Sessions

The Summer of RAISE

We’re kicking off the Summer of RAISE with a live launch party from 2 – 4 PM Eastern on July 30th. Tune in to catch our favorite TED-style spotlights, live commentary, giveaways, and more!

Then, every week for the rest of the summer, we’ll be releasing more incredible and thought-provoking spotlights for you to watch (and re-watch) on your own schedule. We’re featuring our favorite advancement innovators and for-profit leaders that are changing the game.

Watch the Live Launch Party and available on-demand sessions today!

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  • LIVE LAUNCH PARTY: July 30, 2 - 4 pm ET


  • Emory University's Josh Newton is reimagining advancement at every step of the donor journey. Join the live RAISE Launch Party to hear his thoughts on where the industry is going and how we need to adapt in 2020 and beyond.
    Industry Insights
    Leadership
    Personalization
    The Giving Funnel

  • OSU's Chief Innovation Officer and VP of Technology talks about starting a DGO program, the ROI thus far, and what he's learned along the way!
    Digital Gift Officers
    Industry Insights
    Leadership
    The Giving Funnel

  • Dr. Shirley Collado, President at Ithaca College shares her journey and why she is sure to support and encourage up-and-coming leaders in her organization.
    Industry Insights
    Leadership

  • The best part of any conference is the after-hours conversations, right? We sat down with four VPs (and one surprise VIP guest) for some bar talk. We asked them all kinds of random questions — and some work-related ones, too — and put them together for your entertainment.
    Industry Insights

  • Brent Grinna, EverTrue Founder & CEO, will deliver a keynote address for RAISE 2020.
    Leadership

  • The Summer of RAISE: On-Demand Sessions


  • Kelly and Mike from Boston College High School share how their small team made 1,500 personalized donor connections in a 3-month period.
    Digital Gift Officers
    Independent Schools
    Personalization
    The Giving Funnel

  • West Point Association of Graduates' Jessica and Terence share how their team has connected personally with thousands of West Point constituents.
    Alumni Relations
    Annual Giving
    Personalization
    The Giving Funnel

  • WKU's Amanda Trabue believes that philanthropic success is about engagement. But not JUST about engagement. Tune in to hear her "Engagement AND" philosphy.
    Digital Gift Officers
    Industry Insights
    Leadership

  • Dr. Shirley Collado, President at Ithaca College shares her journey and why she is sure to support and encourage up-and-coming leaders in her organization.
    Industry Insights
    Leadership
    Professional Development

  • Ethics columnist, author, and Harvard Kennedy School professor shares his favorite tips on how to get ahead by playing nice.
    Professional Development

  • Brooks Hull talks all about risk-taking and how he's shaking things up at Louisiana Tech.
    Digital Gift Officers
    Industry Insights
    Leadership
    The Giving Funnel

  • Leah Knobler, Help Scout's Director of Talent Acquisition talks about how they've built an outstanding company culture, even with a 100% remote workforce. She'll share her colleague's favorite rituals and how to help your team thrive in the new remote-work world we live in.
    Industry Insights
    Leadership
    Professional Development

  • Sarishni Patel, Director of Annual Giving at the Florida State University Foundation shares the creative strategies they've taken to engage brand new donors by making annual fund appeals personal.
    Alumni Relations
    Personalization
    The Giving Funnel

  • UConn's Jake Lemon shares his team's strategy for using incentive compensation for gift officers and how it's helping them break records.
    Industry Insights
    Leadership
    Major Gifts
    Professional Development

  • UVA's Adam Fentress has a background in sales that has greatly helped him succeed as a fundraiser. Tune in to hear his favorite lessons and how they can help you be a better fundraiser.
    Major Gifts
    Personalization

  • John Grice and Aimee Furrie of the University of Wisconsin share how they're making annual giving personal. Hint: it involves a lot of ThankViews.
    Alumni Relations
    Annual Giving
    Digital Gift Officers
    Personalization
    The Giving Funnel

  • Jason Smith from UC Berkeley talks MGO Qualification. Hear how his team is finding new prospects by delivering great donor experiences, and start doing the same.
    Major Gifts
    Personalization
    The Giving Funnel

  • Every donor is a unique superhero to our organizations. Lynne goes in-depth on how to make sure your donors know just how important they are and how to make sure they keep coming back.
    Alumni Relations
    Annual Giving
    Major Gifts
    Personalization
    The Giving Funnel

  • GWU's Anne Dean shares how her team found 800 new prospects & created $6MM in pipeline using proactive, engagement-driven discovery.
    Advancement Services
    Prospect Research
    The Giving Funnel

  • Director of the Salisbury Fund and Alumni Relations at Salisbury School joins RAISE to share how her team is reversing donor decline and increasing participation by 50%.
    Alumni Relations
    Independent Schools

  • Yesware's Bethany Baymore shares her favorite tips for getting better results from your email campaigns by making everything personal.
    Alumni Relations
    Digital Gift Officers
    Major Gifts
    Personalization
    The Giving Funnel

  • Emma's Jaci Quincy will speak about how The New School's Alumni Engagement and Annual Giving Program have had success partnering with Emma to overhaul their email marketing strategies. Session sponsored by Emma.
    Alumni Relations
    Hear from our sponsors!
    Personalization

  • JD Beebe, ThankView Co-Founder and CEO, joins RAISE to challenge attendees to use video differently. Join his session to see how institutions are using video at every stage of the funnel to personalize and improve the donor experience. Session sponsored by ThankView.
    Alumni Relations
    Digital Gift Officers
    Hear from our sponsors!
    Major Gifts
    Personalization
    The Giving Funnel

  • K-State's Mary Bourne talks about the lessons that advancement can learn from late-night TV, including video ideas to steal!
    Alumni Relations
    Digital Gift Officers
    Major Gifts
    Personalization
    The Giving Funnel

  • Knowing which donors and prospects have the most potential is essential for nonprofits to focus their fundraising strategies, uncover opportunities, and maximize contributions. Unfortunately, it can be very difficult, especially in today’s economic climate, to get a full understanding of a constituent's wealth profile. In this session, discover the key challenges to decoding wealth data, the unique approach Windfall takes to determining a household’s precise net-worth, and examples of nonprofits successfully leveraging net-worth data to support their data-driven fundraising. Session sponsored by Windfall.
    Advancement Services
    Hear from our sponsors!
    Major Gifts
    Prospect Research

Stay tuned! Even more sessions TBA...