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August 2021 Volume 19 Issue 8

In This Issue...

President's Message

A Message From the Conference Marketing Chairs

Early Bird Registration Closes Soon

Sessions For Every Level: The ADRP 2021 Schedule

Introducing the ADRP 2021 Virtual Venue

My ADRP: Connecting Before the Conference

Leaders Needed for the Mentorship Program

Reminder: Annual Membership Meeting

Sponsor ADRP 2021!

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Your 2021 Keynotes

Desiree Adaway, Principal & Founder of The Adaway Group

Wednesday, September 22
8:00 AM PT / 11:00 AM ET

Read Desiree's Keynote Q&A

Tyler Riewer, Creative Director at charity:water

Thursday, September 23
7:45 AM PT / 10:45 AM ET

Read Tyler's Keynote Q&A

Vu Le, Founder of

Friday, September 24
7:45 AM PT / 10:45 AM ET

Read Vu's Keynote Q&A

In the Conference Blog

Keynote Q&As

All About the 2021 Service Project

ADRP 2021 Mentorship Program

2021 Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are still available for ADRP 2021! 

Become a Sponsor or Exhibitor

Write for The Hub

Contribute to ADRP's #1 resource! The Hub offers a unique opportunity to share your content with donor relations professionals on an international scale.

Submit a Proposal

Connect with ADRP Online


In Service: The Column of the ADRP President

Keri Kallaway
Senior Director, Donor Relations and Gift Services
Children's Hospital Colorado Foundation

Keri Kallaway

Dear fellow ADRPers,

What excites me the most about ADRP is the pool of professionals to connect with and learn from. And, what is the best opportunity during the year to do so? The Annual ADRP International Conference!

In 2020, ADRP had to transition its in-person conference to virtual due to the pandemic. Kudos to 2020 Conference Chair, Noel Schiber and the amazing volunteers who pulled off our first virtual conference. Here we are, finding ourselves in the same position once again, and I know that Noel, Co-Chair Ryan Steele and the Conference Committee, have been working hard to provide a phenomenal experience for our members and supporters. I am counting the days until we meet and look forward to learning alongside you.

With gratitude for the leadership and dedication poured into this year’s Conference, I happily turn this issue of The Hub over to Conference Marketing Co-Chairs Alyson Bell and Nancy Masterson-Newkirk as they share a glimpse of what is yet to come.

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A Message From the ADRP 2021 Conference Marketing Co-Chairs

Hello ADRPers,

We are so excited for the upcoming ADRP 2021 International Conference, Big World, Big Ideas, taking place September 22–24. Thank you to everyone who has already registered!

We have a great program for you this year, including Keynote Presentations by Desiree Adaway, Tyler Riewer, and Vu Le.

We also want to highlight some special aspects of this year’s conference

  1. The Unlimited Group Registration rate is still available! New this year, the Unlimited Group Registration rate allows institutions to pay a flat rate to bring an unlimited number of attendees.
  2. We are partnering with Partners in Health, a global health and social justice organization dedicated to providing lifesaving care and increasing access to food, transportation, housing, and—most importantly—health care. Learn more about ways you can support Partners in Health at ADRP 2021 Service Project
  3. The Mentorship Program is open to seasoned professionals and to newcomers in the field.

We look forward to seeing you virtually in September!

Alyson Bell
Assistant Director of Stewardship and Donor Relations
The University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Nancy Masterson-Newkirk
Donor Relations and Stewardship Officer
Rutgers University 

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Early Bird Rate Extended

Early Bird Registration Closes Soon

Unlimited group registration rates are staying low, but individual early-bird registration rates end on Friday, August 20.

Register Today

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Sessions for Every Level

This year's conference lineup includes content for every type and level of donor relations professional!

Explore the Schedule

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Introducing the New Virtual Venue

ADRP 2021's Virtual Venue is loaded with features to maximize your online conference experience from customizable agendas to conference games.

The Virtual Venue doors open September 1!

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My ADRP: Start Connecting Early

ADRP Members can start making connections with other conference attendees right now in the new My ADRP community, "ADRP 2021 Conference Attendees."

Join the ADRP 2021 My ADRP Community

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Leaders Needed for the Mentorship Program

The ADRP Mentorship Program is filling fast with mentees from all levels and backgrounds, eager to learn from donor relations professionals like you!

Whether you've been in donor relations for one year or 20, your perspective matters and could impact another's journey as they navigate their career. 

Become a Mentor

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Don't Miss the ADRP Annual Meeting 

Gather with ADRP leaders and members for the 2021 Annual Meeting on Wednesday, August 18 and share your voice on important community topics and updates.

RSVP for the Annual Meeting

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Bring Your Company Into the Spotlight

Sign up as a sponsor or exhibitor of this year's virtual conference! The new Virtual Venue introduces brand new ways to make genuine connections with attendees.

Your support also ensures ADRP continues to offer premier events and high-level conference experiences—both virtual and in-person.

Partner with ADRP

ADRP 2021: Contact Us!

The Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) is a nonprofit business league organized under the laws of the State of New Hampshire. Its goals are to offer professional development opportunities, to promote the donor relations and stewardship professions, and to foster networking. ADRP is an international organization with members from all sectors of the non-profit world: education, health care, arts, and community organizations.

Our core organizational values are:
Visionary leadership • Absolute integrity • Member empowerment and connection
Service and program excellence • Responsible philanthropy

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