ADRP 2023 Conference Program

Pre-Conference | Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Time Event
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Registration Desk Open
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM Launch Party


Day One | Thursday, October 5, 2023

Time Event 
7:00 AM - 4:30 PM Registration Desk Open
7:30 AM  – 8:00 AM Breakfast 
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Welcome 
8:30 AM – 9:30 AM Opening Keynote –  Danielle Henry
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Networking Break with Exhibitors

 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Workshop Sessions 1 

1AManaging Yourself in the Chaos of Your Environment
Theresa Haenn

1B | Stewardship Is Strategy: A Framework for Crafting a Strategic Plan for Your Donor Relations Shop 
Amanda Halbert

1C | Fundamentals for New Professionals (aka What have I gotten myself into?)
Jen McGrath and Eliza McNulty

1D | Acknowledgments Made Easy
Debbie Meyers

1E | Taking the Lead: A Skills, Strategies, and Best Practices Workshop for Team Leaders 
Rachel Humphrey
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Lunch and Networking Break with Exhibitors

 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Concurrent Sessions 2 

2ALeveraging the Technology You Already Have to Streamline Your Stewardship Practices
Cheryl McCloskey

2B | Activating Active Stewardship, 
Gracie Herbert

2C | Make it Happen: Scaling Your Stewardship Program and Creating a Major Donor Experience for Every Donor
Annaliese Johns, Melanie Uchimura, and Kim Hall

2D | Cookies and Project Management, There's no Better Match  
Nicole Rodriguez

2E | TBD
Mary Weingartner

2F | Building Relationships By Listening Well: Donor Insight Panels
Mark Rovner

2G | The Art and Science of Practicing Care for Your Colleagues and Donors 
Vanessa Barrera and Will Leon
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Networking Break with Exhibitors

 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Concurrent Session 3 

 3AGraphics and Videos and Words, Oh My!
Jessica Hegarty

3B | Zero to Hero: How to Create an Impactful Corporate Stewardship Program 
Casie Kamph

3C | Empathy: The Not-So-Secret Sauce of Donor Relations
Bethany Winslow

3D | Chatbot Got Your Tongue? The Promises and Perils of Chat GPT and Other AI Mysteries 
Jeff Muller

3E | Tools for Effective Communication OR Respond Already So I Can Get My Work Done!
Ann Enthoven

3F | Build a Student Philanthropy Ambassador Team 
 Sira Fronglio
3G | Building a Risk Management Ecosystem for Gift Management
Ali De Gros, Nancy McKinney
5:15 PM – 7:15 PM Networking Reception
6:30 PM Dine-Arounds


Day Two | Friday, October 6, 2023

Time Event 
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast 
8:30 AM – 10:00 AM Morning Opening & Group Workshop
Tracie Jae

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM   

Concurrent Sessions 4

4A | Get the Scoop: Creating an End-of-Campaign Publication
Maggie Flynn
4B | You'll Get There: Staying Grounded Through Change, Building, and Rebuilding
Carol Wilkie
4C |  Stewardship TechXChange: Six Ways to Sund
Sara Moise

4D | Joining a Seasoned Team But Starting From Scratch
Jordan Marshall

4E | The Power of Translating Who You Say You Are Into What People Experience
Kelli Newman

4F | DEI Panel 
Leticia John

4G | Fund management 
Sarah Thomas
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch 

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM   

Concurrent Sessions 5

5A |  Stewardship Starts With You
Mai Jakubowski

5B | Donor Recognition: Where's Your True North?
Melody Schoonover

5C | Understanding Your Work Style and Managing Up
Leticia John

5D | You've Got the Questions; We've Got the Research
Liz Menne

5E | Overcoming Barriers to Psychological Safety on Diverse Teams
Kawai Lai

5F | Compliance and Policy Tools for Every Donor Relations Toolkit
Jessica Veitch and Mary Weingartner

5G | From Tradition to Transformation: CSU's 12-Month Journey to Equitable, Student-Focused Scholarship Stewardship 
Madison Munn
3:00 PM – 3:30 PM Networking Break with Exhibitors

3:30 PM – 4:30 PM   

Concurrent Sessions 6 

6A | Educating & Supporting Our Faculty for Effective Storytelling
Jean Maginnis

6B | Cultivating Smiles and Sharing Impact: Tips, Ideas, and Top Cses for Video Stewardship
Frank Mumford

6C | TBD

6D | Be Careful Where You Step: Navigating Authority and Permission While Driving Projects Forward
Jeannie Ingram

6E | I'll Bring the Dessert!: How to Define Your Seat at the Table in Developing Donor Strategies 
Rebekah Spaulding

6F | Boundary Setting 
Jamie Dobbs and Adrianne DeWeese

6G | Fund Management
Kailyn Gramly and Nicole Rodriguez
6:30 PM Dine-Arounds


Day Three | Saturday, October 7, 2023



8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Registration Desk Open
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM Breakfast 
9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Wrap-up Comments/Prizes 
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Networking Break with Exhibitors

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM   


7A | Breaking Down Silos
Theresa Haenn

7B | Boundaries: The Best Business Tool for Managing Up, Down, and Across
Kay Coughlin

7C | Inclusive Storytelling and Values-based Communication
Bronwen Butler

7D | Fund Management
Debbie Meyers and Kathleen Diemer 

7E | Leading Authentically: How to Lead with Values and Impact
Nicole Wood
7F | Honor Your Potential With Grace and Care in a Changing Culture
Eileen Bastien
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch Dine-Around