Pursuant Ketchum to Host Independent School Advancement Summit

DALLAS, April 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Pursuant Ketchum, a full-service comprehensive fundraising and communications firm, announced it will host an Independent School Advancement Summit for independent schools located in the Southwest Region of the United States on June 18-19, 2014. During the day and a half event, Independent School peers, industry experts and Pursuant Ketchum's strategic consultants will discuss new and innovative fundraising strategies with the goal of building upon the past successes in the independent school sector.

"Good ideas become great strategies and best practices when thoughtfully evaluated and tested by invested stakeholders.  To me, that is the real value of participating in an event like the Independent School Advancement Summit. Bringing together advancement practitioners to engage with one another in an energetic and inspiring atmosphere is the recipe for breakthrough discoveries. Pursuant Ketchum is honored to convene this outstanding group of independent school professionals to facilitate such strategic conversations on the changing landscape of organized philanthropy," commented Dr. Gary Cole, executive vice president and principal at Pursuant Ketchum.

Pursuant Ketchum and the following industry experts will lead interactive discussions surrounding topics such as content management, social media, special events and constituent engagement strategies.

Industry experts include:

  • Joe Demedeiros, Associate Vice President for Development, St. Edward's University
  • Joe Stradinger, CEO/ Founder, Leadify
  • Jon Kellam, Headmaster and Michele Cole, Director of Development, The Oakridge School

"Pursuant Ketchum is delighted to have these four outside speakers join us in leading the conversations. They are donating their time and fundraising expertise to create a movement for the next generation of fundraising strategists in the independent school sector," stated Trent Ricker, chief executive officer of Pursuant.

Seating for the event will be limited to the first 100 registrants. The registration fee of $100 per participant covers conference registration and meals during the event. The Independent School Advancement Summit is ideal for colleagues responsible for Development, Alumni Relations and Marketing/Communications. To view the full agenda or access registration visit: http://www.pursuant.com/isas-2014/

SOURCE Pursuant Ketchum



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