The Meeting of the Onlines!

For the first time in the 14-year history of the Meeting of the Minds Conference, we’re streaming sessions – including recorded sessions that you can watch after the conference. This new accessibility is included free with your conference registration.

Use the links below to watch any session live. After the conference, use these same links to watch the recording of any session. Panel discussions and “forum” multiple-speaker group discussions aren’t included.

Login credentials are required. We’ll send an email with access instructions before sessions begin on March 25th.

If you want to be extra ready, go to the Zoom download site and load the right Zoom plugin for your device. (You can also just stream from the Zoom web site.)

Wednesday, March 25th

1:00-2:00 p.m. – Opening Keynote Session
Welcome and Introductions: Be Mindful: All of This Year’s Sessions You
Don’t Want to Miss – Bob Burdenski & John Taylor
2:15-3:30 p.m. – Breakout Sessions
Give Day at UC Davis
– Michele Hicks & Veronica Hoglund, UC Davis
Turn off the TV – What To Do With All These Channels –
Jonathan Van Oss, Pledgemine
Fundraising for University Initiatives – Terri Carlos CSU San Bernardino
Setting your Team up to Win Through Defining Your Expectations!
Marisa Szem-Stafford, M.S.
3:45-5:00 p.m. – Breakout Sessions
Student Philanthropy and Working With Volunteers
– Brian Gawor RNL
So You’ve Just Been Named the (Fill in Major Title) Now What?
– Kent Stanley, MSU Mankato
If You Can’t Reach ‘Em, Text ‘Em! – Rachel Cleary, GetThru
and Ryan Lawrence, UC Berkeley
Donor-Centered Fundraising Operations
– Elizabeth Phung, ACLU

Thursday, March 26th

9:00-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Sessions
Best of the Bunch (BOB) Favorite Annual Giving Appeals and Strategies
of the Year – Bob Burdenski
Fundamentals of Personal Solicitation
– Ray Watts, Claremont McKenna College
The Annual Giving – Prospect Research Partnership
– Erika Bernal and Natasha Kashefipour, UC Riverside
Overcoming The Trough of Despair – Joeseph Boeke, CalTech
10:30-11:45 a.m. – Breakout Sessions
Testing, Testing: The Best Way to Get to Know Your Direct Mail
Audiences and Boost Results – Dana Mathes, UCSF
Get The LoDown: Top 10 Insights From Lo’s Last 20 Years
– Laurent De Janvry, UC Berkeley
What Have I Gotten Myself Into? The Legal Ins and Outs of DAFs, Etc.
– John Taylor
1:15-2:30 p.m. – Breakout Sessions
The Donor Game of LIFE – Christina Nichols, MCR
Breaking Through to New Audiences: Increasing Participation Through
Peer Engagement – Dan Ettinger, GiveCampus
Data Automation at UC Davis: A Grateful Patient Success Story
– Rowann Tatco, UC Davis
Creating a Culture of Engagement and Giving
– Paula Isham, iModules
2:45-4:00 p.m. – Breakout Sessions
Road Trips, Brains, and Grandmas: What We’ve Learned in 5+ Years of
Crowdfunding – Taylor Stayton, UCLA
Mine Your Data To Maximize Your Results
– Laurent “Lo” de Janvry, UC Berkeley
Transforming Telephone Campaign ROI – Rachel Spencer, VanillaSoft
Effecting Change: A Strategic Guidebook for Development Professionals
– Mark Longo, CalTech

Friday, March 27th

9:00-10:15 a.m. – Breakout Sessions
The Digital Engagement Officer and You – Bob Burdenski
Precision Prospect Development – Nathan Fay, City of Hope
Taming Chaos: Unify Data, Business Intelligence, Documents & Systems into a Single Intuitive Experience – Nadine Francis, Pomona College
10:30-11:45 a.m. – Breakout Sessions
AI and the Future of Generosity – Nathan Chappell, Futurus Group
Intentional Steps to Creating a Career Path –
Kent Stanley, MSU Mankato
Honoring Difference by Stewarding Data: Achieving Identity Alignment
in Biodata Michele Hicks & Veronica Hoglund, UC Davis