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Saturday, September 12
 

1:00pm

Exhibitor Registration and Set-Up
Saturday September 12, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Fantasia HJ

1:00pm

Registration Desk Open
Saturday September 12, 2015 1:00pm - 5:00pm
West Registration Desk

2:00pm

Leadership Excellence

A leader is far more than a label - leadership is about taking actions to create sustained, positive transformations within an organization. Great leaders align their own values and vision with those of their business and help operationalize them for the future. The most meaningful way to demonstrate these skills is to passionately communicate your shared vision and practice what your company stands for. Leaders also cultivate committed employees who strive to lead as well. It is this approach to leadership that is responsible for The Walt Disney Company legacy known around the world today.

Disney Institute offers leadership development through a time-tested approach that demonstrates the values and behaviors of exemplary leaders. Leaders who intentionally nurture an environment of mutual trust and respect find that they create stronger employee performance, exceptional customer service and ultimately greater business results. Connecting great leadership to improved performance is just one of the ways that Disney Institute helps organizations reimagine their results.


Moderators
PK

Paulette Karas, CFRE

Co-Director of Development, The Marist Brothers

Speakers

Saturday September 12, 2015 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Nutcracker 1
 
Sunday, September 13
 

7:30am

Registration Desk Open
Sunday September 13, 2015 7:30am - 5:00pm
West Registration Desk

8:00am

Exhibitor Registration and Set-Up
Sunday September 13, 2015 8:00am - 1:00pm
Fantasia HJ

8:00am

8:30am

New Attendee Orientation: Fundraising as a Ministry
If you are a first time attendee to the NCDC Conference, join us for this introduction to the only conference that views fundraising as a ministry. Learn how to get the most out of your conference experience, as well as what makes the NCDC Conference different from all the others!

Sunday September 13, 2015 8:30am - 9:30am
Fantasia KL

8:30am

Hispanic Outreach Affinity Group
NCDC is happy to provide affinity groups to provide a networking opportunity for our nonprofit attendees to share with individuals in like-minded situations.

 

The purpose of the Hispanic Fundraising Affinity Group is two-fold:  First, to further understand the impact of the Hispanic community in United States as well as within the U.S. Catholic Church; secondly, to better understand the diversity of interests, concerns, and needs of this segment in order to determine best practices to engage in mission. We encourage and welcome all interested attendees to join us!

Sunday September 13, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Fantasia A

8:30am

Small Shops Affinity Group
NCDC is happy to provide affinity groups to provide a networking opportunity for our nonprofit attendees to share with individuals in like-minded situations.

 

The Small Shops group is designed for organizations with a development director and no more than two additional part or full-time staff. We encourage and welcome all interested attendees to join us!

Sunday September 13, 2015 8:30am - 10:00am
Fantasia B

8:30am

Large Volume Mailers Affinity Group Meeting
Attendees should be mailing at least 1 million pieces of mail annually

Sunday September 13, 2015 8:30am - 10:30am
Fantasia CD

8:30am

Planned Giving Affinity Group
NCDC is happy to provide affinity groups to provide a networking opportunity for our nonprofit attendees to share with individuals in like-minded situations.

Sunday September 13, 2015 8:30am - 10:30am
Fantasia EF

10:00am

Primer for Beginners
You are new to the Ministry of Fund Raising.   So where to begin? What is it that you really need to know as you embrace this ministry?  This session will present you with a solid blueprint of starting points - from planning, to basic facts, to donor cultivation to ‘landing’ the first of many gifts.  You'll learn the “A to Z” essential components of a comprehensive development program.  Included will also be mentoring from ‘seasoned’ fund raising professionals that will meet individually with you to ‘walk through’ the conference sessions so that you can “Invigorate Your Mission Through the Magic of Catholic Philanthropy”. 

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Goral-Makowski

Elizabeth Goral-Makowski

Development Director, SOAR!
Elizabeth Góral-Makowski has been active in fundraising since 2008. She joined the SOAR! office in September 2013 after five years co-leading the advancement office for the Redemptorist Fathers of the Baltimore Province. Prior to entering the ministry of fundraising, she spent her... Read More →
avatar for Sr. Peggy Scarano, OP

Sr. Peggy Scarano, OP

Regional Representative, SOAR!
Peggy Scarano, OP has been a Dominican Sister of Sparkill, NY since 1964.  For the past 30 years she has been involved in the ministry of fundraising, with 28 of these years as Development Director for her congregation.  Prior to this she was a classroom teacher and grade school... Read More →


Sunday September 13, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Nutcracker 1

10:15am

Exhibitor Meeting
Sunday September 13, 2015 10:15am - 11:00am
Fantasia CD

10:30am

Mission Equity: The Philanthropic Value of Your Mission

Brand equity is used to estimate the market and investment value of a corporate brand.  A nonprofit brand --- the promise you make to others – also has philanthropic value.  Understanding and protecting that value can help predict the fundraising success.


Moderators
CY

Curtis Yarlott

Executive Director, St. Labre Indian School

Speakers
avatar for Susan Raymond, Ph.D.

Susan Raymond, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Changing Our World
Susan Raymond, Ph.D. is Executive Vice President for Research and Analytics for Changing Our World, a full-service nonprofit and philanthropy consulting firm.  At Changing Our World, Dr. Raymond is responsible for designing and conducting business operating environment research for... Read More →


Sunday September 13, 2015 10:30am - 12:00pm
Nutcracker 2

12:30pm

1:30pm

Donor Retention & Monthly Donors: Starting and Growing Sustainable Funding for Your Nonprofit
Six out of ten donors will stop giving to your organization next year.  Nonprofits tend to focus on attracting new donors, but the key to sustainability and lowering costs is retaining the donors that already give. In this session, we'll discuss the five essential steps needed to start a program, how to improve and grow your success once it's established, and tools to help you manage it efficiently.

Speakers
JB

Jon Biederman

Vice President, DonorPerfect Fundraising Software


Sunday September 13, 2015 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Fantasia CD

1:30pm

GRAND OPENING Exhibit Hall
Sunday September 13, 2015 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Fantasia HJ

1:30pm

Lumen Award Display Gallery
Sunday September 13, 2015 1:30pm - 6:00pm
West Rotunda

3:00pm

I Would Love An App! (We Aren't Talking about Appetizers)

Description: How many Apps do you use on a daily basis? Does your organization have an App? Do you know that "App" is not in reference to a conversation about appetizers? It's time to get real about Apps! You will learn what is the latest in community based technology, and discuss how App technology will continue to shift and influence donor engagement and activity. We will conduct an analysis of the App marketplace, including a review and live demo of the Spark Community App. We will also be discussing how an App might help streamline your communication process with donors, while helping your Development Office understand what is motivating donors in your community. 


Speakers
avatar for Design Big Dreams

Design Big Dreams

Partner, Design BIG Dreams
Design BIG Dreams combines the digital marketing field with the fundraising field to promote Catholic Missions. We create and maintain your digital plan, from your website to online giving we are the infrastructure to support your big visions and missions. We ensure organizations... Read More →


Sunday September 13, 2015 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Fantasia CD

4:00pm

Keynote Address: Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF
Speakers
avatar for Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF

Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF

President and CEO, National Catholic Development Conference
Sr. Georgette Lehmuth, OSF has been President/CEO of NCDC since July, 2001 and served as the administrator of the organization for nine months prior to her permanent appointment. In 2014, Sr. Georgette was named for the 9th consecutive year by The Nonprofit Times as one of the “Power... Read More →


Sunday September 13, 2015 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Fantasia G
  • Session Number 04

6:00pm

 
Monday, September 14
 

6:00am

24 Hour Prayer Room
The 24 hour Prayer Room is open to all from Sunday, September 13 at 8:00 am – Wednesday, Spetember 16 at 9:00 a.m.

Monday September 14, 2015 6:00am - 7:00am
Pacific

7:30am

7:30am

Registration Desk Open
Monday September 14, 2015 7:30am - 5:30pm
West Registration Desk

8:00am

Exhibit Hall open
Monday September 14, 2015 8:00am - 5:15pm
Fantasia HJ

8:00am

Lumen Award Display Gallery
Monday September 14, 2015 8:00am - 6:00pm
West Rotunda

8:15am

Continental Breakfast
Monday September 14, 2015 8:15am - 9:15am
Fantasia HJ

9:30am

Keynote Address: A Culture of Engagement

Imagine being able to leave your organization knowing that its work is deeply valued and understood in your community. In the process it would also be financially self-sustaining.  In this inspiring keynote, Terry Axelrod shares her wisdom and lessons learned from guiding nearly 5,000 nonprofit teams to bring about and sustain this most coveted culture shift.


Speakers
avatar for Terry Axelrod

Terry Axelrod

Founder/CEO, Benevon
Terry Axelrod, founder and CEO of Benevon, trains and coaches nonprofit organizations to customize a systematic process for engaging and developing relationships with individual donors, ultimately creating sustainable funding. Benevon has trained and coached more than 4,000 nonprofit... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 9:30am - 10:30am
Fantasia G

10:45am

Creating Sustainable Funding

This fast-paced session introduces you to a systematic model for building sustainable funding for your Catholic organization. Learn to leave a legacy of passionate lifelong individual donors as you tailor this evidence-based model to your organization. Participants are encouraged to bring other staff, board, and volunteers to engage them in this practical and effective approach.

