MSFRN Meeting Information

2020 Winter Meeting Information

February 23 – 25, 2020
Miami Beach, Florida


Carla Duryee

Katie O’Connell

Registration Information

Click here to download the registration form (Word). Return completed MSFRN Registration forms by Monday, January 20, 2020 for printed badges via email to: or fax: 972-692-5995.

Housing Information

The Confidante Miami Beach
4041 Collins Ave
Miami Beach, FL 33140
Room Rate: $259 plus tax (single/double occupancy)

Please click here to book your sleeping room accommodations.  The hotel cut-off date is Thursday, January 23, 2020.

Meeting Agenda

Sunday, February 23rd
5:30pm Welcome Reception

Monday, February 24th
7:45am Breakfast

8:00am Introductions

8:15am MMRT Introduction (Allied Organization)
Bobby Heard, MBA, CAE

9:00am Executive Recruiter
Angelique S.C. Grant, PhD 
Senior Consultant & Certified Diversity Recruiter
Aspen Leadership Group

9:45am Why Can’t We Be Friends?
The Intrinsic Tension Between Grassroots and the Mothership

  • Fay Fulton, Georgia AAFP Executive Director
  • Lori Vega, Former CDO, ACEP
  • Carla Duryee, Carla Duryee Consulting, LLC
  • Stevie Cline, Former Director of Strategic Partnerships and Industry Relations, ACOG

10:30am Email/Voice Mail Break

10:45am Tech Session: What SmartBrief Can Bring to You and Your Group

11:30am What A Brand Team Is Looking For? Past, Present, Future
Brad Harmon
Harmon Development Group, LLC

12:30pm Lunch Break Out Sessions: Requesting volunteer presenters

  • Bundling Opportunities for Industry Partners
  • Cultivation and Stewardship of Foundation Donors
  • Prioritizing and Organizing for Smaller Departments:
    • Leader Luanne Irvin, AANA Foundation
  • Engaging and Upgrading Member Donors

1:30pm Foundation Infrastructure and How to Guide:
Best practices, latest infrastructure trends, creating a board, etc.
Courtney Johnson
Manager, Foundation and Giving
Congress of Neurological Surgeons Foundation

2:15pm Email/Voice Mail Break

2:30pm Online Giving: Data Driven and Evidence Backed Practices

3:15pm Best Practice Sharing Industry/Corporate
Lynette Sappe-Watkins
EVP, AAPA Foundation

4:00pm Co-Chair Recruiting

4:30pm Break for day

Tuesday, February 25th
8:00am Breakfast

8:30am Creating an Effective and Impactful Development Department
Brad Hutchins
Principal, Consultants in Association Philanthropy
Former Director of Development, AAP

9:15am How to Increase Meeting Attendance, Show Floor Traffic, and Other Metrics
Barbara Kay
CEO Ascend Media

10:15am Email/Checkout Break

10:45am Round Robin “What Did You Learn?”
Facilitators: Carla Duryee and Katie O’Connell

11:30am Close

Any questions may be directed to the co-chairs, Carla and Katie.

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