2019 Forum Schedule

2019 Forum on Strategic Fundraising: Building Generosity

Thursday, June 6 – Friday, June 7, 2019
NEW LOCATION! Meydenbauer Convention Center, Bellevue, WA

Thursday June 6th

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast, Visit the Exhibits  | Center Hall A Lobby
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. Welcome and Announcements | Center Hall A
9:15 – 10:00 a.m.

Lightning Talks

Moderator:
Jeanne Galloway, Bastyr University


Speakers & Topics:

  • Beth Castleberry, CFRE, King County Library System Foundation
    How Ballroom Dance is Making Me a Better Boss, Partner, and Friend”
  • Susan Howlett, Susan Howlett Strengthening Nonprofits
    “Inviting Authentic Engagement”
  • Chris Megargee, Agros International
    “Fundraising at 13,000 Feet: Tales and Tips from Donor Trips”
  • Vicki Ostrom, Trendependent
    “The Donor You Never Knew You Needed”
  • Wendy Rohrbacher, CFRE, Hospice Northwest
    “Leading in the Face of Fear”
  • Adama Seck, Breakfast Group Project
  • Christina Shimizu, Wing Luke Asian Museum
    “Technically, We Do Care”
  • Sydney Swonigan, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    “Dangers of Dating While Co-Parenting”
  • Stefanie Van Rafelghem, Google
  • David Westerlund, Be Present Discover Joy Consulting
    “How Do We Build Resilience?”
10:00 – 10:30 a.m. Lighting Talks Debrief | Center Hall A
10:30 – 11:00 a.m. Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits | Center Hall A

 

Smart Structures

Connecting the Dots: How to Contextualize Your Financial Reports for Your Board

Track: Smart Structures

Time: Thursday, June 6 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Wendy Rohrbacher, CFRE
Hospice of the Northwest Foundation

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Organizational Culture

From Paycheck to Passion: How to Motivate and Engage Staff

Track: Organizational Culture

Time: Thursday, June 6 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Shannon Sherman
University of Washington

Jennifer Teeler
Susan G. Komen Puget Sound

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Community

The Future of Philanthropy: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Giving

Track: Community

Time: Thursday, June 6 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Brenda Asare
The Alford Group

With Panelists:

Lillianne Ballesteros
Latino Community Fund

Janelle Choi
Marguerite Casey Foundation

Stephanie Ellis-Smith
Phila Engaged Giving

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Career Advancement

I’m a Fundraiser… Don’t Hate Me!

Track: Career Advancement

Time: Thursday, June 6 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

Karlisa Callwood, Ph.D.
Pacific Science Center

Courtney Chappell
Legal Voice

B. Michelle Johnson
Legal Voice

Jessica Lam
Solid Ground

Sarah Szabo
Pacific Science Center

Alexandra Weeks
Solid Ground

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12:15 – 1:30 p.m.  Networking Lunch | Center Hall A

Smart Structures

Transitioning with Integrity: How to Change Jobs & Keep Your Relationships Intact

Track: Smart Structures

Time: Thursday, June 6 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Suman Bhat-Kincaid

Bloodworks Northwest

Beth Castleberry, CFRE
King County Library Foundation

Lee Heck
University of Washington

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Organizational Culture

Employee Engagement – The Way In

Track: Organizational Culture

Time: Thursday, June 6 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Joy Stephens
o 2 Joy + Corporate Giving Network 

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Community

The Future of Philanthropy: The Intersection of Race, Gender, and Giving

Track: Community

Time: Thursday, June 6 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Sarah Anderson
Campbell & Company

Kris Hermanns
Seattle Foundation

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Career Advancement

Mission Creeps: What Every Fundraiser Should Know About Sexual Harassment

Track: Career Advancement

Time: Thursday, June 6 1:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.

Nicole Gainey
Gainey Law

Megan McNally, CFRE
Foundry Law Group

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Snack Time Session
2:45 – 3:00 p.m.                    Networking Break, Visit the Exhibits   

Engaging Young Professionals in Your Mission

Time: Thursday, June 6 3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Shaunessy Jones
Treehouse

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Help that Puppy Grow! What Dogs Can Teach Us About Donor Cultivation

Time: Thursday, June 6 3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Cole Eckerman
Bellevue Arts Museum

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How to Build Your Email List with Google 
Ad Grants and Attract Web Visitors Frothing at the Mouth for Your Content

Time: Thursday, June 6 3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Dan Magill
ProActive Content

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Fundraising Is a Team Sport Anchored in Trust: 
Building Core Skills via Applied Improvisation

Time: Thursday, June 6 3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

David Westerlund
Be Present Discover Joy Consulting

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Building Your Mission Into Your Event

Time: Thursday, June 6 3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.

