7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.
AdNet Preconference Program

Saturday, September 8 - Sunday, September 9

Early registration is $350 for AdNet members and $475 for non-AdNet members. Separate registration is required.

*There is an optional AdNet Management Session and Lunch on Sunday, September 9, 9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

This can’t-miss preconference event is for donor services and development staff of all experience levels and from community foundations of all sizes. You and your peers will also have many opportunities to reconnect and share your ideas and stories. Don’t miss out. Register today! We look forward to seeing you there.

Please contact cochairs Lisa Jolley (614-545-3244) or Kevin Moore (814-454-0843) for more information.

Meeting Room: Celestin Ballroom V-VIII
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Center for Community Foundation Excellence - Community Foundations Fundamentals


Two-day Session
September 8 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
September 9 - 7:30am to 5:15pm

Cost is $595 for members and $809 for nonmembers. Separate registration is required.

A well-trained staff and a well-informed board are critical to success. Designed for both new and experienced employees, this course will help you master the unique aspects of the field in short order.

Presenter(s): Peter A. Dunn , President and CEO, Central New York Community Foundation; Mary M. Jalonick, President, The Dallas Foundation; Kelly Shipp Simone, Vice President Legal Affairs, Council on Foundations
Session Designer(s): Ericka Plater Turner, Managing Director, Professional Development, Council on Foundations

Meeting Room: Trianon I Meeting Room, Level Two
3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
CEO Network Retreat - Leadership for a Community's Brighter Future: Why Strategy Matters

Sponsored by Mason Investment Advisory Services, Inc.

Only CEOs of a community foundation may attend this event. Cost is $350 for members and $500 for nonmembers. Separate registration is required. SOLD OUT

Two-day Session
September 8 - 3:00pm to 8:00pm (Includes Dinner)
September 9 - 7:30am to 12:00pm (Includes Breakfast)

The CEO Retreat is based on the work of Michael Porter, a leading authority on competitive strategy and the application of strategic principles to social problems. His work will be adapted by FSG, CFLeads, and CF Insights and applied to the unique roles of community foundations. Topics will include how to work with the board to achieve strategic clarity, aligning for stronger community leadership, aligning the business model, and the role of the CEO as  strategist. 

Read a piece from Michael Porter. Mr. Porter will not be in attendance.

Presenter(s): Diana Esposito, Member Services and Program Manager, CF Insights; Rebecca Graves, Executive Director, CF Insights; John Kania, Managing Director, FSG ; Mark R. Kramer, Founder and Managing Director, FSG; Caroline Jonah Merenda, Program Director, CFLeads
Moderator(s): Deborah Ellwood, Executive Director, CFLeads

Meeting Room: Empire Ballroom I, Level Two