2019 Giving Institute Mentor Series
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 Export to Your Calendar 11/4/2019
When: Monday, November 4th, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: Westin Michigan Avenue
909 N Michigan Ave
Chicago, Illinois  60611
United States
Contact: Bree Angelo

Online registration is available until: 11/1/2019
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The Mentor Series brings together leaders in the world of philanthropy and those newer to the profession for a day of educational sessions focused on career skills that will benefit all involved.

Cost: $300.

Takes place before the November Board Meeting in Chicago.

Tentative Schedule

Monday, November 4

Welcome and Introductions

Angela Hodson, Dini Spheris
9:00 - 10:00am
All Participants
Ask the Leaders

Rachel Hutchisson, Blackbaud (Moderator); Peter Fissinger, CEO, Campbell & Company; Brenda Asare, CEO,The Alford Group; Richard Tollefson, The Phoenix Group
10:15 - 11:15am
Under Four Years
Managing Client Expectations

Jim Bush, Winkler Group
Over Four Years
Leading and Selling in the Shadow of Your Boss

Michelle Buchannan, Dini Spheris
11:30 - 12:30pm
All Participants
How to Deliver Bad News: Mastering Difficult Conversations

Steve Beshuk, Benefactor Group
12:30pm - 1:30pm
All Participants
Lunchtable Discussions
1:30 - 2:30pm
Under Four Years
Honing Your Communication Skills

Rick Dunham, Dunham + Company
Over Four Years
Managing a Client Delivery Team
2:30 - 3:00pm
3:00 - 4:00pm
Under Four Years
Listening, Reflecting, and Responding: How to Perform Beyond Your Experience
Over Four Years
Public Speaking: Being a Subject Matter Expert
4:00 - 5:00pm
All Participants
Analytics Panel Discussion

Peter Fissinger, Campbell & Company (Moderator); Joshua Birkholz, Bentz Whaley Flessner; Carrie Cobb, Blackbaud; Julia McGuire, Campbell & Company
5:00 - 5:30pm
All Participants
Review of Day, Questions, Requests for Resources

Angela Hodson
6:00 - 7:00pm
Cocktail Reception


The November meetings will take place at the Westin Michigan Avenue Chicago. We have established a discounted group rate of $249/night + 17.4% tax

To book, please call the hotel directly at 888- 627-8359 or click here to reserve online.

Reservations should be made no later than October 14 and cannot be guaranteed even before this date.


Refunds, minus a $50 administrative fee for all events for which a fee was charged, will be issued on written cancellations received on or before October 21, 2019. Phone cancellations WILL NOT be accepted. Registrants assume full responsibility for notification to and verification of receipt by the Giving Institute 2019 November Meetings. Refunds will be processed 2-3 weeks after the meeting.

Refunds or credits will not be given for failure to attend, late arrival, flight/transportation cancellations, unattended events or early departure. In the rare event of a meeting cancellation, Giving Institute is not responsible for nor will provide refunds for costs associated with travel, airfare, hotel or transportation costs incurred by the registered attendee. It is always recommended that the registrant considering purchasing independent travel insurance.

The Giving Institute registration fees are not tax-deductible as a charitable contribution but may be deductible as a business expense. Consult your tax advisor.

Registration and attendance at or participation in the GI 2019 November Meetings constitutes an agreement by the registrant to GI's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproduction and audiotapes of such events activities.

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