Maritime Fundraising Conference Agenda

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017
11:00 AM Exhibitor Space Open
12:00 PM Lunch Served
12:30 PM Keynote
Happiness, Habits, and Fundraising: Strategies to Help You Survive and ThriveAmy Eisenstein
1:30 PM Great Expectations: Managing Demand For “Better, Faster Fundraising” Every Year

(Joanne Villemaire, KCI)

Stewardship – the Door to Maintaining Strong Donor Relations

(Doralin Fredericks, QEII Foundation)

“Who Will Replace You?” Succession Planning for your CEO

(Barb Dunphy & Tracey Comeau, QEH Foundation)

2:30 PM Nutrition Break
3:00 PM Thriving in an Economic Slowdown

(Lynn Chambers, Imagine Canada)

Uncovering Insights in your Constituent Database

(Mark Hobbs & Dr. Greg Lee, Fundmetric)

The Art and Science of Fundraising Storytelling

(Sarah Lyon, Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia)

4:00 PM Quick Break

Exhibitor Area Open (Now Until 7:00PM)

4:15 PM Got Research? You’ve Got the Power!

(Melissa Young, QEII Health Sciences Centre Foundation)

Launching a Legacy Giving Program

(Rose Spicer, Symphony Nova Scotia)

Understanding Financial Statements

(Eric Plato, Plato Training and Consulting)

5:15 PM to
7:00 PM
Evening Social

Exhibitor Area Open

Thursday, June 01, 2017
07:45 AM Breakfast Panel  – Volunteers, Leadership and You

Moderator: Jennifer Bizzarri, The Offord Group
Julie MacKean
Paul Nazareth
Sherry Porter
Ian Thompson

08:45 AM Quick Break
09:00 AM Pitch Perfect – Approaching Corporations and Companies for Donations

(Anne Melanson, Bloom Non Profit Consulting Group & Tina Murphy, TD Canada Trust)

Not the Same Old Story: Crafting Donor Communications that Really Work

(Elizabeth MacDonald, Acapella Communications)

Leading a Charity, It’s Your Turn

(Bill Pratt, The Lung Association, Manitoba)

10:00 AM Nutrition Break
10:30 AM A Different Approach to Philanthropy: Understanding Your Soft Skills

(Kathleen Provost, Coady Institute)

Secret Shopping Your Donor Experience

(Patricia Tynan, Blackbaud)

Taking Donors from Listening to Feeling

(Rosalie Courage, RBR Development Associates)

11:30 AM
1:30 PM
Closing Speaker & Buffet Lunch

Guardians of Philanthropy

Glenn Stewardson, Donor Motivation