2016 Nonprofit Storytelling Conference Schedule

Here is the current schedule of keynotes and sessions.

We have 6 different tracks as well as some special sessions.  Each track lasts for one day.  We hope you choose a track and stay in it.  However, we also know that many folks will bounce around from session to session.  How you move through each day is really up to you.  

If you can't decide on which tracks to attend, then you might want to invest in the Conference videos.  You can buy them separately from your ticket, or purchase the videos with your ticket for a huge savings.  You'll get ALL the keynotes and sessions on video.  Every single session will be recorded for you.  You'll be able to watch the videos on your computer and also download them to your mobile devices.

If you have any questions about the schedule, please contact us.

Thursday, November 10th

7AM

Registration

8AM

Welcome Remarks

8:15AM

KEYNOTE:
It's all about the Story
Erik Lindbergh

8:45AM

Break

Fundamentals

Special Events

In-Person

Special Sessions

9AM

The Science of Stories
Leah Eustace

Before and After: How to Makeover Your Event Communications
Shanon Doolittle

What's Your Donor's Story?
Andrea Kihlstedt

Storytelling with Data
Peter Drury

10AM

Break

10:15AM

Donor Story Sequence Fundamentals
Jim Shapiro

Your Event is a STORY
Kristin Steele

Eliciting Stories From Your Donors
Susan Howlett

FUNDER'S PANEL:
Gather Funders Around Your Campfire: Kindle. Ignite. Stoke.
Presented by
The Alford Group

11:15AM

How To Grab Your Reader At The Get-Go With Relatable Characters
Mark Rovner

Changing Your Event  to a Successful Mission-Driven Event
Wendy Rohrbacher

Creating Effective Offers that Will Break the Heart of Your Major Donors - Part 1
Jeff Schreifels & Richard Perry

12:15PM

Lunch & Mingle
(Meal provided)

1:45PM

Long Story Short:
Here's How You'll
Raise More Money

Harvey McKinnon

#sm4events: Social Media Strategies for Maximum Special Event Success
Josh Hirsch

Creating Effective Offers that Will Break the Heart of Your Major Donors - Part 2
Jeff Schreifels & Richard Perry

The process of getting the meeting, interviewing, and crafting an engaging story - 
Julian Guthrie

2:45PM

Break

3PM

Advanced Storytelling Combines Your People and Money Stories
Lori L. Jacobwith

Event Panel Q & A
Shanon, Wendy, Kristin, and Josh

The Stewardship Story
Beth Ann Locke

Q & A with:
Erik Lindbergh and Julian Guthrie

4PM

Break

4:15PM

KEYNOTE: 
Building Your Editorial Calendar Around Your Best Stories

Kivi Leroux Miller

5:15PM

Wrap Up

5:30PM

Dinner (meal not provided)

7:30PM

Movie Night

Friday, November 11th

8AM

Welcome Back

8:10AM

KEYNOTE:
Did anything change? Old Fashioned Story Telling in the Facebook Age
Sean Triner

8:45AM

Break

Super Specialized

Direct Mail

Online

Special Sessions

9AM

5 Stories Every Nonprofit Leader Needs to be Telling
Marc A. Pitman

The Horrors of Writing Direct Mail
Tom Ahern

Online Storytelling - Are you doing the right 'ings?
Michelle Brinson

Storytelling is Not Enough
Harvey McKinnon

10AM

Break

10:15AM

Empowering Major Donors to take a Lead Role in Your Organization’s Story
Tammy Zonker

3 Things You Owe Your Donors: How to Tell the Stories that Matter
Jeff Brooks

How to create and tell digital stories across multiple channels
R. Trent Thompson

Video Storytelling: What Really Matters
Mike & Kristin Sukraw

11:15AM

When Board Members Start Telling Their Own Stories: Amazing Things Will Happen
Gail Perry

How Design can Surprise, Delight and Nurture #DonorLove
John Lepp

Digital Storytelling and Stewardship Tools
Rachel Muir

Make Your Grant Proposal Pop!
Susan Howlett

12:15PM

Lunch & Mingle
(Meal provided)

1:45PM

Telling the stories your mid-level donors want to hear
Maeve Strathy

Writing with Love
Jen Love

Your Nonprofit Website - Bigger (more supporters) and Better (more money)
Sean Triner

How to segment your donors for greater story impact
Steven Shattuck

2:45PM

Break

3PM

Dialing for Corporate Dollars? Let’s Dial Up the Impact Instead
Diane Knoepke

Tying It All Together; what stories to tell and when to tell them to raise money in direct mail
Steven Screen

Getting Your Story Opened, Clicked and Shared
Andy Crestodina

Using Storytelling Automation to Raise More Money Online
Christopher Davenport

4PM

Break

4:15PM

GENERAL SESSION: 
Bringing What You've Learned Back to the Office - Success Stories from Past Attendees

Moderator: Marc A. Pitman

5:15PM

Wrap Up

5:30PM

Conference Ends

Will You be There?

If you haven't purchased your ticket, now is the best time to do so.  Click the button below to read more about the conference and to buy your ticket.

Can't Make the Conference in Person?
We have You Covered.

If you can't come to the conference in person​, then purchase the "Video Only" option.  You will get ALL of the keynotes and sessions on video.  You'll be able to download the videos to your computer or mobile device.  Watch the sessions when it's convenient for you.  You can also share the videos with staff members.

Click the button below to get all the keynotes and sessions on video.​