Setting the Stage/ Announcing AADO Building Bridges Award Birgit Burton – AADO Rob Henry – CASE Barrett Carson – Georgia Tech
12:30–1:30 Opening Keynote
Conversation with Lovette Russell
Moderator: Condace Pressley Bepart of an informative conversationwithLovetteRussellabout her successinraisingmoneyforHughesSpaldingHospital - the original blackhospitalinAtlanta, her recentdouble lung transplant and her journeytorecovery and her familylifeas the daughter-in-law of one of Atlanta’smostprominentbusinessmen,HermanRussell.
1:30–2:30 Elective Sessions (choose one)
Leadership Track Braving the Space: The Experience of African American Fundraisers Speakers: Earl Granger, William & Mary and Anthony Heaven, The University of Mississippi
Philanthropy Track Panel - Leveraging Cultivation Events for Transformational Gifts Moderator: Tarsha Calloway, Woodruff Arts Center Panelists: Dr. Juan McGruder, Junior Achievement Georgia, Dr. Meredith Evans, The Jimmy Carter Presidential Library, Anna Barber, Barber & Associates, LLC, Birgit Smith Burton – Georgia Institute of Technology
Joinusfor a panel of industryexpertsthathaveused high level and strategiccultivationeventstoleveragetransformationalgifts.
2:30–2:45 Stretch Break and Visit Exhibitors/Sponsors Virtual Exhibit Hall
2:45–3:45 Plenary Session Paul Schmitz, Leading Inside Out Paul will share his experiencefrommorethantwodecades of developingover5,000diverseyoungleadersforcareersworkingforcommunity and social change incommunitiesacross the country.
3:45–4:15 Exhibit Hall Meetings Virtual Exhibit Hall
Research Track Understanding the Landscape for Empowered Decision-Making Speaker: Dr. Una Osili - Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy There is a growing emphasis on metricsto help track and measureprogressindiversity,equity and inclusion. What candatatellusabouttomorrow’sdonors? Whataresome of the givingvehiclesthatare shaping thisnewlandscapefordiverse donors? Howistechnologytransforming the relationshipsamongdonors,causes, and communities? What are the keyglobaleconomicforcesthatwillinfluencephilanthropy?
Philanthropy Track COVID-19: A Discussion on Crisis Fundraising Strategies Speaker: Dwayne Ashely – Bridge Philanthropic Consulting The precautions surrounding novel coronavirus are taking its toll on nonprofit organizations globally. From canceled fundraising events to volunteers who no longer show up to help, many nonprofits are beginning to worry how much longer they can hold out. Join the presenters as they share some steps and best practices you might take to make an informed decision around your current event strategy in response to COVID-19.
12:00–1:00 Keynote Inextricably Linked: Children of Color Must Succeed if America is to Succeed Speaker: Michael Smith Michael will share his journey from son of teen parents in a low-income community and one of the only Black kids in all white school system, to a philanthropic executive and Special Assistant to the first Black President of the United States. He’ll share insight on the progress, pitfalls and path forward in the nation's efforts to dismantle racist systems and build equitable pathways for boys and young men of color.
Leadership Track Advancing a University During Moments of Crisis: An African American Perspective Speaker: Kim Nyoni - University of Nevada-Las Vegas In 2015 the University of Missouri facedanunprecedentedracialcrisisthatforeverimpacted the institution and all of those thatworkedfor the university.Asone of the fewfrontlineadvancementstaffin a leadershiprole, Kim Nyoni willunpackhisexperiencesthatwillinformparticipants on howtobestrepresent a universityas a fundraiser during anidentity-orientedcrisis.
Research Track Uncovering New Practices and Research Trends for DEI in Philanthropy Speaker: Dr. Kim Williams-Pulfer - Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy This sessionwillofferkeyfindingsbased on the emergingdatasurrounding the role of diversity,equity, and inclusionwithinphilanthropy. The sessionwillhighlightnewtrendsindevelopingdiversepipelineswithin the sectorthataimto bring a deeperawareness of issues of DEIintofocus.
2:45–3:45 Elective Sessions (choose one)
Leadership Track Liminal Leadership in the Time of COVID-19 Speaker: Christina Chang - Christina Chang Equity Consulting Anthropologists define liminality as the middle part of a rite of passage such as birth, puberty, marriage, death. We are in a liminal time period--at the threshold of an unknown future. How does an authentic, inclusive leader grapple with being "betwixt and between?" Join Christina Chang in a presentation that will help you consider what effective liminal leadership looks like and discover the liminal leader in you.
Philanthropy Track Behind the Scenes: What You Should Really Know about Approaching Funders Panelist: Charmaine Ward, Georgia Power Company, Teresa Rivero, Gates Foundation, Nicole Howe Buggs, Carnegie Corporation, Yvonne Whitaker, NCR Corporation, Carlos Pagoaga, Coca Cola Foundation
A panel of respectedcorporate and foundationleaders will share insights and perspectives on bestpractices and mistakestoavoid when seekingfundingfromcorporations and foundations.Participantswillhave the opportunitytoasktheirmostpressingquestions.
3:45–4:30 Exhibit Hall Meetings Virtual Exhibit Hall
4:30 Closing Remarks Birgit Burton – AADO Rob Henry – CASE