Full Conference Agenda and Line-Up:
Day 1 - Monday October, 21
8:00 a.m. - Registration Opens
8:30 a.m. - Opening Keynote
Robert B. Acton
"Igniting Nonprofits with Pro Bono Resources"
Powerful nonprofit organizations ignite the passions, imaginations
and involvement of a wide-range of stakeholders. Together we will explore
how nonprofits can respond and consider how enhanced board
engagement and the leveraging of pro bono service are proven strategies
for success. By fully engaging the immense - but often untapped - human
resources at our fingertips, we have the opportunity to dramatically grow
our work and scale our impact.
10:00 a.m. - Workshop #1 (4 Different Options)
"Speak Volunteerese: Reinvent Your Volunteer Strategy"
How much is volunteer turnover costing your organization?
Learn practical strategies geared to attracting and retaining top
"How to Cause Your Donors to Feel Like Superheroes"
Learn 30 different tactics nonprofit organizations can use to
deepen their relationship with donors, volunteers and other
"Sometimes, Always, Never: Lobbying as a Nonprofit"
Cut through the confusion of nonprofit advocacy. Learn to
differentiate between advocacy and lobbying, discuss grassroots
campaigns vs. direct lobbying, and review IRS rules that directly
affect 501 organizations.
Extreme Makeover "Website Edition"
Take part in a contest for a website makeover! Local
companies donate their time and expertise to critique
willing nonprofits’ eMedia. The winner is chosen by the
conference participants. Click HERE to learn how to enter.
11:30 a.m. - Keynote Luncheon
"Becoming a Networked Nonprofit"
Explore how nonprofit leaders can improve their
organization’s social media strategy and embrace the best
practices of a “networked nonprofit,” while avoiding some
common pitfalls and challenges.
1:30 p.m. - Workshop #2 (4 Different Options)
"Social Media for Nonprofits: Don't Just Add, Integrate!"
Social media is accessible, affordable and essential in a
marketing plan. Learn how to integrate social media effectively
and hear about nonprofits who have done it well.
"Sustaining High Fundraising Performance
with a Small Team"
How can an advancement leader with a small team support long
term success? Review best practices for high ROI face-to-face
fundraising and learn how to manage time and energy for optimal
"Video Survival Guide: Demistifying the Process
and Maximizing Retun"
By combining the ancient art of storytelling with modern-day
technology, video has the power to move an audience to
become active participants in an organization’s mission.
Explore ideas for using video to tell your story, learn how to
produce your own work of art and understand when it’s time
to bring in the experts.
Heidi Hancock & David Svet
"One Team- Aligning Marketing &Fundraising"
Understand the causes of friction between fundraisers and
marketers and explore methods to get everyone moving in the
same direction. Learn how to build a high functioning team that is
ready to propel your organization to meet its goals.
3:00 p.m. - RapidFIRE (30 Min. TEDx Style Presentations)
"The Future Begins NOW"
The internet of things, gamification, near field communications,
mobile payments, convergence, collaboration, crowdsourcing and
extreme identity vs. privacy - these are the forces shaping the
future of the web. Take part in a pragmatic exploration of the
implications of these forces along with practical advice of how
to adapt and survive.
"Addressing the Loyalty Problem"
Understanding the values, characteristics, and social
development of the Millennial Generation can help any
organization prepare for the future. This presentation addresses
how to recruit, develop trust, and retain the next generation
of philanthropic leaders. Let's get Generation Y working for you!
Shane Lopez, Ph.D.
"Leading with Hope"
Hope is the leading indicator of success in relationships,
academics, career, and business - as well as of a healthier,
happier life. Learn the science behind the power of hope
and proven strategies for building a high-hope mindset that is also
effective for meeting short and long-term goals.
4:30 p.m. - President's Reception
5:00 p.m. - Philly Awards (Register HERE)