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Association of Fundraising Professionals: Southern Arizona Chapter

2014 Statewide Conference Program Schedule



Breakfast Keynote Address • 8-9:30 AM

We Are All Unicorns: Diversity and Cultural Competency in Fundraising
Vu Le, Project Director, Rainier Valley Corps & Non Profits with Balls Blogger


Breakout 1 • 10 –11:15 AM

Crowd Funding: A New Strategy for Donor Acquisition and Engagement
Laura Alexander, Alexander |Carrillo Consulting
Direct Mail Scott Colvin, CP Graphics & Melanie Morgan, CFRE, Emerge!
Major Gifts from Heaven and that Other Place Pauline Hechler, CFRE, Hechler Consulting and Cheryl Stein House, CFRE, Pima Community College Foundation

Lunch Keynote Address
11:30 AM-1 PM

 5 Trends Shaping a New Reality for Non-Profits
Jay Wilkinson, Founder & CEO, Firespring


Breakout 2 • 1:30 – 2:45 PM

How to Captivate & Engage Constituents with Your Website Jay Wilkinson, Firespring
Create Donor Recognition with Intention, Creativity, and Meaning (Part 1 of 2) Nina Borgia-Aberle artist and owner Donor Recognition Art by La Ceramica LLC, Tucson, Clyde Kunz, CFRE, owner Clyde Kunz and Associates LLC, Tucson,  Sandra Jorgensen, CFRE, Campaign Director, A New Leaf, Phoenix
24-Hour Turn Around Campaigns Margie Puerta Edson, CFRE Catholic Foundation for the Diocese of Tucson & Michelle Conklin, CFRE Tucson Botanical Gardens

Breakout 3 • 3:15 – 4:30 PM

Online Fundraising Best Practices for Nonprofits Jay Wilkinson, Firespring
Create Donor Recognition with Intention, Creativity, and Meaning (Part 2 of 2) A hands on collage workshop  Nina Borgia-Aberle, artist  and owner, Donor Recognition Art by La Ceramica LLC
The Pre-Campaign Planning Study – It’s More than the Goal Angie Johnson Smith, Partner & Kadi Tierney, ConsultantSmith & Dale Non-profit & Philanthropic Counsel


7:30-8:30 AM Continental Breakfast and Round Table Discussions on Hot Philanthropy Topics

 Breakfast Keynote Address • 8:30-9:30 AM

Francisco Aguilar – General Counsel


Breakout 4  • 10 – 11:15 AM

Productive Special Events Linda Goode
Planned Giving for Ordinary People Alice Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE Goalbusters
50 Things I’ve Learned in 10,000 Days of Fundraising
Jerry F. Smith, CFREJ.F. Smith Group


Luncheon Session • 11:30 AM –1 PM

Joan Garry, Joan Garry Consulting


Breakout 5 • 1:30 – 2:45 PM

Taking Your Grant Writing Skills to the Next Level Dr. Bev Browning eCivis!
Fundraising Hospitality: Cultivation and Stewardship with Diverse Communities Alice Ferris, MBA, CFRE, ACFRE Goalbusters
Inside the Mind of a Donor: A Funder Panel Moderaor: Brian Bateman, CFRE Alexander | Carrillo Counsulting- Panelists: Robyn Austin- Tucson Federal Credit Union; Lisa Lovallo- Cox Communications; & Laura Penny- Women’s Foundation of Southern Arizona

** Please note: Workshop sessions and speakers are subject to change.**