2020 National Conference

March 2-4, 2020
Loews Hotel, Philadelphia, PA

Conference Agenda

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Presentation Title
 8:00 AM - 5:30 PM Registration 
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
 Pre-Conference Session: New Foundation Leader Training
 Engaging School Districts and Partners in Student Impact Initiatives
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-Conference Session: Training for Experienced Leaders
 The Impact of Education Foundations: A Mixed Methods Statewide Analysis
 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM Pre-Conference Session: Emerging Foundation Training

 Everything You Need to Know to Build Your Annual Campaign Strategy from Year-End Appeals to Major Gifts

 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
 Pre-Conference Member-Only Session
 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Industry Leadership Council Committee Meeting 
 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
 Welcome Reception

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration, Exhibits Open, Networking Breakfast
 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
 9:00 AM - 9:45 AM
 Keynote 1 - Cheryl Dorsey, Echoing Green
 9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Break
 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
 Workshop Session A
 Skip the Red Carpet

 Student Programs
 Community Engagement - Building the Case for Broader Support

 Board Development
 Forging a High Performing Board-Staff Partnership

 Put Your Website to Work: A Deep Dive into Digital Trends

 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Workshop Session B
  Fundraising Small Shop Foundations

 Student Programs
 Understanding and Responding to the Hunger Needs in Your District

 Board Development
 Navigating Structural Changes During a Critical Campaign


 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
 Networking Lunch

 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM
 Keynote 2 - Charles Best, DonorsChoose
 Connecting the Public to Public Schools
 2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
 Workshop Session C

 Experiencing Explosive Growth: Annual Sponsorship and the 5% Rule

 Student Programs
 Bringing Afterschool Enrichment to Your School Stress Free

 Board Development
 Have the Best Education Foundation Board Meetings Ever!

 It's All About Community! Attracting and Engaging Champions for Education

 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
 Network with Vendors

 7:00 PM
 NSFA State Leaders' Dinner (By Invitation Only)

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Registration, Breakfast, Exhibit Hall
 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
 Workshop Session D

 Community Collaborations Create STEAM for Students

 Student Programs
 Developing a Grant Workflow

 Board Development
 Strategic Planning: The Importance of Planning

 Importance of Community Involvement with Education Foundations

 Marketing/Communications A Lesson Plan in Bringing Business Community Support to Schools
 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Break
 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM Keynote 3 - Sharif El-Mekki, The Center for Black Educator Development
 11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
 Awards and Closing Presentation 
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