4:00 PM - 7:00 PMEarly Registration Recess: Innovation ExpoExperience

Stop by Recess to pick up your badge, grab a drink and appetizer, and kick off your Collaborative experience. 

8:00 AM - 9:00 AMRegistration & Coffee Recess: Innovation ExpoExperience

Pick up your badge, grab a coffee and light breakfast, and get ready for an inspiring day.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AMCoffee Meetup: Maximize Matching Gift Revenue with Double the Donation Morgan MFG: Partner LoungeMeetup

Pick up your coffee and join your peers in the partner lounge for a casual discussion around impactful strategies for maximizing your matching gifts, brought to you by the Double the Donation team.

9:00 AM - 9:20 AMGiving Happens Where Community ThrivesSoraya Alexander, Classy & GoFundMeMorgan MFG: Curiosity StageSession

Join Classy President and GoFundMe COO, Soraya Alexander, as she welcomes our community to Collaborative and shares insights on the trends shaping both traditional and individual giving including how technology can empower nonprofits to become cultivators of mobilized communities in service of empowered and invigorated fundraising.

9:20 AM - 10:05 AMInnovation Unleashed: Embracing Creativity Beyond Best PracticesXavier Ramey, Justice InformedMorgan MFG: Curiosity StageKeynote

Xavier Ramey, CEO of Justice Informed, takes the stage to challenge social impact leaders to embrace a future fueled by imagination, courage, and relentless optimism. Drawing from his vast experience in raising millions for social causes, leading innovative programs, and spearheading radical direct action and messaging campaigns, Xavier will share a vision for collaboration that is made for the social impact adventurer, inspirer, imaginer, and leader who's ready for new ideas for the work.

10:15 AM - 10:50 AMUnleash Your Power to Spark ChangeAi-jen Poo, National Domestic Workers Alliance and Caring Across GenerationsMorgan MFG: Curiosity StageMini Keynote

Sparking change is hard, but Ai-jen Poo has been able to spark a movement for domestic workers. Her groundbreaking activism led to the passing of Domestic Worker Bills of Rights in 10 states and two cities, improving labor standards for workers nationwide. Learn from her inspirational story and leave feeling compelled to drive change within your own organization.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AMHow to Ignite Transformation Within Your OrganizationLuciana Bonifacio, Save the Children
Edwin Goutier, LaunchPath
Jonathan Jones, United Way of Central Indiana
Morgan MFG: Curiosity StageDeep Dive Session

Amplifying your impact in today’s attention economy means embracing change. Hear from nonprofit changemakers who dared to be different and adopted radically new or different ideas. Discover the stories behind their innovations, how they rallied their teams, and the fundraising success they've found along the way.

11:45 AM - 1:00 PMLunch Morgan, City Hall, & RecessExperience

Pick up a delicious boxed lunch and network with peers.

1:00 PM - 1:40 PMLoyalty Loop: How Small Things Add Up to Big ImpactAndrew Davis, Monumental ShiftMorgan MFG: Curiosity StageMini Keynote

As fundraisers, it's time to break free from outdated approaches and the hamster wheel of donor acquisition. How can we empower the donors we have to get more of the donors we need? In this session, we'll unveil the loyalty loop, revealing how it can turn small interactions into powerful movements for change.

1:00 PM - 1:40 PMHow to Drive 70% Of Donation Volume Through Recurring GivingAlan Stininger, Shriners Children's
Rashad Brown, Chicago Public Media
Scarlett Smith, Classy
City Hall: Community StageSession

Imagine almost 3/4 of your donation volume being regular and predictable? Building a stellar recurring giving program can seem easier said than done. In this interactive session, Shriners Hospitals for Children will share how they have built large-scale subscription giving programs that have changed the way their organizations operate.

1:00 PM - 1:40 PMCommunity Conversation: Faith-Based Fundraising Strategies for the Future  Recess: Connections & ConversationsDiscussion

Join faith-based nonprofits and the Coastal Cloud team, for an enriching discussion in the Connections and Conversations area. Exchange ideas with peers on this timely topic: As the fundraising landscape evolves, how can faith-based organizations equip themselves to thrive in the next decade?

