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 Lindsey Lessard, Mara Zepeda

Studies show that alumni career support and networking is a direct driver of alumni giving. Today, schools are…


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 Christina Yoon, Veronica Jorge-Curtis

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