In this Session, you will learn:

  • An overview of a proven individual giving model to organically build sustainable funding for the mission of your organization from multiple-year donors
  • How to implement mission-focused, permission-based fundraising
  • How to make your organization more visible in your community
  • How to identify and personally cultivate individual donors who are passionate about your mission

Moderators
DD

Donald Demers

Director - Institutional Advancement, Mount Saint Charles Academy

Speakers
avatar for Terry Axelrod

Terry Axelrod

Founder/CEO, Benevon
Terry Axelrod, founder and CEO of Benevon, trains and coaches nonprofit organizations to customize a systematic process for engaging and developing relationships with individual donors, ultimately creating sustainable funding. Benevon has trained and coached more than 4,000 nonprofit... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 10:45am - 11:45am
Nutcracker 2

10:45am

Inbound Marketing for Catholic Organizations

Inbound Marketing is a proven strategy for leveraging content to attract and convert strangers into donors and advocates for nonprofit organizations. This session will explore how Catholic organizations can utilize blogs, social media, and their websites to engage existing and new prospects with “share-worthy” content. Learn how to get others inspired by your mission through powerful stories and peer-promoted campaigns. Achieve an in-depth understanding of the 4-stages of Inbound Methodology for donor development, specifically focusing on attracting and connecting with new visitors.

  • 1. Learn the best ways to leverage content to attract donors, prospects and supporters   
  • 2. Learn how to convert prospects using Inbound Marketing tools (Emails, Landing Pages, CTA’s)
  • 3. Understand the 3 Phases of the Donor Journey and how to develop relevant content for each stage

Moderators
LM

Leslie Mancuso

Development Dicrector, Maryknoll Sisters

Speakers
avatar for Charles Fraga

Charles Fraga

President, Direct Development
Charles Fraga is President of Direct Development, a marketing firm he started in 1984, with offices in Washington, DC and Portland, OR.  He has over 30 years experience consulting with a wide variety of non-profits, specializing in Catholic organizations.  Over the years Charles... Read More →
avatar for Tony Fraga

Tony Fraga

Director of Client Services, Direct Development
Tony Fraga is the Director of Client Services for Direct Development. He specializes in hybrid fundraising and marketing campaigns that combine direct and inbound marketing methodologies.  He has experience with both print and digital media with an expertise in producing variable... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 10:45am - 11:45pm
Fantasia AB

10:45am

Listening and Learning: Good Stewardship Practices

Ongoing listening to stakeholder groups can increase donors, contributions, and volunteer involvement. Efforts at the Archdiocese of Boston will be presented, with emphasis on what has worked well and what challenges remain.

Objectives:
  • 1. Inspire and encourage ongoing engagement of donors in development efforts
  • 2. Practical suggestions for program management in a "listening" culture

Speakers
avatar for Mary Doorley, ACFRE

Mary Doorley, ACFRE

Vice President of Development, Archdiocese of Boston
Mary Doorley is a senior nonprofit management executive with 30 years of experience working in religious and secular nonprofit organizations. As Vice President of Development at the Archdiocese, she is responsible for the Catholic Appeal, major gifts, the Clergy Funds, and parish... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Driscoll

Kathleen Driscoll

Secretary for Institutional Advancement, Archdiocese of Boston
Kathleen Driscoll was appointed Secretary of Institutional Advancement for the Archdiocese of Boston in October 2010. In her current position, Ms. Driscoll leads Boston Catholic Development Services, a new independent shared services organization with a mission to foster and elevate... Read More →

Moderators
LS

Linda Sroka

Director of Development, Sisters of Mercy - NyPPaW

Monday September 14, 2015 10:45am - 11:45pm
Fantasia KL

10:45am

The 7 Things You Must Do To Be Successful In Planned Giving
This session will explore the absolute "musts" for guaranteeing an efficient, effective and cost manageable way to generate revenue from the fastest growing area of philanthropy. The discussion will identify some proven methods of generating current gifts from planned giving efforts and the planned giving paradigm will be simplified so development executives can work with donors in full confidence about their recommendations

Moderators
DA

Donna Adair

Senior Manager, Catholic Relief Services

Speakers
avatar for Philip Ray Converse, LL.B.

Philip Ray Converse, LL.B.

President and CEO, The Converse Group
Philip Converse is an attorney and CEO of The Converse Group.  He has more than 48 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, planned giving/major gifts, case development, and fund raising tactics.  Mr. Converse has worked with hundreds of non-profit organizations including... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 10:45am - 11:45pm
Nutcracker 3

10:45am

The Art of Good Stewardship

Stewardship is defined as the ongoing relationship with a donor based on mutual respect for both the source and impact of the gift.It is the very essence of the fund development process. However, what does this mean to a donor? In the eyes of your congregation and in your community? How do you put good stewardship practices in place now so you will reap the rewards for years to come? This interactive session will walk development officers through the steps they need to create and enhance their stewardship programs.

Objectives
  • Overview of the role of stewardship in a development office
  • Practical tips on enhancing stewardship within your development office
  • Create a stewardship calendar that enhances your donor’s relationship with the organization

Moderators
SC

Sr. Cathy Katoski, OSF

President and Director of Development, Sisters of St. Francis of Dubuque, Iowa

Speakers
avatar for Dawn M.S. Miller, CFRE

Dawn M.S. Miller, CFRE

Director of Consulting, Fund Development Services, Zielinski Companies
Dawn joined Zielinski Companies (NCDC Corporate Partner) in 2004, where she leads religious institutes and non-profits with an education-based approach to fundraising/mission advancement initiatives that are integrated with marketing/communication strategies. Throughout her 20+ year... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 10:45am - 11:45pm
Fantasia EF

10:45am

What's Coming Next and How to Manage It

Where have we been -- where are we today -- and what’s next?  This popular session from 2014 returns to continue the discussion.  All past winners of NCDC’s George Holloway Award, the panelist share their thoughts and experiences building support for a wide range of nonprofits.  These experts will discuss their successes and challenges, answer your questions, and take a stab at predicting the future of Catholic DR fundraising, in a free-form format.


Moderators
RH

Rick Heist, CFRE

Executive Director, Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity

Speakers
avatar for Jack Doyle

Jack Doyle

President, Amergent
Jack Doyle is President of Amergent, NCDC Corporate Partner. Since 1978, Jack has been involved with providing direct mail fund raising and consulting services to a variety of non-profit organizations. He has been a speaker for DMA, NCDC and regional NCDC meetings. Jack is the Board... Read More →
avatar for Lynn Edmonds

Lynn Edmonds

Strategic Fundraising Consultant, RobbinsKersten Direct
Lynn Edmonds was President of LW Robbins (now RobbinsKersten Direct ‘RKD’) for 14 years and is now serving as a Strategic Consultant to RKD and other non-profit organizations.. She is a nationally recognized industry leader who has developed innovative fundraising programs for... Read More →
avatar for Larry May

Larry May

Sr. VP for Strategic Development, Infogroup Nonprofit
Larry is SVP for Strategic Development at Infogroup, NCDC Corporate Partner.  He focuses on helping forward-thinking nonprofits develop data-driven growth strategies for our changing marketplace.  In 1993, Larry and his partners founded May Development Services, one of the leading... Read More →
avatar for Geoff Peters

Geoff Peters

CEO, Moore DM Group
Geoff was formerly President of one of the USA’s oldest direct mail fundraising agencies and later President of Creative Direct Marketing International, a global fundraising agency specializing in European and Asian countries.  For nearly 20 years he worked with international charities... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 10:45am - 11:45pm
Nutcracker 1

10:45am

When Is a Good Deal Not a Good Deal?

Credit cards are probably the most expensive way to process a donation. And as transaction activity increases,"merchants", like you, are under fire. On one side, banks and credit card companies are shifting their security risk to organizations like yours. One the other side, you can expect even more threats from "carders" and hackers. To top it off, it's almost impossible to figure out how much it costs to process a donation. Understanding the issues and your riskis the first place to start.

Objectives
  • 1. Examining the PCI data security standards - A basic framework for establishing minimum security levels
  • 2. Understanding smart card technology - How it will change the way you process donations and payments
  • 3. Figuring our credit card transaction fees - Is there any way to figure out how much it costs before you sign up



Moderators
avatar for Marian Wolaver

Marian Wolaver

Director of Operations and Development, Servants of the Paraclete

Speakers
avatar for James R. Rennert, CFRE

James R. Rennert, CFRE

Director of Mission Advancement, Sisters of St. Joseph
Jim Rennert, a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), is the Director of Mission Advancement for the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood, NY. Prior to that, he was the Director of Development for the North American Province of the Cenacle Sisters for 15 years.  Jim raises funds through... Read More →
avatar for Robert Wesolowski

Robert Wesolowski

President, Caring Habits, Inc.
Bob Wesolowski is the founder and president of Caring Habits, Inc. Armed with a B.S. in economics and a MBA in finance, Bob started his career at Citibank in 1977 as an operations analyst. He later moved to Bankers Trust and Chase Manhattan Bank. When Bob founded CHI in 1990, it... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 10:45am - 11:45pm
Fantasia MN
  • Session Number 12

10:45am

Why Developing An Integrated Marketing Program MUST Be Your Number One Priority

Attendees will learn and be able to take with them a comprehensive understanding of integrated marketing, how to plan their program, choose which marketing segments fit their needs, timetables for executing each step, themes most likely to succeed and how to set up an evaluation program to monitor their successes.


