ADRP 2019 Conference Program

The ADRP 2019 International Conference program is hot off the press! The program combines insightful sessions, compelling workshops, stimulating panel discussions, and incredible networking opportunities among fellow industry professionals. Share best practices, common knowledge, and fun new experiences at the conference.

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The 2019 Conference program has been approved for 11.5 CFRE credits.


Tuesday & Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Tuesday, September 24

8:00 – 5:00 PM | Board Meeting

5:00 – 7:00 PM | Newcomers' Reception

Wednesday, September 25

7:30 – 8:00 AM | Breakfast

8:00 – 8:30 AM | Welcome Addresses from Mary Weingartner and Joshua M. Friedman

8:30 – 9:30 AM | Keynote Address, Light It Up: Your 4 Degrees to Communicate and Relate, with Velma Knowles

9:30 – 10:00 AM | Networking Break

10:00 – 11:00 AM | Concurrent Session 1

1A: Using Donor Relations to Drive Board Engagement
Presented by: Carol Wilkie and Joe Plante

1B: Impact Reports: Focus on the Endgame
Presented by: Alta Compton, Josh Poorman, and Justin Munoz

1C: Building Community and Connection to Drive Women's Philanthropy
Presented by: Kathryn Munro and Mindi Laine

1D: With Great Donors Comes Great Responsibility: How a Campaign Amplifies Your Stewardship
Presented by: Rebekah Nowak and Kristen Oliszewicz

1E: Building a Golden Stewardship Team
Presented by: Tony Stringer, Jordan Dotson, and Melissa Lee

1F: Networking Topic TBD

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11:00 – 11:30 AM | Networking Break

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM | Concurrent Session 2

2A: Rethinking the Campaign Kick-off 
Presented by: Meghan Shoven and Mark Terranova

2B: ThankView & You: The Impact of Video Stewardship 
Presented by: Claire Broadhead

2C: What's in a name? Master Tips on Donor Signage for Capital Projects 
Presented by: Shawn Fleming

2D: Leaving the Tchotchke Closet Behind
Presented by: Natalie Brianas and Kellyn Caldwell

2E: It Takes a Village: Creating a Culture of Collective responsibility in Gift Management and Donor Relations
Presented by: Megan McPherson

2F: Sponsor Presentation TBD

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12:30 – 2:00 PM  Lunch 

2:00 – 3:00 PM | Concurrent Session 3

3A: The Gala is Over: Now What? A Guide to Post-Campaign Stewardship
Presented by: Valerie Breitbach and Lindsay Ackley

3B: Mega Donor Stories: How to Get There!
Presented by: Peggy Calhoun, ACFRE, and DeAnn Hazey, CFRE

3C: Campaign Stewardship for Access and Opportunity 
Presented by: Mitra Keykhah and Peggy Moorhead Seas

3D: Impact Management: Proactive Partnerships for Reporting on New Grant-Funded Programs or Complicated Gifts
Presented by: Margaret Stutt

3E: Rethinking Stewardship & Disrupting the Status Quo
Presented by: Kristin DeLuca

 3F: Networking Topic TBD 

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3:00 – 3:30 PM | Networking Break

3:30 – 4:30 PM | Concurrent Session 4

4A: Creative Story Telling Through Donor Events
Presented by: Alba Carreras-Vazques and Montserrat Fisher

4B: Spice Up Your Individual Stewardship Plans
Presented by: Avery G. Howard and Brittany Fowler

4C: Keys to Successful Stewardship
Presented by: Jennifer Dallaire and Courtney Knauss

4D: Stewardship Hacks: Using Tech to Boost Stewardship
Presented by: Christina McNamee

4E: Stronger Together: Building Bridges Between Major Gift Officers & Donor Relations
Presented by: Marletta Boyd II and Kapria Jenkins Morrell

4F: Sponsor Presentation TBD

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5:15 – 7:15 PM  Networking Reception

6:30 PM  Dine-Arounds

Tuesday & Wednesday Thursday | Friday