Fundraising for Impact Summit & Women United Summit

Fort Lauderdale, Florida

MARCH 24-27, 2020

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The Fundraising for Impact Summit and Women United Summit will offer exceptional programming to help drive the Modern United Way forward.

The proposed schedules below, including session titles and descriptions, is subject to change.

Click here to jump to the Fundraising for Impact Summit schedule.

Click here to jump to the Women United Summit schedule (more sessions coming soon).

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Tuesday, March 24, 2020
8:30 am - 10:00 amFFIS Opening General Session & Continental Breakfast
10:00 am - 10:15 amFFIS Break
10:15 am - 11:30 amFFIS Learning Sessions
11:45 am - 1:15 pmFFIS General Session & Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:45 pmFFIS Learning Sessions
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmFFIS Break
3:00 pm - 4:15 pmFFIS Learning Sessions
4:30 pm - 5:15 pmFFIS General Session
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
8:30 am - 10:00 amFFIS General Session & Continental Breakfast
10:00 am - 10:15 amFFIS Break
10:15 am - 11:30 amFFIS Learning Sessions
11:45 am - 1:15 pmFFIS General Session & Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:45 pmFFIS Learning Sessions
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmFFIS Break
3:00 pm - 4:15 pmFFIS Learning Sessions
4:30 pm - 5:15 pmFFIS General Session
Thursday, March 26, 2020
8:30 am - 9:00 amFFIS Continental Breakfast
9:00 am - 10:15 amFFIS Learning Sessions
10:15 am - 11:30 amFFIS Break
10:30 am - 11:30 amFFIS Closing General Session
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Wednesday, March 25, 2020
6:00 pmWUS Welcome Event
Thursday, March 26, 2020
8:30 am - 10:15 amWUS Opening General Session & Breakfast
10:15 am - 10:30 amWUS Break
10:30 am - 11:45 amWUS Learning Sessions
12:00 pm - 1:15 pmWUS General Session & Lunch
1:30 pm - 2:45 pmWUS Learning Sessions
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmWUS Break
3:00 pm - 4:15 pmWUS Learning Sessions
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmWUS General Session
Friday, March 27, 2020
8:30 am - 9:15 amWUS Continental Breakfast
9:15 am - 10:30 amWUS Learning Sessions
10:30 am - 10:45 amWUS Break
10:45 am - 12:00 pmWUS Learning Sessions
12:15 pm - 1:30 pmWUS Closing General Session & Lunch
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The below sessions will be available at the Women United Summit. More sessions will be released on a rolling basis so be sure to check back in soon!


