2019 Conference Presentations

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Lunch Activities:

Opening Plenary

  • Let’s Get Growing – David Hessekiel (Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum)
  • Top Thirty Premiere & Panel – Colleen Legge (Charity Dynamics), Myrna Mulholland (JDRF) + Miguel Perez (Pelotonia)
  • Riding the Digital Transformation Wave – Mary Beth Westmoreland + Brad Little (Blackbaud)
  • Pivoting from Transactions to Relationships (sponsored by DonorDrive) – Allison Fine

Cycling Summitsponsored by Cadence Sports


  • The State of Cycling P2P Fundraising Report – Gary Metcalf (Cadence Sports)
  • The Power of Corporate Team Development to Raise More Money – Marion Martin (Texas Jamma Mamma)
  • Creating a More Inclusive Event – Melissa Lewis (AIDS/LifeCycle)

DIY Fundraising Summit sponsored by DonorDrive


  • Lessons from St. Baldrick’s – Mariela Castillo (St. Baldrick’s Foundation)
  • Creating a DIY Complement to a Signature Program – Colleen Veldt (Covenant House)
  • Leveraging DIY to Support, Not Compete, with Your Program – Heather Beck (Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)

Endurance Summit sponsored by IRONMAN 


  • Program Profile: Back on My Feet FundRacing – Terence Gerchberg (Back on My Feet)
  • Transforming Team In Training: When What Used to Work Doesn’t Anymore – Bob Merrill (Leukemia & Lymphoma Society)
  • What’s in Your Endurance Portfolio?

Healthcare Institutions Summit


  • What Would It Take for You to Create a Monumental P2P Program? –  Miguel Perez (Pelotonia)
  • Lessons Learned from a P2P Portfolio Approach – Andrea Marlar (Boston Children’s Hospital)
  • Improving Internal Recruiting of Peer-to-Peer Fundraisers – Ted McCartan ( Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago)

Large National Programs Summit – sponsored by CSM LeadDog


  • Cutting Events to Increase Yield – Cindy Yomantas (MS Society)
  • Reinventing An Icon – Courtney Bugler (Susan G. Komen) + Matt Glass (Eventage)
  • Your Signature Program: Perception and Reality – Mike Lamma (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

Smaller, But Substantial Programs Summit sponsored by CrowdRise


  • Small(er) But Mighty – Marcie Maxwell (Make-A-Wish America)
  • How the Kidney Walk Uses Analytics to Drive Strategy – and You Can Too! – Deanna van Lear (National Kidney Foundation)
  • Volunteer Management—Real World Success Strategies – Randi Corey (Hydrocephalus Association)

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Thursday, February 28, 2019

Morning Plenary

  • Organization of the Year: Alzheimer’s Association (sponsored by Eventage) –  Wendy Vizek (Alzheimer’s Association) + Matt Glass (Eventage)
  • Experimenting with Facebook Fundraising – Deanna van Lear (National Kidney Foundation), Karen Cincotti (Roswell Park), Amy Ganderson (March of Dimes), Kendra Sinclair (Facebook) + David Hessekiel (Peer-to-Peer Professional Forum)
  • Insights From Across the Pond – Claire Daniels (Massive)

Breakout Session I:

Breakout Session II:

Cash, Sweat & Tears Award Luncheonsponsored by Blackbaud

Breakout Session III:

Breakout Session IV:

Closing Plenary

  • The P2P Storytelling Slam

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