Moderators
KD

Katherine DiGiulio

Director of Mission Advancement, Congregation of Notre Dame

Speakers
avatar for Don F. Olson

Don F. Olson

Owner, DonO Communications
DonO Communications evolved over a 49 year period of working in the graphic arts community. Developing skills as a production artist, a printing instructor, a direct mail consultant and a fundraising executive while in the employ of others, Don finally decided to offer his expertise... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 10:45am - 11:45pm
Fantasia CD

12:00pm

Lunch in Exhibit Hall
Monday September 14, 2015 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Fantasia HJ

1:45pm

Do You Really Need a Development Consultant and What is One Anyway?

This session will present some practical tips on hiring and working with a fund development consultant so that your organization can grow in its capacity to secure charitable gifts.

Objectives
  • 1. To explore why an organization hires a fund development consultant
  • 2. To learn how to select the right consultant
  • 3. To understand how to get the most from the consultant-client relationship

Moderators
TL

Tim Lafavor

Fundraising Project Manager, Priests of the Sacred Heart

Speakers
avatar for Sister Mary McFadden, SSJ, CFRE

Sister Mary McFadden, SSJ, CFRE

Consultant, Development Consultants
Sister Mary McFadden, SSJ, CFRE, a Sister of Saint Joseph of Philadelphia, PA, has been involved in development ministry since 1992. She served as Co-director of Development for her congregation from 1992-2003 during which time she obtained a master’s degree in Philanthropy and... Read More →
avatar for Sister Madeline Franze, SSJ, CFRE

Sister Madeline Franze, SSJ, CFRE

Consultant, Development Consultants
Sister Madeline Franze is a Sister of Saint Joseph, NCDC Active Member, and a full time development consultant specializing in fund development consultation for Catholic congregations of women and men religious and other small non-profits. Development Consultants has serviced about... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Fantasia CD

1:45pm

Grow Beyond

Grow Beyond – based on the popular series of articles in the Nonprofit Times, this highly interactive session will begin with the 5 most dangerous trends facing charities today and how to counter these trends with 13 proven strategies, which have been developed over the last 30 years. 

If your organization’s revenue is flat or declining, you can’t afford to miss this session. If your charity is one of the fortunate few with income higher than the previous year, then come seeking to ensure you stay ahead of the negative trends facing our sector.

 A small investment of time now will avoid a costly endeavor later. You owe it to yourself and to your charity . . . come and take part.

Interactive Session

  1. Participants will learn the 5 most dangerous trends facing nonprofits today and what they can do to counter these trends for their organization.
  2. Participants will learn 13 proven strategies that will help their organization grow significantly beyond where they are today.
  3. Participants will learn how to identify and eliminate barriers inside their organization that are inhibiting growth.
  4. Participants will learn the three most important things every fundraiser should know how to do well in order to reach their full potential. :



Moderators
avatar for Joseph O'Quinn III

Joseph O'Quinn III

Director of Development, Edmundite Missions
Joe O’Quinn serves as the Director of Development. He has been with the organization since 2011. This current position includes being heavily involved in all phases of advancement, donor relations, and special projects and events. He also works closely with the Executive Director... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Todd Baker

Todd Baker

Vice President of Strategic Services, ResourceOne
Todd Baker is Vice President of Strategic Services for Resource One. For more than 30 years, Baker has helped some of the top charities in North America, assisting them in the development of Mission-Driven Marketing™ strategies. He is the author of the popular blog book, OrgMarketing.com... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Fantasia MN

1:45pm

Make Facebook Your Friend

How to effectively use social media and Facebook advertising to engage, excite, and expand your donor base. This session will examine the implementation of Facebook advertising and strategic social media tactics for the purposes of donor recruitment, engagement, retention, and giving.

Objectives
  • 1. Provide advancement professionals with an understanding of the central role social media plays in the engagement and retention of donors.
  • 2. Examine and discuss the outcomes of a small Facebook advertising campaign for a private, Catholic high school.
  • 3. Provide practical social media strategies for non-profit organizations to recruit, engage, and retain more donors.

Moderators
PP

Paul Pulver

Vice President, Development and Communications, Maryvale

Speakers
avatar for Liz Maier

Liz Maier

Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving, Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin School
Liz Maier has over five years of fundraising and event planning experience in both the college and high school setting. She received her Master’s degree in Organizational Leadership from Mercyhurst University in Erie, Pa.  While at Mercyhurst, she worked as the graduate assistant... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Fantasia AB

1:45pm

Maximizing High End Donor Pieces

The top end of your file deserves the highest and best effort possible. At AKA we have worked closely with our clients over the past three decades perfecting techniques that increase the response rate and the average gift from the top end of your donor file. Maximizing the return on the investment to this critical segment of your file is a golden opportunity.

Objectives
  • 1. Maximize the return on investment when mailing to high end donors
  • 2. Leverage techniques to increase response rate  
  • 3. Generate more net dollars for the cause

 



Moderators
MB

Mary Bannon

Director of Major Gifts, Catholic Charities-DOJ

Speakers
avatar for Hugh Brown

Hugh Brown

President, AKA Direct Marketing Solutions
Hugh Brown is President of AKA Printing & Mailing.  He is also Trustee and Co-founder of Saint Michael the Archangel High School in Fredericksburg, VA.  He is currently the President of the Catholic Business Network of Central VA and a board member for American Life League.  Hugh... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Fantasia KL

1:45pm

Memo to Board Members

Whether your role is to work with a development committee or a Board of Directors, you will face the challenge of members who expect you and your limited staff to raise all the money and implement all the programs. By creating effective relationships with key board members and introducing an active sub-structure in the form of committees or subcommittees, you will better partner with your dedicated volunteers. The result will improve efficiency in your donor relations and fundraising and satisfy your members' sense of stewardship to your organization.

Objectives
  • Provide the 'how to' in organizing a Board/Committee Retreat
  • Provide the 'how to' in formulating effective, action-oriented committees/subcommittees
  • Provide immediate 'take-home & implement' information for the audience in creating a team environment with board members serving as the community advocates and working 'arms and legs' of a limited staff

Moderators
SL

Sr. Leonore Coan, SND

Mission support, Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Speakers
avatar for Joseph Langenderfer,CFRE

Joseph Langenderfer,CFRE

Chief Executive Officer, Catholic Education Foundation, Diocese of Joliet
Joe Langenderfer was appointed the first Executive Director for the Catholic Education Foundation of the Diocese of Joliet in June 2011. Joe has worked as a development and foundation administrator for 34 years.  Immediately prior to coming to Northern Illinois, he was the manager... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Fantasia EF

1:45pm

No Fear: Launching a Charitable Gift Annuity Program
In this presentation, attendees will become more comfortable with charitable gift annuities.  We will discuss the many benefits for both the charitable organization and its donors.  We will explore establishing and administering a program and identifying the best prospects.  We will also explore a few marketing ideas to get the program off the ground.


Moderators
avatar for Steve Hubbard

Steve Hubbard

Director of Planned Giving, Edmundite Southern Missions
Family is important! My wife and I have eight children, three of which are adopted. I strongly feel that in the field of Planned Giving, one needs to practice what they preach and how they live. Each donor needs to be treated as if they are family and that the mission you represent... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Cathy R. Sheffield, MBA, CFRE, CSPG

Cathy R. Sheffield, MBA, CFRE, CSPG

Director, All Saints Health Foundation
In May 2013, Cathy was named Director of the All Saints Health Foundation, where she administers the planned giving, major giving, prospect research, grants and annual giving/special events programs.  All Saints Health Foundation exists to support the Baylor Scott & White All Saints... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Nutcracker 3

1:45pm

Reply Devices and Online Donation Pages

17 Best Practices for Maximizing Gifts at that magical moment when donors are ready to give!

Your donor or prospective donor is about take that magical step: writing a check or making an online donation to your appeal. But are your reply forms and online donation pages working hard enough to make it easy for your donors to give and give generously? This fascinating session will be laser focused on the art and science of reply devices and online donation pages. Learn the best practices for reply forms: we’ll examine format, size, copy, design, and content. We’ll explore what to include on the front, what to include on the back, and what not to include. And most importantly, we’ll study gift array strategies: amounts, number of asks, order of asks, gift arrays for specific segments, gender based ask strategies, monthly giving asks and more. There has been tremendous testing in this area, with dramatic impact on results. Find out what works, and what doesn’t work, and how it can vary from program to program. This session will also include a rigorous review of online donation form best practices: static vs. variable gift arrays, leading with monthly giving asks vs. single gift asks, form design and content, what to ask donors upfront and what to avoid. Plus the latest lightbox designs and other new techniques that motivate donors to give – and give more.

Objectives
  • 1. Uncover opportunities to improve your reply devices and online donation pages – two of the most critical components in your fundraising appeals - to dramatically boost response and gifts. Many of these improvements can be made quickly, easily and inexpensively.
  • 2. Find out the essential must-haves for reply device and online donation pages – and why design, white space, type size and style are so important. Get expert insights on how to include email capture, monthly giving offers, planned giving offers and more without confusing your donors and keeping them “on task” – making their gift!
  • 3. Find out the fascinating results of exhaustive testing around gift asks. Take away ideas for developing a gift ask test strategy for your own program.

