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    Political elections, economic recessions, and socio-political events all impact philanthropy. In what ways do any and all of these impact planned, annual, and major giving? How can fundraising professionals plan for and respond to the continued polarization of political and social viewpoints and donor perceptions? How should nonprofit leaders respond when new issues or trending topics in society divert a donor’s established funding passions? Please join expert industry leaders – Ann A. Deppman and Wayne Olson – in a timely panel discussion about these issues and more!

    Political elections, economic recessions, and socio-political events all impact philanthropy. In what ways do any and all of these impact planned, annual, and major giving? How can fundraising professionals plan for and respond to the continued polarization of political and social viewpoints and donor perceptions? How should nonprofit leaders respond when new issues or trending topics in society divert a donor’s established funding passions? Please join expert industry leaders – Ann A. Deppman and Wayne Olson – in a timely panel discussion about these issues and more! 

    Ann A. Deppman, JD

    Assistant Vice President of Planned Giving

    Virginia Commonwealth University

    Ann A. Deppman, J.D., serves as Assistant Vice President, Planned Giving at Virginia Commonwealth University.  At VCU Ann has been charged with building the university’s first comprehensive gift planning program with an emphasis on collaborative fundraising in a highly matrixed organization. Previously, Ann led gift planning efforts at the MCV Foundation on VCU’s medical campus and at Oberlin College. At Oberlin, Ann oversaw a program that was consistently recognized as an industry leader with one of the highest constituent participation rates in planned giving among peer institutions. Ann’s prior experience at Oberlin includes serving as a dean, program director, and pre-law advisor. Ann began her career as general practice attorney. Ann graduated with a B.A. from Middlebury College and received her J.D. from Vermont Law School. She is member of the National Association of Charitable Gift Planners and a board member of the Virginia Gift Planning Council. In her free time Ann enjoys baking, walking her dogs, and spending time with her husband and children.

    Wayne Olson, JD

    Chief Development Officer

    New Life Ministries

    Wayne is the Chief Development Officer for New Life Ministries, a national charity devoted to helping people with mental health and life coaching from a Christian perspective. Wayne heads fundraising for the organization. Prior to that, Wayne headed planned giving for Intermountain Health Care Foundation, one of the largest healthcare systems in the world. He has served as a consultant to corporations and charities where he advised them on fundraising, sales, customer service and building stronger relationships with customers and constituents. He is a leading expert on planned giving and donor relations. An attorney with more than 20 years’ experience, he has worked with donors on tens of millions of dollars in donations and helped countless nonprofits build effective and dynamic fundraising and planned giving programs.

     

    He is a sought-after trainer, consultant and speaker on motivation, customer service and leadership. In 2014, Fundraising Success Magazine honored him by awarding Wayne “The Most Inspirational Speaker of the Year.” Wayne is the author of six books including: Fundraising for Nonprofit Board Members, which is available on Amazon and at Wayneolson.com. His other works include: The Disney Difference, How to Give a Great Speech or Presentation, Big Gifts, Small Effort, and Think Like a Donor. His newest book, Words of Encouragement, is now available.

     

    Wayne has worked as a consultant or trainer for dozens of charities in Canada and the U.S. Hundreds of charities depend on Wayne to broaden and grow their fundraising. They use his writing in their websites, magazines, brochures and newsletters. He has been published in many periodicals including Planned Giving Today, Advancing Philanthropy, Nonprofit Times, 256 Magazine, and has twice been featured in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.

     

    Wayne has spoken to AFP International Conferences, Mensa, NASA, AFP Congress Toronto, Space and Missile Defense, Synovus Bank, Leadership Huntsville, Rotary conferences, Nonprofit University, National Philanthropy Day and many more.

     

    Wayne has served on the boards of three charitable organizations and volunteers for several more. Wayne earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and a law degree from Stetson University College of Law. He is an Eagle Scout and the father of two Eagle Scouts.

     

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    For 25 years predictive analytics has enabled nonprofits and higher education to identify planned giving prospects. As organizational data improves, the models become better as well as more targeted: bequest, annuity and CRT models are available for strategic prospect identification. This webinar will focus on the data behind these models, and the information you can use to better inform your institution of planned giving potential. We will recommend data to be collected, what to do with it, and related strategic implementation ideas to help your organization to increase planned giving revenue.