1:50 PM - 2:30 PMGoodbye Donor Funnel: Moving Into a Donor Vortex Fundraising ModelAndrew Davis, Monumental Shift
Kyle Roosen, Tim Tebow Foundation
Mike Kinney, Children's Miracle Network
Joy King, NMDP
Morgan MFG: Curiosity StageDeep Dive Session

The digital era has ushered in a need for the donor vortex, leaving behind the outdated donor funnel mindset. Donors are now coming into your nonprofit across multiple pathways, creating a need for personalized, dynamic experiences. Our panel of leading nonprofit experts will explore the transition into this new era of fundraising and its implications for building communities of passionate supporters.

1:50 PM - 2:30 PMHarnessing Classy's Integration Partners for Maximal Fundraising SuccessLuke Dringoli, Media Cause
Tim McCleary, Salvation Army - Southern Territory
Qaisar Islam, Islamic Relief USA
City Hall: Community StageSession

At Classy, we unify fundraising with end-to-end integration capabilities, bringing in all of your data for a holistic view of your supporters. Hear from superstar organizations who are using Classy's fundraising software alongside multiple integration partners to drive fundraising success.

1:50 PM - 2:30 PM Community Conversation: Transformative Recurring Giving Strategies Recess: Connections & ConversationsDiscussion

Join Dana Snyder and your peers for an insightful discussion on the transformative potential of recurring giving. You'll have the chance to share your insights into successful growth and retention strategies and leave with proven, actionable takeaways to elevate your recurring giving program.

2:45 PM - 3:05 PMUnlocking Donor Dynamics by Decoding the Science Behind GivingPiyush Tantia, ideas42
Julia Toffoli, ideas42
Morgan MFG: Curiosity StageMini Keynote

Discover the key psychologies that influence donor decision-making. In this interactive session, ideas42 will share behavioral science insights from their research on donors and preview design innovations in the giving space.

3:05 PM - 3:45 PMInfusing Donor Psychology Into Your Fundraising StrategyShomari White, Emory University Advancement and Alumni Engagement
Piyush Tantia, ideas42
Julia Toffoli, ideas42
Diana Keim, City of Hope
Morgan MFG: Curiosity StageDeep Dive Session

Nonprofits that harness the power of donor psychology craft more compelling campaigns and foster deeper engagement with their missions. Listen as our speakers share their first-hand experiences with using behavioral science in fundraising and unveil innovative strategies inspired by academic research.

4:00 PM - 4:30 PMThe Future of Fundraising is Now: A Peek Into the Fundraising Tech at the Forefront of InnovationBecca Gregory Segovia, Classy
Eric Pannese, Classy
Morgan MFG: Curiosity StageSession


Join Classy as we unveil what the future of fundraising looks like and how we’re innovating and building technology to meet the evolving needs of nonprofits. Walk away feeling inspired and equipped to navigate the evolving fundraising landscape with confidence.

4:30 PM - 6:00 PMCollaborative Kickoff: A Welcome Happy Hour Brought To You by RKD  Recess: Innovation ExpoExperience

Wrap up the first day of Collaborative with drinks, appetizers, and live music. Celebrate the impact of the social sector and build connections with like-minded leaders. This experience is brought to you by RKD Group.

4:45 PM - 5:30 PMConversations with a Cause: Education Community Meetup City Hall: Bar AreaMeetup

Join your peers in Education for a cocktail (or mocktail!). Network, share ideas, and inspire one another while building lasting connections within your sector.

4:45 PM - 5:30 PMConversations with a Cause: Food Insecurity Community Meetup City Hall: Bar AreaMeetup

Join your peers in Food Insecurity for a cocktail (or mocktail!). Network, share ideas, and inspire one another while building lasting connections within your sector.

8:00 AM - 9:00 AMNetworking & Coffee Recess: Innovation ExpoExperience

Grab a coffee, light breakfast, and network with peers before day two kicks off.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AMCoffee with a Cause: Faith-Based Community Meetup Morgan MFG: Partner LoungeMeetup

Join your peers in the Faith-Based sector for a coffee. Network, share ideas, and inspire one another while building lasting connections within your sector.