Moderators
avatar for Stephanie Stricker

Stephanie Stricker

Mission Advancement Associate, Xaverian Brothers USA

Speakers
avatar for Robin Riggs

Robin Riggs

Chief Creative Officer, RobbinsKersten Direct
Robin Riggs, Chief Creative Officer, RobbinsKersten Direct   Robin Riggs is an award winning creative director, strategist and copywriter.   She believes the best creative comes from understanding the heart and the mind of the consumer and listening to their responses.  Her... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Nutcracker 1

1:45pm

To Innovate or Not to Innovate-- That is the Question

The terms swirl through the nonprofit ether…impact investing, venture philanthropy, venture funds, social bonds, MRIs, PRIs, nonprofit shark tanks.  What are these mysterious new sources of nonprofit funding?  Is all of  this a good idea or a bad idea?  How can you know?  And what skills and relationships do fundraisers need to begin to bring innovation home to Catholic institutions?

 


Moderators
FC

Fr. Charles Shelby, C.M.

Vice Chancellor, DePaul University

Speakers
avatar for Susan Raymond, Ph.D.

Susan Raymond, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President, Changing Our World
Susan Raymond, Ph.D. is Executive Vice President for Research and Analytics for Changing Our World, a full-service nonprofit and philanthropy consulting firm.  At Changing Our World, Dr. Raymond is responsible for designing and conducting business operating environment research for... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Nutcracker 2

2:45pm

Break and Drawings
Monday September 14, 2015 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Fantasia HJ

3:45pm

Cyber Security Issues
Moderators
JR

James Rennert, CFRE

Director of Mission Advancement, Sisters of St. Joseph

Speakers
avatar for Robert Wesolowski

Robert Wesolowski

President, Caring Habits, Inc.
Bob Wesolowski is the founder and president of Caring Habits, Inc. Armed with a B.S. in economics and a MBA in finance, Bob started his career at Citibank in 1977 as an operations analyst. He later moved to Bankers Trust and Chase Manhattan Bank. When Bob founded CHI in 1990, it... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Fantasia AB
  • Intended Audience Advanced
  • Session Number 26

3:45pm

Direct Marketing Issues
Moderators
JK

Jeff Kortz

Production and Purchasing Manager, Sacred Heart Southern Missions

Speakers
avatar for Design Big Dreams

Design Big Dreams

Partner, Design BIG Dreams
Design BIG Dreams combines the digital marketing field with the fundraising field to promote Catholic Missions. We create and maintain your digital plan, from your website to online giving we are the infrastructure to support your big visions and missions. We ensure organizations... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Nutcracker 1
  • Intended Audience Advanced
  • Session Number 22

3:45pm

Finance/Budgetary Issues
Moderators
RA

Ray Alcaraz

Major Gift Director, The National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton

Speakers
avatar for Keith Zekind

Keith Zekind

Director of Finance, The Passionists of Holy Cross Province
Keith Zekind is the Director of Finance and Executive Director of Development for The Congregation of the Passion, Holy Cross Province, based in Park Ridge, Illinois.  Keith is a former member of NCDC’s Board of Directors and NATRI/RCRI’s Board of Directors.  He participated... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Fantasia EF
  • Intended Audience Advanced
  • Session Number 27

3:45pm

Leadership Issues
Moderators
CL

Carmie Linden

Development Director, Divine Word Missionaries

Speakers
avatar for Marc A. Pitman

Marc A. Pitman

CEO, The Concord Leadership Group LLC
I'm a FranklinCovey Certified coach who's passionate about nonprofit leadership and helping people clarify their goals. People call me "the Johnny Appleseed of Fundraising" because of my blog FundraisingCoach.com and my book Ask Without Fear!. (Fundraising is a leadership issue! But... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Fantasia CD

3:45pm

Major Gifts Issues
Moderators
MP

Mary Pat Cooper

Advancement Coordinator, St. Paul the Apostle Parish

Speakers
avatar for Eddie Bauer

Eddie Bauer

President, The Bauer Group, LLC
As President of The Bauer Group, LLC, NCDC Corporate Partner, Edward Bauer assists clients with start-up operations, strategic planning for development, annual and capital campaigns, grantsmanship, and communications. His specialty is major gift development – focusing non-profit... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Nutcracker 2

3:45pm

Planned Giving Issues
Moderators
AK

Angela Kwasinski

Director of Donor Relations, Congregation of the Passion

Speakers
avatar for Philip Ray Converse, LL.B.

Philip Ray Converse, LL.B.

President and CEO, The Converse Group
Philip Converse is an attorney and CEO of The Converse Group.  He has more than 48 years of hands-on experience in strategic planning, planned giving/major gifts, case development, and fund raising tactics.  Mr. Converse has worked with hundreds of non-profit organizations including... Read More →


Monday September 14, 2015 3:45pm - 5:15pm
Nutcracker 3
  • Intended Audience Advanced
  • Session Number 24

5:30pm

7:00pm

Evening Suggestions: Ideas for FREE entertainment


The concierge at the Contemporary Resort is ready and at your service to help you make dining reservations, entertainment arrangements or to give guidance to how best to spend your evening. But here are some other quick, easy, and FREE ideas:

Downtown Disney

Hours: 10 a.m. -12 a.m.

World-class restaurants, dazzling entertainment and unique shops line the waterfront at the Downtown Disney area, a fun-filled district that includes The Landing, West Side and Marketplace! Here, you can shop in the world’s largest Disney store, dine amid prehistoric creatures, bowl a game at the 30-lane alley and so much more—over 80 venues and counting, featuring complimentary parking and admission.

Currently undergoing its largest improvement project ever, Downtown Disney will soon be known as Disney Springs.

FREE and easily accessible via direct bus from the Contemporary Resort.

 

Disney’s Boardwalk

Experience the timeless charm of Disney’s BoardWalk, a quarter-mile promenade of exquisite dining, unique shops and exciting nightlife. Stroll along the water’s edge, play afternoon midway games and discover evening street performers. Evoking turn-of-the-century boardwalks in such coastal cities as Coney Island and Atlantic City, Disney’s BoardWalk is a short stroll to Epcot and a breezy boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. FREE and easily accessible via bus from the Contemporary Resort.

 

Watch the Electrical Water Pageant

This floating parade is visible nightly, usually starting at 9:00, from Disney’s Magic Kingdom-area resort hotel docks and beaches. The pageant takes about an hour to move slowly around the lake, stopping at each resort in order: Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, Ft. Wilderness and Contemporary. FREE.

Transportation Fun

As a Walt Disney World Resort guest, you are welcome to use complimentary Disney’s transportation. Ride the monorail to Epcot or the Magic Kingdom or to visit other resorts such as the Polynesian Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian. Or take a boat ride directly from the dock at Disney’s Contemporary Resort to visit the Magic Kingdom, Wilderness Lodge hotel, or Ft. Wilderness campground. FREE and easily accessible from the Contemporary Resort.

Disney’s Wishes

Disney’s signature fireworks event over the castle at the Magic Kingdom. View the fireworks from the Contemporary, or visit the Polynesian or Grand Floridian resort beaches for another great view. FREE

 

Visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

At Animal Kingdom Lodge, you can walk out to the viewing areas and see the exotic African animals roaming free. Note that the animals come out around dusk — you won’t see any during the day. (Please keep in mind that hotel guests’ rooms open right out onto the viewing areas, so quiet is very much appreciated.) FREE. Recommended transportation: walk to the front gate of the Magic Kingdom and take the bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge.

 

 

 

 


Monday September 14, 2015 7:00pm - 11:30pm
TBA
 
Tuesday, September 15
 

6:00am

24 Hour Prayer Room
The 24 hour Prayer Room is open to all from Sunday, September 13 at 8:00 am – Wednesday, Septemer 16 at 9:00 a.m.

Tuesday September 15, 2015 6:00am - 7:00am
Pacific

7:30am

Registration Desk Open
Tuesday September 15, 2015 7:30am - 4:30pm
West Registration Desk

8:00am

Lumen Award Display Gallery
Tuesday September 15, 2015 8:00am - 10:15am
West Rotunda

8:00am

Exhibit Hall open
Tuesday September 15, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm
Fantasia HJ

8:15am

Continental Breakfast
Tuesday September 15, 2015 8:15am - 9:00am
Fantasia HJ

9:00am

Round Tables
Don’t miss this important opportunity to network with others in an informal setting!  We will host several roundtables on different fundraising topics – you choose which to attend!

Round Tables are open on a first come, first to be seated basis.  We ask that exhibitors do not participate in round table discussions or sit in these sessions, unless you are the listed/approved facilitator.

TItle and Facilitator

1. Social Sync - Facebook Ads to Donors in Sync with Direct Mail for Incremental Response
     Judah Fontz, VeraData

2. Is Your Development Program in Purgatory?
    Dan Wells, Wiland, Inc.

3. Major Giving 2015: A New Study
    Bill Tedesco, DonorSearch

4. Crafting Multi-Channel Copy That Motivates Catholic Donors
    Willis Turner, Huntsinger & Jeffer

5. Best Practices in Annual Fundraising
   Gregg Chambers, Fontbonne Academy

6. Small Office Challenges - Let's Talk!
    Paulette Karas, CFRE, The Marist Brothers

7. Let's Engage a Younger Generation!
    Brian Smith, Summit Marketing

8.Angels in the Outfield. Believing in Data.
  Sherene Kelly, Infogroup Nonprofit Solutions

9. Diocesan Fundraising and Development – Sharing Best Practices
   Dolly Sokol, Ph.D., Archdiocese of Santa Fe

10. Spend Less.  Get More for Your Postage Dollars
     JR Caine, Pitney Bowes

11. Magazine Mania-Get It Together & Get It Out
     Carmelita Linden, Divine Word Missionaries

12. School's in Session - Getting Leadership on Board with Development
     Donald Demers, Ph.D., CFRE, Mount Saint Charles Academy

13. Our Role in Helping to Build Prophetic Communities
     Gregory Griffin, Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities

14. Data Insight to Fundraising Action: Catholic Benchmarks Released and 3 Strategies You
      Need For Fundraising Success
      Heather R. McGinness, CNM, CFRE, Meyer Partners, LLC

15.Making Co-op Database Work for You.  What to Know, What to Do!
    Geoff Batrouney , Estee Marketing Group, Inc.

