Day Two

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM


Want one-on-one time with your customer success manager? Inspired by day one and have a great idea for our product team? Need to recover from karaoke with a power breakfast? Recap the evening and fuel up on breakfast with the EverCrew!

9:05 AM - 9:20 AM

RAISE 2019 Day 2 Kickoff

Speaker: Brent Grinna, EverTrue

9:20 AM - 9:40 AM

Spotlight: Glenn Kosse, Bellarmine University

Glenn recently completed a PhD in Digital Engagement. Naturally, we had to have him on stage. All across the country, young alumni participation rates are declining. The next wave of donors has a completely different set giving behaviors than traditional major donors, and they expect to be engaged in ways that provide them continued, ongoing value. Glenn has studied these trends in depth and will speak to the relationship between young alumni participation and giving.

Speaker: Glenn Kosse, Bellarmine University

9:40 AM - 10:00 AM

Spotlight: Josh Hix: Former CEO of Plated; Current World-Traveler. The Story of the Biggest Exit in Sharktank History

Josh Hix, former CEO of Plated, will tell us the full story of Plated; from its humble beginnings as a small company operating in one-room to its ultimate sale to Albertson’s for the biggest exit in Shark Tank history. Josh will teach us about the important shift in focus from chasing after new customers to retaining the ones you already have (and paying much more attention to the ones you used to have). Josh has lived through the “full funnel” experience, and he is here to tell us about the lessons he learned along the way.

Speaker: Josh Hix, Plated

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM

Breakout Sessions: Round One

Chris Marshall, Graduway

Lynne Wester, Donor Relations Guru

Lynne will share non-traditional ways to connect with your constituents that will help build connections that result in more donations.

Aric Walton, Bowdoin College with David Pfaffenberger and Cheri Sillivan, St. Edward’s University

Aric, David, and Cheri will discuss how to lead change in your department and drive technology adoption.

Susan Armacost, University of Memphis

Susan’s team consistently outperforms goals. She’ll share her strategy for setting and measuring goals, helping gift officers exceed, and retaining top talent.

Julie Featherstone, University of Virginia

Julie will discuss the modern advancement technology ecosystem and how UVA has embraced the best in class products based on current and future needs.

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Snacks and Banter

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Breakout Sessions: Round Two

Cece Bazar Aparo, Hoffman

CeCe will host a hands on sales training for fundraisers to learn how to handle objections, progress relationships more quickly, and navigate the “no”.

Ellen Roof,  University of Notre Dame

Ellen helped grow the ND Loyal peer-to-peer volunteer program by over 2,000 donors last year. She’ll share tips and tricks for starting and growing a volunteer program.

Sara Prince, Julie Craig, and Susan Berhow, Kansas State University

The K-State team will talk about partnering with marketing and communications for micro campaigns.

Julia Gallagher and Kate Chamberlin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Julia and Kate will discuss their strategies for advanced prospect scoring and qualification.

Chris Cannon, Zuri Group with Michael Felderbaum, Yale University

Chris and Michael will talk about tactics to gain user satisfaction and increase traction for advancement technology.

12:30 - 12:50 PM

EverTrue Product Roadmap

Speakers TBA

12:50 PM - 1:00 PM

Closing Remarks: Brent Grinna

A conference should inspire you, but it should also leave you with tangible takeaways that you can put into action when you get back to the office. (Like, on Monday.) This year’s RAISE is going to push you to rethink your current approach to your work, but we also promise to keep it real. At EverTrue, we are all about ROI. So, in exchange for “getting on our level” for two days in Boston, you will walk away with a clear vision of how you can bring advancement into the future. 

Speaker: Brent Grinna, CEO and Founder, EverTrue

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