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RNL 2020 Advancement Innovation Summit

Join fundraising professionals on September 17-18 for this
virtual summit on donor engagement

 

It’s time to challenge the norm in donor engagement. Join us for two days of high-level innovation, actionable strategy and new ideas to help take your donor engagement to the next level.

Whether you’re looking to build a more loyal base of annual givers, identify a pipeline for big gifts, or engage new groups of supporters, this interactive online event will provide you with new insights to drive immediate results.

6 reasons to attend the 2020 RNL Advancement Innovation Summit

  1. Interact with peers and advancement leaders to learn about the success in innovating their donor engagement programs.
  2. Hear from industry experts about new tactics to maximize engagement, including the digital engagement center and omnichannel campaigns that combine traditional methods like phone and mail with integrated texting and video greetings.
  3. See how AI-driven personalization breaks through the competition for your donors’ attention.
  4. Hear about emerging technologies being used by RNL partners to engage new groups of donors.
  5. Leave with actionable steps to innovate in your program
  6. Learn how these innovations can be adopted quickly and on a tight budget.

RNL Advancement Innovation Summit 2020

Registration is FREE

There is no cost to attend the RNL Advancement Innovation Summit, but pre-registration is required.

Register Now

RNL Advancement Innovation Summit agenda

 

The sessions at the virtual RNL Advancement Innovation Summit will initially be broadcast online September 17-18. All sessions will then be available on demand. The agenda below shows the schedule for the virtual conference. Sessions will include strategies from fundraising experts as well as case studies from campuses, addressing topics in:

  • Digital engagement and digital giving
  • Alumni and donor engagement
  • Remote management of fundraising operations
  • Strategic optimization of donor engagement channels

All times below are Central Time (CT). Please note that this schedule is subject to change. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Conference keynote speaker

Vu Le, Founder of NWB Consulting, NonProfit AF and co-founder, Community Centric Fundraising

Vu Le

Vu Le is the forward-thinking, provocative voice who writes the blog NonprofitAF.com. Vu’s passion to make the world better, combined with a low score on the Law School Admission Test, drove him into the field of nonprofit work, where he learned that we should take the work seriously, but not ourselves. Vu is a founding leader of Community Centric fundraising, a people of color-led group of fundraisers and researchers who are committed to building more equitable fundraising practices.

 

Thursday, September 17

Morning consultation time with RNL consultants


10:00 – 10:15 a.m.
Opening Conference Keynote:
Dr. Sumit Nijhawan

RNL Welcome from Sumit Nijhawan, CEO


10:15 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Conference Keynote:
Vu Le, Founder of NWB Consulting, NonProfit AF and co-founder, Community Centric Fundraising

“Six questions to challenge the norm in donor engagement”


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Innovation in Action Case Study: The University at Buffalo with Geoff Bartlett


12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Advancement Leaders Panel: Beyond Business as Usual


1:30 – 2:15 p.m.
The FY2021 RNL Innovation Roadmap


Break


2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Key Issues in Advancement Fishbowl Discussions

Participate in an online discussion with fellow leaders in small groups organized around key innovation issues, including:

  • Budget and Resource Strategy
  • Young Alumni Engagement
  • Re-Engaging Crisis Donors
  • Digital Engagement Centers
  • Donor Acquisition on a Budget
  • Engaging Major Donors in Times of Crisis
  • Re-Engaging Crisis Donors to Renew
  • Leadership and Mid-Level Donor Strategy
  • Crafting Your FY21 Plan
  • Managing Staff Remotely

Afternoon consult time with RNL consultants


Registration is FREE

There is no cost to attend the RNL Advancement Innovation Summit, but pre-registration is required.

Register Now

Friday, September 18

Morning consult time with RNL consultants


10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
Amplify Lifetime Engagement with 

LinkedIn is where your alumni and top supporters gather to connect with peers, seek information, and build their careers. It is also where your institution can engage its network with lifelong opportunities to continue education, spotlight what’s new on campus, and give back to their alma mater.

New platform engagement tools are making it easier than ever to reach your student network with these updates and opportunities at the right moments of their personal and professional lives. Join LinkedIn experts as we unpack what this powerful networking tool can do to amplify your alumni and supporter engagement.


11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Advancement Leaders Panel: the FY21 Outlook


12:15 – 1:00 p.m.
Key Innovation Downloads

  • Integrated P2P Texting
  • Personalized Video
  • How to have more conversations with your supporters

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Key Innovation Downloads

  • Integrated P2P Texting
  • The Remote Digital Engagement Center
  • Crowdfunding and Giving Days

2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Key Issues in Advancement Fishbowl Discussions

Participate in discussion with fellow attendees in small groups organized around key innovation issues, including:

  • Micro-Campaigns and Affinity Engagement
  • Working with Volunteers
  • Student Philanthropy Engagement
  • Advanced Analytics
  • Donor Engagement During Election Year
  • Parent Fundraising
  • Leadership Giving
  • Social Networks and Lifetime Learning
  • Digital Engagement

Afternoon consult time with RNL consultants