August 9, 2019

Whirlyball, 1825 W. Webster, Chicago, IL 60614

SPORTS PHILANTHROPY WORLD 2019

A full-day, must-attend conference that brings together sports philanthropy professionals for education, discussion and networking!

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Agents and their athletes
  • Athlete Foundations
  • Community Organizations
  • Directors of Development
  • Educators
  • Executive Directors
  • Fundraising Professionals
  • Leagues
  • Media
  • Philanthropy Consultants
  • Players Associations
  • Professional Sports Teams
  • Program Directors
  • Service Providers
  • Sponsors
  • Sports Marketing Agencies
  • Universities

CURRENT ORGANIZATIONS PARTICIPATING:

Sports Philanthropy WORLD

AGENDA OVERVIEW

Panel 1-Charting Your Course:  Setting Your Organization's Agenda

Panel 2-Creating Better Programs

Panel 3-Measuring the Impact of Your Programs

Panel 4-Telling Your Story: How to Engage Your Donor Base

Panel 5-Fundraising: Events, Grants and Solicitations

Conclusion: Discussion and Questions

Reception and Networking

CONFERENCE AGENDA

(Click on speaker name for their bio page)

 

8:00 to 9:00 a.m.        Registration, networking and breakfast

 

9:00 to 9:15 a.m.        Introduction and welcome

Roy Kessel, Founder, Sports Philanthropy Network

 

9:15 to 10:15 a.m.      Panel 1-Charting Your Course:  Setting Your Organization’s Agenda

Overview: How do you establish the direction of your organization? What is your organization’s mission? What are the best short, medium and long term strategies for achieving your goal? What types of professional services and support do you need to launch your organization? For existing organizations, how can you fine tune your direction and ensure that you are fully compliant with all state and federal fundraising regulations?

Moderator:       Tiffany Aidoo, New Orleans Program Officer, Laureus Sport for Good Foundation USA, New Orleans, LA

Panelists:         

 

 

10:15 to 11:15 a.m.    Panel 2-Creating Better Programs

Overview: Programs are the reason that your organization exists. How do you improve the quality of the programs? How do you get the right type of people involved so that you can execute your programs? How do you define the audience for your programs? What tools should you use to deliver your programs?

Moderator:       Stephanie Sandler, CEO, Full Circle Philanthropy, Boston, MA

Panelists:         

 


11:15 to 11:30 a.m.     Morning break


 

11:30 to 12:30 p.m.    Panel 3-Measuring the Impact of Your Programs

Overview: You run successful programs. Or do you? How do you measure the true impact that your programs are having? How do you determine which programs are most effective? What tools do you need to properly measure and evaluate the effectiveness of your programs? Can you truly measure impact internally–or do you need to bring in outside experts?

Moderator:       Danielle Berman, Founder, DB Consulting: Tackle What’s Next, Baltimore, MD

Panelists:

 

 

12:30 to 2:00 p.m.      Lunch and networking–KEYNOTE SPEAKER:  Angela LaChica, Founder, LaChica Sports, Co-Director, Players Coalition

 

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.        Panel 4-Telling Your Story: How to Engage Your Donor Base

Overview: Every organization has a story. How well are you telling your story? Is your communication truly connecting with your donor base? Which mediums should you be using to maximize the impact? How can you create ongoing interest in your story instead of showing the same video at every event? Which stories are the most effective? Whose voice does your audience want to hear?

Moderator:       Nicole Fisher, Health & Human Rights Strategies, Brain Treatment Foundation, Forbes Contributor, Washington, DC

Panelists:         

 

 

3:00 to 3:15 p.m.         Afternoon break

 

 

3:15 to 4:15 p.m.        Panel 5-Fundraising: Events, Grants and Solicitations

Overview: Money is the fuel that drives any organization. How do you ensure that you are harnessing the resources that are available to support your cause? What are the best fundraising techniques for your brand? Should it be personal solicitations? Do you know how to apply for grants? What types of grants and grantmakers give you the best chance for success? How do you integrate event fundraising into your overall mix? Can your board raise enough money? Do you need to hire professional fundraisers?

Moderator:       Deon Thomas, Associate Director of Development, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Panelists:         

 

 

4:15 to 5:00 p.m.        Conclusion: Discussion and Questions

Moderator: Roy Kessel, Sports Philanthropy Network

While we will have time after each panel, this special opportunity will allow the audience to engage with all of the speakers, moderators and attendees.  We will take questions over Twitter and via email.  We will examine the biggest challenges you face in taking your non-profit to a higher level.  We encourage you to take time to think about the issues that are most pressing for your organization and come prepared to discuss ideas and solutions.

 

 

5:00 to 7:00 p.m.        Reception and Networking

One of the most important aspects of the Sports Philanthropy World Congress is the opportunity to network and meet a diverse group of people.  Our informal setting will include food, drinks, 

Whirlyball and plenty of opportunity to interact with our sports philanthropy community.

 

**Speakers subject to change

**For those arriving Thursday, we will be hosting a reception for VIPs, sponsors, panelists and attendees on Thursday evening. (Details to follow)

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