Circle Up at the Engage Roundtables!
Happy Engage week, everyone! So far, we've talked about the conference itself and the tremendous speakers we have lined up for the three main cases studies, keynote and closing session. Today, meet our roundtable facilitators.
Engage will feature two roundtable sessions, each covering the same topics to give folks a chance to join two different discussions. What I love about the roundtables is that they are almost completely attendee-driven. The moderators say a quick hi and share an overview of the topic, but then the discussion is steered by the questions posed by the guests at the table. It's just another of the many opportunities Engage offers for you to talk turkey with the pros who are participating in the conference, as well as chat with fellow fundraisers who may share your concerns, questions and challenges.
Here's the roster:
Roundtable 1: Retention
Facilitator: Jennifer Bielat, SVP, Integrated Marketing, Easter Seals
Title: Donor Retention: Which Donors to Focus on Retaining and Key Tactics for Retention
Description: Let's discuss the important role donor retention plays, share retention best practices and discuss which donors are best to target for retention efforts.
Roundtable 2: Board Development
Facilitator: F. Duke Haddad, Executive Director of Developmpent, Salvation Army, Indiana Division and Senior Principal Consultant, G J Mongon & Co.
Title: The Keys to Effective Board Development
Description: Let's discuss ways to select board members and how best to utilize each member's unique set of skills to maximize board efficiency and aid in fundraising.
Roundtable 3: Marketing and Fundraising
Facilitators: Heather Wallace, VP, Marketing, City Harvest; Nancy Schwartz, Marketing Consultant & Trainer, Getting Attention!
Title: Marketing and Fundraising: Getting to a Unified Voice That Spurs Action
Description: Join us to discuss how you can guide your fundraising and marketing teams to understand, value and communicate on each other's goals, campaigns in a unified voice — which is a must to motivate the actions you want — giving, volunteering and more. We'll share strategies and frustrations. Looking forward to learning with and from you!