Upcoming Programs

    • March 02, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • March 04, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • The Loews Hotel, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
    Register


    Don’t miss this extraordinary opportunity to learn from innovative and highly skilled education foundation leaders and philanthropy experts from across the country!

    View the Conference Webpage and Agenda

    About the Keynote Speakers


    Charles Best
    CEO and Founder
    DonorsChoose.org


    Read Charles's Bio





    Cheryl D
    orsey
    President
    Echoing Green

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    Sharif El-Mekki
    CEO
    Center for Black Educator Development

    Read Sharif's Bio



    About the Venue



    Loews Philadelphia Hotel
    1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107


    Room Block: National School Foundation Association
    Guaranteed Room Rate: $189
    Room Block Closes on Wednesday, February 5, 2020
    Hotel Reservations: 1-866-575-6397 or 1-800-235-6397

    Reserve your room online here.

    *Please Note* When making your room reservations, remember that 2020 is a leap year! Pre-Conference sessions will begin on Monday, March 2, 2020, preceded by the Board meeting on Sunday, March 1, 2020.

    Parking Information
    Valet GPS address: 12 South 12th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Valet Parking is provided at the hotel for $45 per day/ per car plus 22.5% city park tax. Self Parking options are available within two block radius of the hotel as this is not provided on property.


    Registration Fees

    Early Bird - through 12/31/19

    • Member - $385
    • Non-Member - $465

    Standard

    • Member - $450
    • Non-Member - $530

    Pre-Conference Sessions

    • $125

    Cancellations

    Cancellations must be sent in writing via email on or before February 3, 2020 and will be subject to a $95 administrative fee.  No partial or full refund will be made after this date for failure to attend.

    Interested in sponsoring the Conference? Click here for more information

    • March 02, 2020
    • 8:00 AM
    • March 04, 2020
    • 12:00 PM
    • The Loews Hotel, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
    Registration is closed


    The National School Foundation Association's National Conference is your unique opportunity to increase visibility for your company and to cultivate and enhance one-on-one business relationships with education foundation leaders.

    Benefits are designed for maximum visibility at the Conference for your company. Last year, 300 attendees from 151 organizations served 3M students collectively, raised $911M, and had $543M in net assets. An average of 38.7% of students were eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch.

    Sponsorship Opportunities include:

    • Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum packages
    • Exhibit Booth
    • Welcome Reception Sponsor
    • Meal/Refresher Sponsor
    • Program Advertisements
    • and more!

    View sponsorship inclusions and fees in the Sponsorship Spec Sheet. Click here to see a list of our 2020 Sponsors.

    All sponsors with exhibit booths will have the opportunity to distribute a giveaway item selected from people who have visited their booth! In addition, all exhibitors and sponsors are welcome to join our attendees to network at the Welcome Reception on Monday, March 2, 2020!

    Registration Information

    Deadline: All program advertisements, company logos, and 50-word descriptions are due by February 3, 2020 for inclusion in printed materials.

    *Any Conference Registration included in a package or exhibit booth is for the Conference sessions and receptions only. This does not include any Pre-Conference activities on March 1, 2020.

    Questions? Contact us at info@schoolfoundations.org or 410.527.0780.

    About the Venue

    Loews Philadelphia Hotel
    1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 19107


    Room Block: National School Foundation Association
    Guaranteed Room Rate: $189
    Room Block Closes on Wednesday, February 5, 2020
    Hotel Reservations: 1-866-575-6397 or 1-800-235-6397
    Reserve your room online here.

    Parking Information
    Valet GPS address: 12 South 12th St., Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Valet Parking is provided at the hotel for $45 per day/ per car plus 22.5% city park tax. Self Parking options are available within two block radius of the hotel as this is not provided on property.



    • March 02, 2020
    • 2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    • Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA, 19107
    Register

    A Special NSFA Members-Only Pre-conference Workshop

    Join your NSFA Member peers for this unique opportunity to network and learn from Kiki L'Italien, CEO, Amplified Growth, Association Chat & Senior Consultant, Tecker International.

    View a preview of the special members-only content here!

    Learn how to move past the vanity metrics and get to social media marketing that produces real results. A marketing strategy that makes a difference to your organization, and to the world, starts with a clarity of purpose and a keen understanding about your audience. The content grows from there!

    Once you understand how the different elements of a digital marketing ecosystem work together, and the combinations of tactics that are best for achieving results, you’ll never waste your time on random social media posts again!

    This workshop will help you reclaim your time and sanity. Get inspired and feel confident in your plan for social media and why you are going to do what you are going to do next.

