Conference Track: Independent Schools

10:15 am - 11:15 am

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Essex North E

The Three Tenets of Major Gifts Fundraising with Current Parents

by Meret Nahas, Mitchell Linker

In this honest, story-driven session, attendees will learn how to seize the opportunities and anticipate the perils of…


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Adams/Parliament

Annual Giving: A Panel Discussion on Philanthropic Trends, Professional Growth, and Strategies in the Field

by Amily E. Dunlap, Sonia Bonsu, Stephen M. Rodriguez, Heather Cordes

Independent School Advancement Offices face an often-unique set of challenges, centered squarely on the heartbeat of the office,…


11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Essex North E

Two to Tango: The Case for Print and Digital Together

by Sarah Mead, Joshua Aromin

The stories of our schools are created by our communities of faculty, staff and students. But what’s the…


2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Essex North E

Cultivating Donors by Providing Networking as an Alumni Benefit

by Michael Polebaum, Mara Zepeda

Studies show that alumni want their alma maters to facilitate more career networking and provide more career support…


9:00 am - 10:00 am

Friday, March 16, 2018

St. George CD

When Teams Collide: Collaboration Domination

by Vivien Mallick, Neil Evans

Teamwork makes the dream work, right? Sure, but who is on your team and what work are you…


10:30 am - 11:30 am

Friday, March 16, 2018

Essex North E

Senior Parent Gift Campaigns – Leaving a Legacy

by Geoff Harlan, Hellie Swartwood

By leveraging the remarkable impact your institution has had on your senior students to the senior parents, and…


11:45 am - 12:45 pm

Friday, March 16, 2018

St. George CD

From Obstacle to Advantage: Overcoming Hurdles to Execute a Successful Campaign

by Tina Yoon, Veronica Jorge-Curtis

Imagine running a campaign under these circumstances: your beloved Head of School announces his retirement after 25 years,…