Room 1: Relationships are Everything

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Speakers & Sessions

Building a Strong Mentor Relationship & From Sponsorships to Partnerships

Adrienne Taylor, CFRE

Development Director for the Women’s Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation, USA


Alice L. Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE


6 Ways to Grow Donor Relationships with Capital Campaign Committees

Amy Eisenstein

CEO and Co-Founder, Capital Campaign Toolkit, USA

Inspired Donor Relationships: Maximize Your Fundraising Success by Connecting to Donors’ Values

Beth Ann Locke

Chief Spark at The Fundraiser Coach, Canada

The Characteristics of High Performing Philanthropy Professionals: Relationships!

Bill Littlejohn

Senior Vice President and Chief Executive Officer, Sharp HealthCare Foundation, USA

How to Attract, Hire & Retain Diverse Fundraising Professionals

Birgit Smith Burton

Founder of African American Devleopment Officers (AADO), USA

Decolonializing Nonprofit Strategic Planning

Cherian Koshy, CFRE & AFP Master Trainer

Director of Development at Des Moines Performing Arts, USA

Donor Participatory Fundraising: Why the Successful Fundraiser Must Become Bilingual

R. Daniel Shephard, CFRE

Principal The Shephard Group, USA

Something Strange Is Going On ….Who You Gonna Call? … I Ain’t Afraid of (Having) No Donors

Michelle Berriman

Executive Director of Fundraising Institute of New Zealand (FINZ), New Zealand

Why Your Relationships With Millennials Are Not Sticking

Dominique Calixte


How to Love Your Donors During the Aftermath of Covid19

 Dr. Jen Shang

Philanthropic Psychologist, UK

Nurturing Relationships Through Accessibility: How to Include People with Disabilities in Your Fundraising Efforts

Elizabeth Ralston, MPH

Accessibility Consultant, USA

From Zimbabwe to Switzerland – Stories of Building Relationships with Donors

Fungai Mettler

Social Business Innovation Professional, Switzerland

How to Establish Empathy in Fundraising with Design Thinking

Ingrid Gerstbach

Business Psychologist and Consultant with Focus on Design Thinking and Innovation Management, Founder of Gerstbach Business Analyse GmbH, Austria

The Little Known Secret of Donor Retention – Enabling the 2nd Gift

Jay Love

CRO & Co-founder of Bloomerang, USA

The 7 Pillars of a Successful Major Gift Program—A Practical Guide to Increase Donor Engagement and Revenue for Your Organization

Jeff Schreifels & Richard Perry

Founding Partner & Senior Partner Veritus Group, USA

Surprised by Joy: Building Authentic, Meaningful Relationships with Your Donors and Your Team

Jennifer Loeb

Executive Director, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater Cincinnati, USA

AI vs EI: Love isn’t about Checkboxes

John Lepp & Jen Love, Partner

Agents of Good, Canada

Community-Centric Fundraising

Michelle Muri

Co-Chair of Community-Centric Fundraising, USA

Community-Centric Fundraising

Vu Le

Co-Chair of Community-Centric Fundraising, USA

Nonviolent Communication: How to Navigate Hard Conversations in a Stressed-out World

Nancy Buffington & Laura Tully


Pass the Mic: An Activist Voice from the Sidelines of Philanthropy

Nneka Allen, CFRE

Founder & Principal, The Empathy Agency, Canada

Know Your Donor: The Survey That Is So Different It Can Transform Your Income

 Sean Triner

Fundraisingologist, Moceanic, Australia

Measuring Relationship Building, Perhaps the Most Critical Measure in Fundraising: It’s Not Just About the Money! Actually, It’s Mostly Not About the Money

Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip, FAFP

Certificate in Philanthropic Psychology, USA

Greenpeace USA: The New Frontier (Is Sometimes Old)

T. (Tom) Cashman Avila-Beck

Special Projects Manager – Development, Greenpeace USA

Diversifying Identities Within Your Organization

Tycely Williams, CFRE

Chief Development Officer, America’s Promise Alliance, USA

Silence is Never an Option: Collecting Courage

Gail Picco, Editor in Chief of The Charity Report, Publisher and Editorial Director of Gail K. Picco Books with Civil Sector Press

Nicole Salmon, Founder & Principal Consultant, Boundless Philanthropy

Nneka Allen, CFRE, Founder & Principal, The Empathy Agency

With bonus on-demand sessions from:

Amy Eisenstein, Ingrid Gerstbach, T. (Tom) Cashman Avila-Beck,

Sean Triner, Ligia Pena, Jay Love, Elizabeth Ralston, Dan Shephard,

Beth Ann Locke, Adrienne Taylor, Michelle Berriman, Fungai Mettler,

and Elizabeth Ralston

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