Monthly Meeting- Morning Forum

When: 05/20/2014 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Where: The Westin Hotel, 601 South College Street, Charlotte, NC? 28202

Join us for breakfast and your choice of one of three sessions:

From the Gridiron to the Sandbox: Sponsorship Tips and Trends
Sponsorship is a key part of any fundraising program that relies on events or corporations for support.  The landscape of corporate support has changed dramatically over the last few years and it is important for any fundraiser to adapt to these changes.  Our panelists bring a unique perspective to sponsorships and will offer takeaways you can implement in your sponsorship program.

Mara Campolungo is the Founder and Executive Director of The Sandbox,  a Charlotte-based nonprofit that supports the families of children battling cancer and other life changing illness. She is a 25 year marketing and brand expert having built multimillion-dollar organizations from the ground up. The Sandbox leverages in-kind and earned revenue from corporate sponsorships to drive The Sandbox' mission

Mike Mahoney is a Sports Marketing Executive for the Carolina Panthers. Over the past nine years, Mike has worked with sponsors and advertisers to increase sales, brand awareness, and meet marketing goals. Mike has been involved in all aspects of the Panthers assets; digital, print, radio, interactive, TV and social media, to provide custom sponsorship programs and hospitality events for B2B firms wanting to reach key decision makers.
Prospect Research:  From upgrading annual donors, to cultivating major donors
Prospect Research is a foundational part of any fundraising program. This program will focus on practical advice that delve into prospect research, management, and analytics. Our panel will also discuss ways fundraisers can be more effective and raise more money.

Cindy Manshack is the Executive Director of Research and Advancement Services. She oversees prospect research and prospect management in support of Queens' major gift fundraising efforts. She has been with Queens since 1989, and headed the university's annual giving program from 1995 to 2002, when she moved into her current position.

Randy Peterson is Vice President of Fundraising Solutions for The Pursuant group, a full service fundraising agency and consultancy, where he works with all aspects of major giving programs with clients such as Children's Hospital of Philly. Prior to joining pursuant, Randy was the Director of Major Gifts for Autism Speaks and was the Senior Associate at Charitable Partners. Randy also was the Executive Director of the Delta Sigma Phi Foundation.

Ten Things Every Early Career Development Professional Should Know
The first 90 days on the job as a new development professional are some of the most chaotic of one's career. Even after the first year, most early career development professionals will say that they are learning something new every single day.  In this lighthearted but substantive session, early career development professionals, their managers, and those considering a career change to the nonprofit sector will get the inside scoop on topics not typically included in the organizational handbook. Josh Jacobson (Next Stage Consulting) and Arden McLaughlin (Charlotte Mecklenburg Library) will cover a wide variety topics, from personal brand and online habits to donor prospecting and knowledge-building, in a session that aims to be straight-shooting and engaging.

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