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Bringing Together Great Causes and Great People: How to hire great development people and/or advance your development career

Marlboro College Center for New Leadership & The Association of Fundraising Professionals - Northern New England

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)

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Registration Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Conference Full Price Jan 30, 2017 $125.00 $4.12
Discount (for AFP-NNE members & Marlboro Alum Jan 30, 2017 $110.00 $3.74

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AFP-NNE in collaboration with Marlboro College Center for New Leadership is offering a 1-day conference to bring together fundraising professionals looking to grow and organizations thinking about hiring fundraising professionals.

Many non-profits, and the fundraising profession in general, suffer from high employee turnover. Part of the problem is poor processes for defining positions, hiring, on-boarding, managing and developing employees. Meanwhile, in the next several decades, a large cohort of experienced fundraisers will retire. There is a lack of programs at schools and little publicity about entering the profession, developing a career in development and about the rewards and status of fundraising professionals. Students, or managers and employees at non-profits who are involved in fundraising part time wonder what the path is, how to position themselves and what the future looks like as a full time development professional. This mini-conference is conceived to address those issues.

There will be workshop sessions in the morning, a panel discussion and closing keynote address in the afternoon with plenty of time for networking, as well as a provided breakfast and lunch!

 

FACILITATORS

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Charma Bonanno, Director of Development, Weston Playhouse

Charma ​joined the staff in the fall of 2014, but has been in the Weston family for decades. On stage, she performed in several summer seasons here in Weston in such roles as Velma Kelly in "Chicago," Lucy Brown in "The Threepenny Opera," and Prudie Cupp in the inaugural ​Rod & Gun Club production, "Pump Boys and Dinettes," as well as productions in theaters in Chicago, New York, and across the U.S. After the birth of her son, Charma pursued her other passion for small business, working with several start-ups and rapidly growing companies. She was most notably the Financial Manager at a New York legal staffing firm for nine years before bringing her broad experience to fundraising for Weston. She is married to Weston Playhouse actor David Bonanno, and is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music (CCM).



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Maryann LaCroix Lindberg, CFRE, President and Founder Philanthrophy Resource Group

Maryann LaCroix Lindberg is President and founder of Philanthropy Resource Group, a non-profit consulting firm that provides support to non-profit organizations throughout New England. She brings to the non-profit world more than 35 years of experience in fundraising, non-profit and board management and consulting, marketing and public relations, financial investment and community relations. Most recently VP for Advancement at Keene State College, she has worked at institutions that range from small non-profits to large institutions such as Penn State and the University at Buffalo and has raised more than $100 Million over the course of her career.

Having received a B. A. from Bucknell University and an M. B. A. from Penn State University, Maryann is also a Leadership NH alumna from the Class of 2011. She is past board chair of the Greater Keene Chamber of Commerce, is Board Vice President of the Planned Giving Council of NH & VT, a 30-plus year member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, and is very involved with regional arts organizations. She and her husband reside in Swanzey, NH, and have two grown children and two big dogs. On the rare occasions when she is not working or volunteering with non-profits, Maryann loves to grow flowers and swim off the coast of Maine.



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Andrea Seaton, Director of Development & Community Relations at Grace Cottage Hospital

Andrea is a native of Stamford, CT. She graduated from Princeton University with a major in English and a minor in French. During the time that she was Corporate Communications Manager at AMAX, a Fortune 500 mining company based in Greenwich, CT, she earned her MBA in Marketing at Fordham University. In 1985, she moved to Vermont and opened a gourmet take-out and catering business at the base of Mount Snow. After selling the business in 1989, she worked as a reporter for The Deerfield Valley News and Green Mountain Courier and as an indexer for Newsbank. In 1997, she joined Grace Cottage Foundation as an administrative assistant and, a year later, became Director of Development and then Executive Director of Grace Cottage Foundation. She and her husband live in East Dover, VT, and have two grown children.


 

MODERATOR of Panel Discussion

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Kenneth R. Goebel, Planned Giving Officer, Keene State College

Ken has spent his professional career in and around fundraising. He raised private support throughout his 21 years as a YMCA director in NH and NY for both program support and capital projects. He then raised private support from alumni, friends, and corporations for 5 institutions of higher education, eventually retiring in June 2016 as the planned giving officer from Keene State College. “For me, it’s all about the relationships between the donors and the institutions. Sharing the vision of making a difference for children, students, and communities has been the catalyst that has allowed me to be successful with donors.”

Ken lives in Swanzey NH with his wife Lorraine and when not fundraising you’ll find Ken out of doors hiking, climbing, or playing golf. 


 

 KEYNOTE SPEAKER

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John Clark, Practice Group Leader, Development & Finance Practice, Carney, Sandoe & Associates

John attended Moses Brown School in Providence, RI, before graduating from Phillips Academy, Andover, MA. Earned a B.A. in American Studies from Yale University, New Haven, CT. He served internationally as Director of Advancement at the American School in London, UK from 2008-11. Previously at Loomis Chaffee in Windsor, CT, in the positions of Director of Planned Giving (1991-97), Director of Development (1997-2007) and Director of Institutional Advancement (2007-2008).

Additionally, John taught U.S. History, coached soccer and tennis and was a dorm master at Stevenson School, Pebble Beach, CA, from 1973-75. He taught Social Studies at Rochester (Vermont) High School from 1975-76 before working in advertising at Wm. Filene & Sons in Boston, MA, and in newspapers, serving as General Manager of The Register, in Yarmouth Port, MA.He has co-chaired District I and CASE Europe conferences for the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and served as a Board member of the Planned Giving Group of New England. 

Have questions about Bringing Together Great Causes and Great People: How to hire great development people and/or advance your development career? Contact Marlboro College Center for New Leadership & The Association of Fundraising Professionals - Northern New England

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Marlboro College Graduate School
28 Vernon St
Brattleboro, VT 05301

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (EST)


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Marlboro College Center for New Leadership & The Association of Fundraising Professionals - Northern New England

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Marlboro College Center for New Leadership

The Center for New Leadership at Marlboro College is a community focused on exploring and applying new approaches to leadership. Working with mission-driven individuals, organizations and coalitions, we build leadership capacity through teaching, coaching and consulting.

marlboro.edu/cnl

The Association of Fundraising Professionals - Northern New England

AFP-NNE provides ethical expertise and guidance to practitioners of philanthropy through education, training, mentoring, networking and advocacy. We represent fundraising professionals from Maine, New Hampshire, and Vermont who are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of ethics and professionalism.

www.afp-nne.org/



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