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The Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
presents:

Collegium 2016:
The Psychology of Philanthropy Through the Advanced Study of Donor Motivation

 September 30, 2016 | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Madison, WI

Event Overview

The Bolz Center for Arts Administration is this country's premier MBA program with a specialized educational focus that links arts and business practice. Every other year during the Fall Semester, we invite our alumni, guest presenters, practitioners, and students from across the country to the Bolz Center Collegium for continued learning on current topics and trends in and outside of the arts and nonprofit sectors. In recent years, we have noticed a trend toward a Bolz education that leads our graduates and friends into business, nonprofit and education positions outside of the traditional arts. We are excited by this development and therefore, are endeavoring to program Collegium topics that span a broad spectrum of interest and connection to our alumni and friends, regardless of their involvement in the arts. It is this philosophy and approach that leads us to announce our exciting and timely Collegium topic for this year:

Bolz Center Collegium 2016 will target the psychology of philanthropy and donor motivation.

Researchers in psychology, economics, and marketing have long endeavored to understand what motivates individuals to donate to charity. We will examine this rich history to provide a foundation for the day’s discussion and explore current research findings on why donors give, how they respond to fundraising requests, how they interact with new fundraising tactics, and what drives donations in the current fundraising environment.

Keynote addresses include Bolz Center alumnus and Kent State University Associate Professor of Marketing, Jennifer Wiggins Johnson, as well as François Ortalo-Magné, Albert O. Nicholas Dean, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison. We will also engage with a panel of experienced development professionals, and a panel of esteemed donors to the Wisconsin School of Business, all of whom will help us connect the research implications to the practice of philanthropy today.

Keynote speaker Dr. Jennifer Wiggins Johnson explains, "As financial resources have diminished in recent years, the fundraising environment has become increasingly crowded and competition for donations has increased. At the same time, new tactics and opportunities have arisen that have complicated the fundraising landscape. In response, researchers have become increasingly interested in examining charitable donation behavior. Their findings can provide insights to help fundraising professionals understand what motivates philanthropy and how donors perceive fundraising strategies and tactics, better enabling us to break through the clutter and reach donors effectively."

Everyone is welcome to attend Bolz Center Collegium 2016, particularly our alumni and friends working in development and advancement across the entire nonprofit sector. We will also be soliciting ideas and revealing early plans for the celebration of the BolzCenter@50 years. See the registration tab to sign-up for Bolz Center Collegium 2016 today!

The Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
presents:

Collegium 2016:
The Psychology of Philanthropy Through the Advanced Study of Donor Motivation

 September 30, 2016 | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Madison, WI

Agenda

Attendance at Collegium 2016 is permitted for registered attendees only:

ALL ACTIVITIES WILL BE HOSTED IN THE WISCONSIN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS PLENARY ROOM, 1310 GRAINGER HALL, 975 UNIVERSITY AVENUE, MADISON, WI 53706 (CLICK HERE FOR MAP)

8:30-9:00am: 


Sign-in and Registration; breakfast items available

9:00-9:15am: 


Welcome and Opening Remarks
Sherry Wagner-Henry, Bolz Center for Arts Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison

9:15-10:00am:


Keynote Address: "Understanding the Psychology of Philanthropy: Insights from Current Research"
Jennifer Wiggins Johnson, Associate Professor of Marketing, Kent State University

Researchers in psychology, economics, and marketing have long endeavored to understand what motivates individuals to donate to charity. We will examine this rich history to provide a foundation for the day's discussion and explore current research findings on why donors give, how they respond to fundraising requests, how they interact with new fundraising tactics, and what drives donations in the current fundraising environment.

10:00-10:45am:


Panel Discussion: "Effectively Managing Your Fundraising Portfolio"
Moderated by Jennifer Wiggins Johnson

Our panel of experienced development professionals will focus on the challenges of matching your organization's specific financial needs or projects to the right fundraising sources, identifying individual donor motivations, and finding the right opportunity for the right donor, providing insights into how you can improve the effectiveness of your fundraising strategies.

  • Alice Ferris, Founding Partner, GoalBusters Consulting
  • Stuart Flack, Senior Fellow, Environmental Law & Policy Center
  • Maureen Johannigman, Advisor, Strategic Philanthropy, Ltd.
  • Sean Malone, Nonprofit Leader & Consultant, sean-e-malone.com
  • Glenda Noel-Ney, VP of Advancement, Overture Center for the Arts

10:45-11:00am:


Break

11:00am-12:15pm:


Discussion Activity: "New Approaches and Fundraising Tactics"

With your table mates, explore current research findings and share your own experiences and challenges with specific fundraising tactics, including crowdfunding, pay-what-you-want, donation appeals, donor rewards, and special events.

