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Development Day Chicago offers world-class professional development, networking opportunities with industry executives, and interactive sessions with thought leaders from organizations of all sizes and missions.
  This is one conference that is not to be missed! 


(Sponsored by iWave)


(Sponsored by GiveSmart by Community Brands)


(Sponsored by Auction & Event Solutions)

(Sponsored by Kellogg Nonprofit Executive Education at Northwestern University )

11:00am  - 12:15pm

Storytelling for Every Channel and Every Audience

Melissa Berliner, Vice President, Campbell & Company

Brad Dunn, Web and Digital Engagement Director, Field Museum

Data Driven Donor Engagement: Growing Your Annual Fund with Philanthropic Communications

Stephanie Adomaitis, CFRE, Donor Engagement Manager, The Rotary Foundation

Chris Boyce, CFRE, Annual Giving Manager, The Rotary Foundation

Chad Stutsman, Manager of Fundraising Analytics, The Rotary Foundation

Overcoming Obstacles: Turning Challenges into Opportunities

Wilonda Cannon, Senior Director of Development, Breakthrough Urban Ministries

Julia Doherty, Chief Development Officer, Joffrey Ballet

Dr. Ruth K. Hansen, Assistant Professor, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater’s College of Business and Economics

Judy Lindsey, CFRE, Executive Director, Methodist Hospitals Foundation

Power Dynamics

Kaylene J. McClanahan Lecturer, Doctoral Candidate, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

 1:45pm   -  3:00pm 

It’s Always About the Next Gift 

Liz Fieweger, Development Director, St. Therese Chinese Catholic School

Mary J. Foley, Managing Director, Catholic School Management a division of Christian Brothers Services

Mastering the Art of Ask Amounts:  Learn the Secret Formula for Segmenting Your List, Nailing Ask Amounts and Growing Your Annual Fund Year Over Year

Beth Lye, Donor Relations Officer, La Rabida Children's Hospital

Lindsey Travers, Marketing and Development Manager, WorldChicago

Carolyn Nopar, CFRE, CEO, Chicago Fundraising Accelerator

Turning Around Your Board to Create Diverse, Motivated and Effective Trustees Who Will Raise Money for Your Organization

Donna M. Davis, CEO and Principal, Boards, The DG Group

Peter Zehren
Major Gifts, Boards, The Salvation Army

The Anti-Hack of Effective Leadership: Doing More Through Intentionality 

Gail Berger, Assistant Professor of Instruction, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, McCormick School of Engineering, School of Communication

 3:15pm   -  4:30pm 

Top 10 Ways to Build a Sustainable Source of Future Revenue through a Planned/Legacy Gifts Program

Julie Captain, Senior Director, Major Gifts, Shirley Ryan AbilityLab

Kirk Hoopingarner, Partner, Quarles & Brady LLP

Building Community: How to Engage Donors All Year Long

Dianne Kleber, Sales Director, GiveSmart by Community Brands

Let's Stop Perpetuating the Overhead Myth and Talk About Success

Marilyn Foster Kirk, Executive Vice President, Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt

Amy Funk, Senior Vice President, Ter Molen Watkins & Brandt

Kirsten Powers, Vice President, Development & Sustainability, Skills for Chicagoland's Future

Fundamentals of Negotiation Strategies

Gail Berger,  Assistant Professor of Instruction, Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management, McCormick School of Engineering, School of Communication

For your convenience, you can download Development Day Chicago CFRE tracking form here. 


Special Thanks to our 2019 Development Day Chicago Sponsors! 


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