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Friday, September 29


Finding Success And Efficiency in Annual Giving
Annual gifts and appeals have changed in recent years with technological advances. Learn how to navigate this new world and how to attract today's tech savvy donor. Many appeals are still very manual and hands on, find out some methods to automate and create efficiencies in your appeal and campaign processes.


Patty Walter

Annual Gift Director, Diocese of Fairbanks


Jeff May

Development Coordinator, Diocese of Joliet
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Bridget Mayer

Vice President, Business Development, GiveCentral
Bridget Mayer is a consultant for GiveCentral and Coleman Group Consulting, which focuses on increasing the financial health and performance of client organizations through increased donations and strategic sourcing. She specializes in business development and advisory services in... Read More →

Friday September 29, 2017 11:00am - 12:00pm
Marriott Grand 10


Managing A Catholic Foundation in Transition
Creating and implementing a vision driven strategic plan while the Diocese waits for a new Ordinary. To recognize, anticipate, and develop a plan that will bring change and to address the opportunities and challenges a transition will bring.

1. To eliminate the sense of being in fund raising limbo during a transition of Diocesan Leadership
2. Engaging Diocesan leadership, and Boards in a productive plan for change
3. Creating a strategic plan that focuses on the diocese's mission and with the ability to anticipate the vision a new ordinary will bring

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Julia MacDonald

SVP Business Development, ALC


Joe Langenderfer, CFRE

Catholic Education Foundation

Friday September 29, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Marriott Grand 10


Creating a Parish or Diocesan Website That Inspires Online Visitors to Become in-person Visitors
No matter the size, each parish, school, or Diocese is challenged with inviting people online to offline experiences at the Parish level. With the increase in digital touch-points,  most people are searching online for Catholic ministry, Liturgies, or programs. The first impression, follow-up, and analysis is important for any Catholic parish, school, or Diocese to consider. This session will cover the benchmarks, best practices, and future trends facing the online experience for these organizations.


Karen Dunphy

Associate Director of Planned Giving, Archdiocese of Los Angeles

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Katie Price, CFRE, M.P.S.

Partner, Design BIG Dreams
Katie Price is Partner at Design BIG Dreams, which is a digital communications and fundraising firm in Chicago. Their mission is providing technology and fundraising tools to effectively communicate and grow religious organizations. Also she does parish stewardship consulting for... Read More →

Friday September 29, 2017 4:15pm - 5:15pm
Marriott Grand 10
Saturday, September 30


Raising Funds in a Multi-Cultural Environment

Our session aims to demystify some of the perceptions surrounding raising funds in a multi-cultural world. We will review and discuss 3 core strategies to help fundraisers and administrators alike focus on their mission while engaging constituents from diverse backgrounds. We will also make time so that participants can ask specific questions. Our goal is to have you walk away with actions items you can use to help you raise more for your cause.


Msgr. Paul Burkard

Executive VP and Treasurer, Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity

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Kathleen Ash

Executive Director, Catholic Education Foundation, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Kathleen Ash currently serves as the Executive Director of the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) in Los Angeles, California. CEF provides tuition assistance to the most financially deserving students attending Catholic elementary and high schools within the Archdiocese of Los Angeles... Read More →
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Jose F. Gonzalez, CFRE

Director of Development, Catholic Education Foundation, Archdiocese of Los Angeles
Jose F. Gonzalez, CFRE, serves as the Director of Development for the Catholic Education Foundation (CEF) in Los Angeles, and has been a development professional for over 16 years. He served under the mentorship of Rev. Msgr. Joseph Carroll (Father Joe) at one of southern California’s... Read More →

Saturday September 30, 2017 10:45am - 11:45am
Marriott Grand 10


Implementing a Successful Annual Fund with No Staff
If the pride of a Catholic school is the ability of staff to multi-task due to a lack of personnel, the shame is that the staff doesn't reach out often enough and ask for help of valuable community assets. This session will demonstrate the ability of raising needed funding with no staff. The process has been proven by school and parish leaders who struggle with limited or no spare time. A step-by-step process will be provided to school administrators or pastors to recruit a no-nonsense Development Committee to carry out an effective Annual Giving Program.

1. Take away a blueprint of recruiting a Development Committee
2. Take away a step-by-step process for volunteers to implement a successful Annual Fund
3. Take away a timeline that can be implemented by others in a short period of time.


Monica Lewis

Annual Catholic Appeal Director, Archdiocese of Seattle

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Joseph Langenderfer

Executive Director, Catholic Education Foundation
Joe Langenderfer was appointed the first Executive Director for the Catholic Education Foundation of the Diocese of Joliet in June 2011. Joe has worked as a development and foundation administrator for 34 years.  Immediately prior to coming to Northern Illinois, he was the manager... Read More →

Saturday September 30, 2017 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Marriott Grand 10