Northstar Chapter

Includes Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota

Breakfast of Champions
(of Faith & Philanthropy)
Hosted by ALDE Northstar Chapter 
Thursday, December 14, 2017
7:30-9:00 a.m.

Wilde Cafe & Spirits
65 SE Main St
Minneapolis MN  55414

Jumpstart your day with a light breakfast and networking with local folks in the field of development. Ask your toughest questions to a panel of local experts, learn about the origins and mission of ALDE,  and hear a preview of our international conference, IGNITE, coming to Minneapolis this February. Bring lots of business cards and your calendar to schedule followup visits with your new connections! 


7:30 a.m. - Breakfast and Networking

8:00-8:10 a.m. - Welcome, Introductions, and Announcements

8:10-8:40 a.m. - Q&A with a Panel of Experts

8:40-8:50 - Preview of IGNITE: Minneapolis 2018

Stay for more networking as you are able.
9:00 a.m. - Adjourn


  • Lisa Baumgartner Bonds
    • Chief Advancement Officer at Animal Humane Society
    • Expert on marketing and external relations
  • Mark Hill
    • Vice President for University Advancement at Concordia University, St. Paul
    • Expert on major gifts
  • Dana Holt
    • CEO & Philanthropic Strategist at HOLT Consulting
    • Expert on gift planning
  • Craig Schmalz
    • Advancement Director at New Life Academy
    • Expert on annual giving and small shops

Read the speakers' bios

Cost (includes breakfast)

$15 for members, $20 for nonmembers
ALDE members can bring one or more guests for $10 each!
(Guests must register themselves separately with their own form submission)

Register Today

To submit your questions for the panel of experts in advance, please email them to