16. Ways to Thank Online Donors
     Katie Price, Design BIG Dreams

17. Even a "NO" Regarding Making a Gift From Your Donors Can = HUGE $$$ for Your
     Organization
     Ken Petterson, The Heritage Company

18. Measuring Organizational and Individual Accountability
     Lisa Quist, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers

19.Mission and Business Effectiveness of Retreat Centers
     Fr. Bob Colaresi, O.Carm., Society of the Little Flower & Carmelite Spiritual Center

20. Getting the Most Out of Direct Mail Acquisition
     Sean Kehoe, Trinity Direct

21. Your Donor Dashboard: The Most Important Discussion You Can Have to Help the     
      Mission of Your Organization
      Caity Craver, DonorTrends

22. Thinking Outside the Box with Charitable Remainder Trusts
      Kyle N. Christopherson, Renaissance Administration LLC

23. Refresh your Appeal with Italian Art that Resonates
     Joseph Gamgene, San Francis Imports Inc

24. How To Attract Millennials Using Content
     Charles Fraga, Direct Development

25. How To Use Digital Media to Help Your Fundraisingn Program Grow
      Jarred Schremmer, RobbinsKersten

Tuesday September 15, 2015 9:00am - 10:00am
Fantasia G

10:15am

Boom! - A Workshop on the Baby Boomers
You are invited to attend “Boom!,” Masterworks’ workshop on the Baby Boomers … find out how the large and “in-charge” Boomers are poised to transform philanthropy, why they represent the next great cohort of constituents and donors to build your organization around, and how you can tap into their coming-of-age and enormous economic clout for the next two decades.

The focus of Boom! is to help nonprofit decision-makers and strategy implementers grapple with the complexity and uncertainty of the most massive demographic shift ever, broadening their perspectives by examining current and future fundraising and marketing trends, looking at how all these trends are systematically linked, and how to address and leverage these trends to shape a better and more sustainable future.
 

Moderators
SK

Sean Kehoe

Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Trinity Direct

Speakers
avatar for Kn Moy

Kn Moy

Senior Vice President of Strategic Foresight, Masterworks
Kn Moy joined Masterworks in 1996, after serving at World Vision for a dozen years. He is the Senior Vice President of Strategic Foresight, a role that came about as Masterworks realized that the nation is in the midst of seismic changes that are redefining the marketplace. | | Kn... Read More →
avatar for Rory Starks

Rory Starks

Vice President, Strategic Engagement, Masterworks
Rory Starks, Executive Vice President, Strategic Engagement | Rory has worked at Masterworks since 2001. He began his career in nonprofit fundraising at World Vision where, as director of marketing, he helped guide the organization through a historic period of growth, developing... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Nutcracker 2
  • Session Number 34

10:15am

Dispelling the Mystique of Major Gifts to Create Magic for Your Mission

Combining best practices, exploration of creative skills & techniques, and “what if” illustrations and scenarios, this session will encourage and motivate participants to meet more frequently with their prospects, develop deep and meaningful relationships with major gift donors, reconnect with the fulfilling aspects of their role, and raise more money for their organization’s mission. 


Moderators
BD

Barbara DeCramer

Director of Development, Sisters of St. Francis of Rochester

Speakers
avatar for George C. Ruotolo, Jr., CFRE

George C. Ruotolo, Jr., CFRE

Chairman and CEO, Ruotolo Associates, Inc.
George Ruotolo is currently serving as Chair of the Ramapo College of New Jersey Board of Trustees. Also, he was a founding member of the Ridgewood Educational Foundation, Ridgewood, NJ.  In addition, he worked with the President of Niagara University on a major capital campaign... Read More →
avatar for Eileen Hudson CFRE

Eileen Hudson CFRE

Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity
Eileen Hudson CFRE, serves as the Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving for Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity, the fundraising and support services organization for OLV Institutions. In her role, Eileen oversees a staff of three whose primary focus is on major and planned... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Fantasia KL

10:15am

Do It On Purpose!

We will look at the types of work we do, and question a lot of it. This is a session for those with an entrepreneurial spirit. And for those who lead or wish to lead a dynamic team. In 60 minutes, we will shake up our assumptions, look at the data to back up some theories, and plot a course to make sure we're always doing Work That Matters. And doing it on purpose!

Objectives

  • 1. Rattle some current assumptions about our work
  • 2. Challenge the status quo
  • 3. Show how to move forward with purpose and a plan!

Moderators
FA

Fr. Ajith Kumar Antony Dass, ss.cc.

Congregations of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary

Speakers
avatar for Ryan Butts, CFRE

Ryan Butts, CFRE

Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Mundelein Seminary
As Vice President for Institutional Advancement for the University of Saint Mary of the Lake/Mundelein Seminary, Ryan oversees all fundraising and marketing efforts for the largest Catholic graduate seminary in the United States. In addition, Ryan is a board member for the National... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Fantasia EF

10:15am

How to Move Many of Your Donors to Leave You a Bequest

Rich Fox will show you step by step how to ensure your organization’s future by moving many of your donors to leave you a bequest.

Using his unique approach, he will outline what you will need to start a planned giving marketing program, how to target receptive donors, how to effectively communicate with them by mail and phone, and how to build a stronger relationship with them in order to maximize the size of the bequest that they will leave to you. 

In this fast paced, fully interactive session, participants will see case studies showing how hugely successful this approach has been for other organizations (including Catholic), and learn how to have the same success themselves.   If you are considering planned giving marketing, you won’t want to miss this special session.

Objectives:

1. To learn who to target for bequests

2. To learn how to effectively use direct mail and telephone to move many of your donors to leave you a bequest

3.  To learn how to build relationships with your donors to maximize the size of the bequest they leave you

                                                                                                                      


      

Moderators
avatar for Anne Delaney

Anne Delaney

Director of Development, Institute of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Having lived very near the IBVM (Loretto Sisters Convent)community for twenty-seven years, Anne was first a donor, then volunteer. This unique beginning and relationship along with a background in business and event planning, women's education and philanthropy, led Anne to the this... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rich Fox

Rich Fox

Chairman and CEO, Rich Fox and Associates, Inc.
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rich Fox & Associates, Inc., Rich Fox directs a company which provides strategic planning, consultation and advice regarding the best and most cost-effective ways to maximize the lifetime value of supporters through the development of a fully... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Nutcracker 3

10:15am

How to Re-energize a Mature Fundraising Program and Drive More Net Revenue

These days it seems like ‘grow’ is a four letter word when it comes to mature direct marketing fundraising programs. And this is a special challenge in the Catholic fundraising world. But there are ways the oldest and ‘flattest’ direct marketing program can become new and vibrant again – starting today. In this fast paced session you’ll see and hear how Catholic Extension has generated huge net revenue growth for their mature program by leveraging breakthrough strategies, insightful analytics, evolutionary testing and innovative creative approaches.

Objectives
  • 1. How to develop non-premium acquisition approaches that generate net revenue!
  • 2. Compelling new ways to engage donors, and dramatically increase retention rates
  • 3. 5 Test Findings that can supercharge your direct mail program


Moderators
EM

Erin Monfort

Production Specialist Annual Giving, Catholic Relief Services

Speakers
avatar for Eric Constant

Eric Constant

Senior Director of Development, Catholic Extension
Eric Constant is Senior Director of Development at Catholic Extension.  Among his responsibilities are   strategic leadership and creative direction for the direct marketing and lead annual giving programs.  Under his supervision these programs have experienced substantial growth... Read More →
avatar for Tom Gaffny

Tom Gaffny

Tom Gaffny Consulting
Tom Gaffny is the principal of Tom Gaffny Consulting, an agency dedicated to providing breakthrough Strategic and Creative support for America's best nonprofit organizations, with a special emphasis on Catholic missions. During his career, Tom has received repeated national recognition... Read More →
avatar for Bridget O'Brien

Bridget O'Brien

Development Coordinator, Catholic Extension
Bridget O’Brien is a Development Coordinator at Catholic Extension.  In this role she contributes to strategy and creative, and manages the production process and schedules for all direct marketing and stewardship communications. Bridget’s work has helped to significantly improve... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Nutcracker 1

10:15am

So You Have Identified Major Donor Prospects... Now What?

This session will explore both the identification, cultivation and stewardship strategies of major donor and major donor prospects.

Objectives
  • 1. Outline/discuss steps for Identifying Prospects (using internal and external channels)
  • 2. Explore steps involved in creating the appropriate cultivation plans for your Prospects
  • 3. Discuss, from the prospective of a major gift officer, how cultivation lans are followed and what information is maintained to document visits/phone calls, etc.