Tracey Lorts
Greater Giving 

Samantha Swaim
Swaim Strategies

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3:40 – 3:45 p.m.                    Networking Break 

Smart Structures

Third Party Events

Track: Smart Structures

Time: Thursday, June 6 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Melissa Cardenas

Seattle Children’s Hospital

Teresa Nelson, CFRE
Puget Sound Keeper 

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Organizational Culture

Development Committee Makeover 

Track: Organizational Culture

Time: Thursday, June 6 3:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Moderator:

Susan Howlett
Susan Howlett Strengthening Nonprofits 

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Community

Engaging the Next Generation of Philanthropists and Generational Giving 

Track: Community

Time: Thursday, June 6 3:45  – 5:00 p.m. 

Alan Pratt
Pratt Legacy Advisors

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Career Advancement

Mid-Level Donors: How to Find Them, How to Sustain Them and How to Create Your Next Major Donor 

Track: Career Advancement

Time: Thursday, June 6 3:45  – 5:00 p.m. 

Linda Rabadi Fair
Seattle Art Museum

Mary Rennekamp
Friends of the Children 

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5:00 – 6:00 p.m.

Thursday Night Reception | Meydenbauer Convention Center

Friday June 7th

8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast, Visit the Exhibits 
9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

Welcome and Keynote Address

Navigating Amidst Overwhelming Times – Whether Because of Trauma, Crises, or Really, Really Hard Days

Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
The Trauma Stewardship Institute

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Networking Break    

Smart Structures

Impact Investing: Grow Your Audience and Diversify Your Funding Model

Track: Smart Structures

Time: Friday, June 7 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Judith Austin

PCC Farmland Trust

Melissa Campbell
PCC Farmland Trust

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Organizational Culture

Ethics Gameshow

Track: Organizational Culture

Time: Friday, June 7 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Angela Beard, PhD
Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at City University of Seattle

Christie Cotterill, CFRE
Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Marzette Mondin
University of Washington Paul G. Allen School of Computer Science & Engineering

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Community

Intersectional Feminism in Fundraising and Philanthropy

Track:  Community

Time: Friday, June 7 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Judith Austin

PCC Farmland Trust

Melissa Campbell
PCC Farmland Trust

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Career Advancement

Donor Strategies

Track: Career Advancement

Time: Friday, June 7 10:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Krista Berg
University of Washington

Lana Harvey
University of Washington

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12:00 – 1:15 p.m. Professional Achievement Award Luncheon & One Gift Presentation

Smart Structures

Hiring the Best: Strategies for Attracting and Retaining Top Talent in a Competitive Market

Track: Smart Structures

Time: Friday, June 7 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Dan Nevez
Campbell & Company

Rebecca Weaver
The Trust for Public Land

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Organizational Culture

Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay: How Do We Break Up with Toxic Philanthropy and Rebound into Racial Equity

Track: Organizational Culture

Time: Friday, June 7 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Jess Boyd
Vietnamese Friendship Association

Christina Shimizu
Wing Luke Museum

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Community

Nonprofit Messaging in a Politicized World: Bridging Divides and Appealing to Constituents

Track:  Community

Time: Friday, June 7 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Anna Goren
Campbell & Compan

Savitha Reddy Pathi

Climate Solutions

Kirsten Rogers
IGNITE National

Ritee Sponsler
Planned Parenthood of the Great Northwest and the Hawaiian Islands

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Career Advancement

The Business of Fundraising: Adventures In Successful Corporate Fundraising

Track: Career Advancement

Time: Friday, June 7 1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Alicia Crank
YWCA Seattle | King | Snohomish 

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 2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Networking Break

Smart Structures

The Art and Science of Donor Surveys

Track: Smart Structures

Time: Friday, June 7 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Ariel Glassman
The Ostara Group

Jeff Lockhart
Kirkland Performance Center

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Organizational Culture

Powerful Story or Poverty Porn? How Compelling Narratives Can Be Ethical and Raise Money

Track: Organizational Culture

Time: Friday, June 7 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Alison Cheung
Fuse Washington

Hong Chhuor, CFRE
Seattle Opera

Katelen Kellogg
Pride Foundation

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Community

Stewarding Government Partners as Donors

Track:  Community

Time: Friday, June 7 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Julia Curns-Welch
Seattle Opera

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Career Advancement

Donor Advised Funds and Working with Seattle Foundation

Track: Career Advancement

Time: Friday, June 7 2:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Shanen Boettcher
Seattle Foundation

Jennifer Lee
Seattle Foundation

Stephen Robinson
Seattle Foundation

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CFRE Credits 
The 2019 Forum on Strategic Fundraising is eligible for 9 CFRE credits. “Leading in the Face of Fear”

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