March 9-11: Closing Plenary at the New England Association for Healthcare Philanthropy’s Annual Conference, Portsmouth, NH
This just happened, but here I was privileged to do the closing keynote for the conference. They asked me to keep a pulse on the entire conference and then pull all the themes together at the end. I was able to share about effectively using social media, establishing a grateful patient program, and creating stories board members will understand. Conference attendees responded well and conference organizers were elated. More than one told me, “This is the largest group we’ve had for a closing session!”
March 24: University of Southern Maine, Social Media and Fundraising, Portland, ME
Monday I’ll be able to teach an all day class to USM students in the Certificate Program in Fundraising. In a packed day, we’ll look at a brief history of social media, how it fits in with the fundraising cycle, and specific strategies for tools like websites, blogging, email lists, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, and more. We’ll also cover how to be involved with the 24/7 nature of social media and still keep your sanity!
March 31: American College of Surgeons 2014 Leadership and Advocacy Summit, Washington, DC
At the end of the month, the American College of Surgeons is having me help a couple hundred physicians learn some basic fundraising and grassroots advocacy skills. Since healthcare philanthropy is one of my specialties, this audience is particularly exciting to me!
April 2-4: NCDC Leadership Summit, Chicago, IL
In what is shaping up as a “leadership” week, I’ll be doing 2-days with the members of the National Catholic Development Conference who are university presidents, diocesan leaders, and executive directors. We’ll be unpacking the findings from CompassPoint’s “UnderFunded” study and creating strategies to reduce the vicious cycle that creates underfunded nonprofits. You can learn more at http://ncdc.org/.
April 4-5: Israel Air Force Center Foundation Leadership Retreat, Las Vegas, NV
Wrapping up the “leadership” week, I’ll be working with IAFCF’s board and top donors. We’ll look at volunteer leadership in nonprofits and specifically give tools for each of them to advocate for IAFCF without embarrassing themselves or annoying their friends!
April 9-10: FundRaising Success Magazine’s ENGAGE Conference, Philadelphia, PA
This conference is unlike any I’ve been too so I’m thrilled to be going back again this year. I seem to be developing a reputation as a good “closer.” At ENGAGE, I’ll be working with fellow FundRaising Success Editorial Board Member Ellen Cobb Church to moderate the closing panel. We’ll be helping tease out common themes from each of the case studies. And we’ll have a focus on helping small nonprofits figure out how to put these lessons in practice in their own organizations. Learn more, and register, at: http://engage.fundraisingsuccessmag.com/.
April 28-30: Going Digital for His Kingdom, Dallas, TX
The month of April wraps up with me getting to be part of the first ever “Going Digital for His Kingdom” conference. Conference organizers have pulled together an amazing list of speakers including Hollywood influencers like Phil and Kathleen Cooke along with plenty of geeks like me. We’ll be helping pastors and church leaders learn how to use the amazing social media tools at our disposal for good. This is the first stop of the conference that’s scheduled in five more cities. To find out more, and register for one, go to http://goingdigitalforhiskingdom.com/.
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