Join us for

INAPEF's 2020 Annual Conference on Zoom

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Attend 3 sessions (or as many as you can fit into your schedule) over 2 days to learn strategies for improving your education foundation. Registration is free for INAPEF member foundations and includes unlimited attendance from your foundation for all 3 sessions. 

To participate, one representative of each INAPEF education foundation member should
register here. Links to register on Zoom for each of the sessions you want to attend will be sent via email and those same links can be forwarded to others in your foundation who may be interested in attending all or some of the sessions.


Sept. 16, 10:00am EDT: Opening Keynote

Energy Leadership: Enhancing Leadership & Professional Relationships
Erin Slater

Our “new normal” isn’t so new and still doesn’t feel normal. Public education foundation leaders are working in overdrive to find the best path forward, many in a volunteer capacity, and it’s easy to forget about themselves and their own needs as leaders. Being an effective leader requires you to be engaging and flexible yet also powerful enough to motivate and inspire others. Add in the complexities of recent national and global events, work environments and interpersonal dynamics; it’s not easy to execute your priorities and get what you want out of situations.  That said, your work matters. It matters to school districts, to teachers, and most importantly, to students in your communities. You matter.


In this session, we will create some space just for you to take a deep breath and ask yourself as a nonprofit leader why you do what you do and what it is that you truly need to be able to do your best work. You will learn about the seven levels of Energy Leadership™, the benefits and challenges of each and how to shift away from your stress triggers. Practicing these levels will support your leadership influence and help you to maximize relationships, communicate more effectively, get more done with less effort and focus on what really matters.

Sept. 17, 10:00am EDT

Building a Strategic Narrative

with Ty Spisak

Whether your goal is to raise money, recruit volunteers or change a policy, the best place to start is with your message. In her presentation, Ty will share the steps to designing a message to move you closer to your goals and how to put your plan into action.

Sept. 17, 11:30am EDT

Donor Stewardship: How to Keep Your Donors Giving Year After Year

with TJ McGovern

Stewardship is one of the most important components of the fundraising process. Prospecting, communicating impact, and asking are certainly important. yet building a strong donor stewardship system should be your top priority if you want to strengthen your development program.  Stewardship is much more than thank yous and newsletters. During this session, we will review some of the best stewardship plans covering actionable goals for your donor stewardship program.

Conference Sponsors

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Use Alumni Nations to help build a strategy for engaging alumni


Donor management system to help track and communicate with your supporters

Teaching students how to view life through a lens of innovation and entrepreneurship, while building a life of purpose

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