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National Philanthropy Day® 2015



Fundraising expert Tom Ahern
The Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits
Funders Speed Networking


Honorary Co-Chairs:
Mark Graham, President & CEO, Tulsa Area United Way
Paula Huck, Chair, Women’s Leadership Council, Tulsa Area United Way
Director of Community Affairs, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma


Outstanding Philanthropist: Kayla & Scott Vaughn

Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser: Isaac Rocha
Outstanding Fundraising Professional: Lucky Lamons
Outstanding Diversity & Inclusion in Philanthropy: Hannibal Johnson
& Tulsa Advocates for the Rights of Citizens with Development Disabilities, Inc. (TARC)
Outstanding Youth in Philanthropy: Keith Boyd

Spirit of Philanthropy Honorees

David & Tracy Kyle  •  Assistance League of Tulsa  •  Charles Strauser
Emeka Nnaka  •  Steffanie Bonner  •  Doug Thomas  •  Marlin Lavanhar
Tulsa’s Young Professionals  •  Anna Bebermeyer  •  Jenelle Jacobs


7:45 - 8:30a         Registration & Business Partner Fair

 8:30 - 9:15a        Opening Plenary Session with Tom Ahern:
                            Everything I Know in 60 Slides

Tom Ahern is considered one of the world’s top authorities on how to increase revenue through donor communications. He has authored several well-received books and trainings on fundraising, advocacy, and persuasion, and has delivered dozens of workshops at conferences across the U.S. and     internationally. Tom’s clients have included: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Houston Grand Opera, Princeton University, Save the Children, PBS TV, and Volunteers of America, among many others.
Join Tom for ‘Everything I Know in 60 Slides,’ a fast-paced review of the best practices and insights Tom has gathered over 15 years of award-winning case writing, direct mail, and communication audits for non-profit organizations.

9:30 - 10:15a       Pick one of the following sessions:

The Bu$iness of Events: A Panel Discussion
The success of special event fundraisers can make or break a non-profit organization’s budget. This panel discussion will focus on the “business side” of event management, including current high-level trends, how to determine the value proposition of an event, how to measure an event’s success, how to know when it’s time to discontinue an event, and how to get a Board to accept event recommendations that can improve the return on investment.
Moderated by community volunteer Heather Duncan, panelists will include a range of people tied to well-run events from various perspectives, including Mandy Leemhuis, Director of Corporate Responsibility, NORDAM; Cassie Reese, Vice President of Client Relations, Nabholtz Construction; Phyllis Dotson, Community Volunteer; Steven Michael Hall, Steven Michaels Photography; and Marlo Duffy Turner, CFRE, Director of Development, Philbrook Museum of Art.

- Presented by the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits
Every organization has stories to tell that can educate the public, empower their clients, and illuminate their mission. But, not every nonprofit uses their stories to connect to donors and support their fundraising efforts. This session will cover tried and true storytelling methods that can maximize your fundraising responses, build relationships with those who invest in your organization, and grow your community impact.

  10:30 - 11:30a    Pick one of the following sessions:

The Amazing, Do-It-Yourself Communications Audit- Presented by Tom Ahern
Your donor communications… bless their hearts - Are they any good? Effective communications all have at least a dozen things in common. These “secrets” derive from marketing, psychology, eye-motion studies, journalism, and a vast body of knowledge specifically about fundraising appeals.
In this session, you'll learn what the world's top communicators know about the subtle science of persuading people to give, and how to judge your own materials against these very same standards.

 Speed Networking: A Funders Panel
This fast-paced networking session gives you a chance to meet representatives from some of Tulsa's most generous corporations and family foundations. You will have a chance to ask questions about funding opportunities and share information about your nonprofit organization.
Moderated by Drew France of CAP Tulsa, planned participants include representatives from: Zarrow Family Foundations, ONE Gas, Osteopathic Founders Foundation, BOKF Foundation, Cox Communications, and QuikTrip Corporation.

 11:45 - 1:15p      Luncheon & Awards

Friday, November 6, 2015

8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
11:45 AM - 1:30 PM

Southern Hills Country Club
2636 E 61st St, Tulsa, Oklahoma 74136, USA

Educational Conference & Luncheon:

AFP & OCNP Members and Guests: $175

Conference Only:
AFP & OCNP Members and Guests: $100

Luncheon Only:
AFP & OCNP Members and Guests: $75

Table Reservations
Table for 8 Guests: $600
ALL 8 tickets must be purchased under the same name in order for a reservation to be made. Individual ticket purchases will not be available for a table reservation.

We politely request pre-payment for your registration.
Day of Event Payment & Walk-In Registrations will be charged an additional
$25.00 processing fee

Questions or concerns can be directed to:
Margaret Wish, Chapter Administrator,918-978-9718 
  Allison Walden, NPD Event Chair, 918-560-0271

Click here to RSVP