Speakers
avatar for Mary Bogucki

Mary Bogucki

Senior Vice President, Amergent
Mary has been with Amergent since 1999 and currently serves as Sr. Vice President. She has spent 30+ years in client and project management. For over 15 years, she has focused on direct marketing in both the commercial and not-for-profit arenas, bringing results-driven strategic... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Corcoran

Tracy Corcoran

Vice President, Database Services, Amergent
Tracy has been with Amergent since 1996 and currently serves as Vice President of Database Services.  Tracy has over 20 years’ experience in database management and technology solutions and is responsible for leading Amergent's Database Account Services and Analytic Services departments... Read More →
avatar for Melissa Kellogg

Melissa Kellogg

Major Gift Officer, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
Melissa Kellogg is a Major Gift Officer for Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, the Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America.  Melissa has been a part of the Gift Planning team at Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers for nine years.  In that time, she has raised funds for mission in the... Read More →
avatar for Lisa Quist

Lisa Quist

Manager of Gift Planning, Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers
           


Tuesday September 15, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Fantasia CD

10:15am

Using Video To Forward Your Mission: Utilizing YouTube, Streaming and Other Online Vehicles
How will you connect with donors in a changing online landscape? It starts with a
message and it ends with the donor. Getting from point a to point b is intimidating and
challenging. Learn how to not only compete online but effectively connect with donors
and friends of your organization.

We will discuss: creating video for fundraising, elements of a successful video, the
creative process and what to expect, and utilizing YouTube, social networks and
streaming video.


Moderators
avatar for Susan Hayse

Susan Hayse

Website Coordinator, Society of the Little Flower
Talk to me about website development, Google for NonProfits, online marketing, journey mapping, cycling, or growing tomatoes.

Speakers
avatar for Guy Adams

Guy Adams

President and CEO, Christian Appalachian Project
Guy Adams, President and CEO of the Christian Appalachian Project, Inc., (CAP) has spent most of his career in mission-driven, non-profit organizations. A native of Louisville with roots in Appalachia, Adams felt the call to ministry while a student at Berea College.  As he thought... Read More →
avatar for Pinnacle Productions

Pinnacle Productions

President, Pinnacle Productions
Pinnacle Productions is an Award Winning film company with over 15 years  of experience in development and creating documentaries and fund raising films that connect with supporters. Our company focuses exclusively on promoting non-profit, religious and Catholic organizations so... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 10:15am - 11:15am
Fantasia AB

11:15am

Break and Drawings
Tuesday September 15, 2015 11:15am - 12:00pm
Fantasia HJ

12:15pm

Annual NCDC Awards Luncheon
Tuesday September 15, 2015 12:15pm - 1:45pm
Fantasia G

1:45pm

How to Get the Most Out of Your Fundraising Team

Growing a successful strategic development operation requires maximizing the efforts of all who are involved in fundraising for your organization. This workshop covers what a successful development operation looks like including how much time should be spent on various activities such as fundraising appeals, grants, major gift development, communications, planned giving and management, the role of the board development committee and volunteers, and This session will guide you to:

  • Focus limited human resources on highest-impact activities;
  • Engage the board and others effectively in fundraising;
  • Evaluate appropriate objectives and return vs. staff and volunteer commitment for events.

 


Moderators
AH

Allison Hewitt, CFRE

Executive Director of Development, Marianist Province of the US

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Neel

Daniel Neel

President, The Fundraising Resource Group
Daniel Neel, president of The Fundraising Resource Group, has more than 28 years of professional fundraising and financial services experience. He has designed, directed and led fundraising programs that have significantly increased operational funding and provided over half a billion... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Fantasia EF

1:45pm

Beyond the "Like": Secrets for Converting Your Catholic Organization's Social Followers to Engaged Participants and Key Supporters

There’s more to social media than just the ‘like!’ Content creation and incentivization is the first step, followed by social engagement… but then what? How is your Catholic organization encouraging its social followers to raise their hands and take the next step towards becoming engaged participants and key supporters? Join this session to hear actionable strategies for all phases of the social lifecycle, from producing highly sharable content and incentives, to measuring conversions from ‘like’/’follow’ to donor/volunteer, to driving strategy and making decisions based on social ROI.

Objectives

  • 1. How to create and incentivize highly sharable content that’s not expensive and can be produced by anyone
  • 2. How to track conversions from likes to engaged donors and participants
  • 3. How to measure ROI and use metrics to steer future strategies and budgeting decisions



Moderators
RM

Ray Morrissey

Executive Director of Direct Mail, Franciscan Friars of the Atonement

Speakers
avatar for Robert Faughnan

Robert Faughnan

Director of Stewardship and Development, Diocese of Colorado Springs
Rob Faughnan is the Director of Stewardship and Development for the Diocese of Colorado Springs, a position he’s held since 2008.  Rob is responsible for Returning God’s Gifts, the diocese’s annual appeal.  In 2011 this appeal received an award for Total Annual Appeal Effort... Read More →
avatar for Gary Hawkins

Gary Hawkins

CCS
Gary brings 18 years of overall experience working religious institutions, schools, and other non-profit organizations. He has assisted institutions with capital and endowment campaigns, annual fundraising endeavors, development assessments, strategic planning, and staff and board... Read More →
avatar for Lesley Snyder

Lesley Snyder

Director of Digital Strategy and Corporate Staffing Manager, CCS
Lesley Snyder serves as CCS’s Director of Digital Strategy and Corporate Staffing Manager. In this role, she is responsible for the firm’s digital and social media strategy development and implementation and staff trainings for a variety of CCS clients. She also advises... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Nutcracker 2

1:45pm

Generating the Ultimate Gift of a Lifetime: Who, When, What, How and How Long?

This session focuses on generating the Ultimate Gift of a Lifetime. For most Catholic donors, this is a bequest or other planned gift. It will address: Who makes these gifts, when decisions are made, what is an average gift and who tells you in advance, as well as why it is important to know. It will also explain how to ask, what types of marketing does and doesn't work and when you will actually get the money. Much about planned giving is counter-intuitive. This presentation is based on 50 years of proprietary research, facts and pragmatic experience from thousands of charities.

Objectives
  • 1. Identify who makes bequests & other planned gifts and when decisions are made
  • 2. Identify how to raise the topic and what types of marketing does and does not work
  • 3. Identify the timeframe involved and how quickly these gifts can come in

Moderators
CW

Carrie Whitmoyer

Director of Mission Advancement, Missionary Sisters of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Speakers
avatar for John Jensen, CFP

John Jensen, CFP

Senior VP & Consultant, Sharpe Group
|             John Jensen is SVP & Senior Consultant for Sharpe Group, based in Washington D.C. With over 35 years of fundraising experience, John works with charitable organizations in Washington and across the country to design and implement effective charitable gift... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Nutcracker 3

1:45pm

If Everyone’s Online, Why Aren’t You Raising More Money?

An effective, integrated digital program enhances your fundraising and donor engagement. In this session, you’ll learn how to rise above the competition and increase overall donations and donor engagement through integrated email, Twitter, Facebook, other social media and digital tactics.  You’ll leave with at least three new ideas you can implement right away.


Moderators
LM

Linda Micciche, MNA

Director of Development & Digital Communications, SIsters of the Holly Family

Speakers
avatar for Jodi Allison

Jodi Allison

VP Global Giving, MAP International
Jodi Allison joined MAP International over sixteen years ago. She has always worked on the Corporate Relations side at MAP, being promoted to Director of Corporate Relations in 2010 and Vice President of Global Giving in 2014. In this role, she serves MAP’s mission of providing... Read More →
avatar for Mark Loux

Mark Loux

Senior VP Strategy and Client Services, Douglas Shaw & Associates
A third generation fundraiser, Mark Loux has helped hundreds of not-for-profit organizations raise funds they need through innovative and effective direct response strategies, for more than 30 years. His outside-the-box approach to strategy has resulted in break-through tactics that... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Fantasia AB

1:45pm

Integrating Your Capital Campaign with Your Catholic Mission and Resources

In this session we plan to educate and collaborate with the audience on how to create a capitol campaign that integrates with their Catholic mission in a manner that both attracts and balances resources over time.

Objectives
  • 1. Mission centered programming of physical resources.
  • 2. Collaborating with all the stakeholders in identifying the greatest needs.
  • 3. Balancing the needs and resources to improve their catholic mission.


Moderators
SR

Susan Rohm

Director of Mission Advancement, Sisters of Divine Providence

Speakers
avatar for William J. de St. Aubin, AIA

William J. de St. Aubin, AIA

CEO, Sizemore Group
Mr. de St. Aubin lives in Marietta, Georgia with his spouse of 29 years, Sandi, and is a member of the Catholic Church of St. Ann, also in Marietta. He is the CEO of Sizemore Group and specializes in Catholic Church, University and School design, as well as Town Planning. His process... Read More →
avatar for Deacon Tom Gotschall

Deacon Tom Gotschall

Building Chair, St. Andrews Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Atlanta
Deacon Tom Gotschall calls himself a STUDENT of the Catholic Faith.  Whether preaching a Sunday Homily, preparing a faith formation talk, assembling a parish development team or discussing a school assignment with one of his children, he is constantly taking notes. Deacon Tom currently... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Fantasia KL

1:45pm

New Name Prospecting--Your Investment in Precious Gems

In this session we will discuss the necessity of maintaining and growing the active donor file through new-name prospecting. Topics we will cover include: prospecting to obtain enough new donors to maintain or grow the size of the active file rather than to a budgeted dollar figure; using a formula to determine the number of new/reactivated names needed to maintain the size of the active file; suggestions to expand the universe of potential new donors (coops); suggestions to improve the functioning of the prospecting program (exchange optimization; list-specific modeling; limiting number of years names on file are suppressed for the merge-purge, etc.). Intended for organizations with a mature new-name prospecting program; boards and leadership of congregations that have a direct mail program.

