Everence Development Conference emphasizes lasting legacies

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Development professionals focus on caring for their missions, ministries and donors

Some 235 development and fundraising professionals, representing 108 Mennonite, Quaker, Brethren and other faith-based organizations, recently gathered in Lancaster, Pa., for the biennial Everence Development Conference.

The three-day event, titled “Creating lasting legacies: Doing better together,” was held Sept. 30 to Oct. 2, 2013. The conference provided valuable insight for donor relations and development professionals, board members and organization management – focusing on building and strengthening their organizations’ missions and ministries and connecting with donors in new and significant ways.

“This year’s Everence Development Conference focused on how nonprofit organizations and their donors can create lasting legacies together,” explained William S. Hartman, Everence Vice President. “This event, which dates back nearly 30 years, is a valuable opportunity for development and fundraising professionals to improve their professional understanding, learn from and support each other, and rediscover their calling and passion.”

The conference featured keynote addresses from Aimée A. Laramore, Associate Director of the Lake Institute on Faith and Giving (Indianapolis, Ind.); Philip B. Cubeta, CLU®, ChFC®, MSFS, CAP®, Sallie B. and William B. Wallace Chair in Philanthropy at The American College (Bryn Mawr, Pa.); and J. Nelson Kraybill, President-Elect of Mennonite World Conference and Lead Pastor at Prairie Street Mennonite Church (Elkhart, Ind.). More information about the conference may be found at Everence.com/CreatingLastingLegacies.

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Get an idea of what the 2017 Development Conference consisted of. 

Participants learned how to bridge the journey of generosity into a strong and promising future, with an outstanding lineup of exciting topics, engaging speakers, topical workshops, fellowship and conversations – and it was all in a personalized program designed for success.