Conference Sessions

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May 17, 2022 MAC West

Registration and Continental Breakfast

7:30 to 8:30 am


8:30 to 9:30 am

Eddie Thompson, Thompson and Associates

Eddie Thompson, Ed.D., FCEP Founder and CEO of Thompson & Associates Characteristics of High Propensity Donors By creating a unique values-based model at Thompson & Associates, Eddie and his team have established a way for people to dedicate the necessary time to consider important life decisions and to engage in thoughtful discussion that leads to optimal results for all. Eddie speaks to organizations from coast to coast on successful fundraising techniques, nonprofit management and charitable estate planning and has garnered many honors during his distinguished career. He will address the 14 characteristics of high propensity donors and best methods and techniques, which high propensity donors find attractive.

9:30 to 10:30 am

Mary Beth Martin, Changing Our World

Mary Beth Martin, JD Senior Managing Director at Changing Our World, Inc. Data and Fundraising Strategy: How Giving Trends Can Inform Our Planning and Impact Fundraising Success With more than thirty years of experience, Mary Beth specializes in helping nonprofit organizations design and build strategic fundraising plans, grow major gifts programs, develop fundraising capacity, and execute capital campaigns and other funding initiatives. She is co-editor and a major contributor to Mapping the New World of American Philanthropy. Mary Beth addresses data and recent giving trends and what it can tell us about the giving potential within our own constituencies, and how to tailor our marketing and outreach strategies.

10:30 to 10:50 am


10:50 to 11:50 am

William Emmons, Federal Reserve

William R. Emmons, PhD Assistant Vice President and Economist Wealth in America William R. Emmons is lead economist in the Division of Supervision, Credit and Learning at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and serves as an Adjunct Professor of Finance in the John M. Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. He co-founded and served as the lead economist in the Center for Household Financial Stability from 2013 to 2020. Bill assesses household wealth, which exceeded $140 trillion in mid-2021 and is at an all-time high. Yet, even as many Americans struggle to live healthy, fulfilling lives, wealth is distributed very unevenly across the population. Along with far-sighted public policies, private philanthropy can play an important role in improving the lives of those who are less fortunate. There can be no better time to bring our national resources to bear on these goals than now, in a time of plenty.

12:00 to 1:00 p.m.