12:30-1:30pm:


Lunch

1:30-2:00pm:


Keynote Address: "Philanthropy in the Wisconsin School of Business"
François Ortalo-Magné, Albert O. Nicholas Dean, Wisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison

2:00-3:00pm:


Panel Discussion: "Motivations for Giving to the Wisconsin School of Business and the Arts"
François Ortalo-Magné will interview and discuss motivations for giving with a panel of donors to the Wisconsin School of Business and the arts.

  • John (Jack) Bolz, Retired Vice President of Corporate Affairs, Oscar Mayer Foods
  • John Neis, Executive Managing Director, Venture Investors LLC
  • Milo Pinkerton, President, MSP Real Estate, Inc
  • Emil Sanchez, Vice Chair, University of Wisconsin Alumni Association President's Advisory Council
  • Rachel Lionberg, Associate Vice President & Managing Director, Wisconsin School of Business/University of Wisconsin Foundation

3:00-3:30pm:


Final Thoughts and Closing Remarks
Sherry Wagner-Henry, Bolz Center for Arts Administration, University of Wisconsin-Madison

3:30-5:00pm:


Cocktail Reception

The Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
presents:

Collegium 2016:
The Psychology of Philanthropy Through the Advanced Study of Donor Motivation

 September 30, 2016 | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Madison, WI

Speakers

The following individuals will engage with us during Collegium 2016.  Keynote addresses will be given by François Ortalo-Magné and Jennifer Wiggins Johnson. John Bolz, Alice Ferris, Stuart Flack, Maureen Johannigman, Sean Malone, John Neis, Glenda Noel-Ney (bio coming soon!), Milo Pinkerton, and Emil Sanchez will participate as morning panel speakers. We'll be adding additional speaker/panel presenter information as their participation is confirmed!

François Ortalo-MagnéFrançois Ortalo-MagnéBiography Albert O. Nicholas DeanWisconsin School of Business, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Jennifer Wiggins JohnsonJennifer Wiggins JohnsonBiographyAssociate Professor of MarketingKent State University
Jack BolzJohn (Jack) BolzBiographyRetired Vice President of Corporate AffairsOscar Mayer Foods
Alice L. FerrisAlice FerrisBiographyFounding PartnerGoalBusters Consulting
Maureen JohannigmanMaureen JohannigmanBiographyAdvisorStrategic Philanthropy, Ltd.
Rachel LionbergRachel LionbergBiographyAssociate Vice President and Managing DirectorWisconsin School of BusinessUW Foundation
Sean MaloneSean MaloneBiographyNonprofit Leader & Consultantsean-e-malone.com
John NeisJohn NeisBiographyExecutive Managing DirectorVenture Investors LLC
Glenda Noel-NeyGlenda Noel-NeyBiographyVice President of AdvancementOverture Center for the Arts
Milo PinkertonMilo PinkertonBiographyPresidentMSP Real Estate, Inc

The Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
presents:

Collegium 2016:
The Psychology of Philanthropy Through the Advanced Study of Donor Motivation

 September 30, 2016 | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Madison, WI

Lodging

Blocks of rooms have been secured at the following near-campus locations for September 28, 29, and 30. Collegium attendees will need to reserve own lodging and assume all costs associated with the reservation. Please be sure to note applicable block drop dates and to inquire about parking at the hotel where you wish to stay.

DoubleTree By Hilton
525 West Johnson Street
Room Rate: $159
Call to Reserve: 608-251-5511; 800-222-TREE
Group Code: BZ9
Reserve Online »
Room Release Date: September 6, 2016

Hampton Inn & Suites
440 West Johnson Street
Room Rate: $159
Call to Reserve: 608-255-0360
Group Name: 2016 Bolz Center Collegium
Reserve Online »
Room Release Date: August 28, 2016

Madison Concourse Hotel
1 West Dayton Street
Room Rate: $189 single; $199 double
Call to Reserve: 800-356-8293
Group Name: 2016 Bolz Center Collegium
Room Release Date: August 31, 2016

Wisconsin Union Hotel – Union South
1308 West Dayton Street
Room Rate: $161
Call to Reserve: 608-263-2600
Group Code: BOLZ016
Group Name: 2016 Bolz Center Collegium
Room Release Date: August 28, 2016

The Bolz Center for Arts Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
presents:

Collegium 2016:
The Psychology of Philanthropy Through the Advanced Study of Donor Motivation

 September 30, 2016 | University of Wisconsin-Madison | Madison, WI

Registration

Registration for Collegium will be managed by Brown Paper Tickets. Please see the registration site for details and prices. Registration ends on September 14! Don’t delay – secure your spot in the conversation today!