Our full list of speakers is still in formation, but here are just a few to whet your appetite.

Essential Leadership Track

How to Fire a Board Member

with Gerry Czarnecki

Gerry is the principal stockholder of The Deltennium Group, Inc., which has interests in a wide range of investments and offers a broad consulting practice that helps organizations achieve peak performance through effective leadership, focused strategy, effective organization and sound financial management. In addition to his own consulting practice, Gerry is a faculty member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, and Founder and Chairman of the National Leadership Institute, dedicated to helping nonprofits operate like a strategic business, so they can better meet their missions.

Strategic Engagement Track

Branding for Mission

with Mauricio Giammattei & Kevin Kelsick

Kevin Kelsick and Mauricio Giammattei are princiapls at MOK2 Branding. They accelerate meaning-filled brands through insight, strategy and creative solution design. They help organizations visualize their brand’s ideal future, shift culture and make it happen. For the past 25 years they have worked with a wide variety of brands and organizations in an array of industries, from blue chip corporate brands like American Express and Federal Express to dynamic not-for profit brands both locally and nationally. In 2007 they opened MOK2 with the goal of delivering messages that matter most. The focus of the agency is to help purpose driven brands effectively position and share their culture and value in order to maximize their impact.

New to the Scene: Fundraising Basics Track

New to the Scene: Fundraising Basics

with Rachel Ramjattan + Brian Lauterbach

Rachel is passionate about helping nonprofits get better at doing good. Her friendly personality, “Can Do” philosophy, and vast experience with fundraising, nonprofit technology, and training, is just what you need to thrive. She is Founder and Principal of Nonprofit Plus, LLC and Senior Program Director, Impact and Sustainability at Network for Good. Before becoming a consultant, Rachel served Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami by managing donor development, fundraising events, social media, website administration, CCHD national grant reviews, and a Salesforce-based constituent relationship management system.

Brian Lauterbach, CFRE has served as a professional fundraiser and consultant for more than 100 nonprofit organizations in the United States. In this capacity, he lead the process and strategy redesign of traditional giving that lead to more than 4 million donors giving $300 million to causes most important to them.

Brian founded DonorPath.org, which has recently merged with Network for Good where Brian now serves as Vice President of Impact & Capacity Building.

Essential Leadership Track

Financial Sustainability

with Andrea T. Mills, MBA, CPA, CCSA®, CGMA Principal, FMA

Andrea is the Principal for Outsourcing at FMA. She has extensive experience helping nonprofits, individuals, and foundations make important fiscal decisions. Her support enables organizations to improve the effectiveness of their giving and receiving of contributions through developing fiscal management tools, establishing appropriate fiscal policies and procedures, and advising on strategic decisions.

Andrea holds the Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA®) awarded by The Institute of Internal Auditors to practitioners who have proven their knowledge and are able to provide guidance on risk, controls, and business objectives. In addition, Andrea holds the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) awarded by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The CGMA demonstrates management accounting expertise, determination and commitment to achieving sustainable business success.

Andrea has an MBA degree from Drexel University and graduated magna cum laude with a BBA from Temple University.

Sustainable Fundraising Track

Corporate Engagement: From Checkbook Philanthropy to Comprehensive Partnerships

with Lynne Filderman + Glenn Kaufhold + Carole Bowen

Lynne D. Filderman recently joined the staff of the 3BL Media network as SVP Business Integration + Strategic Partnerships of Corporate Responsibility Board, comprised of the Corporate  Responsibility Association, CR Magazine and COMMIT!Forum. She also serves as Executive Producer of COMMIT!Forum: Brands Taking Stands, a corporate responsibility conference at MGM National Harbor. During her 35+ year career as a consultant, she has created strategic, world class, innovative corporate and nonprofit programs and partnerships.

Glenn is Founder and Principal of GKollaborative, and author of the blog “FundraisingWonks.” He’s been a nonprofit and fundraising professional for more than 30 years, working with small to mid-size organizations to take them to the next level in their philanthropic efforts. Previously, the Executive Director of the Miami Dade College Foundation, Glenn now works with community colleges, hospices, arts and human services organizations around the country.

Born and raised in Virginia, Carole Bowen graduated from the College of William and Mary with a degree in Accounting and Business Administration. Immediately after graduation, she worked in Public Accounting for both Arthur Andersen and KPMG. She was then recruited to the Broadcasting industry by Sunshine Wireless Corporation and relocated to Miami. Her career in Broadcasting spanned roles in Sales, Sales Management, and Station Management with Sunshine Wireless Corp., Beasley Broadcasting and CBS Radio. In 2015, Carole was honored to receive the prestigious Presidents Award from the Country Radio Association. In 2016, Carole was recruited to join The Adrienne Arsht Center as Director of Corporate Partnerships.

Sustainable Fundraising Track

Money on the Table: Monthly Giving & Middle Donors

With Carlton Ford + Maureen O’Brien

Maureen is the Senior Vice President of Development for the New World Symphony where she sets and oversees strategy for a $10M annual fund in addition to designing and executing a combined endowment and major gift campaign. Prior to joining NWS, she was part of the founding team of the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix, a $250M start-up where she served as a member of the senior leadership team and oversaw fundraising strategy. Previously, she held positions in New York City as director of development at Midori & Friends and assistant director of development with Orchestra of St. Luke’s, and has also worked for the John Michael Kohler Arts Center, Madison Repertory Theater, National YoungArts Foundation, and the WI Music Educators Association. A Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE), O’Brien has taught philanthropy and fund development at Arizona State University and Prescott College, and was also a featured speaker at the Association Française des Fundraisers’ 2015 arts & culture conference in Paris. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UW‒Madison, majoring in music and French.