Objectives

  • 1. To draw attention to the necessity of investing in the active donor file by prospecting for new names.
  • 2. To demonstrate the value of prospecting to a pre-determined active file size rather than to a budgeted dollar amount.
  • 3. To explore new ideas to improve the new-name prospecting program.


Moderators
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Renee Brueckner

Operations Director, Association of the Miraculous Medal

Speakers
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Mark Etling

Donor Development Manager, Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate, Oblate Missionary Society, Inc.
Mark Etling is Donor Development Manager for the Missionary Association of Mary Immaculate (MAMI), NCDC Active Member in Belleville, Illinois. MAMI is a division of Oblate Missionary Society, Inc. the fundraising organization for the Oblates’ United States Province. Mark is involved... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Nutcracker 1

1:45pm

The Quest for Community - Donor Response Theory in Successful Non-Profits

In this presentation, industry experts will present Donor Response Theory, which is a new framework for understanding the components of a successful development program. Using insights from Catholic anthropology and sociology as well as case studies from non-profit partners, session leaders will instruct participants about the components of Donor Response Theory, which is a method for increasing high-quality engagement with donors in order to build lasting relationships over time. Participants will see how this theory can shed light on the quality of all of their donor communications and interactions, from direct mail to planned giving.

Objectives
  • 1. Participants will learn an effective framework for building a highly successful development program.
  • 2. Participants will evaluate their development program in light of the framework and learn where their strengths and weaknesses lie.
  • 3. Participants will incorporate insights from Donor Response Theory into their strategy in all development areas: major gifts, direct mail, planned giving, foundation relations, etc.


Moderators
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Laurie Evans-Dinneen

Director, Stewardship and Development, Archdiocese of Anchorage

Speakers
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Jeremy Beer

Vice President, Catholic Phoenix
Jeremy Beer is a member of the board at Catholic Phoenix, a lay organization whose mission is to nurture the intellectual and cultural lives of Catholics in the Diocese of Phoenix. He is also on the board at Mars Hill Audio Journal, the Institute for Family Studies, and the American... Read More →
avatar for Matthew Gerken

Matthew Gerken

Client Services Manager, American Philanthropist
Matthew Gerken is an associate consultant with American Philanthropic, assisting clients with strategic planning, writing, mail management, and grant proposals. He joined American Philanthropic after serving as a program officer at the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, where he... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Fantasia CD

2:45pm

Refreshment Break
Tuesday September 15, 2015 2:45pm - 3:15pm
Fantasia Lobby

3:15pm

Averting the Crisis in NonProfit Leadership

The field of development is facing unprecedented change and turnover. Catholic institutions are normally sheltered from a lot of the turbulence but this demographic shift is so large it's beginning to affect our sector too. The shift is leading to increased CEO/ED distrust in the development directors and never-been-seen-before levels of discontent with fundraisers. 

In this session, Fundraising Coach Marc A. Pitman will facilitate a discussion around some of the key recommendations to stemming this tide and creating a more trusting and financially effective environment. Using the key findings of the UnderDeveloped study, he'll include discussions from a recent NCDC Leadership Summit, and his ongoing experience as a leadership coach.

You'll learn:

- Why CEO's don't normally have a clue about what the fundraisers are doing and why more fundraisers than ever are looking to leave their job

- A simple systems change that can smooth onboarding for both the CEO and the development staff

- How misperceptions about money -from you and your board- are negatively impacting your fundraising and how to change those

- And what our faith has to say about the great possibilities of fundraising that lie ahead of us!

Whether you’re a board member, an executive director, or a development director, you’ll leave this session inspired and equipped with concrete ideas you can immediately put into practice in your organization.


Moderators
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Fr. Manuel Williams, C.R., CFRE

Director/CEO, Resurrection Catholic Missions

Speakers
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Marc A. Pitman

CEO, The Concord Leadership Group LLC
I'm a FranklinCovey Certified coach who's passionate about nonprofit leadership and helping people clarify their goals. People call me "the Johnny Appleseed of Fundraising" because of my blog FundraisingCoach.com and my book Ask Without Fear!. (Fundraising is a leadership issue! But... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Fantasia EF

3:15pm

Capacity Building for Your International Colleagues

This session will focus on how to provide grant research, writing and finance skills for Catholic religious and lay missionaries in the developing world, with a secondary emphasis on skills for grantwriting in the US. The Missionary Oblate Partnership and Mission Project Service have developed a scaleable workshop format that is provided in several countries each year. Additionally, they publish a research and funding guide, AGENCIES FOR DEVELOPMENT ASSISTANCE, which is utilized by Catholic grantwriters in the US and representative countries in every Continent. Attendees to this session will learn the outline of the workshops, its component parts, and common problems (and solutions!) encountered by our brother and sister fundraisers in the developing world. Attendees will leave with information they can share with their colleagues and fellow religious,priests, brothers and laypersons addressing international project needs. www.oblatepartnership.org

Objectives
  • 1. Provide a comprehensive introduction of the Missionary Oblate Partnership-Mission Project Service resources
  • 2. Provide a template of training domestic and international staff in grant research and writing
  • 3. Share insights and lessons learned from over 30 years of providing these services



Moderators
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Bro. Tobias Dammert

Dir. of Development, Benedictine Mission House

Speakers
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Arthur Pingolt, Jr.

President and Co-Director, Missionary Oblate Partnership/ Mission Project Service
Arthur A. Pingolt, Jr. is President of the Missionary Oblate Partnership (the Partnership), a Division of the United States Province of the Missionary Oblates.   Partnership offices are located in Washington, DC and Charleston, SC.   The Partnership directs corporate and foundation... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Nutcracker 2

3:15pm

Complete Mobile Strategy for Fundraising
Smartphones have fundamentally changed the way donors live, work and play. 95.5% of American adults own a cell phone and 81% of those own a smartphone.
Today…
60% of web searches happen on mobile 66% of emails are read on mobile 72% of web page views are on mobile 79% of social media traffic is on mobile 88% of smartphones use apps everyday 99% of text messages are read
Understanding best practices, statistics and how mobile technology can strengthen fundraising is essential for Catholic organizations.
Fun fact: 53% of US adults under the age of 35 said they would rather give up their sense of smell than their technology.
Download 2015 Complete Mobile Strategy ebook <link to http://hubs.ly/H0142Zr0>

Moderators
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Claire Smith

Director of Communications, Congregation of the Passion, Holy Cross Province

Speakers
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Jeremy Koenig

Director of Marketing, MobileCause
As the Director of Marketing at MobileCause since 2010, Jeremy is responsible for thought leadership to drive mobile fundraising adoption for more than 140,000 nonprofit organizations in the US. Additionally, he is one of the original MobileCause platform architects. His experience... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Fantasia AB

3:15pm

How Data and Analytics Can Help Catholic Charities to Better Target Prospects, Active and Lapsed Donors, and Volunteers/non-Donors

Catholic Charities should be using analytics to better analyze marketing campaigns for better targeting. It's easier than you think. This involves using data charities have available today as well as other data and analytics, whether in-house or outsourced. Specific Catholic Charity examples will be discussed to show how effective and impactful analytics and data can have to improve results.

Objectives
  • 1. Understanding how to effectively analyze campaign data
  • 2. Learn how easy it is to instill analytics into your marketing
  • 3. Gain insight into how data and analytics can increase your response/ gift amounts by 20-25%


Moderators
KD

Karol Devitt

Direct Mail Director, Medical Mission Sisters

Speakers
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John Kehoe

President, Trinity Direct
John Kehoe has over 30 years of experience partnering with non-profits to manage their lists, aid with their data services, provide list brokerage, and developing a multi-channel marketing program tailored to their individual needs. John served as Director of Brokerage and List Management... Read More →
avatar for Patty Walter

Patty Walter

Annual Gifts Director/Editor Alaskan Shepherd, Diocese of Fairbanks
Patty Walter has over 18 years experience in fundraising, having worked for the Diocese of Fairbanks since 1998. She is the Annual Gifts Director and the Editor of the Diocese’s fundraising newsletter, The Alaskan Shepherd. The AS is the fundraising vehicle for the majority of expenses... Read More →
avatar for Rick Witt

Rick Witt

Vice President, Client Services, Wiland, Inc.
 The ancient adage "the customer is king" isn't rusty, dusty or musty to Rick. Nothing gets under his skin more than failure to grasp that businesses exist only because of the customer. That's just the way he thinks and works. His singular focus is delivering a level of service that... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Nutcracker 1

3:15pm

Leveraging a High-Profile Event with Integrated Campaigns. Case Study: Pledge to “Walk With Pope Francis”

Your organization is just beginning their investment in digital fundraising – most of the work is being generated by ‘inside’ experts and mimicking what similar organizations are doing.  You’ve seen some results but know they should be higher – more on line donations, testing audience messaging, growing your on line file.  Where to start?  Strategy, coordinated messaging, execution, testing, analysis – it’s all important. 

