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We are very excited to announce our keynote presenter, Penelope Burk!
Penelope, a celebrated speaker, author and fundraising expert, has prepared a customized keynote presentation specifically for DDChi!

Where Philanthropy Is Headed
…how to capitalize on donors’ strategic and independent approach to giving

Donors are the biggest disruptive force in fundraising today. Decisive and ambitious, donors have much more money to give but they’re only willing to release it on their terms. So, what does that mean for fundraisers? How can Development professionals remain relevant in a giving world that is rapidly changing? 

In this keynote address, Penelope sets the stage for Development Day by drawing from her 2018 research with 12,000 donors. In Where Philanthropy Is Headed, Penelope references the very different giving patterns and communications preferences of young, middle age and older donors, how they are researching causes before giving, and which donors admit to holding their philanthropy back. Penelope presents a compelling, evidence-based case that challenges fundraisers to work differently to help donors maximize their philanthropy and to ensure a more fulfilling career for themselves.

Hear from incredible speakers as you learn more about relevant fundraising topics! 
The 2018 DDChi focuses on the following four areas:

DISRUPTION IN THE FIELD (Sponsored by Auction and Event Solutions) 
TRANSFORMATIVE TECH  (Sponsored by Pursuant)
EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP (Sponsored by Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University)


Members - $275
Non-members - $350


Click here to view a list if current attendees (as of July 27, 2018)  

Development Day Chicago Schedule
8:30 am - 8:50 am Registration and Continental Breakfast
 8:50 am - 10:45 am Opening Keynote by Penelope Burk
10:45 am - 11:00 am Break/Networking Opportunity
11:00 am - 12:15 pm Breakout Session 1
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch w/Activity
1:45 pm - 3:00 pm Breakout Session 2
3:00 pm - 3:15 pm Break/Networking Opportunity
3:15 pm - 4:40 pm Breakout Session 3
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm Development Download Reception










Special Thanks to our 2018 Development Day Chicago Sponsors!


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