8:00 AM - 8:45 AMCoffee with a Cause: Healthcare Community Meetup Morgan MFG: 2nd Floor LoungeMeetup

Join your peers in Healthcare for a coffee. Network, share ideas, and inspire one another while building lasting connections within your sector.

9:00 AM - 9:35 AMNo Ordinary Campaign: Inspiring a Movement Through Community ActionSandra Abrevaya, I AM ALS
Brian Wallach, I AM ALS
Morgan MFG: Curiosity StageKeynote

Brian Wallach, a former assistant U.S. attorney was diagnosed with ALS at the age of 37. On the day his wife, Sandra Abrevaya, brought their second daughter home from the hospital, he was told he had six months to live. In the years since, Brian and Sandra have revolutionized what it means to receive an ALS diagnosis, inspiring an entire community into action and raising more than $1 billion in funding for ALS research and therapy access, while changing the laws that prevented patients from receiving life-saving drugs. Brian and Sandra will open day two of Collaborative with their inspiring story, sharing how they've created a community-driven movement around ALS. Brian and Sandra are redefining the impossible. At some point, we have all been told that what we are dreaming of doing is impossible. They are here to tell you that it is not impossible and that you should keep pursuing your dreams because you might just change the world.

9:45 AM - 10:30 AMCultivating a Community-Driven Fundraising StrategyKatrina VanHuss, Turnkey for Good
Tesha McCord Poe, Joy-Raising, LLC
Liz Berger, The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Morgan MFG: Curiosity StageDeep Dive Session

Join us for a lively panel discussion led by Katrina VanHuss, Chair and Founder of Turnkey, and learn how to use the power of community and digital tools to transform your fundraising. We'll dive into strategies that turn nonprofits into collaborative networks, fostering a new era of giving where communities unite for a greater cause.

10:40 AM - 11:00 AMUnderstanding Multigenerational Motivations to Achieve SuccessEmma Waldman, Harvard Business ReviewMorgan MFG: Curiosity StageMini Keynote

Emma Waldman is a renowned writer and editor at Harvard Business Review. Through meticulous cross-generational research, rigorous data analysis, and insightful interviews with industry leaders, she peels back the layers to reveal the defining characteristics of each generation and how your organization can achieve multigenerational success.

11:00 AM - 11:45 AMNavigating Multigenerational Fundraising Beyond the Great Wealth TransferMelissa Flewelling, Team Rubicon
Emma Waldman, Harvard Business Review
Emma Worth, The Farmlink Project
Morgan MFG: Curiosity StageDeep Dive Session

In this dynamic discussion, we'll hear from nonprofits who aren't merely relying on the Great Wealth Transfer to reach younger generations. Discover how these trailblazing organizations navigate the landscape of multigenerational philanthropy, ensuring sustained support from young donors who seek meaningful and interactive experiences. Gain valuable insights into adapting your approach to resonate with the evolving philanthropic mindset of today's youth.

11:45 AM - 1:00 PMLunch Morgan, City Hall, & RecessExperience

Pick up a delicious boxed lunch and network with peers.

1:00 PM - 1:40 PMLead with And: The Secret to Leadership Resilience and ResultsTim Arnold, Leaders for LeadersMorgan MFG: Curiosity StageMini Keynote

Do you often find yourself stuck in "either/or" choices? It’s time to move past this divisive thinking and embrace the transformative power of “both/and” leadership. Join Tim Arnold as he guides you through the six key leadership tensions, helping you break through to a new level of resilience and impact.

1:00 PM - 1:40 PMHarnessing First-Party Data to Move to a State of True IntelligenceLaura Pedroni, Stadia
Jeff Kula, Cleveland Clinic
City Hall: Community StageSession

Get to know Classy customers at the forefront of true data intelligence, moving from just having more data to how they use the right data strategically. Through real-world case studies and examples, discover how these nonprofits leverage their first-party data to drive informed decisions, elevate engagement, and achieve maximum impact.

1:00 PM - 1:40 PMCommunity Conversation: All Questions Welcome, A Conversation on AI Recess: Connections & ConversationsDiscussion

Join Kelley Hecht and Nathan Chappell for a practical conversation on the topic on everyone’s mind – AI. Whether you’re interested in learning the basics or excited to leverage emerging innovations - we’ll share what we know, field questions on topics you want to understand better, and together, strengthen our comfort with this rapidly evolving area of growth to impact the organizations we serve.

