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When: 8:00 AM
Where: Northeastern University - Cabral Center at the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute
40 Leon St.
Boston, Massachusetts  02115
United States
Contact: Catherine Toupin

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Wish you had a Crystal Ball?

There is a lot happening in our market space and several speakers will lead lively discussions on what they are up to and ask participants to share their research, current status and next steps as well.

AASP Boston Regional Symposium
April 27, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Northeastern University
Cabral Center at the John D. O'Bryant African American Institute

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By February 10: $105
After February 10: $115
By February 10: $135
After February 10: $145

Who Should Attend:
Staff working in advancement services (gift processing, donor relations, stewardship, prospect research, information technology, events, gift compliance, annual fund, proposal/grant writing), advancement/non-profit managers, and any staff supporting fundraisers

Program Schedule

8:00 - 9:00am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 - 9:10am
Welcome & Introductions
Lisette Clem and Deb Cunningham, Co-Chairs
9:10 - 10:25am
Session One – Advanced Analytics: Finding the Next Best Prospect

Trina Watson, Sr. Data Scientist, Northeastern University

Discover how we found new life among a pool of dead-ended major giving prospects.
10:25 - 10:35am
Networking Break
10:35am - 11:50pm
Session Two – Stewardship: A Case Study in the building of the new Lahey Hospital & Medical Center Emergency Department

Trish Rick, Vice President, Philanthropy Operations and Services, Lahey Clinic

We’ll take you through the various components of stewardship, communications, recognition, and celebration that lead to the successful grand opening of the new $80M emergency department on January 25, 2017.
11:50am - 12:00pm
General Address 

Diane MacGillivray, Senior Vice President for University Advancement, Northeastern University
12:00 - 1:00pm
1:00 - 2:15pm
Session Three – The Digital Advancement Office of the Future

Brent Grinna, CEO of EverTrue
2:15 - 2:30pm
Networking Break
2:30 - 3:45pm
Session Four – Gift Management: Trends in Philanthropy and impact on Gift Management

Deborah Cunningham, Cunningham, Scarlett & Associates

Deb Cunningham will lead a lively discussion on current industry trends in philanthropy and challenge participants to discuss impact of these trends on traditional gift management and the changes that will need to take place over the next few years.
3:45 - 4:15pm
Closing Panel/Q&A: Emerging Trends in Advancement Services

Moderator: Lisette Clem, Director, Advancement Services, Bryant University

A panel composed of all of the speakers from the day to discuss hot topics and follow-up questions.
4:30 - 6:30pm
Networking Mixer

Darryl’s Corner Bar & Kitchen
604 Columbus Ave
Boston, MA 02118