Thursday, July 11
Anne Wallestad, President and CEO, BoardSource
The executive and board partnership is essential, but – when it comes to fundraising – that’s sometimes easier said than done. According to the most recent edition of Leading with Intent, fundraising tops the list of board challenges, as it has since BoardSource first started collecting these data in 1994.
There’s no question that fundraising is an important board function, but it’s not just about raising funds. It’s also about building fundraising literacy at the board level that helps the organization overcome common myths, which may lead to an underinvestment in fundraising. As a part of this session, Anne Wallestad, President & CEO of BoardSource will share the Measuring Fundraising Effectiveness framework and discuss how you can use it to build greater understanding, trust, and engagement in support of a strong fundraising partnership between board and staff.
11:15 AM – 12:30 PM: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity
George Jones, Chief Executive Officer, Bread for the City
George Jones remarks will include his perspective on how philanthropic Foundations and their leaders can better understand how to advance racial equity in the DC metropolitan area. He will discuss Bread for the City’s journey, success and challenges in its pursuit to become an anti-racist nonprofit. He will speak directly to the challenges of developing a more inclusive fundraising department at Bread for the City, and the related implications and opportunities for the fundraising and philanthropic community.
Gail Perry, MBA, CFRE, President, Fired Up-Fundraising
Join Gail Perry for a roundtable discussion of major donor trends today. Gail will share changes she’s seeing in the major donors and mega gift space. Then she’ll then set up discussions at each roundtable – please be prepared to share your personal insights. We’ll cover such topics as:
• Are mega-donors becoming more demanding? If so, how?
• How is wealth transfer by baby boomers to the next generation impacting our organizations?
• What new approaches are you using to access major donors’ attention, open their hearts and secure their investments?
• How can we, as CEO’s and fundraisers, build the confidence of mega-donors to give more? Where are mega-donors giving
• How can social impact organizations encourage “big bet” gifts that can impact policy and social change?
• As a senior – level non- profit executive, how can I manage my organization to effectively meet these challenges
4:00 PM – 5:15 PM: Being an Authentic Leader in Times of Change and Chaos
Tabitha Glenn, Executive Director, ALSAC/St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Advanced Executive Track Sponsored By:
The 14th Annual Bridge to Integrated Marketing & Fundraising Conference is approved for a total of 17 CFRE points – 12 for the conference and 5 for the pre-conference workshops. Total approved hours per day are: Wednesday, July 10th -5, Thursday, July 11th – 6 and Friday, July 12th – 6.