others, and powerfully deliver your message in a way that calls forth action.


Charles Clement, Founder, Drum & Spud Performance Coaching

Jesse Giordano, Family Wealth Director, Morgan Stanley 360 Group


10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM

Session B - 5 | Diversity

Multigenerations in the Workplace: How Do They Affect the Not-for-Profit World

Learn how to identify generational stereotypes and better engage the skills of your team. Develop an effective approach to attract, retain, and lead a multigenerational team: What does each generation want from their employer? What can you do to create more loyalty and retention from each generation?


Michele Rebetti, President, KEY Alliance - Crestcom


10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM

Session B - 6 | Relationship Building

Portfolios, Prospects, Pipelines and Moves Management — Oh My!

No matter how you define a major donor or prospect, the process of cultivation and stewardship is still the same. Here you will learn how to create your major donor portfolios; rate and rank major donors and prospects in your pipeline for maximum effect; and drive moves management activities forward.


Laura Buckley, National Director of Philanthropy, The Leukemia & Lymphoma  Society

10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM

Session B - 7 | Relationship Building

The Network Effect: How to Be a More Successful Fundraiser by Leveraging Your Social Capital

Attendees will gain a much wider perspective and respect for more intentional strategic systems, which focus on the development of long lasting relationships. The presentation includes the following points: the maturation of B-to-B Networking and current trends; the distinctions between Networking as a business or as a not-for-profit; the importance of Right Resources and the overall long-term benefits of relationships you can trust; your role as a business developer and how to leverage your connections; seven common basic blunders and how to avoid them.


Ellen Volpe, President, ABA

Bob Mittleman, Facilitator, ABA - NY


10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM

Session B - 8 | Trends + Innovations

Using Storytelling and Experience to Increase Event Fundraising and Effectiveness

No matter whether you’re producing a gala, walk, run or ride, your participants and guests aren’t coming for the food or exercise. They’re coming to be inspired and get further connected to your cause. This workshop will take you through the best ways to connect to your audience through storytelling, music, effective staging and layout, and being true to your brand.


Matthew Glass, CEO, Eventage


10:30 AM  -  12:00 PM

Session B - 9 | Marketing + Communications

Communications Masterclass

Effective communication is key to enhancing and improving fundraising efforts. Learn how to infuse communication best practices into your organization while designing messages that resonate with key stakeholders and inspire them to take action. We’ll show you how to overcome the common problems nonprofits face in a media-driven society.


Jody Fisher, Vice President Public Relations, Austin Williams

Jaci Clement, CEO & Executive Director, Fair Media Council



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