Monday, August 19

Start TimeEnd TimeSession Description
7:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.FFE Board of Directors and Seminar Planning Committee Breakfast
Invitation only
7:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Event Registration Open
7:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.Alliance Partner Exhibit Hall Open
8:00 a.m.9:00 a.m.NIC & Campus Partner Breakfast
9:00 a.m.10:15 a.m.NIC Educational Symposium I
9:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.FFE Women’s Research Symposium
FFE is excited to host the Women’s Research Symposium in 2024. This pre-Seminar experience offers sorority staff members and volunteers the opportunity to learn about what motivates high-capacity donors and gain insight into Amplifying Sorority Campaign research projects. View more information.

Decoding the motivations and strategies of high-capacity philanthropists
Dianne Chipps Bailey, Managing Director, National Philanthropic Strategy Executive, Philanthropic Solutions at Bank of America
With the number of Americans giving to charity on the decline, nonprofits increasingly rely on a smaller and more affluent circle of supporters to meet their fundraising goals. The importance and influence of these high-capacity donors has only increased during recent years. The Bank of America Study of Philanthropy, the ninth in a series of reports on giving by wealthy households in the United States, illuminates many expressions of generosity by affluent Americans. The series offers practical insights into distinct donor demographics including the rising generation, ethnically-diverse donors and women. During this interactive conversation, we will explore what motivates affluent donors to give and stop giving, which organizations affluent Americans currently support and how they are (and could be) structuring gifts. This data will create pathways for fraternal foundation staff and board members to engage high-capacity donors, secure transformational gifts and achieve their mission goals.

Amplifying Sorority Campaign (ASC) Presentation & Panel Discussion
Marsha Grady, ASC Campaign Committee Chair and Chief Development Officer at Alpha Chi Omega Foundation; Leslie Martin*, Executive Director of Delta Gamma Foundation; Heather Matthews*, Director of Marketing and Communications at Kappa Delta; Meghan Parker, ASC Research Committee Chair and Executive Director of Zeta Tau Alpha; Ashley VanDewark, Executive Director of Foundation for Fraternal Excellence; and Jen Webb*, Executive Director of Alpha Delta Pi Foundation (*Indicates ASC Research or Campaign Committee members)
10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m.Networking Break with Alliance Partners
10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.NIC Educational Symposium II
iGen: Guiding the smartphone generation and understanding the challenges of high school and college men today.
Dr. Jean M. Twenge, Professor of Psychology at San Diego State University and Owner of Generation Me| Meet the presenter
Traditional-age college students are members of Gen Z (born after 1995), the first generation to spend their adolescence with smartphones. National surveys of teens and college students show that Gen Z students are growing up more slowly as adolescents, spend more time with technology and less time with each other in person, and are more likely to experience unhappiness, anxiety, and depression. We'll discuss the implications of these generational shifts for guiding this generation.
11:30 a.m. 11:45 a.m.Networking Break with Alliance Partners
11:45 a.m.12:45 p.m. NIC Alliance Partner-Executive Speed Dating
Speed dating offers intentional, focused time between Alliance Partners and key decision-makers from inter/national fraternities. The format for this event involves short, timed face-to-face sessions during which time both participants may discuss whatever they like. During the “dating” sessions, participants should collect contact information and take notes on how the partner and member might work together in the future.
12:00 p.m.12:45 p.m.FFE Newcomer Networking
12:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.FFE Content Corner Open
The Seminar Planning Committee is excited to offer attendees the opportunity to view recent foundation collateral featured in the Content Corner — a showcase-style space that will display the great work of our fraternal foundations.
12:45 p.m.1:30 p.m.NIC/FFE Welcome Luncheon with Alliance Partner Recognition
Join NIC and FFE attendees for a luncheon where we will recognize the Alliance Partners who do so much for our organizations!
Lunch is included in registration costs.
1:30 p.m.2:30 p.m.NIC Educational Symposium III/FFE Opening Keynote
Every Generations Wins: Why Building Multi-Generational Teams is the Future
Lindsay Boccardo | Meet the presenter
Generations misunderstanding each other is not a new problem. Every generation thinks the one that comes after them is less competent, more entitled, or harder to work with in an organization.

The good news is that no one generation is broken.

According to a 2019 study, multi-generational teams with a range of 25 years or more from youngest to oldest meet or exceed expectations 73% of the time. Those with a narrow range of less than 10 years did so only 35% of the time. The future of collaborative work is truly about inclusion.

In this interactive session, Lindsay will facilitate a dialogue on generational differences and their impact on relationships within membership and volunteer engagement. Participants will explore their individual experiences growing up and how these directly shape their interactions within organizational settings.

In this session, attendees will:
• Understand the origins of generational divides within membership and volunteer engagement.
• Identify the key factors contributing to generational tension within organizations.
• Anticipate the cultural expectations of future young employees and volunteers within organizational cultures.
• Discover strategies to enhance the positive influence of multi-generational membership and volunteer teams.
2:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m.Networking Break with Alliance Partners
3:00 p.m. 4:15 p.m. FFE Coffee Chats and Ignite Sessions
3:00 p.m.4:15 p.m.NIC Meeting of Members
Voting delegates will conduct annual business for NIC. Contact Jud Horras for questions about NIC governance and the Meeting of Members.
4:15 p.m.4:30 p.m.Networking Break with Alliance Partners
4:30 p.m.5:15 p.m.FFE Business Meeting
Voting delegates will conduct annual business for FFE. Contact Ashley VanDewark for questions about FFE governance and business meeting.
5:15 p.m.6:00 p.m.NIC/FFE Networking Reception with Alliance Partners
6:00 p.m.Dinner on Your Own