Monday, August 28

Start TimeEnd TimeSession Description
7:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.Event Registration Open
7:00 a.m.8:00 a.m.FFE Board of Directors and Seminar Planning Committee Breakfast
Invitation only
8:00 a.m.10:00 a.m.FFE Board of Directors Meeting
Invitation only
9:00 a.m.10:15 a.m.NIC Educational Symposium I
Of Boys and Men: Why the Modern Male is Struggling, Why It Matters, and What to Do About It
Richard V. Reeves, Senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and author of Dream Hoarders & Of Boys and Men | Meet the presenter

What is happening with so many of our boys and men? Economists lament inexplicable drops in male labor force participation. Public health officials point to disproportionately male "deaths of despair" from suicide or overdose. Parents see their sons struggling and worry what it means for their future. In a compelling presentation, Richard provides a groundbreaking, personal and engaging diagnosis of the contemporary male malaise that is pro-equality as well as pro-male. As he says: "We can hold two thoughts in our head at once. We can be passionate about women's rights and compassionate toward vulnerable boys and men." Drawing on years of deep research as well as his personal experience as a father of three sons, Reeves offers a compelling diagnosis of the problems of boys and men-and a bold set of solutions.
10:00 a.m.12:00 p.m.FFE Women’s Foundation Leadership Forum

Formerly known as the NPC Foundations Summit, FFE is proud to bring an abbreviated version of the Women’s Foundation Leadership Forum to Seminar this year. This $0 add-on cohort experience, uniquely for sorority foundation executives and board leaders, creates a space for relationship building, open dialogue and peer-to-peer learning around women’s focused opportunities and challenges.

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10:15 a.m. 10:30 a.m.Networking Break
10:30 a.m.11:30 a.m.NIC Educational Symposium II: Research Update and Discussion
Peer Accountability, The Junior/Senior Experience, and the Fraternity Growth Index
Panel presentation

In this session, we will present and discuss results from recent projects on Peer Accountability, the membership experiences of Juniors and Seniors, and fraternity membership trends. This can't miss discussion will focus both on implications for practice as well as an overview of how these findings relate to other recent research projects.
11:30 a.m.12:30 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.12:30 p.m.FFE Newcomer Networking
12:30 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
Building a Brand That Matters
R. Ethan Braden, Executive Vice President, Chief Marketing and Communications Officer at Purdue University and Purdue Global | Meet the presenter

Great brands don’t just happen. Rather, they are intentionally and purposefully built over time on certain bedrocks, including a great story and position. And how well a brand is delivered externally depends on how well it is understood internally. As a member of Beta Theta Pi, former staffer, and dedicated volunteer, Ethan has developed a flourishing marketing expertise and career with a rare combination of leadership roles across critical and complex industries: the Federal Government, healthcare, consulting, public higher education, and non-profit. He has demonstrated that the keys to building remarkable brands transcend sectors, demographics, and unmet needs. Join us as he shares stories, lessons, and best practices from remarkable brands that have enchanted audiences and changed lives, leaving you inspired and better equipped to ensure your brand truly matters.
2:30 p.m. 2:45 p.m.Networking Break
2:45 p.m. 3:45 p.m. FFE Breakout Sessions I
Traditional breakout sessions with expert presenters and panelists.
Maximize Your Video Platform to Engage with Donors
Raenee Patterson, Assistant Director of Development, Delta Zeta Foundation

Most of our organizations now utilize some sort of video platform to communicate with our donors. But how can we fully utilize the platform we are paying for outside of general thank you videos? During this session, you will hear how the Delta Zeta Foundation has incorporated personalized and non-personalized video into their overall foundation communication strategy. Learn how to use video during your Day of Giving, in your everyday stewardship efforts, and to keep donors up to date on Foundation activities. Participants will leave with new, exciting ideas on how to use video to engage and interact with their donor base.
How the Ultra Wealthy Give Away their Money
Matthew Green, Senior Vice President, Private Wealth Advisor, UBS Private Wealth Management

No one loves rejection.

