Join Berks County Community Foundation and the Association of Fundraising Professionals Berks Regional Chapter for a one-day conference featuring great speakers on leadership, fundraising, and branding. Breakout sessions on finance and social media will round out this exciting day, which finishes with a networking reception from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.

 

September 14, 2016

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Reading, PA

7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

 

 

Featured speakers:

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Dan Pallotta, acclaimed speaker and author, will kick off the day with a talk called “The Power of Purpose,” a counter-intuitive take on innovation that explores its roots in a deep desire to contribute to the lives of others. He is the author of Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential.

 

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Jerold Panas, a consultant to philanthropy through the firm Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, is well-known as an effective coach specializing in fundraising and financial resource development for nonprofit organizations. He is the author of several books, including Mega Gifts, now in its ninth printing.

 

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Kristen Grimm, who founded the communication firm Spitfire Strategies, brings extensive experience conceiving, implementing and managing smart programs that create lasting social change. She has helped hundreds of nonprofits and foundations develop winning communication and campaign strategies to spur action around some of today’s most pressing problems – and inspire many more people to get involved.

 

 

Additional breakout sessions on fundraising, financial management, and social media.

Cost: $50 per attendee

Includes breakfast, lunch, networking reception, and access to all sessions

 

Register online here.

 

CFRE

This conference has been approved for 6.5 CFRE credits.

 

Agenda

 

7:30 – 8:00 a.m.                      Breakfast and Registration

 

8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.             Welcome and Keynote Speaker, Dan Pallotta,
The Power of Purpose

Acclaimed speaker and author Dan Pallotta will kick off the day with a talk called “The Power of Purpose,” in which he explores the benefits, challenges, and necessity of innovation in organizations. He is the author of Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential.

 

9:15 – 9:30 a.m.                      Break

 

9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.           Breakout Session 1

  • Best Practices for Managing Your Board of Directors – Diana R. Sieger, President, Grand Rapids Community Foundation
  • The Changing Dynamic of Corporate Giving- Rick Blain, Principal at Richard R. Blain & Associates, LLC

 

10:50 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.          Breakout Session 2

  • Creating a Goal Budget – Cynthia R. Bergvall, CPA
  • A Conversation with Jerry Panas

 

Noon – 1:30 p.m.                   Lunch Featuring Speaker Jerry Panas

Jerold Panas, a consultant to philanthropy through the firm Jerold Panas, Linzy & Partners, is well-known as an effective coach specializing in fundraising and financial resource development for nonprofit organizations. He is the author of several books, including Mega Gifts, now in its ninth printing.

           

1:30 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.            Break

 

1:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.            Breakout Session 3

  • CYA for NPOs — Rich Caputo, an attorney and partner at Fox Rothschild where he is chair of the firm’s Nonprofit Organizations Group; Mike Herr, Managing Director PA for Tompkins Insurance; moderator, Frances A. Aitken, CPA, Berks County Community Foundation
  • Connecting with Social Media and other Digital Platforms — Kevin Bezler, Director, Client Services and Social Media, Dean Marketing;  Dani Motze, Special Assistant to the Executive Director & Communications, ReDesign Reading; moderator, Jason Brudereck, Director of Communication, Berks County Community Foundation

 

3:00 p.m. – 3:15 p.m.            Break

 

3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.             Closing Plenary: Your Story Matters – How to Tell it in a Way that Develops Your Brand and Grows Your Fundraising Capacity – Kristen Grim, Spitfire Strategies

Kristen Grimm, Spitfire Strategies, who founded the communication firm Spitfire Strategies, brings extensive experience conceiving, implementing and managing smart programs that create lasting social change. She has helped hundreds of nonprofits and foundations develop winning communication and campaign strategies to spur action around some of today’s most pressing problems – and inspire many more people to get involved.

 

4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.             Closing Reception

 

Register online here.