 Outcomes:  This session will provide case study results and a deeper understanding of:

  • The potential of various digital touch points including Facebook, email, social posts
  • Testing strategies and the importance of synchronized messaging across all channel touch points
  • Digital 101 – pop ups, hijacking the website, light box, banner ads, google grants – the value of these tactics into your digital strategy
  • Message testing and analytics – open and giving rates – measuring results. What messages are driving on line donations?
  • Google grant management
  • Strategies for growing your on line acquisition

Moderators
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Cheryl Keedy

Sr. Strategist, Direct Response, Productions Solutions, Inc.

Speakers
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Jim Jacobs

Vice President, PS Digital Services
Jim Jacobs has been supporting nonprofit, commercial, and government clients with web strategy, design, content, technology, video, social media integration, and advertising since the web began. In addition to his deep experience, Jim leads PS Digital, our team, and a network of proven... Read More →
avatar for John Butler, M.Ed.

John Butler, M.Ed.

Secretary for Development, Archdiocese of Washington
John T. Butler brings more than 25 years of experience in fundraising, philanthropy, leadership, and strategic and tactical planning.  As Secretary for Development with the Archdiocese of Washington, Mr. Butler works to advance the archdiocese’s successful development efforts to... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Fantasia CD

3:15pm

There IS Money Out There -- Here's How to Get It

The typical planned gift is 200 to 300 times a donor’s largest annual gift. Planned giving is proactive and strategic. It sustains organizations over the long haul. Planned giving is where the real money is.

And yet, it’s the first thing fundraisers put on the back burner when other “urgent” stuff pops up. Everyone knows they need to do more with planned giving but can never seem to find the time or resources to start.

In this presentation, Viken shows you how to start. You’ll walk away with practical, simple tricks and tools you can implement right away to immediately invigorate your fundraising program. And you’ll begin to re-think the way you reach out to the people who support your organization.  

All fundraisers, including well-seasoned gift planners, have a lot to gain from this presentation.          

Objectives:

1.Give people the confidence to start a planned giving conversation with anyone         

2.Show people easy ways to raise more and larger gifts                                                 

3.Give them specific things to say to donors to get the visit, and have the conversation                      

Moderators
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Beth Watson

Director of Development, SIsters of Mercy of the Americas

Speakers
avatar for Viken Mikaelian

Viken Mikaelian

CEO, PlannedGiving.com
Viken Mikaelian was the first to bring planned giving to the Internet in 1999. Since then, his firm PlannedGiving.com has helped over 1,200 nonprofits get their planned giving programs online. Many people make a living by complicating planned giving. Viken makes his by keeping it... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Nutcracker 3

3:15pm

What Was the Question? Keys to Making The Ask

It’s the point of everything we do as fund raisers. It’s also the most complex part of our jobs; and for some, it is the most anxiety-ridden. From acquisition to renewal, from involvement to cultivation, it all leads up to The Ask. What does it take to be successful? In this session, you will be taken quickly through the steps and strategy leading up to the moment. Then we will break down the key components of the best practices in Asking. There will be examples (both good and bad, anecdotal and live) to illustrate the principles and techniques of Asking for a Major Gift. Audience participation (questions and comments) is encouraged.

 


Moderators
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Br. Roy Smith, CSC

Director of Development, Brothers of Holy Cross, Inc.

Speakers
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Eddie Bauer

President, The Bauer Group, LLC
As President of The Bauer Group, LLC, NCDC Corporate Partner, Edward Bauer assists clients with start-up operations, strategic planning for development, annual and capital campaigns, grantsmanship, and communications. His specialty is major gift development – focusing non-profit... Read More →
avatar for Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM, CFRE

Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM, CFRE

President, SOAR!
Sister Kathleen Lunsmann, IHM, CFRE is responsible for all aspects of fundraising, including direct mail, donor events, planned giving, corporate giving and major donor solicitation.  As President of Support Our Aging Religious, she works with many congregations of religious men... Read More →


Tuesday September 15, 2015 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Fantasia KL

4:30pm

5:30pm

Evening Suggestions: Ideas for FREE entertainment


The concierge at the Contemporary Resort is ready and at your service to help you make dining reservations, entertainment arrangements or to give guidance to how best to spend your evening. But here are some other quick, easy, and FREE ideas:

Downtown Disney

Hours: 10 a.m. -12 a.m.

World-class restaurants, dazzling entertainment and unique shops line the waterfront at the Downtown Disney area, a fun-filled district that includes The Landing, West Side and Marketplace! Here, you can shop in the world’s largest Disney store, dine amid prehistoric creatures, bowl a game at the 30-lane alley and so much more—over 80 venues and counting, featuring complimentary parking and admission.

Currently undergoing its largest improvement project ever, Downtown Disney will soon be known as Disney Springs.

FREE and easily accessible via direct bus from the Contemporary Resort.

 

Disney’s Boardwalk

Experience the timeless charm of Disney’s BoardWalk, a quarter-mile promenade of exquisite dining, unique shops and exciting nightlife. Stroll along the water’s edge, play afternoon midway games and discover evening street performers. Evoking turn-of-the-century boardwalks in such coastal cities as Coney Island and Atlantic City, Disney’s BoardWalk is a short stroll to Epcot and a breezy boat ride to Disney’s Hollywood Studios. FREE and easily accessible via bus from the Contemporary Resort.

 

Watch the Electrical Water Pageant

This floating parade is visible nightly, usually starting at 9:00, from Disney’s Magic Kingdom-area resort hotel docks and beaches. The pageant takes about an hour to move slowly around the lake, stopping at each resort in order: Polynesian, Grand Floridian, Wilderness Lodge, Ft. Wilderness and Contemporary. FREE.

Transportation Fun

As a Walt Disney World Resort guest, you are welcome to use complimentary Disney’s transportation. Ride the monorail to Epcot or the Magic Kingdom or to visit other resorts such as the Polynesian Resort and Disney’s Grand Floridian. Or take a boat ride directly from the dock at Disney’s Contemporary Resort to visit the Magic Kingdom, Wilderness Lodge hotel, or Ft. Wilderness campground. FREE and easily accessible from the Contemporary Resort.

Disney’s Wishes

Disney’s signature fireworks event over the castle at the Magic Kingdom. View the fireworks from the Contemporary, or visit the Polynesian or Grand Floridian resort beaches for another great view. FREE

 

Visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge

At Animal Kingdom Lodge, you can walk out to the viewing areas and see the exotic African animals roaming free. Note that the animals come out around dusk — you won’t see any during the day. (Please keep in mind that hotel guests’ rooms open right out onto the viewing areas, so quiet is very much appreciated.) FREE. Recommended transportation: walk to the front gate of the Magic Kingdom and take the bus to Animal Kingdom Lodge.

 

 

 

 


Tuesday September 15, 2015 5:30pm - 11:30pm
TBA
 
Wednesday, September 16
 

6:00am

Prayer Room Open
The 24 hour Prayer Room is open to all from Sunday, September 13 at 8:00 am – Wednesday,  September 16 at 9:00 a.m.

Wednesday September 16, 2015 6:00am - 9:00am
Pacific

7:30am

Registration Desk Open
Wednesday September 16, 2015 7:30am - 12:30pm
West Registration Desk

8:00am

8:45am

10:00am

Developing a National Standard for Fundraising Metrics for Catholic Institutions

 How does your Catholic fundraising program stack up against others?

Return on Investment and Cost to Raise a Dollar are two important measurements of effectiveness of fundraising programs. Over the years, several surveys have confirmed that donors, especially major donors, consider how non-profits manage, use and invest their gifts to be among the top influences of their philanthropy. For religious congregations, many who have only ventured into professional development over the past 10 or 20 years, these measurements provide valuable insights and assurance that significant financial commitments to these programs are producing the results needed to support and advance mission and ministry.

As the leading Catholic Development Association in the U.S., NCDC is committed to setting the benchmarking standard for Catholic fundraising organizations.  This panel discussion and presentation lays out a common standard that we can all use to compare the effectiveness of our development programs. A call to all NCDC Members, this presentation will show you how Return on Investment, Cost to Raise a Dollar, and Institutional Fundraising Value must become integral components of our institutional due diligence as a means to facilitate growth and mission-focused best practices throughout the industry.

 

 


Speakers
avatar for Gregory Griffin, CFRE

Gregory Griffin, CFRE

Congregational Director, Mission Advancement, Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities
Greg has served as Director of Congregational Mission Advancement for the Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities since July 2010. He leads an office of twelve lay professionals and sisters who work in the sisters’ residential communities in Syracuse, NY; Buffalo, NY... Read More →
avatar for Sarah Hanley

Sarah Hanley

Executive Director, The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia
Sarah is the Executive Director of The Catholic Foundation of Greater Philadelphia (CFGP).  She leads CFGP’s Mission Advancement Services (MAS) development consulting division and is responsible for the Catholic Charities Appeal for the Archdiocese of Philadelphia, the St Charles... Read More →
avatar for Daniel McCormack

Daniel McCormack

President and CEO, Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation
            A native of St. Louis, Dan McCormack received his B.A. from Rice University and his J.D. from Tulane University.              He has held administrative and/or fund development roles with The Methodist Hospital System, Texas Heart Institute, Rice... Read More →


Wednesday September 16, 2015 10:00am - 12:00pm
Fantasia G