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Maria Ochoa is the founder and creative force behind Emprender Creative, LLC. Maria established Emprender Creative to help businesses and nonprofits deepen their engagement with culturally relevant bilingual content. She uses this content as a springboard to create diverse collaborations and actions supporting nonprofits and community goals. Lucretia Williams is a web designer and brand strategist helping nonprofit organizations and mission-driven businesses increase engagement, visibility, and revenue. For the past seven years, she has been able to create brands and digital homes for businesses and organizations through strategy and user-centered design principles. In 2023, major gifts will be MORE CRITIAL than ever to building resilience and maximizing impact.

He helped bridge technology and entertainment before consulting full time for new technology startups and leading their development, marketing and overall business strategies. In addition to the keynote presentation from Palmer, Raise 2019 will feature four interactive learning tracks focused on event and auction fundraising, peer-to-peer and social engagement, fundraising strategy, and technology. The two-day annual fundraising conference brings together fundraising professionals and industry thought leaders from across the country for collaborative learning, networking, and inspiration. The conference will take place in downtown Chicago on September 16-17, 2019.

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She brings more than 25 years of professional experience in education, philanthropy, and the nonprofit sector. Prior roles in her career include serving as a Senior Program Officer at the Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation, Executive Director of the Latino Student Fund, and as the first Western Region Team leader for Reading Is Fundamental. In addition to leading education-focused nonprofit organizations, Danielle’s teaching experience includes several years as a public-school teacher, university instructor, and U.S. Elizabeth Abel is a thought leader in philanthropy and seasoned expert in fundraising.

The summit also draws nonprofit board members, consultants and other professionals. With over a decade of experience in the nonprofit sector, Christina has worked with nearly every type of nonprofit, from multi-million dollar organizations to small-but-mighty volunteer-led teams. She teaches nonprofits how to make achieving their mission, vision, and fundraising goals more possible than they’ve ever imagined. These experiences shaped Niriksha’s understanding the importance of multi-stakeholder partnerships and the opportunities that lie in corporate citizenship and locally, community driven solutions to the world’s complex issues.


Her personal passion for social change continuously fuels her professional pursuits. She holds international accreditation as a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and remains actively engaged in her local community through volunteerism and membership with Black Benefactors, a DC-based giving circle. Emerald Adeyemi is Director of Membership and Development at Grantmakers for Effective Organizations. In this role, Emerald works to strengthen GEO’s community of grantmakers and advance its mission of transforming philanthropy in service of nonprofits and communities. As a cornerstone to Tiffany’s mission, Tiffany believes that strong organizations build stronger communities.

International Speaker And Fundraising Coach Kishshana Palmer To Keynote Raise 2019

Kishshana Palmer is an international speaker, trainer, and coach with a 20 year background in fundraising, marketing, and talent management who helps leaders create high performing teams. She’s a supernova on any stage and platforms due to her charismatic and candid delivery. It doesn’t matter if she’s speaking about philanthropy, living your most authentic life, or diversity, the energy she brings to the stage is always entertaining and edifying.

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Isolating those outside of the senior management team in a market with already high turnover comes at a significant cost. Before starting her professional administrative career, Mariah has held positions in the management consulting, real estate investment, non-profit management, and digital advertising start-up industries. Mariah takes pride in her ability to quickly adapt and tailor her skills to meet the needs of any organization to ensure quality of support and efficiency. I have 8+ years building strategic partnerships for federal, county, and local government and non-profit organizations. I am passionate about elevating brand reputation, curating collaborations, and increasing impact through sponsorships. She has over 20 years of experience in the nonprofit sector working with diverse populations in California and Illinois— advocating for individuals and groups.

Cody Hays is a nonprofit marketing expert with a 5-year track record of helping nonprofits build online relationships with donors. Driven by equity, Hays’s work with Marketing Mission and the Virtual Gala Collaborative has helped nonprofits raise more than $8 million dollars to advance social change. She specializes in board development and strategic planning along with individual coaching and mentoring.

As we shake off false beliefs about the outcomes, we can focus on understanding the shared values and interests of our prospective giver and ask simply and with clarity. Make data-driven decisions to drive reader engagement, subscriptions, and campaigns. Join us for a world tour of fundraising…that will help you to find opportunity in your home market! By comparing fundraising trends and best practice across international fundraising markets, it is possible to see the gaps, potential upcoming pitfalls and areas of opportunity at home. Learn techniques to drive cross-team accountability, manage timelines and expectations, and host productive meetings for stronger, more successful grant proposals. Build your case for your board of trustees to support a salary increase and winning conditions to keep your team on board and loyal.

International Speaker And Fundraising Coach Kishshana Palmer To Keynote Raise 2019

Christal M. Cherry is a nationally recognized nonprofit executive and professionally trained fundraiser. With over 20 years in the nonprofit sector, she has supported higher education institutions, human services organizations, and faith-based missions. Christal also served as a Senior Consultant at the GA Center for Nonprofits and is currently the CEO of The Board Pro, a consulting firm designed to transform leaders through board service.