• Inspired Fundraising Summit 2016 presented by Avila University

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    Name: Inspired Fundraising Summit 2016 presented by Avila University
    Date: August 15, 2016
    Time: 1:00 PM - 5:30 PM CDT
    Registration: Register Now
    Event Description:

    Presented by Avila University's Hartsook Institute for Fundraising and Hartsook Companies.

    Be inspired at the 3rd annual Hartsook Institute at Avila Inspired Fundraising Summit featuring the following world renowned authorities on achieving growth in philanthropy and the philanthropic sector. 

    First Professor Jen Shang, Philanthropic Psychologist and Director of Research at the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth Business School in the United Kingdom presents Philanthropic Psychology: How Does Fundraising Make Fundraisers Feel?, combining data from her research and YOUR responses to this survey

    Then Professor Adrian Sargeant, Hartsook Visiting Professor at Avila University and Director of the Center for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University in the UK will present Successful Bequest Fundraising: Lessons from Research, including current trends, bequest messaging and the latest research using MRI scanners depicting brain activity of donors when viewing bequest messages. 

    Experience a rare interview with Paul Clolery, vice president and editorial director of The NonProfit Times, with Bob Hartsook, JD, Ed.D, discussing the challenging issues and topics of philanthropy today. 

    Afterwards learn from the Foundation Executive Panel:            
    • Andres Dominguez, Program Officer, Health Care Foundation         
    • Olivia Dorsey, Community Affairs Director for KMBC, representative of the Hearst Foundations
    • Larry Jacob, Vice President of Public Affairs and Communications, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
    • Debbie Wilkerson, President & CEO, Greater Kansas City Community Foundation
    And finally, enjoy the networking and cocktail reception honoring 30 years of Hartsook. 

    This event is a must for fundraisers, CEOs, Executive Directors, nonprofit professionals at all levels in their careers, philanthropists and board members. Last year’s event sold out – so reserve your spot early! 

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    Avila University, Goppert Theatre
    11901 Wornall Road
    Kansas City, MO 64145

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    Date/Time Information:
    Monday, August 15, 2016
    1:00 - 5:30 PM
    1:00 PM    Professor Jen Shang
                      Philanthropic Psychology
    2:00 PM    Professor Adrian Sargeant
                      Successful Bequest Fundraising
    3:00 PM    Interview with Paul Clolery
                      The NonProfit Times
    3:45 PM    Foundation Executive Panel
    4:45 PM    Networking Reception
    Contact Information:
    Noreen Bridgham
    • Nonprofit Connect members
    • AFP members
    • Avila students and alumni
    • Hartsook Companies clients
    $50 for nonmembers

    No refunds after August 10, 2016. "No shows" will be billed accordingly.
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