By Kevin Leahy • October 12, 2021

    bbcon 2021: The 'Can't Miss' Sessions

    Blackbaud is the leading cloud provider powering social good and bbcon 2021 is the place to be to explore how technology can help us build a better world. This year's conference is bigger than ever before, so to help you make sense of the schedule, we've picked out the "can't miss" sessions for you.

    Gravyty's Guide to bbcon 2021

    Wednesday, October 13

    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM ET
    Kickoff Keynotes with Dr. Pippa Grange and Laura Dern
    Celebrity status aside, what has us most interested in this keynote session is what fundraisers can gain from hearing Dr. Pippa Grange's how-to advice on cultivating compassion while striving for big goals.

    12:15 PM - 1:15 PM ET
    Foundations Forward: How Sustainable and Strategic Giving Helps Us All
    Foundational giving is having somewhat of a watershed moment right now. Blackbaud's Page Bullington welcomes Tonia Wellons of the Greater Washington Community Foundation and others to discuss how foundational giving has changed.

    1:30 PM - 2:15 PM ET
    Achieving More of What's Possible with Data
    Julian Heidelberg from Atrium Health Foundation shows how Atrium's team uses analytics for planning growth and making day-to-day decisions.

    1:30 - 2:15 PM ET
    Trends in Raising Major Gifts Post COVID-19
    Fundraising for independent schools is unique. Saint Peter's Preparatory School's Loual Puliafito explains what he's found by analyzing major gifts trends and explains where he thinks fundraising momentum can come from.

    2:30 PM - 3:00 PM ET
    Creating a Seamless Matching Gift Process
    University of South Carolina's Derek Clark will show you how the University maximizes matching gifts through tight integration between data and donor engagement.

    Thursday, October 14

    2:15 PM - 2:45 PM ET
    Using Data to Create a Culture of Philanthropy
    Creating a culture of philanthropy is a favorite topic for Gravyty customers. We're eager to hear from Lindsay Lewis of the YMCA of Greater Houston about how she's using a data-first approach to establish a culture of philanthropy.

    2:15 PM - 2:45 PM ET
    Compassionate Leadership in a Contentious Climate
    Jeffrey Bogaczyk of Christian Life School will discuss how relationship-based models can flourish into organizational advancement over time.

    2:15 PM - 2:45 PM ET
    Boost Your Donor Engagement
    Natasha O'Donnel and Alejandro Joven Avellaneda of Saint John Regional Hospital Foundation know that the faster a donor is thanked, the more likely they are to give again. See how they approach donor retention through stewardship.

    Friday, October 15

    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM ET
    Best Practices in Major Gift Portfolio Management
    Another favorite topic for Gravyty customers: challenging the status quo of portfolio management. Blackbaud's Michale Van Dyke examines how portfolios can be the key to major gift success.

    1:45 PM - 2:15 PM ET
    Take Your Gift Agreements to the NEXT LEVEL with UCONN
    CASE members may already know of UCONN's success with gift agreement workflows. This is a chance for any organization -- higher ed or otherwise -- to see what an amazing process the UCONN Foundation has established.

    3:15 - 3:45
    Do New Officer Roles Call for New Rules in Portfolio Management?
    Every organization has an influx of new, emerging, or shifting roles. Blackbaud's Michael Van Dyke examines how we can use new roles to build more sustainable giving pipelines.

    Looking for ways to empower your Blackbaud products to take your fundraising outcomes to the next level? Learn how Gravyty + Blackbaud customers are changing what we thought was possible in fundraising.





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