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Advancement Northwest Virtual Annual Conference

August 21, 2020

We are excited to offer our fundraising community a full day of thought-provoking sessions and opportunities to network at our 2020 Virtual Conference.

Included in your registration are three live sessions during the day and three pre-recorded sessions  for you to watch at your convenience.

Between sessions, we’ll break into smaller groups to meet new people and connect with colleagues. At the end of the day, we invite you to join us for a virtual happy hour to chat about what you learned.

Click here to learn more about how to network virtually.

For those of you who signed up for the in-person conference, we understand that you may not want to attend the virtual offering. Please read our cancellation policy and email Britni Lundin, Executive Director, at with any questions.

Pre-Recorded Sessions


Conference Schedule

8:30 am Visit the Exhibitors and Networking 
9:30 am  

9:40 am 

Welcome & Introduction
Abbey Norris, Advancement Northwest PresidentThe Intersection of Social Justice and Money: Dismantling White Dominant Culture within Nonprofits
Keynote Speaker  Gordon McHenry Jr., President & CEO, United Way of King County
11:15 am #ProudFundraiser: Articulating your Professional Stance

Speaker: Genevieve Shaker, Ph.D. and Sarah K. Nathan, Ph.D., Lilly School of Philanthropy

Facilitator: Suman Bhat-Kincaid, Upaya Social Ventures


At 12:15 pm join us to congratulate Campbell and Company as our newest member of the President’s Circle.

1:15 pm Leveraging Organizational Longevity: Stories from Five+ Years in the Trenches

Speakers: Allison Rabbitt, Seattle Opera; Anna O’Donnell, Burke Museum; Savitha Reddy Pathi, Climate Solutions; Margaret SuUniversity of Washington

Facilitator: Lilliane Ballesteros, Latino Community Fund of Washington State

2:30 pm Wantin’ Ain’t Gettin’: When Your Donor Wants to Fund What Your Organization Doesn’t Need

Speaker: Maria Kolby Wolfe, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project

Facilitator: Hong Chhuor, Advancement Northwest Conference Committee Member


Join us to raise a glass to our 2020 Professional Achievement Award recipient Jody Waits! 

Daniel Webb, Advancement Northwest President Elect
Happy Hour Sponsor Little Green Light 


Pre-Recorded Sessions


With your conference registration, you also receive three pre-recorded sessions that you can access at your convenience.

Optimizing Your Time, Maximizing Your Productivity
Elizabeth Castleberry, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Cindy Sharek, King County Library System Foundation; and Jennifer Shin, Forterra
Fundraising Events in 2020: What’s Our Way Forward?
Alex Martin, Synchronicity Events; Nina Yarborough, The Central District Forum for Arts & Ideas; and Rosa Booker, Rosie Coley Bee Professional Services
Donor Retention: How to Build a Donor Base that Loves and Trusts You
Jessica Nieves, Casa Latina

Thank you to our Conference Program Sponsor

Thank you to our Founder Sponsors

Thank you to Suppporting Sponsors

Thank you to our Exhibitor Sponsors

Thank you to our Supporting Sponsors