    For 25 years predictive analytics has enabled nonprofits and higher education to identify planned giving prospects.  As organizational data improves, the models become better as well as more targeted: bequest, annuity and CRT models are available for strategic prospect identification.  This webinar will focus on the data behind these models, and the information you can use to better inform your institution of planned giving potential.  We will recommend data to be collected, what to do with it, and related strategic implementation ideas to help your organization to increase planned giving revenue.

    Katherine Swank

    Principal Strategic Consultant

    Blackbaud

    I'm a consummate learner. I'm always learning something new and known for sharing what I’ve learned with others. From the practice of law to fundraising and management positions with Southwestern University School of Law, American Heart Association, Colorado Public Radio, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (HQ), and now at Blackbaud as a strategic analytics professional for 15 years, I've been learning about the planned gift donor and the data behind them. Planned gifts aren’t made in a vacuum; the speed of knowledge in our industry is increasing as are the tools we use to identify the best prospects for these gift types. Nothing is the same as it was when I started fundraising in 1989. Today, teams of data scientists combine thousands of bits of information with AI and robust analytics to understand the donors that make planned gifts. Lawrence and I are honored to share what we've found out to help us all better understand the planned gift donor and explore the data behind them.

    Lawrence Henze

    Senior Principal Analytics Architect

    Blackbaud

    I am committed to increasing the effectiveness and efficiency of fundraising and ancillary programs using data-driven strategies

     

    Lawrence Henze is the Senior Principal Analytics Architect for Blackbaud. During his career at Blackbaud, he has worked with nonprofits, colleges, and universities in both consultative sales and strategic implementation roles to encourage and facilitate the use of predictive analytics and related tools to promote fundraising success.

     

    Before joining Blackbaud, Lawrence founded Core Data Services, a groundbreaking analytics approach to fundraising, in 1998. (Blackbaud purchased Core Data in 2001, creating Blackbaud Analytics). Lawrence’s experience as a development officer at Carroll University (WI), the University of Wisconsin Foundation (Madison), and the University of Dayton provided the understanding and motivation to use statistics to challenge fundraising axioms and create data-driven solutions.

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    Join Altrata Senior Director of Higher Education, Matt Thompson, as he demonstrates how Wealth-X and RelSci can help you run interest-based searches amongst your donor base while leveraging your organization’s relationships in higher education and beyond. We will also discuss how to utilize this data in your prospecting or donor engagement strategy from annual fund to major giving levels.

    Join Altrata Senior Director of Higher Education, Matt Thompson, as he demonstrates how Wealth-X and RelSci can help you run interest-based searches amongst your donor base while leveraging your organization’s relationships in higher education and beyond. We will also discuss how to utilize this data in your prospecting or donor engagement strategy from annual fund to major giving levels.

    Matt Thompson

    Senior Director, Head of Education & Healthcare

    Altrata

    Matt Thompson is Senior Director and Head of Education & Healthcare at Altrata. Matt joined the Altrata team in 2019 and has excelled recognizing opportunities and maintaining long-lasting partnerships thanks to his comprehensive product knowledge and understanding of industry trends.  

    Matt has extensive sales experience having worked as a Strategic Account Executive for Blackbaud for more than 4 years.

    Matt also holds a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Iowa.

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    Recorded at Prospect Development 2022. Three years into revolutionizing their annual fundraising goal-setting process, Syracuse needed a way to produce solicitation data for all schools, colleges and central units in a timely fashion that didn’t unnecessarily drain personnel resources in the midst of a campaign and global pandemic. Further, senior leadership needed a pragmatic lens by which to view planned work and its likelihood of success, and managers needed comprehensive reports to view their frontline fundraisers’ activity. Join Syracuse University’s Assistant Director of Prospect Management and Assistant Director of Data Analytics to learn how they built a suite of Tableau dashboards that provides detailed insights into the university’s fundraising pipeline and optimizes individual and team portfolio management.

    Recorded at Prospect Development 2022

    Three years into revolutionizing their annual fundraising goal-setting process, Syracuse needed a way to produce solicitation data for all schools, colleges and central units in a timely fashion that didn’t unnecessarily drain personnel resources in the midst of a campaign and global pandemic. Further, senior leadership needed a pragmatic lens by which to view planned work and its likelihood of success, and managers needed comprehensive reports to view their frontline fundraisers’ activity. Join Syracuse University’s Assistant Director of Prospect Management and Assistant Director of Data Analytics to learn how they built a suite of Tableau dashboards that provides detailed insights into the university’s fundraising pipeline and optimizes individual and team portfolio management.

