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2020 Southeast Donor Relations Conference
The Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
Thursday, November 12, 2020, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST
Category: Regionals

2020 Southeast Donor Relations Conference (SEDRC) Has Been Cancelled

The Woodruff Arts Center
1280 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30309

Health & Safety UpdateRegistration Program | Hotel Information Sponsors/Exhibitors

Join donor relations professionals from across the Southeast at The Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta at SEDRC 2020! Whether you’re part of a big shop or small shop, this is a unique opportunity to grow and deepen connections with professionals in donor relations in the Southeast region. Hear and learn from experts, network with colleagues and vendors, and expand your professional skills. 

As we plant new ideas at the height of spring, we hope you will join us in finding new ways to create more connections, engage at deeper levels, and grow towards a more prosperous future. 

Let’s connect, engage, and grow together!

Important Health & Safety Update (COVID-19)

September 15, 2020

After much consideration for the health and safety of our attendees, we have decided to cancel our in-person event. Please keep a lookout for a full registration refund within the next three weeks. We hope to see you in 2021!

March 25, 2020

To keep our members, speakers, exhibitors, and all other ADRP supporters safe and healthy during this time, we have made the difficult decision to postpone this year's Southeast Donor Relations Conference until the fall. We have confirmed Thursday, November 12, 2020 for our new date.

If you had already registered for SEDRCyou have a couple options: 

  • Refund your registration. Contact the ADRP office via email and we will issue you a full refund.
  • Keep your registration. If you still plan to attend SEDRC 2020, ADRP will hold your registration for you.

In any event, SEDRC registrants up to this point can receive a complete refund with no administrative fee now or later.

Thank you for your support of ADRP. We wish you good health and safety during this time.

For more up-to-date information, visit the following websites:

World Health Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


  Early-bird (until August 19) Regular
Member $175 $200
Non-member $225 $225

Cancellation policy:
Cancellations must be received by email by October 26, 2020, to receive a refund. No refunds will be given after October 26, 2020. You may send a substitute in your place, but you must contact us via email with your substitute's details.

Submit a Proposal

As we plant new ideas at the height of spring, we’re looking for those among us who have insights, methodologies, and action plans to create more connections, engage at deeper levels, and grow towards a more prosperous future. Bonus points awarded for proposals that include scalability. 

Submissions are now closed. Thank you to all who submitted a proposal!

Hotel Information

 SEDRC has a handful of rooms on hold at the Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown, just minutes from The Woodruff Arts Center! Be sure to book now to claim the discounted rate within the ADRP room block.

Residence Inn Atlanta Midtown/Peachtree at 17th St
1365 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309


Wednesday, November 11

6:00 PM

Join your colleagues for a pre-event get together at City Tap, an elevated American pub focusing on approachable, fun cuisine. Featuring a full bar with 48 rotating craft draft beers, wine and cocktails. 

Thursday, November 12

8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
9:30 AM – 9:45 AM Welcome from Conference Chair
9: 45 AM – 10:00 AM State of the Organization
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Keynote Address

Moving Equity and Inclusion Work from Transactional to Transformational
Desiree Adaway

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM Networking Break w/ Exhibitors
11:15 AM – 12:00 PM

Concurrent Session 1

Donor Relations PAVES the Way
Daphne Powell

Unique & Scalable Donor Stewardship
Juliette Kesterson

Unsession: Managing Giving Societies

12:00 PM – 12:15 PM Networking Break w/ Exhibitors
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM Lunch with Arts Center Presentation
1:15 PM – 1:30 PM Networking Break w/ Exhibitors
1:30 PM – 2:15 PM

Concurrent Session 2

Transforming the Donor Experience: Thinking Out of the Box
Jennifer Williford

Stewardship Portfolio: A Tiered Approach to Inspire Development Officers
Angela Altamore

Unsession: Small Shops, Big Wins: (Success Stories) How to Do it All When You're the Only One Doing it All

Vendor Round Table: Trends in Donor Recognition
Rhyn McDevitt

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM

Concurrent Session 3

Thinking Outside of the Box: Stewardship Management
Bo Kerin

Stories at the Center of Stewardship
Melissa Landry

Unsession: Policy, Standards, and Guidelines OH MY!
Anne Manner-McLarty

3:00 PM – 3:15 PM Networking Break w/ Exhibitors
3:15 PM – 4:15 PM Plenary Session
4:15 PM – 4:30 PM Closing Remarks
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM High Museum Tour
The High Museum of Art is the Southeast’s leading art museum and home to a renowned collection of historical and contemporary art, special exhibitions, and celebrated architecture by Richard Meier and Renzo Piano.
6:00 – 7:30 PM Reception in the Beauchamp Carr Gallery
8:00 PM *Optional: Symphony Performance

Schedule is subject to change

Sponsorship Opportunities

Our regional workshops and conferences touch ADRP members at locations across the United States and in Canada. This event will offer you an intimate audience of around 100 donor relations and stewardship professionals. We appreciate your support of our event and the advancement of Donor Relations.

View the Prospectus
Sponsor SEDRC 2020

Contact [email protected] if you have any questions.


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