Unfortunately, in today’s hyper crowded non-profit marketplace, it’s harder than ever to get major donors to engage with your mission.

It doesn’t have to be this way.

For more than 25 years, Matt Green has been advising the ultra-wealthy and large charitable organizations. He’s figure out why these two groups struggle to communicate with one another.

In this engaging talk, Matt will help your team understand the most prevalent myths about charitable giving and the super rich.
Fundraising Strategies for Preservation Initiatives
Beth Burkes, Chief Development Officer, Tri Delta; Ryan Collett, Chief Development Officer, Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation; Kristen Gwinn-Becker, Ph.D, Founder & CEO at HistoryIT

Pi Kappa Alpha and Tri Delta are committed to preserving their histories to ensure they’re available now and in the future. Through a partnership with HistoryIT, the organizations have collectively digitally preserved over 2.5 million assets and made them available through their respective digital museums. 

In this panel discussion, Ryan Collett, Pi Kappa Alpha Foundation’s Chief Development Officer, and Beth Burkes, Tri Delta Foundation’s Chief Development Officer, will share their unique approaches to fundraising for preservation. 

Pi Kappa Alpha dedicated their 2022 Founders Day of Giving campaign to preservation and saw a 790% increase in contributions. PIKE then expanded fundraising to include saving the history of their chapters. Their 2023 Founders Day of Giving kicked off the new effort, which engages all members and provides the opportunity to donate directly to the preservation of each chapter’s history.

Tri Delta has made the commitment to preserve the entirety of their archives. To support this, the Foundation has strategically sought out donors to fund specific collections or topics of interest. This has required careful consideration of which potential donors would best align with various themes in the Fraternity’s archives.  

Session attendees will also hear from Kristen Gwinn-Becker, PhD, HistoryIT’s Founder and CEO. Kristen will share strategies for curating fundraising opportunities specific to your organization’s archival materials. She will also discuss the process of supporting Pi Kappa Alpha and Tri Delta’s fundraising efforts from a digital preservation partner perspective.
Prospect Like a Pro: Using Data-Driven Insights for Successful Major Gift Fundraising
Alicia Lifrak, Executive Vice President, Pursuant | Giving DNA

As campus Greek organizations strive to secure major gifts from alumni, parents, and donors, the importance of data-driven fundraising strategies cannot be overemphasized. By leveraging data, organizations can identify high-potential prospects, personalize fundraising messages, and measure the impact of their outreach efforts.

This session will explore how campus Greek organizations can harness the power of data to drive efficiencies in prospecting, soliciting, and obtaining major gifts. We will discuss the various sources of data that organizations can tap into, including alumni databases, social media, and donor management systems. We will also share best practices for data analysis and interpretation, such as segmentation, modeling, and predictive analytics.

The session will feature examples of successful fundraising campaigns that have utilized data-driven strategies to achieve their goals. Attendees will learn about the tools and technologies available to support data-driven fundraising, as well as the key performance indicators that can be used to measure success.
2:45 p.m.3:45 p.m.FFE Women’s Foundation Leadership Forum (continued)

Formerly known as the NPC Foundations Summit, FFE is proud to bring an abbreviated version of the Women’s Foundation Leadership Forum to Seminar this year. This $0 add-on cohort experience, uniquely for sorority foundation executives and board leaders, creates a space for relationship building, open dialogue and peer-to-peer learning around women’s focused opportunities and challenges.

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2:45 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.
3:45 p.m.4:15 p.m.Networking Break
4:15 p.m.5:00 p.m.FFE Business Meeting

Voting delegates will conduct annual business for FFE. Contact Ashley VanDerwark for questions about FFE governance and business meeting.
5:00 p.m.6:00 p.m.NIC/FFE Networking Reception with Alliance Partners
6:00 p.m.Dinner on Your Own