Four Pillars Conference & Fund Stewardship Workshop (Chicago)

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Loyola University Chicago, Wintrust Hall

16 E Pearson St.

Schreiber Center, 9th Floor

Chicago, IL 60611

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Join the Donor Relations Guru Group for a unique, one-day donor relations conference! Our energetic speakers represent the best in the profession and deliver an interactive learning experience filled with dynamic content and real-life examples that will teach you the basics of donor relations as well as new industry trends.

Our engaging sessions will cover each of the Four Pillars of Donor Relations—acknowledgment, stewardship, recognition, and engagement. Our experts will bring each topic to life as they share personal stories of tragedies, triumph, ridicule, and redemption. You’ll leave inspired and energized, equipped with tangible ideas that you can implement immediately with any size staff or budget.

Designed for intentionally small audiences to maximize collaboration and idea sharing, the Four Pillars conference offers something for both new and experienced professionals—and it’s a great networking opportunity!​

Join us for an additional half-day workshop on the principals of fund stewardship, compliance, and financial utilization. As we know, getting the gift in the door is only half the battle. Once it’s on the books, our jobs in Donor Relations begin with the long-term process of ensuring the funds are spent in accordance with donor intent, to maximum capacity, and reported on annually to the donors.

This dedicated workshop will focus on setting the stage with effective and sustainable gift agreements, fund audit and monitoring best practices, donor-centered stewardship activities including a deep dive into fund reporting, and much more. We will explore this complex issue while identifying key partners and data needs, as well as discuss the role of Donor Relations professionals in this arena. Whether you are new to this space, or need a refresher on the “science side of the house”, this workshop is for you!

AGENDA FOR DAY 1:

9:00 AM | Introduction: Roadmap to the Four Pillars
9:15 AM | Acknowledgments
10:30 AM | Break
10:45 AM | Stewardship & Reporting
12:00 PM | Lunch: Roundtable Discussions
1:00 PM | Recognition
2:15 PM | Break
2:30 PM | Engagement
3:45 PM | Wrap-up

AGENDA FOR DAY 2 FUND STEWARDSHIP WORKSHOP:

9:00 AM | Introduction
9:15 AM | The Role of Gift Agreements & Fund Acceptance in Stewardship
10:00 AM | Fund Audit & Utilization Best Practices
10:45 AM | Break
11:00 AM | Fund Impact Reporting
12:00 PM | The Role of Donor Relations & Next Steps

LOCATION:

Loyola University Chicago at Wintrust Hall (Schreiber Center, 9th floor)
16 E Pearson St.
Chicago, IL 60611

COST:

October 24, 2019 (Agenda) - Four Pillars Conference - $300 ($250 if purchased by July 15, 2019)

October 25, 2019 - Fund Stewardship Workshop - $150 ($100 if purchased by July 15, 2019)

Both Days - Four Pillars Conference & Fund Stewardship Workshop - $400 ($300 if purchased by July 15, 2019)

Breakfast is included both days and, thanks to our friends at ThankView, lunch and a snack are included on October 24.

HOTEL:

Kimpton Hotel Palomar Chicago
505 North State Street, Chicago, Illinois 60654

Click here to book a room with our group rate or call 800-546-7866 and reference the Donor Relations Guru room block or group code C5J to ensure you receive the group rate. The cutoff date for the group rate is September 23, 2019.


CFRE CREDIT:

This conference has been approved for CFRE continuing education credits. The breakdown for points is as follows: 4 Pillars Day 1 (6 points), Workshop Day 2 (3 points), both days (9 points)


SPONSORS:

We're able to make our conferences affordable because of partnerships with our sponsors. Special thanks to our friends at ThankView and MSP Cultivate for all they do for us!






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Loyola University Chicago, Wintrust Hall

16 E Pearson St.

Schreiber Center, 9th Floor

Chicago, IL 60611

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

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