Conference Program

Pre-conference Activities | Tues, Sept 16 

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Registration

5:00 - 6:00 PM

Newcomers' Happy Hour
Westin Hotel - Relish Burger Bistro

5:00 PM

Dine-Arounds & Excursions (Optional)
Learn more on the attendee experience page.

Day 1 | Weds, Sept 17 

6:30 - 7:30 AM

Yoga


Instructor: Rebecca Jamison

7:30 - 9:00 AM

"Stars of ADRP" Filming Session

7:00 - 8:00 AM

Registration 

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast & Meet Our Exhibitors

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Opening General Session

Keynote Presentation: Catalytic Philanthropy

Martha Choe

10:30 - 10:45 AM

Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall

10:45 - 11:45 AM

1A: Connecting Our Donors to the Healthcare Experience




Jim Lyons

1B: Making Friends With Your I.T. Colleagues




Walt Dryfoos

1C: The Path to Leadership: Career Strategies for the Donor Relations Professional

 


Paige Eubanks-Barrow

1D: Create Stewardship Strategies With Intent! Use the 6 C's of Intentional Stewardship Planning to Reduce Donor Attrition and Avert Potential Crisis


Joe Henschel




Kara Tersen

1E: Donor Relations Architecture


Debbie Meyers  




Lynne Wester  

 

 

11:45 AM - 12:00 PM

Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall 

12:00 - 12:30 PM

TrendTalks




Adnan Mahmud

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 PM

2A: From Nothing to Something! Tips and Tricks to Building a Stewardship Program for Your Organization




Hannah White

2B: How to Harness a Visionary Founder's Energy Using a Boring Fundraising Plan to Stabilize Quarterly Income




Katherine DeFoyd

2C: Survey Success: Best Practices in Collecting Donor Feedback




Samantha 
Levine

Natalie Rasmussen

2D: Non-Profit Storytelling: The Basics You Need to Know to Build Better, More Loyal Relationships with Donors


Vanessa Chase

2E: Looking Back, Looking Ahead




Lisa Honan


Debbie Meyers 

This session has reached its capacity of 20 attendees.

 

 




     

2:30 - 2:45 PM

Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall 

2:45 - 3:45 PM

3A

Up Close and Personal: Creating Meaningful Communication Pieces for Unique Benefactor Groups


Andrea Detter


Tori Quiles

3B

How I Met Your Metrics (With Apologies to Neil Patrick Harris)




Amanda Jarman




Roberta O'Hara

This session has reached its maximum capacity of 40 attendees.

3C

Partnering for Successful Stewardship: How to Collaborate Meaningfully in a Donor-Centered Environment


Catherine Desrochers

Domenica Gear

3D

Make New Friends & Keep the Old with a Donor Recognition Inventory

 


Jayne Dumolt


Rebecca Jamison

3E

Mentor Program Meet-up


Patricia Berry


Chantal Champagne

 


 
   

3:45 - 4:00 PM

Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall  

4:00 - 5:00 PM

4A: The Planned Gift Donor: Stewardship Strategies for an Often Untapped Donor Base




Marjorie Houston




Nancy Reiger




Meg Thomson

4B: Survivor Fund Development and Stewardship




Stacy McFarland

 

4C: Thank A Donor Day—Educating Today’s Students on Philanthropy




Kathleen Camm




4D: Web Content Strategy




Caryn Stein

 

 

4E: I Have Entered the Wonderful World of Donor Relations...Now What Do I Do?




Toni Robinson

 

 

 

 

 

5:30 - 7:30 PM

ADRP Film Festival + Networking Reception | Westin Grand Ballroom
Walk the red carpet and experience leading edge short films from non-profit organizations across North America, then vote on who wins Best Picture.
Attire: Red carpet flare optional, Donor Relations star attitude a must!

Visit the conference home page for more info and to submit a video… your team could take home ADRP’s first golden statue. See you at the movies!

Day 2 | Thurs, Sept 18 

6:30 - 7:30 AM

Yoga


Instructor: Rebecca Jamison

7:00 - 9:00 AM

"Stars of ADRP" Filming Session

7:30 - 8:00 AM

Registration 

8:00 - 9:15 AM

Breakfast & Exhibit Hall Open
Announcements & Volunteer Recognition

9:15 - 10:15 AM

5A

How is the Changing World of Fundraising Changing the Donor Relations World?




M
ark Foncannon




Christine McGuire

5B

Engineering a Seat at the Table: Bringing Donor Relations to the Forefront of the Advancement Model

 


George Nehme

This session has reached its maximum capacity of 30 attendees.

5C

The "Three A's" of Nonprofit Social Media Engagement

 



Steve Shattuck
 

 

5D

Patrons Service Office: A New Model for Building Relationships




Katie Jackman

 

5E

Travel Programs for Donors




Lili Spencer

 

 

 

 

 


 

10:15 - 10:30 AM

Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall  

10:30 - 11:30 AM

6A

Giving Societies, Old Dogs Can Learn New Tricks




Karla Baldelli

 

6B

Let’s Get Personal! Creating Personalized Stewardship Plans That Truly Engage Your Top Donors Now and for the Long Term




DJ Hampton II




Fiona Newton

6C

Building a Major Donor Program From Scratch




Katherine DeFoyd

 

 

6D

Anatomy of a Smart Video, the Art of Visual Storytelling




David Carrillo




Beth Flynn




Jenni Peterson

6E

Mentor Program Meet-up


Patricia Berry


Chantal Champagne

6F - Pop up session!