Title  Description
Leading the Climb to the Capitol: How to Organize and Execute a Women United State Capitol Day   Women leaders across the country are advocating for health, education and financial stability priorities, not only in their immediate communities, but also in their state capitals by participating in State Capitol Days. Hear from three Women United leaders about best practices and key lessons learned from organizing Women United State Capitol Days, and get inspired to strengthen your Women United group by organizing your own advocacy event.
How 211 Data Can Maximize the Impact of Women United We use data to make small and large decisions every day, from what to have for lunch to what car to buy. Unfortuantely, we often don't use enough data when deciding how to give our time or philanthropic dollars. 211, a vital service leveraged by millions of Americans every year, is a rich source of data for United Ways across the U.S. This session will focus on how to access, understand and make the most use of data from 211 to decide how we give our time, allocate donor dollars, drive impact and tell our story to the community, and what that information can do for your Women United.
Advocating in 2020: The General Election and US Census From helping people register to vote, to leading get-out-the-count campaigns in hard-to-count communities, United Ways across the country are driving efforts to increase voter and census participation. As catalysts of community activism and philanthropy, our Women United leaders are on the frontlines of the fight for inclusive democracy. With the 2020 Census, presidential election and 100th anniversary of the women’s suffrage movement happening this year, Women United chapters can play a critical role helping community voices be heard in 2020. Join us to discover how Women United leaders can spearhead get-out-the-count and get-out-the-vote initiatives.
Strengthening Women United through Diversity and Inclusion Is your Women United committed to making sure that every woman has an opportunity to join United Way’s fight for health, education and financial stability? Are you leveraging diversity by bringing together individuals with unique backgrounds, experiences and thinking to more effectively address the issues facing our communities? Join us for an overview of United Way Worldwide’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts, and hear from United Way of Southeastern Louisiana, whose Women United serves as a leading example of an affinity group that has prioritized integrating inclusion and equity into both their membership recruitment and impact work.
Speak Up! Advocating for Change with Women United Individuals are seeking meaningful ways to create real, sustainable change in their communities and across the country. Advocacy is a powerful tool that Women United can use to engage people in policy solutions that matter to them. This session will highlight how local United Ways have harnessed the power of people and mobilized communities in key policy and advocacy campaigns.
Transforming Your Women United's Governance Structure The success of any Women United affinity group depends on a strong governance structure. Whether your Women United group is emerging or established, there may be opportunities to revise your management framework. In this session, we will discuss different types of government structures and key considerations for optimization.
Driving Women United Brand Adoption Brand identity is one of the most valuable assets of any organization and - when managed well – something that can make you instantly recognizable to target audiences. Join us for a conversation about how United Ways in Canada and the US have brought the Women United brand to life in local markets.
Leveraging Social Media Influencers to Amplify Your Story and Reach New Audiences Influencer marketing scales up the potential of peer recommendations by borrowing the "influence capital" of widely followed content creators. These individuals can reach thousands—if not millions—of people around the world with a single piece of content. Want to see new faces at your Women United event? Are you interested in reaching people outside the traditional workplace campaign? Influencers can help! Hear from the United Way Brand Ambassadors, a global group of Instagram influencers, about how they engage their young and diverse audiences to support United Way.
Gender and Giving Across Communities of Color As communities of color grow in wealth and influence, and as women from all racial backgrounds lead through philanthropy, common perceptions about who is seen as a “philanthropist” are being challenged like never before. Jeannie Sager, Director of the Women’s Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, will share an overview of new research that explores intersections of race, gender and giving to dispel myths about who philanthropists are/who are philathropists
Telling Your Women United Story To Drive Change Women United is making lasting change across the world. But how do we engage even more women to make an even bigger difference? We have to tell our story in a way that resonates, and communicate effectively year-round. This session will give you perspective, tools and practice to  do exactly that.
Effective Self-Care for Today's Women Leaders It has never been a more exciting time to be a woman in leadership--or a more demanding one. Join Randi Braun, the Founder of Something Major, for a workshop on Effective Self Care for Today's Women Leaders. An executive coach who has advised diverse women leaders ranging from nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies, Randi will share tactical tips for:
Embracing Change to Change the Game The current economy is defined by change: employees do not stay in one professional role for life, and business models are continually evolving. How do you adapt to constant change? How do you rise above the challenges of transformation so that you do not merely withstand change, but embrace change as a tool for personal growth? Join this session if you are interested in learning how to strengthen your adaptability, not only in your role at United Way or in your Women United chapter, but in all domains of your professional life.
Collaboration vs. Competition: The Non-Profit Hunger Games Because donors, volunteers and dollars are finite resources, we naturally perceive other philanthropic organizations who are attempting to secure the same resources as competitors. While this mindset tends to be automatic, what would happen if we could flip that thinking on its head and open ourselves to the idea of partnership, and the advantages it could provide. In this session, we will discuss how Women United groups have collaborated with other local women’s groups to create more value and impact in their communities.
How to Optimize Your Volunteer Power It’s in the best interest of your non-profit to create long-lasting relationships with volunteers who have a strong connection with your mission, and who are willing to contribute to its realization. Optimizing volunteer power is a key component in strengthening that relationship.


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