MIE 2018 National Fundraising Conference and Voices for Civil Justice Third Annual National Communications and Media Training
MIE 2018 National Fundraising Conference and
Voices for Civil Justice Third Annual National Communications and Media Training:
MIE will be holding 2018 National Fundraising Conference July 26 - 27. In conjunction with this conference, Voices for Civil Justice will hold its third annual National Legal Aid Communications Training on July 25. Both events will be held at the Omni Hotel at California Plaza in Los Angeles.
Scroll for more detailed information on each conference and training, hotel and registration information. View a draft agenda here.
MIE 2018 National Fundraising Conference
July 26- 27, 2018
Reserve your hotel room:
The conference hotel block closes on Monday, July 2. We have room in the block right now, but don’t delay. To reserve, try the link or call the hotel.
Register for the conference for a mentorship opportunity:
You must register for the Fundraising Conference by July 2 to be eligible to participate in 30 Minutes with a Mentor. This very popular feature of the conference provides you with the opportunity to get some one-on-one time to discuss a fundraising challenge with another conference participant with experience successfully dealing with that issue. If you are registered by July 2 you will receive information about signing up for 30 Minutes by July 10.
And, do NOT leave early on Friday! We have a great line-up for the final set of break-outs on Friday afternoon:
Brush Up Your Asking Skills and Encourage Volunteers to Do the Same
with Jennifer K. Pelton, CFRE, Veteran Legal Aid Fundraiser and AFP Master Trainer
We’re at a fundraising conference, so let’s practice some fundraising skills! Back by popular demand, this fun, fast-paced participatory workshop reminds us that we have what it takes to articulate our mission and to ask for money. Hone your own skills while learning how to train your board (and others) to attract support. Activities and exercises are drawn from the facilitator’s field experience and inspired by other expert fundraising trainers.
How to Inspire Action on Social Media
with Jessica Payne, award-winning digital marketing coach, popular live show host and successful advocate for creating positive change through the power of social media
It’s time to work smarter, not harder on social media. Online communities are constantly evolving and MIE partners have expressed an interest in moving beyond basic “how to” and into strategies that drive action. Jessica will teach participants how to inspire action on social networks using her five-step formula, create compelling content designed for engagement and ultimately put purpose behind every second they spend on social media.
Working Effectively with Individual Donors: Understanding and Applying Generational and Gender Differences
with Stephanie C. Buckley, Senior Vice President, and Nichole D. Baker, Vice President, Wells Fargo Philanthropic Services
Effectively engaging and cultivating individual donors requires knowing and respecting their preferences and interests. We can begin to do this by understanding generational and gender differences. Stephanie and Nichole will share what has been learned about these differences, and then, using case studies and role plays, will help us understand how to use this information to start the philanthropic conversation and engage and cultivate each individual donor.
Two outstanding plenaries:
Owning Expertise: A live experiment in how credibility works and how ideas rise
Presented by Katie Orenstein, Founder and CEO of The Op-Ed Project
In this highly-interactive workshop, we will engage in a large group experiment to explore how credibility works--and works unfairly--in the world. We'll surface hidden beliefs about expertise and power, and explore ways to walk through difficult terrain with integrity. Participants will walk away with bold ideas, a deeper sense of what they know and stand for, and actionable steps
2020 Giving Forecast
A quick look at significant shifts in giving and future philanthropic and societal trends that are shaping how we give and how our nonprofits must adjust to continue to meet their goals if not exceed them.
Presented by Aly Sterling, CEO of Aly Sterling Philanthropy.
Aly is a long-time friend of the Fundraising Project who has consulted with several legal aid programs, most recently working with Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles (LAFLA) on their successful capital campaign for their new building.
Sessions for all levels of fundraising experience and sophistication, including:
Speaking Abstract: How to Inspire Action on Social Media with Jessica Payne
It’s time to work smarter, not harder on social media. Online communities are constantly evolving and MIE partners have expressed an interest in moving beyond basic “how to” and into strategies that drive action. Award-winning digital expert and social media coach Jessica Payne will teach participants how to inspire action on social networks using her five-step formula, create compelling content designed for engagement and ultimately put purpose behind every second they spend on social media. Read Jessica's bio below.
For those newer to private fundraising, we will be introducing MIE’s new core curriculum:
- Private Fundraising – What every executive director needs to know
- Creating and Using Your Development Plan
- Board Development for Fundraising
- Private Fundraising Strategies – An introduction for development staff
For experienced executive directors and development staff:
- Boards and/or Development Councils – Experienced executive directors lead a discussion on finding the best structure for engaging volunteer leadership
- Breaking into the Non-attorney Individual Donor Market
- Increasing Mid-donor Engagement and Support
- Cultivating and Stewarding Major Donors
- Understanding and Teaching the Ask
- Capital Campaigns
Knowledge everyone needs:
- Implications of the New Tax Law on Fundraising
- Raising Money Effectively from Different Generations
- Developing Partnerships to Secure Funding
- Messaging to Different Audiences
- Using Social Media Effectively
- Updating Fundraising Strategies as Law Firms Change
- Foundation Fundraising
Opportunities to learn/network/socialize:
30 Minutes with a Mentor – Do you have a fundraising issue or problem that you would like to discuss with a more experienced colleague? Sign up for our mentoring program, one of the most popular activities offered at this conference.