    Key Messages

    •    What to prioritize in your digital marketing and why
    •    How to amplify your organization’s voice online
    •    The last social media to-do list for cultivating community that you’ll ever need

    About the Speaker

    As CEO and Host for Association Chat, an online community and media platform for the association industry, KiKi L’Italien reaches over 32k industry professionals each month. Members connect with the Association Chat community throughout the week. Podcast guests have included Seth Godin, Nir Eyal, Scott Stratten, Dorie Clark, Radha and Miki Agrawal, Sam Horn, and many others.

    KiKi serves as senior consultant for Tecker International for communications strategy. As a speaker, she has graced many stages as keynote and session leader. For the past several years, she’s also served as a visiting lecturer for the capstone Masters Technology Management class at Georgetown University. She was also a contributing author to the books, The Component Relations Handbook (2nd ed., ASAE, 2012) and Social Networking for Nonprofits: Increasing Engagement in a Mobile and Web 2.0 World (ASAE, 2010).


    Registration for this workshop is for NSFA Members only and is FREE with your paid 2020 National Conference Registration. Click Here to Register!

    • March 03, 2020
    • 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    • Loews Philadelphia Hotel, 1200 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107
    Register


    Industry Leadership Council Reception

    Please join the NSFA Board of Directors and Executive Director for a reception in your honor. This is our chance to thank you for your work on the Industry Leadership Council (ILC) and celebrate what lies ahead for NSFA, the ILC, and your own foundations.

    Hors d'Oeuvres will be served. Open bar will be available.

    This event is complimentary but RSVP is required.
    Click here to RSVP and
    use the special code you received in your email.

    The event will be held in the PSFS Room on the 33rd floor
    of the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

    You don't want to miss these views!

    • April 07, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    About the Webinar

    During the hurricane seasons of 2017 and 2018, Florida was hit hard by major storms-Irma in 2017 as Category 4 in the Keys and then again as Category 3 in Marco Island on the mainland, and Michael in 2018 as near Category 5 and the strongest on record to hit the Florida Panhandle. Communities in these storms' path were heavily impacted including schools, teachers and students disrupted with school damage and closings and families' home life upended due to personal losses and devastation.  Schools were also impacted during the 2017-18 school year due to an influx of students from Puerto Rico and the Caribbean Islands after Hurricane Maria ravaged those islands and a school shooter killed 17 lives at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Broward County. Join this presentation on how Florida's local education foundations and the statewide membership network responded to these tragedies, what they learned and how they are preparing for future disasters.

    About the Speakers

    Mary Chance
    President

    Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

    Mary Chance serves as president for the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF), the membership organization that develops the capacity and resources of Florida’s local education foundations in partnership with key stakeholders. Currently, the CFEF represents 67 county-wide education foundations that raise more than $64 million annually for targeted initiatives to increase student achievement.


    Tracy Burger

    Director of Member Development

    Consortium of Florida Education Foundations

    Tracy Burger has been with the Consortium of Florida Education Foundations (CFEF) since 2012 and currently serves as Director of Member Development for the statewide organization. The CFEF is the membership organization for the 67 county-wide local education foundations in the state of Florida and provides professional development, board development and support, and networking and funding opportunities for members.

    Tracy completes regular needs assessments of member foundations and provides one-on-one support as indicated in the form of strategic planning, board development and other training resources for capacity and foundation sustainability. She is responsible for the oversight, management and continuous improvement of the CFEF’s Foundations for Excellence Quality Standards, including vetting best practices and outside resources and initiating professional development for members.

    • May 05, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    • Webinar
    Register

    About the Webinar

    Trust.  It is vital to so many of our relationships, and the one between a district’s staff and their foundation is no different.  In this webinar, we will discuss a few key tasks to accomplish on the road to building a strong rapport with your staff. Showing your staff that you are adding value on a regular basis of course meets your mission, but it also can lead to some real fundraising wins. The staff in Putnam City rank collectively in our top five donors! We’ll learn how to execute a robust employee giving program step-by-step, and witness how investing in the staff-foundation relationship leads to big successes for students.

    About the Speakers

    Jennifer Seal
    Putnam City Schools Foundation


    With over 10 years of classroom experience, Jennifer Seal came to the Putnam City Schools Foundation passionate about supporting teachers and staff in her home district of Putnam City Schools. In the four years she's been President, revenue has increased by more than 15% and participation in the employee giving program known as Friends of the Foundation has increased by 20% over the past two years. The teachers and staff in Putnam City are the single biggest source of donors to the Foundation.
    In addition to her work, Jennifer volunteers regularly for her church and her university where she graduated summa cum laude before receiving the James Madison Fellowship to obtain a Master's degree. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her husband.

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