ADRP Takes the Ice Bucket Challenge

Kay Coughlin, Erin Moyer & Julie Bostian

 

   

11:30 - 11:45 AM

Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall 

11:45 AM - 12:15 PM

TrendTalks




Margo Coxon

12:00 - 1:15 PM

"Stars of ADRP" Filming Session

12:15 - 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 - 2:30 PM

Keynote Presentation: Putting Service First
A panel discussion with the Seattle Customer Service Rock Stars

2:30 - 2:45 PM

Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall 

2:45 - 3:45 PM

7A

Donor Relations Infiltration! Integrating Donor Relations Into the Whole Organization

 


Jennifer Lau
 


Danielle Semple

7B

Building the Emotional Connection Through Understanding Your Donors





Daniel Beer


 

Patrick Connor

7C

How Batkid Captured Hearts and Minds Worldwide




Patricia Wilson 

 

 

7D

Impact Reporting:  Multi-Media Storytelling for Different Platforms and Purposes



Kelsey Bumgarner


Lynne Wester

7E

Effective and Meaningful Donor Events: Planning in Advance and Reacting on the Fly




Shana 
DiCamillo

7F

Disciplined Dreaming; A Workshop on Creativity for Seasoned Professionals




Patricia Berry

Cheryl Carruthers


This session has reached its capacity of 12 attendees

 

      



  

3:45 - 4:00 PM

Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall  

4:00 - 5:00 PM

8A

Engaging in Healing: Bringing Donors, Patients & Physicians Together to Impact Giving


Lisa M. Brown


Janet Burrell


April Cleary


Debbie Daggett

8B

Driving Meaningful Returns in Major Gift Fundraising




Ben Golding





Greg Sheridan

 

8C

The Next Evolution in Recognition Programs




Angela Oonk

 

 

8D

A Minute to Win It, in the Shark Tank, Facing the Firing Line–Reloaded

Krista Campbell

 



Kathleen Diemer

Abby Fox

Ashley Gentry

Meg McAndrews

Keri Muuss

Jennifer Poe




Mary Solomons





Lynne Wester

 

8E

Looking Back, Looking Ahead




Lisa Honan


Debbie Meyers

This session has reached
its capacity of 20 attendees.

 

 

   

 

5:00 PM

 Dine-Arounds & Excursions (Optional)
Learn more on the attendee experience page.

Day 3 | Fri, Sept 19 

6:30 - 7:30 AM

Yoga


Instructor: Rebecca Jamison

7:30 - 8:00 AM

Registration 

8:00 - 9:00 AM

Breakfast & Exhibit Hall Open

9:00 - 10:30 AM

Annual Meeting &
Keynote Presentation - Catalytic Donor Relations
Peter Drury

10:30 - 11:00 AM

Networking Break in the Exhibit Hall 

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM 

9A

Strategic, Personalized and Meaningful Stewardship for Principal and Transformational Gift Donors–Both Near and Far


Tricia Paulino




Shannon Pettit

9B

Donor Motivation: How to Identify, Record and Make Best Use of Invaluable Information About WHY Your Donors Give




Lisa Honan




Anne Manner-McLarty

9C

The Session That Will Answer EVERY Question You've Ever Had About Scholarship Stewardship So That You Never Have to Ask Again. Seriously.


Diane Calhoun




Roberta O'Hara

9D

The Blurb Connection: Using Publications to Promote and Engage

 

Daniel Milnor & Bruce Waterman

9E

Mentor Program Meet-up


Patricia Berry


Chantal Champagne

 

9F

Book Club: The Leadership Test by Timothy R. Clark




Katherine
Lane

 

 

This session has reached its maximum capacity of 12 attendees. 

   

  

 

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Networking Lunch

1:15 - 2:15 PM

10A

Major Gift Officer/Donor Relations Professional Partnerships: A Survey of Models




Diane Crane


Becky Endicott


Jennifer Johnson




Brandy Polo

10B

Prospect Research and Donor Relations: Two Sides of the Same Coin




Bond Lammey




Eliza McNulty

10C

Creating and Implementing an Online Donor Portal: One Donor Relations Team's Experience




Fulvio Cativo





Kathleen Diemer

10D

Capitalizing on the "Overlooked Middle": How Donor Relations Can Drive Renewals and Upgrades from Mid-Level Donors




Jeff Martin

 

 

10E

The Acknowledgment Pyramid




Pam Havens


This session has reached its capacity of 20 attendees.

 

10F

The Wild Side of Stewarding Members and Donors 




Steve Sullivan





Cynthia Tuomi

 

 

  

 


Dine-Arounds 
Seattle has a wide array of dining establishments from which to choose. Organic cuisine. Asian fusion. Italian. Succulent seafood. Pub grub. And much, much more. That’s Seattle’s style. ADRP Dine-Arounds are pre-arranged dinner reservations for groups of 8 conference participants where networking and open conversation are highly encouraged! Visit the attendee experience page for more information and to learn how to reserve your spot.

Read more about the Seattle foodie scene: Eater Seattle | Seattle Food Trucks | Seattle Magazine | Seattle Met | Tasting Table


Mentor Program Meet-Ups 

This is an opportunity primarily for those who have registered to be Mentors and Mentees to meet in small groups to discuss areas of special interest or need. These table-talks will focus on mentors helping mentees think critically and strategically about their program needs and how they will address them. Even if you haven’t signed up in advance, you are welcome to participate! Learn more about the Mentor Program.


Stars of ADRP

Stop by the video booth to say hello, goof off in front of the camera, share a message with the conference, and showcase your talents on the silver screen!  Visit us at registration.

Continuing Education Credit


Full participation in the 11th Annual ADRP International Conference is applicable for 14.25 points in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.
















Questions?
Please contact us at conference@adrp.net or 1-800-341-0014.