Thursday Evening Reception – The Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles has invited us to a reception at their brand-new offices, located not far from our conference hotel. Sponsored by Aly Sterling Philanthropy and LAFLA, there will be wine, beer, soft drinks, heavy appetizers and live music on their outside balcony and tours of the facility. This will be a great opportunity to learn how a new building is allowing LAFLA to both better serve clients and engage donors and volunteers.
Katie Orenstein, Founder and CEO of The OpEd Project, writes and speaks frequently about the intersection of media and mythology – that is, what we think is fact or fiction and how that shapes our ideas about politics, culture and history. She has contributed to the op-ed pages of the New York Times, Washington Post andMiami Herald. She has lectured at Stanford and appeared on ABC TV World News, Good Morning America, MSNBC, CNN and NPR. A graduate of Harvard (BA) and Columbia (MA) universities, she is the author of "Little Red Riding Hood Uncloaked: Sex, Morality and the Evolution of a Fairy Tale." Orenstein has worked around the world and particularly in Haiti, where she reported, consulted with the United Nations, and worked with a team of human rights lawyers to assist victims of military and paramilitary violence in seeking justice. She is a recipient of The Diana P Scott Integrity in Action Award, and a fellowship from Echoing Green, which selected The OpEd Project as one of the most innovative social enterprises worldwide, out of 1500 applicants.
Aly Sterling, Founder & President of Aly Sterling Philanthopy, partnered with a legal aid foundation in Los Angeles to lead their first-ever capital campaign for a new building headquarters, and currently serves as fundraising counsel to a prominent healthcare system managing multiple regional and national campaigns raising more than $85 million. Aly led her firm to membership in The Giving Institute, an exclusive and highly respected professional organization for nonprofit consultants. The Giving Institute is best known for publishing the annual Giving USA report. Aly’s expertise includes fundraising, strategic planning, search consultation and board leadership development for organizations of varying sizes and capacities. She is a regularly sought for comment by the media on topics related to the nonprofit sector, most recently providing insight into social sector innovation and donor motivation for the Chronicle of Philanthropy. She holds a master’s degree from the University of Toledo and is a fellowship graduate of the executive leadership program at Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management.
Jessica Payne is an award-winning digital marketing coach, popular live show host and successful advocate for creating positive change through the power of social media. Her mantra is “Real > Perfect” and her combination of nearly 20 years in marketing and communications and laid-back California style helps put her clients at ease while delivering best-in-class digital strategies. As an advocate and business owner herself, Jessica understands the challenges faced by both big brands and lean teams when it comes to commanding attention and driving action in a competitive marketplace. By embracing new trends like creative collaboration, automation and authentic conversations, every organization can succeed.
Check back for more details as they become available.
View a draft agenda here.
Voices for Civil Justice Third Annual National Communications and Media Training: Join us in LA and Build Your Own Toolkit
our signature event for growing and strengthening the army of messengers for civil justice
July 25 and ½ July 26
This year we’re focused on making sure you have the tools you need to succeed in communications and media work, no matter where you are in your journey.
View the Communications and Media Training agenda here.
What’s new in 2018?
- Own Your Expertise” – An interactive workshop with Katie Orenstein, founder of the Op-Ed Project (this is a joint plenary with attendees of the MIE National Fundraising Conference)“
- Fresh and interactive sessions on:
- messaging strategies for civil legal aid and civil justice reform
- strategic communications planning
- how to recognize, leverage, and create your own media opportunities
- Individualized coaching for a limited number of participants who have a working draft of a communications plan, pitch, or op-ed, and are ready to bring it to the next level; stay tuned for more details about this
Who should come?
- Advocates, communications and development professionals, executive directors, and others who are interested in the power of communications and media
- We welcome participants of all skill and experience levels
What will you get?
- The chance to build and sharpen the communications and media skills in your toolkit
- Hands-on training tailored to your specific needs and aimed at creating work products that you can take home and use
- Time to learn from and connect with your colleagues and peers
Please reach out with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fundraising Conference, July 26 and 27
$495 MIE Subscribers
All Three Days:
$695 MIE Subscribers
|Voices Media and Communications Training, July 25 and ½ July 26 MIE Subscribers||$ 375.00|
|Voices Media and Communications Training, July 25 and ½ July 26 Non-Subscribers||$ 450.00|
|Fundraising Conference, July 26 and 27 MIE Subscribers||$ 495.00|
|Fundraising Conference, July 26 and 27 Non-Subscribers||$ 595.00|
|All Three Days: MIE Subscribers||$ 695.00|
|All Three Days: Non-Subscribers||$ 845.00|
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