2015 NC Philanthropy Conference
Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, August 20 - Pre-Conference August 18-19

We hope that you will join us for our 11th Annual NC Philanthropy Conference.
While we have reached "Sold Out" capacity, we do have limited walk-up registration spaces available.

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2015 NC Philanthropy Conference

The 2015 NC Philanthropy Conference is the 11th annual conference co-hosted by the Triad, Triangle and Charlotte chapters of the Association of Fundraising professionals. Each year we attract between 400 and 500 fundraising professionals from nonprofits across the state of North Carolina and surrounding states. Our sessions are CFRE approved and yearly we bring 30+ industry leaders (consultants, practitioners and philanthropists) selected to present dynamic, interactive breakout sessions.

The conference attracts fundraising professionals, executive directors and other staff of nonprofits from small grass roots to large universities and foundations serving the people of North Carolina.

This year’s conference is all about our nonprofit fundraisers- the staff who wear multiple hats, have more and more responsibilities and are charged to do much more with much less. Nonprofit institutions have to do more with less as they build effective boards, increase engagement with existing donors and volunteers, and utilize technology and metrics to carry out their mission. The fundamentals of fundraising are still the same – but our fundraisers are eager to learn fresh, new perspectives for success. In order to increase job satisfaction and reduce employee turnover, they want to learn strategies to help prioritize their time and their workload, reduce and manage stress, and learn effective communication techniques.

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Program Schedule
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Master Class
11:45 AM Unicorns, we must stop being our own worst enemies

The nonprofit sector faces complex challenges: Funding, burnout, portrayal in the media, and terrible chairs from Craigslist. In this interactive session, we will discuss how we perpetuate the things we hate—via the martyr complex, the scrappiness attitude, the myth of sustainability, etc.—and what we can do about it.

Presented by:  Vu Le
Executive Director, Rainier Valley Corps

Keynote
08:30 AM Winter is coming, and we’re the only ones who can stop the ice zombies of injustice

Nonprofit warriors have been fighting valiantly against the forces of injustice. But the needs of our communities increase exponentially while resources remain scarce. We must do things differently. We must shift our thinking, kick our sacred cows to the curb, and recognize our strengths and sexiness. Before it’s too late.

Presented by:  Vu Le
Executive Director, Rainier Valley Corps

Breakout Sessions
10:15 AM Keeping All of Your Fundraising Balls in the Air: Integrating Traditional and Innovative Fundraising Methods for Success

Session participants will learn how to integrate traditional fundraising such as in person solicitations, direct mail and events with new and innovative ways to solicit donors such as crowd-sourcing and pop up events. If you represent a large shop or a one person shop, learn how to get the most bang for your time by integrating old and new solicitation methods while keeping all of the fundraising balls in the air. Attendees will create an integrative plan as a session takeaway.

Presented by:  April Anthony
Senior Consultant, Armstrong McGuire

Panelists:

  • Michael J. Poston, Vice President of Advancement, Guilford College
  • Andrew Herrera, Executive Director, Curamericas Global
  • Alexis Trost, Interim Executive Director, Jamie Kirk Hahn Foundation
  • Daniel Pietrzak, Vice President, Resource Development & Marketing, Boys & Girls Clubs of Wake County
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Speaker Lineup
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Ellie Yearns

Ellie Yearns
Ellie Yearns is the Senior Director of Philanthropy at Guilford College in Greensboro, NC. ...
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Lindsay Smith

Lindsay Smith
Since obtaining a degree in Interpersonal and Organizational Communication Studies from ...
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Buck Cochran

Buck Cochran
Buck Cochran is the Executive Director of Peacehaven Community Farm in Whitsett, NC. ...
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Brian Crawford

Brian Crawford
Mix equal parts nerd and creativity and that’s Brian. He draws upon his experience as a ...
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Michelle Hamilton

Michelle Hamilton
For more than 20 years Michelle Hamilton has worked as a development officer experiencing ...
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Allan Burrows

Allan Burrows
Allan Burrows has been with Capital Development Services since 1994, and president since ...
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