2018 Mid-America Conference on Fundraising Schedule

 

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Sunday, May 6, 2018

Preconference Workshop Sponsored by Crescendo & First PREMIER Bank/PREMIER Bankcard

11:00 am Registration Opens Lobby

Lunch on Your Own
1:00 pm Preconference Workshop: Fundraising 101 Session Palisades II
2:45 pm Break
3:00 pm Preconference Workshop: Fundraising 101 Session Palisades II
4:30 pm Preconference Workshop: Fundraising 101 Closing Session Palisades II
 

   5:30 pm         Welcome Reception

                          Holiday Inn Starlight Room

                           The welcome reception is for both Preconference & Regular Conference Attendees

 

Monday, May 7, 2018

7:00 am Registration Opens

Lobby
7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast Sponsored by Innovative NonProfit

Starlite Ballroom
8:00 am Opening Session

Starlite Ballroom
8:15 am Keynote Session: AFP President & CEO Mike Geiger Sponsored by the South Dakota Community Foundation

Starlite Ballroom
9:30 am Breakout Session



Transformational Gifts: What Inspires Such Commitments and How Do You Honor Such Generosity? Advanced Major Gifts Palisades I

Generational Giving Intermediate Donor Relations Palisades II

The Nuts and Bolts of Storytelling Beginner Intermediate Advanced Annual Giving/Major Gifts/Planned Giving Cascade

What Your Form 990 Is Telling Your Donors Intermediate Strategic Palisades III

Leading a Multigenerational Team: How to Recruit, Retain and Inspire Advanced Advanced Leadership Skyline
10:30 am Break with Exhibitors Sponsored by Avera Foundation

Falls West
10:45 am Breakout Session



Fund Development's Role in Effective Strategic Planning Intermediate Strategic Palisades I

Enhancing your Development Plan With a Focus on Multi-Generation Family Businesses Intermediate Board Development Palisades II

Utlilizing Volunteers in Annual Campaigns Beginner Intermediate Annual Giving Palisades III

The Four R's of Major Gift Fundraising & Stewardship Intermediate Major Gifts/Stewardship Cascade
Noon Lunch & Keynote Session: Dee Dee Raap Sponsored by The Abbey Group

Starlite Ballroom
1:30 pm Breakout Session



Cause Marketing: Connecting Your Mission to the Donor Beginner Annual Giving/Major Gifts/Planned Giving Palisades II

Mind the Gaps to Fulfill the Mission - Top Shop Strategies Intermediate Strategic Palisades III

Lions, Tigers, and Bears: Capital Campaigns in the Land of Oz. You don't need to be a wizard, but you'll learn multiple ways to click three times to success! Beginner Intermediate Advanced Capital Campaigns Cascade

Hitchhikers Guide to Prospect Research Beginner Intermediate Advanced Strategic Palisades I
2:45 pm Break with Exhibitors Sponsored by Gronlund Sayther Brunkow

Falls West
3:15 pm Breakout Session



Developing Impactful Messaging for Capital Campaigns Intermediate Capital Campaigns Cascade

How to Recruit and Empower an Exemplary Board Advanced Board Development Palisades III

How To Avoid Fundraising's Quiet Killer: Donor Attrition Beginner Intermediate Strategic Palisades I

Blended Gifts - The Key That Unlocks a Giving Heart Beginner Intermediate Advanced Planned Giving Palisades II
4:30 pm Rapid-Fire Consulting Sponsored by Black Hills Corp

Falls West
5:30 pm Evening Reception Sponsored by Maximizing Excellence, LLC Falls Overlook Cafe

 

Tuesday, May 8th

7:00 am Registration Opens

Lobby
7:00 - 8:00 am Breakfast

Starlite Ballroom
8:00 am Opening Session

Starlite Ballroom
8:15 am Keynote Session: Martha Schumacher

Starlite Ballroom
9:30 am Breakout Session



I wish there was an expert I could ask… Advanced Leadership Palisades I

Technology Strategy for Mission Achievement Beginner Strategic Cascade

When you have done everything else, try planned giving!!! Advanced Planned Giving Palisades II

Event Panel Beginner Intermediate Annual Giving Palisades III
10:30 am Final Break with Exhibitors


11:00 am Breakout Session



Leading to Achieve Great Success Beginner Intermediate Advanced Leadership Palisades I

Legalities with Charitable Giving Beginner Intermediate Advanced Planned Giving Palisades II

Board & Volunteer Engagement Beginner Intermediate Board Development Palisades III

How I Stopped Worrying and Learned to Love Special Events Beginner Intermediate Advanced Annual Giving Cascade
12:30 pm Lunch & Closing Keynote Session: W. Tom Simmons


Thank You to Our Major Sponsors