Tuesday, August 20

Start TimeEnd TimeSession Description
7:30 a.m.9:15 a.m.FFE Breakfast & Keynote
Our State of the Industry — By the Numbers
Patrick Alderdice and Aaron Parker, Pennington & Company | Meet the presenters
Eager to know how your foundation compares to its peers across the interfraternal community? Pennington and Company has researched, compiled, and interpreted IRS Form 990 filings for fraternity and sorority foundations for the last 21 years. In this State of the Industry session, Patrick and Aaron will team up once more to present information from this year’s IRS Form 990 data and compare it to two decades of previous trends. The 990 data is a vast repository of non-profit information such as value of assets, donation dollars raised, grant amounts, and spending on program services. Each year, Pennington and Company analyzes this data for our foundations, allowing them to assess progress and benchmark themselves against fraternity and sorority industry averages. Patrick and Aaron will use their industry insights to identify opportunities and challenges while providing tips and recommendations for sustaining and growing our industry.
7:30 a.m.4:00 p.m.Alliance Partner Exhibit Hall Open
7:30 a.m.5:30 p.m.FFE Content Corner Open
9:15 a.m. 9:30 a.m.Networking Break with Alliance Partners
9:30 a.m. 10:30 a.m. FFE Breakout Sessions I
Traditional breakout sessions with expert presenters and panelists.
10:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m.Networking Break with Alliance Partners
10:30 a.m.11:00 a.m.FFE Volunteer Interest Meeting
11:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m.FFE Breakout Sessions II
Traditional breakout sessions with expert presenters and panelists.
12:00 p.m. 12:15 p.m.Networking Break with Alliance Partners
12:15 p.m.1:30 p.m.FFE Lunch & Closing Keynote
Overcoming the Competition for Connection
Nathan Chappell, MBA, MNA, CFRE, Chief AI Officer at DonorSearch AI, Co-Founder of Fundraising.AI Collaboration | Meet the presenter
Connection is the currency of the attention economy. With fewer American household’s giving to charitable organizations annually, coupled with an increased demand for philanthropic dollars, the modern nonprofit dig-deep to understand the forces at play, and learn how to win the competition for connection. This keynote highlights the changing definition of generosity, shedding light on the unprecedented competition for connection facing modern nonprofit organizations. To this end, nonprofits must develop a renewed appreciation for radical connection and learn to leverage technology once only used by for-profit organizations. Using current data and analysis, attendees will learn the importance of measuring and prioritizing connection as well as which technologies can help them to work smarter, not harder.
1:30 p.m.2:00 p.m.Networking Break with Alliance Partners
2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m. FFE Alliance Partner-Executive Speed Dating
Speed dating offers intentional, focused time between Alliance Partners and key decision-makers from fraternal foundation. 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.
2:00 p.m.3:00 p.m. FFE Coffee Chats and Ignite Sessions
3:00 p.m.3:30 p.m.Networking Break with Alliance Partners
3:30 p.m.4:30 p.m.FFE Breakout Sessions III
Traditional breakout sessions with expert presenters and panelists.
4:30 p.m.5:30 p.m.Break
5:30 p.m.6:30 p.m.FFE Awards of Distinction Reception
Held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom
6:30 p.m.9:00 p.m.FFE Awards of Distinction Dinner & Seminar Closing Session
Held at the Indiana Roof Ballroom