Join us for for a jam packed NCBF ANNUAL MEETING WEBINAR featuring presentations from top professionals in areas of talent recruitment, non-profit capital campaigns, economics and film and television production.

You’ll learn traditional, tried and true methodologies adapted to a virtual world.

July 30 & July 31
1 pm – 4 pm CDT
$99 For 1 Attendee
$149 For 2 – 5 In Your Organization



Join us for for a jam packed NCBF ANNUAL MEETING WEBINAR featuring presentations from top professionals in areas of talent recruitment, non-profit capital campaigns, economics and film and television production.

You’ll learn traditional, tried and true methodologies adapted to a virtual world.

July 30 & July 31
1 pm – 4 pm CDT
$99 For 1 Attendee
$149 For 2 – 5 In Your Organization

Meet Our Presenters

Holly Priestner NCBF Presenter

Holly Priestner NCBF Presenter

Holly Priestner
Director of Talent Acquisition
Xperience Real Estate

Thursday, July 30, 1 pm CDT
It doesn’t matter how big or small your organization is, you can have the best talent. Join this session for tactical takeaways focused on attracting, retaining, and growing top talent.

For more than a decade, Holly has been building teams and developing talent in leading corporations, associations, and nonprofits. She believes that organizations are powered by empowered leaders and is passionate about providing people with the tools to unlock the potential and motivation of their employees. Her expertise includes talent acquisition, goal setting and accountability, organizational development, talent assessments and growth plans, onboarding and employer branding.

Brooke Battle

Brooke Battle NCBF Presenter

Brooke Battle
Swell Fundraising

Thursday, July 30, 2 pm CDT
Software alone does not raise funds. Brooke will walk you through navigating our new reality as many organizations have been forced to move more of their fundraising and networking online.

About Brooke
Brooke Battle is the founder of Swell Fundraising. She realized that nonprofits’ approach to fundraising events needed to shift. The first event utilizing the Swell platform (then called Smart Party) occurred in 2012 demonstrating the power of an event to drive donor acquisition and cause awareness. Since inception, Swell has grown into a full event management platform raising an additional $2 million for its clients and attracting thousands of new donors to causes.

Karen Ruan

Karen Ruan NCBF Presenter

Karen Ruan
Executive Director
Orange County Bar Foundation

Laura Powers NCBF Presenter

Laura Powers
Director of Development and Communications
Philadelphia Bar Foundation

DeLaine Ward

DeLaine Ward NCBF Moderator

DeLaine Ward
Executive Director
Austin Bar Foundation

Thursday, July 30, 3 pm CDT
For non-profits, capital campaigns are critical to your financial success. Learn strategies that will help you move ahead during these turbulent times.

About Karen
Karen Ruan is the executive director of the Orange County Bar Foundation.The Orange County Bar Association Foundation, Inc. focuses on community education. From the consequences of one’s actions, to how the judicial system works, to supporting the local schools, to mentoring, the Foundation helps citizens gain a better understanding of the judicial system. Read More

About Laura
Laura is an award-winning communications strategist who brings more than 25 years of career experience to the Philadelphia Bar Foundation as Director of Development and Communications. She shares a passion for the Foundation’s programs and nonprofit partners.

About DeLaine
DeLaine has been the Executive Director of the Austin Bar Association for 36 years. She is a 1982 graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a 2019 Recipient of the Diversity and Inclusion Award given by the Black Business Journal.

She is happy to report that she survived her recent office move after 17 years in the same building. She is also thrilled that this will be her last move!

Deborah Auspelmeyer

Deborah Auspelmyer NCBF Presenter

Deborah Auspelmyer
Foundation Executive
New York Bar Foundation

Friday, July 31, 1 pm CDT
Our Annual Membership Business Meeting will be followed by a “must hear” focus on the great work our bar foundations are doing. We will present the results of our Impact Report Survey and share information about outstanding bar foundation projects and programs. Don’t miss this opportunity to pick up some great ideas from your colleagues!

About Deborah
Deborah Auspelmyer is Foundation Executive of the New York Bar Foundation. The New York Bar Foundation is the charitable arm of the New York State Bar Association. Through their grant making, they improve access to justice and enhance public understanding of the law all around the state. They provide seed grants to innovative legal projects to pilot new ways of helping those in need, as well as legal assistance for new kinds of legal problems.

Bob Glaves

Bob Glaves NCBF Presenter

Bob Glaves
Executive Director
Chicago Bar Foundation

Lorrie Albert

Lorrie Albert NCBF Presenter

Lorrie Albert
Associate Executive Director
Allegheny County Bar Foundation

Friday, July 31, 2 pm CDT
Bob Glaves will lead you through the many lessons learned from the last recession and how you can put that knowledge to use for your non-profit.

About Bob
Bob Glaves has been Executive Director of The Chicago Bar Foundation since October, 1999, prior to which he had a successful nine-year career as a civil litigator at the Chicago law firm then known as Menges, Mikus & Molzahn. As Executive Director of the CBF, Glaves is responsible for leading and overseeing the CBF’s work that brings Chicago’s legal community together to improve access to justice for people in need and to make the legal system more fair and efficient for everyone. Read More

About Lorrie
Ms. Albert is responsible for overseeing, managing, and administering the daily operations of the Allegheny County Bar Foundation and its fundraising activities, which include the endowment, Attorneys Against Hunger and dues check-off campaigns, and the Fellows, loans and scholarships, LRAP, and grants programs. She is also responsible for the Zittrian Forums speaker series and the annual golf tournament. Duties include strategic planning and marketing and implementation of long-range fundraising goals.

Brennan Donnellan

Brennan Donnellan NCBF Presenter

Brennan Donnellan
Marketing and Communications Director
Cleveland Metro Bar

Friday, July 31, 3 pm CDT
If anyone knows media, it’s Brennan Donnellan. He’s been successfully navigating the virtual realm after years of film and television production.
About Brennan
Brennan Donnellan has been an innovator in news, social media marketing and video production. As a documentary film producer and director, he uses the latest digital tools to tell very personal, human stories. For seven years leading the news team at WKYC-TV NBC in Cleveland, he guided content and branding for our region’s news leader. I’m an expert at growing audiences for digital and social content.

Event Details

Day 1: July 30, 2020

Day 2: July 31, 2020

Start time: 01:00 p.m. CDT

End time: 04:00 p.m. CDT

Venue: Online