    Katie Pierce

    Director of Fundraising Intelligence & Analytics

    Syracuse University

    Katie Pierce has a B.A. in Physics from Hamilton College and is currently in the Applied Data Science M.S. program at Syracuse University.  She is the Assistant Director of Data Analytics in the office of Prospect Development and Analytics at Syracuse University where she develops analytic tools for pipeline analysis, forecasting, predictive analysis and data visualization reporting for both senior leadership and school/unit officers.

    Lindsay Scheuer

    Director of Prospect Management & Performance

    Syracuse University

    Lindsay Scheuer joined Syracuse University's Prospect Development & Analytics team in 2017, having previously worked in relationship management roles in secondary education and professional theater. She leads a team that directly supports advancement operations through strategic planning, goal setting, prospect pool development, and portfolio review.

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    Get 15 sessions offered at the Prospect Development 2022 Conference, held July 27-29, 2022.

    Get 15 sessions offered at the Prospect Development 2022 Conference, held July 27-29, 2022.

    • PD 2022 Apra Talks: The Context of Change: Perspectives on Philanthropy
    • Advanced Fundraising Reporting
    • Revamping Portfolio Consultations
    • Pipelines and Metrics and Engagement! Oh, my! A Journey Down the Yellow Brick Road to Creating an Action-Driven Performance Development Reporting Suite
    • How to Convert to a New CRM in 4,000 Easy Steps
    • Enabling Advanced Analytic Tools and Access to Data: Bringing technology and people together for better analytics
    • Leadership Buy in through Design Thinking in Advancement
    • Lessons We Should Have Known, But COVID Had to Teach Us
    • Bon Appétit: How to Properly Digest Stock Form Alphabet Soup and Footnote Word Salad
    • Diversifying your Prospect Pool: Methods and Approaches to Social Inclusion in Prospecting
    • How Summa Health Engaged Retired Physicians as Partners in Fundraising
    • The Evolution of Due Diligence at Stanford: Building the Plane While Flying It
    • Free Solo: Campaign Planning On Your Own
    • Insights from a New Prospect Researcher
    • Building Relationships Based on Love
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    What do you need to consider when you want to take your data analytics to the next level? To take your insights from Excel pivot tables to dynamic, automated business intelligence reports. With a strong foundation of data analysis, Pathways to Education Canada knew that to continuously improve and scale its donor data insights, it needed to implement new technologies and new approaches. Join us as we walk you through the considerations, initial implementations, and investments as we begin to level up our data insights. In this session, we will share our data governance, classification, and implementation methodology. We will talk about the successes and the challenges we faced along the way. If you are considering implementing business intelligence reporting, this session will help you understand what you need to consider to build a strong foundation.

    What do you need to consider when you want to take your data analytics to the next level? To take your insights from Excel pivot tables to dynamic, automated business intelligence reports. With a strong foundation of data analysis, Pathways to Education Canada knew that to continuously improve and scale its donor data insights, it needed to implement new technologies and new approaches. Join us as we walk you through the considerations, initial implementations, and investments as we begin to level up our data insights.

     

    In this session, we will share our data governance, classification, and implementation methodology. We will talk about the successes and the challenges we faced along the way. If you are considering implementing business intelligence reporting, this session will help you understand what you need to consider to build a strong foundation.

    Liz Rejman

    Director, Fundraising Operations

    Pathways to Education

    Liz is an expert development operations; with a focus on automation, workflows and prospect management. She has spent her entire career working in the not-for-profit sector with arts organizations, healthcare foundations, and higher education institutions. She has instructed at both Western University on the topic of technology in the not-for-profit sector and at Georgian College on prospect research. She has shared her knowledge and expertise on prospect research, database management, ethics in prospect development, and using social media for prospect research at numerous Canadian and international conferences including AFP Congress, Apra, Apra Canada, and AHP Canada. She is the co-editor and contributor to the book "Prospect Research in Canada: An Essential Guide for Researchers and Fundraisers". Liz is a Trustee of the Apra Foundation Board of Trustees.

