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Strengthening Your Organization's Philanthropic Muscle

March 13, 2008 6:00 - March 15, 2008 5:00 pm

Sheraton Hotel San Diego, Hotel and Marina - Bay Tower 1380 Harbor Island Drive San Diego, California 92101

About The Conference
Spring Conference 2008, “Strengthening the Philanthropic Muscle of Your Organization”, held in beautiful San Diego, California, focused on Fundraising and Development. Sessions included workshops and presentations on:

  • Board Recruitment
  • Corporate Sponsorship
  • Annual Fund
  • Major Gifts

and other topics that speak to current challenges in funding musical theatre.

Conference attendees also toured The Old Globe (3 theatres on a stunning campus in Balboa Park) and tickets to the opening night performance of DANCING IN THE DARK (the new stage adaptation of the classic musical film THE BAND WAGON) will be available at a special NAMT discounted rate. Valuable networking opportunities have been worked in throughout the schedule, and there will be opportunities to explore San Diego.

Highlights Included:

  • Thursday: Opening cocktail party at The Old Globe Theatre and optional opening night performance of DANCING IN THE DARK.
  • Friday: Keynote Speaker Barry Weissler (CHICAGO, SWEET CHARITY, WONDERFUL TOWN, GREASE), networking sessions, lunch, and conference sessions and workshops on Major Gifts and Corporate Sponsorship, as well as breakout sessions on government funding, donor perks, and cultivation events. Day ends with a “Yacht and Dock” Cocktail Party.
  • Saturday: annual membership meeting, tour of The Old Globe, capital campaigns session, sessions on Board Recruitment and Annual Fund.

Agenda

THURSDAY, MARCH 13
6PM-7:45PM Kick-Off Cocktail Party
sponsored by East of Doheny 
The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego CA 92101-1696

Catch up with your colleagues and meet new ones at this pre-show cocktail party on The Old Globe’s beautiful campus in Balboa Park.
Evening Open Evening
Suggested activities:
8PM – Opening Night: Dancing in the Dark
Special discounted tickets are available to NAMT Conference registrants to the opening night of this new musical at The Old Globe. Use Code 1545 by calling (619) 23-GLOBEor on-line at www.theoldglobe.orgTicket availability guaranteed only through February 29. Return bus transportation to Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina provided after performance.
FRIDAY, MARCH 14
8AM-9AM Registration and Continental Breakfast
sponsored by Nederlander Presentations: Broadway/L.A. and Broadway in San Diego 
Catalina Terrace 
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
9AM-9:15AM Welcome Remarks
John Breckenridge, President
Kathy Evans, Executive Director
Catalina Room 
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
9:15AM-10AM Keynote Speaker: Barry Weissler 
Catalina Room 
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
Producer Barry Weissler (CHICAGO, SWEET CHARITY, WONDERFUL TOWN, GREASE) speaks to the NAMT membership about his experiences in the musical theatre industry and offers his point of view on the state of the business and the artform. Mr. Weissler will welcome questions from the conference attendees.
10AM-10:30AM Networking Coffee Break
sponsored by Happy Days- A New Musical 
Catalina Patio 
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
10:30AM-11AM “Tell Your Worst Fundraising Story”
Moderated by Matt Schicker
Catalina Room 
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
11AM-11:45AM “Hey, Big Spender”: A Discussion of Major Gifts 
Moderated by Brisa Trinchero (The Broadway Rose Theatre)
Catalina Room 
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
12PM-1:30PM Lunch
sponsored by The 5th Avenue Theatre
Island Prime (15 minutes walking distance from Sheraton San Diego)
880 Harbor Island Drive
San Diego, CA 92101
2PM-3PM Corporate Sponsorship Session
Led by Yvonne Bell and Patrick Owen (Center Theatre Group)
Catalina Room 
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
3PM-3:15PM Sponsorship Presentation 
United Bank Card
Catalina Room 
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
3:15PM-4:10PM “Drilling Down” Breakout Sessions
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
These 3 in-depth sessions repeat so that you can participate get more valuable info.Session A (Coronado Room):  Public Funding?  Send the Check! A discussion of opportunities and trends. (And what are they really looking for anyway?)
Moderated by Gigi BoltSession B (Catalina Room): Donor Perks
Moderated by Melaine Bennett (Theater of the Stars)Session C (Point Loma Room): Cultivation and Fundraising Events
Moderated by Sandra Greenway (Dallas Summer Musicals)

 

4:20PM-5:10PM “Drilling Down” Breakout Sessions
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
These 3 in-depth sessions repeat so that you can participate get more valuable info.
Session A (Coronado Room):  Public Funding?  Send the Check! A discussion of opportunities and trends. (And what are they really looking for anyway?)
Moderated by Gigi BoltSession B (Catalina Room): Donor Perks
Moderated by Melanie Bennett (Theater of the Stars)Session C (Point Loma Room): Cultivation and Fundraising Events
Moderated by Sandra Greenway (Dallas Summer Musicals) 
5:10PM-7PM “Yacht and Dock” Cocktail Party
sponsored by The Starlight Theatre 
Dock C22 outside Sheraton Harbor Island East (short walk from Sheraton Bay Tower)
Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres and enjoy the sunset in a classic San Diego setting.
Evening Open Evening
Suggested activities:
8PM – Dancing in the Dark
Special discounted tickets are available to NAMT Conference registrants to this new musical at The Old Globe. Use Code 1545 by calling (619) 23-GLOBE or on-line atwww.theoldglobe.org (after January 27).
8PM – The American Plan 
Special discounted tickets are available to NAMT Conference registrants to this West Coast Premiere at The Old Globe. Use Code 1545 by calling (619) 23-GLOBE or on-line at www.theoldglobe.org (after January 27).
SATURDAY, MARCH 15
9:30AM-11AM Annual Membership Meeting and Breakfast 
sponsored by Theatre Under The Stars
Catalina Room 
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
NAMT Members Only
11AM Bus Transportation to The Old Globe
11:30AM-12:15PM Tour of The Old Globe Theatres 
The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego CA 92101-1696
12:20PM-12:35PM Sponsorship Presentation 
Sponsored by Rhythm of Love and The Lake Company
The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego CA 92101-1696
12:40PM-1:30PM Campaign Focus: The Old Globe’s $75 million dollar Capital Campaign Strategy
Lou Spisto and Todd Schultz (The Old Globe)
The Old Globe
1363 Old Globe Way
San Diego CA 92101-1696
1:30PM-2:45PM Lunch
Prado at Balboa Park
1549 El Prado
Balboa Park
2:45PM Bus Transportation to Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina, Bay Tower
3:15PM-4:10PM Annual Fund
Led by Bernie Griffin (The 5th Avenue Theatre)
Catalina Room 
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
4:10PM-5PM Board Recruitment 
Catalina Room 
Sheraton San Diego Hotel and Marina
5PM CONFERENCE ENDS