1:50 PM - 2:30 PMNavigating Through a State of Fundraising PermacrisisLauren Hall, The V Foundation
Greg Harell-Edge, CoachArt
Stephanie P. Herron, MPA, Stand Up To Cancer
Ravileen Staley, USA for UNHCR
Morgan MFG: Curiosity StageDeep Dive Session

It feels like every day nonprofits are faced with new challenges, which can make it feel as if we're operating in a state of permacrisis. In this session, we'll spotlight nonprofits that have successfully navigated this state of constant change, showcasing their strategies for resilience, innovation, and sustained impact.

1:50 PM - 2:30 PMNext-Gen Peer-to-Peer Strategies for SuccessJessica Abbott, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Alexandria Medina, Oakland Public Education Fund
Connie Quach, Classy
City Hall: Community StageSession

Discover how innovative nonprofits are leveraging peer-to-peer and events strategies to create vibrant communities and engage donors and supporters in unprecedented ways. We'll explore the tools and success stories that have positioned these organizations as pioneers in peer-to-peer engagement so that you can take the learnings back home to implement in your own organization.

2:45 PM - 3:25 PMHow Good Marketing Fuels Fundraising SuccessAidan Augustin, Feathr
Sabrina W. Horton, YWCA USA
City Hall: Community StageSession

Hear from customers using Classy’s CRM partners and email systems to create incredibly personalized campaigns. Learn more about their tools and strategies to not only drive results but also foster deeper connections with their donors.

2:45 PM - 3:25 PMHow the Power of Story Can Grow Your NonprofitApril Sunshine Hawkins, StoryBrandMorgan MFG: Curiosity StageMini Keynote

Many leaders, marketers, and development teams find it challenging to articulate their organization's story, not due to lack of intelligence or effort, but because of unclear communication. With the guidance of StoryBrand, your nonprofit will gain the skills to clearly articulate its narrative, empowering supporters to take meaningful action and feel more connected to your cause.

3:35 PM - 4:15 PMCreating a Captivating Nonprofit One-LinerApril Sunshine Hawkins, StoryBrandMorgan MFG: Curiosity StageDeep Dive Session

A one-liner invites potential supporters into a story in which they understand how your organization is impacting our world. In this session, you'll follow a 3-part formula to create one, simple sentence that will help you explain what you do in a way that donors will respond to.

3:35 PM - 4:15 PMBuilding a Stellar Campaign ExperienceEtan Harmelech, Hillel International
Dara Daly, Classy
Dhary-Anne Davilmar, Cro Metrics
City Hall: Community StageSession

Join us in breaking down stellar campaign experiences and uncovering the key elements that drive conversions. This data-driven workshop will show nonprofits how to optimize their donation pages and elevate their fundraising using Classy.

3:35 PM - 4:15 PMCoaches’ Corner: Activate a Classy Studio Campaign Today Recess: Connections & ConversationsDiscussion

Learn how to bring a recurring giving appeal to life with our newest fundraising suite - Classy Studio! Bring your laptop to this interactive workshop, where we’ll teach best practices for optimized conversion, share quick tips for navigating the new builder, and offer side-by-side support as you create your campaign. Bring your own branding kit and images to leave with a fully built campaign ready to launch, or use our design assets as placeholders.

4:30 PM - 5:15 PMFuture-Proofing Your Nonprofit: Navigating the Next Era of FundraisingCrystal WashingtonMorgan MFG: Curiosity StageKeynote

Futurist, technologist, and author Crystal Washington equips organizations with the knowledge to become "future-proof." After two days at Collaborative, where you've collected tools to navigate the evolving social sector landscape, "Future-Proofing Your Organization" will tie together learnings with futuristic insights to set up your nonprofit for success in the new era of giving. Crystal Washington will leave you ready for innovation and change, empowered to embrace and leverage the latest technology, and with clarity and confidence in the impact you can make.

5:15 PM - 6:00 PMFarewell Cocktails Recess: Innovation ExpoExperience

Join us for a farewell beverage to toast to an incredible Collaborative.