    Alex Gregory

    Director of Business Intelligence

    Pathways to Education Canada

    (He/Him) enjoys managing teams dedicated to understanding data and
    developing innovative data products to enable strategic decision making. He has
    over 12 years of experience conducting quantitative analysis, developing
    advanced analytical data products, and leading a professional data team. 
    He is new to the non-profit space having previously worked in transportation
    and retail.  Alex obtained his Masters Degree in Economics from the
    University of Ottawa and holds a Professional Certificate in Data Science.

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    Recorded at Prospect Development 2022. As prospect development professionals, we are often tasked with providing the most relevant insights into data, finding the “best” prospects, informing strategy, and conducting analyses. All of this is based in data – but are we managing this data, these recommendations, these insights as efficiently as we can? How do you as a prospect development professional or other partner provide actionable data? How do you ensure you’re analyzing the “right” things without wasting time? How do you encourage or influence your partners to ask strategic questions and ensure you can efficiently answer? How do you get access to data without needing customized reports or help from other areas of the organization? What datapoints have consistent definitions, and who decides what those definitions are? How do you tailor work to meet individual needs without overwhelming your team or other teams with personalization for different data? Do you empower gift officers or other partners to do their own research/reporting/analytics? What are the pros/cons of doing so? How do you manage that? Join Katie Princo, Research Team Lead, and Aron Sage, Business Intelligence Team Lead, as they delve into the data landscape at the University of Colorado. Though they will share stories and examples, this presentation will focus more on the philosophy and approach rather than pitching one solution or tool, striving to help attendees improve their own approaches to determine what makes the most sense at their organizations.

    Recorded at Prospect Development 2022.

    As prospect development professionals, we are often tasked with providing the most relevant insights into data, finding the “best” prospects, informing strategy, and conducting analyses. All of this is based in data – but are we managing this data, these recommendations, these insights as efficiently as we can? How do you as a prospect development professional or other partner provide actionable data? How do you ensure you’re analyzing the “right” things without wasting time? How do you encourage or influence your partners to ask strategic questions and ensure you can efficiently answer? How do you get access to data without needing customized reports or help from other areas of the organization? What datapoints have consistent definitions, and who decides what those definitions are? How do you tailor work to meet individual needs without overwhelming your team or other teams with personalization for different data? Do you empower gift officers or other partners to do their own research/reporting/analytics? What are the pros/cons of doing so? How do you manage that? Join Katie Princo, Research Team Lead, and Aron Sage, Business Intelligence Team Lead, as they delve into the data landscape at the University of Colorado. Though they will share stories and examples, this presentation will focus more on the philosophy and approach rather than pitching one solution or tool, striving to help attendees improve their own approaches to determine what makes the most sense at their organizations.

    Kathryn Frances Princo

    Advancement Strategy Analyst

    University of Colorado

    I’m an Advancement Strategy Analyst who has been with the University of Colorado Strategy team since 2017.  I previously worked on the College of Music Advancement team on the CU Boulder campus.  I graduated with a bachelor's in music composition from the University of Michigan and a master's in music composition from the University of Colorado Boulder.  My primary passions are identifying new donors, building systems to forward on the best leads, and data analysis and integrity.  Outside of work I compose music, play the organ and piano, run, hike, cook, and read.

    Aron Sage

    Business Intelligence Team Lead

    University of Colorado

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    Through conversation with data science professionals representing a variety of industries and perspectives, this webinar will cover topics such as bias prevention, reporting, examples of implementing new data collection practices, and communicating data in a way that captures stakeholder attention. *This Webinar is worth (1) CFRE Credit

    Through conversation with data science professionals representing a variety of industries and perspectives, this webinar will cover topics such as bias prevention, reporting, examples of implementing new data collection practices, and communicating data in a way that captures stakeholder attention.


    *This Webinar is worth (1) CFRE Credit

    K Shelton

    Director, Analytics & Business Intelligence

    The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

    K Shelton (they/them) is the Director of Analytics & Business Intelligence at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business where they are responsible for the quality and usability of alumni data across all systems and scenarios. K previously worked on UChicago’s central Alumni Engagement & Annual Giving Team as Senior Assistant Director of Global Engagement & Affinity Programs, then as Associate Director of Data Strategy & Analysis, before joining Chicago Booth in November of 2021. K has a background in customer service, fine art, and psychology. When they are not toiling with data, you can find K engaging in a variety of creative activities such as landscaping, painting/drawing, and home decorating.

