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You are welcome to join us on the first Wednesday of each month for Connections: Minis. This 90-minute session – led by peers – will highlight topics relevant to today’s fundraising environment. Hosted by Saint Louis University and LEAD, each session is provided at no cost. Just send us your contact information and you will be included in all session invitations.

Thank you for your interest.

  • Cryptocurrency & Annual Giving
    • Pat Duffy, Co-Founder, The Giving Block
    • Tiffanie Purvis, Director of Gift Planning, The University of Maryland
  • Phonathons? Yes, We Still Do Them!
    • Clark Gafke, Chief Executive Officer – LEAD
    • Emily Berry, AVP Development & Ind./Annual Giving – Miami University
    • Monica Gutierrez, Asst. Director, Development & Annual Giving – Miami University
    • Amy Shaiman, Application Team Leader – Miami University
  • We Are Only As Good As Our Data
    • Andy Anthony, Accurate Append
    • Michael Shippam, Visionary Philanthropic Consulting
    • Race To The Finish Line!
    • Casey Jacobs, American University
    • Krista Voth, The University of Arizona
  • Annual Giving’s Role In a Campaign
    • Liz (Woofter) Herbers, MBA, University of Cincinnati Foundation
    • Tim Ardillo, CFRE, Johnson, Grossnickle & Associates
  • Making The Call
    • Angie Myers, LEAD
    • Keegan Myers, Kutztown University
  • Phonathon Software Review
    • Zack Albrecht, San Diego State University (Five9)
    • James Barnard, University of Cincinati (VanillaSoft)
    • R.J. Gimbl, Winthrop University (Guided Fundraising)
    • Mason Harmon, Creighton University (Donor Connect)
  • The World of Texting
    • Melissa Price and Rebecca Lazure, Bates College
    • Aaron Blackwell, The University of Alabama – National Alumni Association
  • Annual Giving Leadership – Face-to-Face Solicitations
    • Amy Amason, LEAD Philanthropy
    • Bill Doerr, Emory University
  • Wrapping Up Your Fiscal Year
    • Casey Jacobs, American University
    • Carla Boren, Culver-Stockton College
  • Final (F)honathon Frenzy Fantastic Fun
    • Samantha Boucek, Bloomsburg University
    • Angela Jarvis, The University of Memphis
  • Supporting Multi-Channel Day of Giving Efforts
    • Erika Moeschke, Olivet Nazarene University
    • Danielle Christopher, Saint Louis University
  • Annual Giving Strategies
    • Geoff Hallett, Penn State University
    • Michael Richmond, University of the Pacific
  • Using Phoning to Complement Other AG Channels
    • Sarah Lyon-Schmidt, Saint Louis University
    • Keegan Myers, Kutztown University
  • Managing, Motivating, and Engaging Student Staff
    • Lauren Hegedus, American University
    • Jailaih Gowdy, Mississippi State University
  • The Nuts and Bolts of Calling
    • James Bragado, University of Missouri – Saint Louis
    • Nick Goekler, University of San Diego

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Search all previous Mini Sessions

We welcome you to search all previous sessions for the topic of your choice. Hours of content can be time-consuming to review and the same topic may be addressed in multiple sessions.

Simply begin the search and pick the “magnifying glass” icon. Enter any topic or search word of your choice and be taken to the location where your topic was discussed – within any Mini presentation – or multiple presentations.

Have fun and we welcome you to join us on the first Wednesday of each month for another Connections: Mini!

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