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Engage • Empower • Connect Summit

2019 EEC Summit

Date: Friday, September 13, 2019
Time: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Location: Denver Botanic Gardens

SCFD, the Denver Botanic Gardens, the Scientific and Cultural Collaborative, and Visit Denver are proud to present the 2019 Engage • Empower • Connect Summit. Following last year’s successful summit, this event will offer opportunities for participants to network, connect, and learn.

Groups of knowledgeable and dynamic panelists will present on subjects ranging from individual giving and grant-writing to marketing and human resources. Each panel will consist of small group discussions with a panelist followed by presentations and engaging question & answer sessions.

Please note: this event is first-come, first-served and will be capped at 150 participants. The 2019 Engage • Empower • Connect Summit is open only to organizations eligible to receive SCFD funding.


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS / SESSION PANELISTS

*** SHARED RESOURCES CAN BE FOUND UNDER PANELIST NAMES BELOW***

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Check-in/ Coffee
  • 8:30 am – Morning Movement with Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
  • 8:45 am – SCFD Brand and New Website Launch

 

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM
BOARD DEVELOPMENT & DIVERSITY (Mitchell Hall)
  • Sarah James, Development Manager, Art Students League of Denver
  • Rhetta Shead, Director, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance
  • Lydia Garcia, Executive Director of Organization and Culture, Denver Center for the Performing Arts
YOUR WEBSITE: DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT (Waring Great Room)
  • Matt Meier, Co-Founder, Creative Director, Ligature
  • Jeff Paul, Co-Founder, CEO, Ligature
GRANT WRITING FOR THE SCFD (West Terrace)
  • Laurie Wagner, Development Director, Lighthouse Writers Workshop
  • Michael Sattler, Executive Director, Rocky Mountain Arts Association
  • Tanya Mote, Associate Director, Su Teatro

 

10:00 AM – 10:45 AM
PRODUCTIVE COLLABORATIONS (Mitchell Hall)
  • Michael Henry, Executive Director, and Co-Founder, Lighthouse Writers Workshop
  • Paul Lhevine, CEO, Swallow Hill Music
  • Chris Zacher, CEO & Executive Director, Levitt Pavilion
EMERGENCY PLANNING (SAFETY & SECURITY) (Waring Great Room)
INDIVIDUAL/PLANNED GIVING (West Terrace)

 

11:00 AM – 11:45 AM
EFFECTIVE USE OF SURVEYS & EVALUATIONS (Mitchell Hall)
  • Gail Brainsteitter, Director of Marketing & Communications, Central City Opera
  • Andrea Giron Mathern, Director of the Community Research & Engagement Strategies Team, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
  • Nathan Richie, Director, Golden History Museum and Park
IMPLEMENTING DEI(A) PRACTICES (Waring Great Room)
  • Damon McLeese, Executive Director, Access Gallery
  • Parker McMullen Bushman, Vice President for Programs, Butterfly Pavilion
  • Tara Raju, Education Director, Anti-Defamation League
FOUNDATION GIVING/GRANT WRITING (West Terrace)
  • Lisa Eldred, Director of Exhibitions & Learning Engagement; Head Curator of Art, Denver Botanic Gardens
  • Julie Lerudis, Director of Finance & Operations, Boettcher Foundation
  • Jill Viehweg, Director of Advancement – Foundation and Government, Denver Museum of Nature & Science

 

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM – Lunch (provided in Amphitheater Tent)

 

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
NONPROFIT FINANCIALS & BEST PRACTICES (Mitchell Hall)
USING SOCIAL MEDIA (Waring Great Room)
BUSINESS/GOVERNMENT GIVING (West Terrace)
  • Tariana Navas-Nieves, Director, Denver Arts & Venues
  • Chiara Robinson, Director of Institutional Giving, Denver Art Museum
  • Ellen Sandberg, VP Client & Community Relations, PNC Bank

 

2:00 PM – 2:45 PM
TIER III AND THE SCIENTIFIC & CULTURAL COLLABORATIVE (SCC) (Mitchell Hall)
HUMAN RESOURCES: A PRACTICAL GUIDE (Waring Great Room)
  • Deborah Dale Brackney, Executive Vice President, Employers Council
  • Nicole McGuire, Senior HR Consultant, CURA HR
MEMBERSHIP & SUBSCRIPTION DEVELOPMENT (West Terrace)
  • Elaine Adair, Patron Services Manager, Wonderbound
  • Mary Bradley, Director of Membership, Visitor and Volunteer Services, Denver Botanic Gardens

 

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
EFFECTIVE ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP (Mitchell Hall)
  • Tony Garcia, Executive Artistic Director, Su Teatro
  • Rita Sommers, Administrator, Lakewood Cultural Center
  • George Sparks, President & CEO, Denver Museum of Nature & Science
LEVERAGING LOCAL TOURISM (West Terrace)

 

4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – Networking Reception (The Orangery)