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MIE National Fundraising Conference 2019 & Voices for Civil Justice Media Training



MIE National Fundraising Conference 2019
Voices for Civil Justice Media Training

Chicago, IL 

Voices for Civil Justice Media Training
Wednesday, July 24

MIE Fundraising Conference 2019
Thursday and Friday, July 25 and 26


We are pleased to announce that major gifts expert Bill Bartolini will be our Friday morning speaker. 
Bill is a well-known mentor, coach, educator, and counselor to those who raise philanthropic support. An Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive and an AFP Master Fundraising Teacher, Bill combines outstanding training skills with the first-hand knowledge that comes from working day-to-day as a major gift fundraiser.  He is currently the Senior Philanthropic Advisor, Principal Giving, at Ohio State University. Read his full bio here.

His positive feelings for legal aid stem from stories he heard from his father, who was a volunteer and board member many years ago for the program in Knoxville, Tennessee. 

Bill promises an entertaining and interactive plenary on Discovering the Joy in Philanthropy – and Being Successful at It!  For those interested in additional time with Bill in a smaller group setting, Bill has offered to do a break-out session on Friday afternoon on asking the right questions – how to learn what matters to donors so you can develop a stronger relationship that will lead to larger gifts.

Some of you may remember his outstanding break-out session at the 2014 conference in DC for which he received rave reviews.  Here are just a few of the comments from participants:

  • “Bill really knows what he is talking about and has great fun communicating it to others. He provided so much material that he easily could have talked for another 30 minutes, which would have been valuable.”
  • “A+. I want to bring Mr. Bartolini to my next board meeting!”
  • “Bill was fabulous and educational he knew his audience, was engaging and used specific legal aid references. I could have listened to him all day and hope he might come to other conferences.”

We are excited to announce that Tasneem Khokha of GrowthPlay will be our Thursday morning plenary speaker, presenting a program on Building Relationships to Create Opportunity.  This Thursday morning plenary links the Wednesday media training with the two-day fundraising conference, and Tasneem is the perfect speaker to bring these two essential, interrelated topics together as she helps us understand how to most effectively use our skills to build the strong relationships that are necessary for us to get our message out effectively and to raise more money.  This session will take a deep dive into the mindset and skillset necessary to build strong, productive, long-term relationships.

Tasneem has spent almost 20 years working with lawyers and other professionals to help them develop the strong relationships with their clients that are necessary to build their businesses.  During her long-term relationship with the Chicago Bar Foundation and her personal volunteer activities, she has developed a deep understanding of how much the skills she teaches her clients are needed by the non-profit sector to develop the relationships with donors, reporters, legislators and other key partners to develop the support needed for our organizations to thrive.

Of course, there will be a full range of breakout sessions that development directors, executive directors, communications directors and other legal aid leaders need to raise more money for their programs in 2019 and the years to come!

Check back for more details as they become available.

All Three Days
MIE subscribers: $715
Non-subscribers: $860

National Fundraising Conference Only
MIE subscribers: $515
Non-subscribers: $610

Voices for Civil Justice Media Training Only
MIE subscribers: $390

Non-subscribers: $465

Kimpton Hotel Allegro
171 W. Randolph St.
Chicago, IL 60601

  • Guests can begin calling 1-800-KIMPTON (1-800-546-7866) to reserve (you should ask for the group rate under the “MIE 2019 Fundraising Conference” block or ResID: NM9)
  • Or book online via Booking Link starting immediately.
  • Please note that online reservations are just for the exact dates and type of rooms listed on the contract. If any of your guests would like to book another room type or rooms on ‘pre & post’ dates they would have to call directly to book. If there are any challenges please have them email our Rooms Coordinator, Ryan, directly at ryan.foster(at)
  • Regarding pre and post nights: please remember this is an availability based request not a guaranteed clause in our contract
  • Keep in mind, this is not an automated system, therefore it is likely that if your room block fills, you will find out before we do. It will be your responsibility to call and communicate any challenges or further needs.
  • Your reservations are due by July 2nd.
July 24th, 2019 8:00 AM   through   July 26th, 2019 5:00 PM
171 W. Randolph St
Chicago, IL 60601
United States
Event Fee(s)
All 3 Days MIE Subscribers $ 715.00
All 3 Days Non-subscribers $ 860.00
Fundraising Conference Only MIE Subscribers $ 515.00
Fundraising Conference Only Non-subscribers $ 610.00
Voices Training Only MIE Subscribers $ 390.00
Voices Training Only Non-subscribers $ 465.00