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AFP Northeastern Pennsylvania Philanthropy Forum 2019 — Tentative Schedule

Wednesday Location The Woodlands Inn
11:30 a.m. to
1:30 p.m.
Lunch & Networking

Presentation: Storytelling: Communicating your Mission with Infectious Passion
(James Anderson, CFRE)
$30 per person for lunch only

1:30 p.m.   Grant Professionals Forum


Jo Miller, GPC


Sponsored by The Luzerne Foundation
$50 per person includes lunch

Grassroots Organization Institute (for organizations with one or fewer employees)

Stephanie Cory, CFRE

Sponsored by The Luzerne Foundation
$50 per person includes lunch


Work space available in Woodlands Board Room

3:00 p.m. Senior Development Roundtable

Sponsored by AFP NEPA
Invitation only

4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. Networking & Happy Hour


Thursday At Wilkes University
7:30 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Continental Breakfast with the Exhibitors
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Welcome & Opening General Session

Steven Shattuck: Robots Make Bad Fundraisers: How nonprofits can maintain the heart in the digital age

9:30 – 10:30 Steps to Becoming a Grant-ready Organization

(Jo Miller)


Board of Directors: Fundraisers & Friendraisers

(Stephanie Cory, CFRE)

Planned Giving Marketing 101

(Viken Mikaelian)

10 Secrets to Optimizing Your Online Donation Process for Maximum Dollars Raised & Retained (Steven Shattuck)


10:30-11:30 Diamonds in the Rough – Finding The Hidden Gems In Your Donor Database

(Steven Shattuck)

How to Get Donor Visits and Knock Them Out of the Park

(Chad Barger, CFRE)

The Velvet Rope: Creating Effective Special Events

(James Anderson, CFRE)

Quick Wins for Increasing Web Traffic and Online Giving

(Salvatore Salpietro)

Fundraise Up

11:30 – 12:15 Networking & Visit the Exhibitors
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch General Session

James Anderson, CFRE – GoalBusters Consulting: “Fiercely Authentic: Staying True to Your Personal Brand”

1:30-2:00 Networking & Visit the Exhibitors

Exhibits Close at 2 p.m.

2:00-3:00 Becoming a Grant Professional

(Jo Miller)

Major Gifts Workshop

(Michelle Gollapalli, CFRE)

The Board Means Well (even when they’re wrong!)

(Salvatore Salpietro)

Using Social Media for Good (James Anderson, CFRE)
2:30-3:30 Closing General Session

“Your Biggest Donor did/said …. WHAaATTT?”