Conference Programming

Conference programming 

The 2019 CASE District VI Conference will feature dozens of breakout sessions geared towards communications, development, alumni relations, and all the other focus areas that relate to the advancement profession. After attending the conference, you will go back to your institution ready to tackle the most important issues we face as an industry. This year's conference has put a focus on scheduling breakout sessions that are designed to provide attendee interaction and in-depth discussion. The final presentation schedule will be released soon, but take a look at some of the confirmed sessions for the conference:

Great Moments in Stewardship, Aaron Rouse, University of Nebraska Foundation

Advancement Services

Portfolio Optimization - How We Started, Where We Are, and Where We're Going, Andrea Holland, University of Colorado System
Advancement Services, Development

Outputs vs. Outcomes: Demonstrating Impact Over Activity, Clare Buttry, University of Northern Colorado
Advancement Services, Alumni, Development

Leadership for Advancement Services, Trisha McKean, University of Colorado Foundation
Advancement Services

Know Your Neighbor - And Understand What They Know About You and Your Prospects, Kate Brennan, Saint Louis University
Advancement Services, Annual Giving

The 21st Century Advancement Shop: Strategies for a Digital World, Aly Dugdale, Colorado School of Mines
Advancement Services, Annual Giving, Athletics Fundraising

Knocking on Opportunity's Door - Tapping Into Employee Giving, Kelly Jackson, Aimes Community College
Advancement Services, Annual Giving

Sustainable Giving - How to Build a Recurring Giving Program, Jamie Hurst, MSU Denver
Advancement Services, Annual Giving

Fixing the Leaky Bucket - Addressing Issues in Donor Attrition, Advancement Services
Annual Giving

Your Next Planned Gift is Just a Phone Call Away!
Advancement Services, Development

Integrating Direct Response Strategies into your Development Program
Advancement Services

So You're Thinking about Planning a Capital Campaign? An Introduction to the First Steps
Advancement Services

YES, a Proactive Planned Giving Initiative is Essential for Your Organization, Joy Mistele, University of Central Missouri
Advancement Services, Development

The Evolution of Online Fundraising: Crowdfunding, Giving Days, and Beyond, Lisa Batholme, University of Colorado Colorado Springs
Advancement Services, Alumni, Annual Giving, Athletics Fundraising

Closing the Mentoring Gap, David Johnson, KU Alumni Association
Alumni, Professional Development

Defining Why Your Organization Truly Exists, Jeff Johnson, Iowa State Alumni Association
Alumni, Athletics Fundraising

CASE's Alumni Engagement Metrics Project, Fred Weiss, CASE
Alumni

A Case Study on Alumni Engagement and Philanthropy of Former Full Ride Students, Tim Tesar, Drake University
Alumni, Development

What's your Starbucks Name?, Jessica Elmore, Kansas State Alumni Association
Alumni

Purpose-Driven Alumni & Donor Events, David Hutchison, Central Methodist University
Alumni, Annual Giving

Online Engagement - Connecting with Alumni Anytime, Anywhere, Samantha Johnson, University of Colorado, Boulder
Alumni, Athletics Fundraising

Alumni Stipend Program and How It Builds Alumni Relations and Campus Partnerships, Tracy Samora, Colorado State University, Pueblo
Alumni

The First Ever: Fundraising Throwdown!, Mark Versen, North Dakota State University
Annual Giving

Rebranding your Booster Clubs to Grow a Pipeline of Donors, Breanna Milnes, MSU Denver
Athletics Fundraising

Overview Super Session, Matt Donovan, University of Indianapolis
Athletics Fundraising

Gender Matters: A Practical Approach To Grow Women's Philanthropy, Andrea Pactor, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Annual Giving, Athletics Fundraising, Development

Managing the ‘Ask' . . . Essential Steps When Soliciting Major Donors
Development

If You Get the Culture Right, the Rest is Easy, Scott Arthur, CU Anschutz
Professional Development

Major Gift Officer Portfolio Optimization, Gokul Murugesan, University of Iowa
Development

Future of Data-driven Fundraising: Does Behavior Trump Capacity?
Annual Giving

Maximize Returns by Utilizing the President, Board and the Advancement Office to Create A Taproot for a Successful Fundraising Organization, Ernie Hughes, Truman State University
Development

The Power of the Purse, Jona Schmidt, Dakota State University
Development

Turbocharging Your Front Line: Leveraging Internal Development Officers for Major Gifts, Casey Darmody, University of Colorado, Boulder
Development

Flipping the Pyramid: Fundraising that Starts with Engagement, Sarah Prince, Kansas State University Foundation
Alumni, Annual Giving, Athletics Fundraising

The 4 Rs of Major Gift Fundraising and Stewardship, Jona Schmidt, Dakota State University
Development

The Willing, Working Board: Developing Intentional, Meaningful Strategies to Maximize Board Engagement and Fundraising Success, Beth Krumm, University of Missouri, St. Louis
Development

Recipe for Success: How to Thrive as a Development Director, Nancy Jackson, University of Kansas
Development

How to Make Your Boss Love You, Nancy Jackson, University of Kansas
Professional Development

Growing the Major Gift Pipeline, Carly Wegner, University of Nebraska Foundation
Annual Giving, Development

Keeping the Best and the Brightest Development Officers, Nick Linde, University of Nebraska Foundation
Professional Development

Shaping Perceptions of the University Through Outreach Communications, Sue Postema Scheeres, University of Colorado, Boulder
Alumni, Annual Giving, Marketing/Communications

Tell Your Brand's Hero Story, Andrew Careaga, Missouri S&T
Athletics Fundraising, Development, Marketing/Communications

Building an In-House Creative Agency, Jesse Tuel, Virginia Tech
Development, Marketing/Communications, Professional Development

Bridging Departmental Divides to Build a Unified Social Media Presence, Anne Ackroyd, AT Still University, Development, Marketing/Communications

Seen on Screen: Marketing with Digital Signage, Kimberly Smith, University of Nebraska
Marketing/Communications

How Strong Campaign Ideas Overcome Obstacles, Chad Baldwin, University of Wyoming
Development, Marketing/Communications

Dordt: From College to University, Sarah Moss, Dordt College
Development, Marketing/Communications

The Power of Communications, Sheri Irwin-Gish, University of Nebraska
Marketing/Communications

Stop Begging the Media - Become the Media, Dan Vaccaro, MSU Denver
Athletics Fundraising, Development, Marketing/Communications

Show Me, Don't Tell Me - 3 Tips for Creating Better Video Stories, John Arnold, MSU Denver
Athletics Fundraising, Development, Marketing/Communications

Looking Inward to Grow Outward: Using a Strategic Board Self-Assessment to Drive Change, Scott Samaniego, Colorado Northwestern Community College

Making an Effective First and Lasting Impression
John Amato, Drake University

Welcome Aboard: Best (& Worst) Practices When Onboarding New Team Members
David Hutchison, Central Methodist University

Work/Life Balance for the (Super!) Busy Fundraiser, Nancy Jackson, University of Kansas
Athletics Fundraising

Looking for a Vice Chancellor or Top Leader: Things to Do and Not Do in a Search, Marianna DiVietro, University of Colorado, Denver

#MeToo, Amanda Fore, CASE
Professional Development

If you have questions about being a part of the conference program or specific session offerings, please contact the 2019 Conference Chair, Aaron Rouse at aaron.rouse@nufoundation.org.