Innovation Track

Exponential Impact: Tech for Social Good

With John Zevgolis + Maxeme Techman + Francisco D’elia

John spearheads the vision, strategy, value creation, and acceleration of AquaHarvest Inc, as its Founder and CEO, a disruptive, triple-bottom-line, impact-driven company currently developing a network of smart-ag aquaculture farms across the U.S.

John has 17 years’ C-level experience running and scaling multi-site, multi-national companies, including start-ups and impact-driven initiatives. John has won, developed and managed projects with values up to $1.2 billion, led non-profits, conducted business in over 40 countries, managed extended global marketing campaigns in 65 nations, and is respected for his ability to see and open up markets while driving returns. In AquaHarvest, John has married his business acumen with his drive for growth, social and environmental stewardship to help lead the redefining of a slow-to-react industry facing a looming supply gap and environmental crisis.

Francisco D’Elia is the founder and CEO of Bioverse Labs, an digital biology company part of SU Ventures portfolio. Geographer and serial entrepreneur with 15 years of experience in business, earth resources and data infrastructure projects. Winner of the Global Impact Challenger Miami and participant of the Global Solutions Program at Singularity University in 2017 at NASA Ames. Currently part of the EXO network and Fast Track Institute having just concluded Miami Mobility Fastrack as CITI.MOOV.

Maxeme Tuchman, CEO & Co-Founder of Caribu, a “FaceTime meets Kindle” education platform, knows almost every level of education from being a public school teacher, Gates Foundation consultant, Executive Director of Teach For America, and a city, state, and district level education staffer. As a first-generation American and college student, and especially during her time teaching at a Title I high school, she has come to the sobering reality that when it comes to building a strong foundation for literacy, the focus must be on children under the age of seven. Max was named the 2017 Toyota Mother of Invention and the 2017 Female Tech Leader of the Year by the Greater Miami Chamber of Commerce. Caribu was named one of the top ten EdTech companies to watch in Forbes and recognized as the most innovative startup in South Florida by the Inter-American Development Bank. She received her MBA & MPP from Harvard.

Strategic Engagement Track

Time to Shine: Turning Your Story Into Revenue

With Michelle Villalobos

Michelle Villalobos (vee – ya – LOW – bos) earned an undergraduate degree in Psychology (modified with Math) from Dartmouth College in 1996, and an MBA from The University of Miami in 2004 (from which she graduated with a 4.0 GPA). She is a devout student of human nature, and is certified to administer and interpret the MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Instrument). Michelle has consulted for companies like Frito Lay, Grey Goose and Walt Disney World Resorts, and has delivered hundreds of trainings, seminars and workshops for entrepreneur organizations and associations, like NAWBO (National Association of Women Business Owners), NSA (The National Speakers Association) and for companies like American Express, Bacardi and Lloyd’s of London. When Michelle isn’t on a stage or in front of a room, she’s playing Dance Central on her Nintendo Wii or skiing the mountains of Colorado.

Innovation Track

Design Thinking & Solution Design for Social Innovation

With Ezequiel Williams

Ezequiel is a business strategist and innovation consultant passionate about helping organizations create offerings that increase customer loyalty and revenue. His professional career encompasses 15+ years working with nonprofits, local government, philanthropy, and startups. He is the founder of Contexto, an innovation strategy consultancy, the co-host of Global Service Design Jam and other design thinking events in Miami, and the Miami Organizer of the Action Design Network, a thirteen-city network of behavioral economists and designers. Ezequiel also loves photography and runs a boutique portrait photography business, Moment77. Ezequiel holds a Masters of Business Administration from American University, a Bachelors of Arts in Anthropology from New College of Florida, and a Certificate in Executive Nonprofit Management from Georgetown University.

Sustainable Fundraising Track

New Wealth, New Major Gift Tactics

With Alexandra Mandado + Mark Cole + Christoper Clinton Columbus

Christopher Clinton Conway is an accomplished and globally engaged nonprofit leader serving iconic nonprofit institutions and high-net-worth individuals in pursuit of meaningful impact. Mr. Conway launched his career assisting Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and First Lady Rosalynn Carter pursue an innovative global health agenda at The Carter Center of Emory University, and has built his practice as a fundraiser and legal advisor across healthcare, international development and high profile cultural non-profits. Immediate past President & Executive Director of The Joffrey Ballet, Mr. Conway also held key development positions at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), and today works with the internationally renowned Doheny Eye Institute in forging a new strategic partnership with the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Mr. Conway is the founder and principal of Philanthropic Counsel, LLC, with offices in Los Angeles and Paris, France. Mr. Conway’s practiced agility as legal counsel in complex major gift transactions and incisive business acumen directs transformative change. A sought after speaker and consultant, Mr. Conway is well known for equal emphasis on outcomes, efficiency and style. He is oft-quoted on questions of tax and complex gifts, most recently featured on Bloomberg Television and in publications including The Wall Street Journal, W Magazine, Town & Country and the International Herald Tribune.

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