The Salvation Army Inspire Change Conference

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The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii

91-3257 Kualakai Parkway

Ewa Beach, HI 96706

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The Salvation Army welcomes you to attend the INSPIRE CHANGE 2019 Board Development & Fundraising Conference held at the Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. This conference aims to provide Salvation Army advisory board members, officers, and other nonprofit organizations tools and strategies to take advisory boards and fundraising to the next level. Our goal is to collaboratively share best practices, address challenges, and ultimately inspire change in our communities. Register NOW to learn more about:

  • Board Development & Engagement

  • Corporate Fundraising

  • Gift Planning

  • Transformational Events

  • Campaigning for the Future

  • Developing the Next Generation of Leaders

  • Grants & Foundation Funding

Take advantage of the nonprofit discount of only $50! Breakfast and lunch included.

Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. followed by continental breakfast at 8:00 a.m.

Registration will close on Sunday, February 10, 2019.

For questions please contact Leilani Diga at 808.440.1870 or email leilani.diga@usw.salvationarmy.org.

Our Speakers

Lani Starkey, JD, LLM, CPA – Principal / Chief Instructor, Fifty Rock Consulting LLC.

Lani Starkey is the founder of Fifty Rock Consulting, LLC, and a nationally-recognized philanthropic planning expert. He is an accomplished consultant, fundraiser, tax attorney, former accountant, professor, coach, and presenter. He is also an Adjunct Professor at the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Previously, Lani was Associate Vice President at University of Hawaii Foundation, where he led the Principal Gifts and Estate and Gift Planning departments. In his Foundation role, he was a lead gift strategist and partnered with academic leadership, a large team of development staff, and professional advisors to achieve innovative, high-impact, donor-centric solutions. During his tenure at the Foundation, Lani directly helped raise over $150,000,000, which notably made him the most productive fundraiser in the Foundation’s history. In addition, he also led a fundraising department that raised another $50,000,000. This $200,000,000 of gift production was approximately 20% of the total amount raised by the Foundation over the last 30 years. Prior to the Foundation, Lani was a Vice President and Staff Attorney at Crescendo Interactive Inc. He earned his LLM in Tax from the University of Florida’s Graduate Tax Program, his JD cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law, and his BBA in Accounting from Texas State University.

Unyong Nakata, MBA, CFRE – Executive Director of Development, Shidler College of Business at The University of Hawaii at Manoa

Unyong leads the Shidler Advancement Team that manages alumni relations, fundraising, communications, events, and stewardship. Through her partnership of 10 years with Dean Roley, they have raised nearly $255 million for the Shidler College of Business’ students, faculty, and programs. Strategic partnerships, program development, board development, alumni outreach, and donor-centric stewardship are among Unyong’s strengths. The first in her family to attend College and with scholarship assistance no less, Unyong’s professional journey has great personal meaning.

Jennifer Oyer, CFRE – Chief Development Officer, The Salvation Army Hawaiian and Pacific Islands

“Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving” is a quote that inspires Jennifer to lead organizational and strategic management and fund development for the Community Relations and Development Team. Direct mail and digital strategy, government and corporate foundation grants, capital campaigns, public relations, planned giving, major gifts, research, divisional advisory boards, and donor database administration help to provide social service programs to thousands of men, women and children across the division. As an ambassador of its mission, Jennifer considers it a privilege to partner with Advisory Board Members and key community leaders to lead The Salvation Army’s first $75 Million Campaign in the Hawaiian and Pacific Islands. Recognized by Hawaii Business Magazine as 20 for the Next 20: Hawaii’s People to Watch, she has also been recognized by Pacific Business News’ “Women Who Mean Business” and is a “Forty Under 40” honoree. Jennifer was also honored with the first "Young Professional of the Year" award by the Chamber of Commerce Hawaii.

John Ciambrone, M.Ed., CFRE

John Ciambrone serves as the Senior Vice President and Regional Director of NETZEL GRIGSBY ASSOCIATES, INC. a leading management and consulting firm specializing in fundraising and organizational development with not-for-profit organizations. John has over 35 years of experience in nonprofit management and financial development. He is a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Aloha Chapter and also serves as an adjunct professor in the MBA program at Chaminade University teaching Strategic Issues in Philanthropy. Currently John is providing campaign counsel to The Salvation Army – Hawaiian & Pacific Islands Division.

BIG MAHALO to our sponsors, CW Associates, CPAs, American Carpet One, and The Salvation Army Kroc Center Hawaii for their generous support which makes this Divisional Advisory Board Conference possible.

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