Day 1
27 Aug 2016
Day 2
28 Aug 2016
Day 3
29 Aug 2016
Day 4
30 Aug 2016

Early Conference Arrivals

We will be organizing a group dinner for interested participants based on turnout. Contact Donna Weinz and let her know when you’ll be arriving.

Depart for Worship

We will have a shuttle to transport participants from Embassy Suites and Best Western to Derbyshire Baptist Church for worship. Please contact Donna Weinz if you are staying at a...
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Worship at Derbyshire Baptist Church

Worship at Derbyshire Baptist Church, followed by dutch treat lunch at Joe’s Inn or return to hotels.

Afternoon Activites

Richmond is an exciting city with plenty to do! History, shopping, great food and friendly people.

Conference Registration

Connections 2016 Conference registration will be at Embassy Suites – let us know if you’re staying in a different place and we’ll arrange for transportation.

Dinner & Program

Dinner & Program

Return to Hotels

The hospitality suite will be open at Embassy Suites.

Welcome

Welcome to Connections 2016!  We’ll begin the day with announcements and a devotion led by Mark Early, Director of Communications for HopeTree Family Services

Keynote

Keynote Address
Kim Weitkamp

Your Vision & Fundraising

The foundation for any Christian organization is the cause to which it is dedicated–the very purpose for its existence, its “vision.” Your “vision” is the reason people connect with your...
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Randy Bronkema

The Science of Story

Organizations large and small understand the power of story in making presentations. In this session, you’ll learn how to communicate with story.
Kim Weitkamp

Putting Your Plan Together

We sometimes go into fundraising situations with loud voices in our head, saying things like: “If I get an appointment, how am I going to ask them for a gift?”...
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Randy Bronkema

The Science of Story, Part II

It is vital for organizations large and small understand the power of story in making presentations. In this session, you’ll learn how to communicate with story.
Kim Weitkamp
12:00 pm-1:00 pm

Lunch at VBRC

Poking Hokes in the Darkness

A planned gift can be a powerful part of the story of your ministry – as well as a compelling chapter in the story of the giver and their family. In this session,...
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Ronald C. Hall

Telling Your Story to the Media

News media can be a powerful tool for storytelling, in both good times and bad. In this session, you’ll learn some of the things the media looks for in a story,...
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Kerri O’Brien
Evanne Armour
Morgan Dean
3:45 pm - 6:15 pm

Planned Events

6:45 pm-8:00 pm

Dinner & Evening Program

Return to Hotels

The hospitality suite will be open at Embassy Suites.

Welcome and Announcements

Welcome and Announcements

Keynote

Keynote Address
Dr. Stephen Richerson

Remarks from Agencies

Here’s a time for all the participating agencies to update the group on what’s going on!
10:00 am-11:00 am

Business Meeting

11:00 am

Conference Adjourns