    Meena Das

    Founder & Philanthropy Analytics Consultant

    NamasteData

    Meena Das (she/her/hers) is a nonprofit analytics consultant with her own practice, NamasteData. She focuses on designing equitable research tools and analyzing people engagement. Meena appreciates spending her time outside work as a mentor to immigrants and as pro bono research advisor to small shops. Her three recent favorite projects are talking about IDEA-led data and research through her LinkedIn-based newsletter data uncollected, publishing her first kindle e-book "Some Data Posts" - a collection of essays on intersection of inclusive research and personal identity, and building a virtual school for advancing equity through data, “Data Is For Everyone”. 

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 03/02/2022

    Grateful patient programs are only as good as the data that they're based on. Windfall works with more than 700 nonprofits across the country. Based on our work with customers, we have created a maturity curve and a five-step program that helps to supercharge your grateful patient prospecting and donations. In this session, we will cover: - Best practices for data-driven grateful patient programs - Key workflows for grateful patient programs - What data you need to achieve success - How to best utilize machine learning and AI

    Grateful patient programs are only as good as the data that they're based on. Windfall works with more than 700 nonprofits across the country. Based on our work with customers, we have created a maturity curve and a five-step program that helps to supercharge your grateful patient prospecting and donations.

     

    In this session, we will cover:

    - Best practices for data-driven grateful patient programs

    - Key workflows for grateful patient programs

    - What data you need to achieve success

    - How to best utilize machine learning and AI

    Jessica Tait

    Sr. Director of Product Marketing

    Windfall

    Jessica is a senior director of product Marketing at Windfall. Jessica has a decade worth of experience working with customers in the data and analytics space. Prior to Windfall, Jessica has worked at leading technology companies like Drawbridge, RadiumOne and Merit. Jessica graduated with a degree in economics and music from Columbia University and has an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

    Byu Jareonvongrayab

    Data Science Product Manager

    Windfall

    Byu is a data science product manager at Windfall. Byu works directly with Windfall’s data science team to help support 100+ predictive models built on Windfall’s advanced machine learning infrastructure. Prior to Windfall, Byu worked with Data Science teams at Google and was a senior data scientist at Oracle Data Cloud. Byu graduated with undergraduate and graduate degrees in biomedical engineering and applied mathematics & statistics from The Johns Hopkins University.

  • Contains 1 Component(s) Recorded On: 12/08/2021

    ​“Big data” can help nonprofits predict future behavior precisely and provide an important competitive edge. But how do you prevent information overload and derive these insights efficiently? The key is to make “big data” more manageable. Data must predict things worth predicting, identify problems worth fixing, and opportunities worth pursuing. In this webinar, we discuss why wealth and predictive modeling are so powerful, how they interact, and the importance of considering a holistic approach to your segmentation strategy.

    “Big data” can help nonprofits predict future behavior precisely and provide an important competitive edge.

     But how do you prevent information overload and derive these insights efficiently?

     The key is to make “big data” more manageable. Data must predict things worth predicting, identify problems worth fixing, and opportunities worth pursuing.

     In this webinar, we discuss why wealth and predictive modeling are so powerful, how they interact, and the importance of considering a holistic approach to your segmentation strategy.

    This webinar is worth one (1) CFRE point.

    Katherine Swank

    Principal Strategic Consultant

    Blackbaud

    I'm a consummate learner. I'm always learning something new and known for sharing what I’ve learned with others. From the practice of law to fundraising and management positions with Southwestern University School of Law, American Heart Association, Colorado Public Radio, National Multiple Sclerosis Society (HQ), and now at Blackbaud as a strategic analytics professional for 15 years, I've been learning about the planned gift donor and the data behind them. Planned gifts aren’t made in a vacuum; the speed of knowledge in our industry is increasing as are the tools we use to identify the best prospects for these gift types. Nothing is the same as it was when I started fundraising in 1989. Today, teams of data scientists combine thousands of bits of information with AI and robust analytics to understand the donors that make planned gifts. Lawrence and I are honored to share what we've found out to help us all better understand the planned gift donor and explore the data behind them.