Mayo Clinic’s James Hodge will keynote Nov. 6 conference in Indianapolis
Sweeping changes in donor preferences, demographics and technology are reshaping the social environment. How these trends and innovations are impacting the way fundraising is practiced and perceived, and how fundraisers and nonprofits can best leverage these changes is the focus of the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy’s annual symposium.
Registration is now open for the 2013 symposium, “Taking Fundraising Seriously: Timeless Values in a World of Change.” It will take place Nov. 6 at the NCAA Conference Center, 700 West Washington St. in downtown Indianapolis.
Will the tried and true principles of fundraising stand in a rapidly changing world? The symposium will explore questions around three central topics:
- Given that fundraising is based on building deep relationships that foster trust and integrity, how do fundraisers define or redefine donor relationships in today’s world?
- How does an expanded definition of community brought about by societal and technological changes affect fundraising?
- How will the latest technology and social media alter how fundraisers and donors interact?
Fundraising and nonprofit professionals and executives, along with national innovators and thought leaders, philanthropists and scholars are invited to take advantage of this symposium as an opportunity to pause and reflect on whether or not fundraising’s core values remain valid and valuable in a shifting landscape.
“Today’s fundraising environment is changing swiftly, and so must fundraisers and the nonprofits they serve,” said Gene Tempel, founding dean of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. “Gathering people from diverse perspectives to discuss the ‘how, why and what if’ of fundraising’s future and the implications for their organizations will help the philanthropic sector embrace and enhance new ideas in a way that most effectively serves the needs of donors and society.”
James Hodge, vice chair of leadership gifts and strategic initiatives at the Mayo Clinic, will be the keynote speaker for the annual symposium. Hodge will present “Values and Valuables: Turning Money into Meaning through Philanthropy.”
Breakout sessions and panels include:
- Philanthropy Across Generations: Keeping the Old, Inviting the New
- Inclusiveness in Fundraising: Embracing Diverse Populations
- Using Social Media Effectively: From Fans to Fundraising
- Preparation, Professionalism, and Credentialing: Does It Really Matter?
- Principles and Practices of Highly Effective Nonprofits
- Cross-cultural Philanthropy and the Culturally Proficient Fundraiser