2020 National Conference

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

Conference Agenda

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Monday, March 2, 2020

Time
Topic
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

Time
Topic
Presentation
 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM Registration, Exhibits Open, Networking Breakfast
 
 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
 Welcome
 
 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
 
 
 Fundraising
 Skip the Red Carpet

 Student Programs
 Community Engagement - Building the Case for Broader Support

 Board Development
 Forging a High Performing Board-Staff Partnership

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



 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
 Break
 
 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

 Marketing/Communications
 



 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
 Break

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


 Fundraising
 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!

 Marketing/Communications
 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

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

 Fundraising
 Community Collaborations Create STEAM for Students

 Student Programs
 Developing a Grant Workflow

 Board Development
 Strategic Planning: The Importance of Planning

 Marketing/Communications
 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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