Benevon Sustainable Funding Conference

Sustainable Funding Conference

2016 Sustainable Funding Conference Highlights

These organizations raised an impressive combined total of $63.5 million attributable to the Benevon Model. See their metrics and watch the awards banquet videos below.

Criteria for Award Selection

Benevon Sustainability Circle of Excellence Nomination Form

Benevon Conference Logo 2016 Creating a Culture of Engagement Seattle

Benevon 2013 Sustainable Funding Conference Award Winners Come Back

Here are three of our prior award winners reflecting on what the model has made possible for their organizations.

Mag Strittmatter, former executive director, The Action Center

Connie Phillips, former executive director, Sojourner Center

Heather Reynolds, CEO, Catholic Charities Fort Worth

2016 Circle of Excellence Innovation Award: Women's and Children's Alliance

Women's and Children's Alliance award acceptance video

Metrics including years in Benevon program, budget, individuals served per year, money raised, and more!

2016 Circle of Excellence Leadership Award: Desiree Doherty from The Parent Child Center of Tulsa

Metrics including years in Benevon program, budget, individuals served per year, money raised, and more!

Desiree Doherty from The Parent Child Center of Tulsa's award acceptance video

2016 Sustainability Circle of Excellence Award: South Plains Food Bank

South Plains Food Bank's award acceptance video

Metrics including years in Benevon program, budget, individuals served per year, money raised, and more!

2016 Sustainability Circle of Excellence Award: Franciscan Renewal Center

Metrics including years in Benevon program, budget, individuals served per year, money raised, and more!

Franciscan Renewal Center's award acceptance video

Conference Photos on Pinterest

Enjoy photos taken at the conference on our Pinterest page.

The Real Challenges of Culture Change

Keynote: Rick Moyers
Vice President of Programs and Communications
Eugene and Agnes E. Meyer Foundation
The Real Challenges of Culture Change

Ready for a Culture Shift?

Have you been wondering how to cause a culture shift? Are you hungry for a culture of authentic community engagement and a culture of philanthropy in your organization?

"Get your team and all your board members to this conference; you will not regret it!"

Cindy Hart, Development Director
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
Lawrence, Kansas

"Honestly, I wish I could have brought a few more people to this conference."

Zach Kallenbach, Vice President
Arnold Palmer Medical Center Foundation
Orlando, Florida

"I wish every one of our board members would have attended the Benevon conference with us in 2013. From the awards banquet to the panel presentations, there was so much helpful and inspirational information packed into such a short time, it blew me away. I continue to reference my notes from the conference to get ideas and will be recruiting as many board members as possible to attend with us in Seattle!"

Cindy Hart, Development Director
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
Lawrence, Kansas

"The thing that I found most valuable about the last conference was hearing from the organizations who had actually reached that sought-after goal of sustainable funding. It was inspiring to hear about what concrete steps they took to actually get there and the strategies that worked for them. It was comforting to know that they too encountered many bumps along the way, and hearing how they overcame them was extremely helpful."

Krista Carr, Executive Director
New Brunswick Association for Community Living
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

"The Benevon Sustainable Funding Conference gave me, as a young development director and first-year team leader, a golden opportunity to network with and get inspired by extraordinary nonprofit leaders who know the reality of achieving the impossible. What a gift."

Bethany Kern, Marketing and Special Events Consultant
FAVOR Greenville
Greenville, South Carolina

"This conference is always so energizing and so inspiring and at the same time designed to provide participants with practical and constructive tips. Love it!"

Moira Wilson, Board President
New Brunswick Association for Community Living
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

"Thank you for an inspiring, well-orchestrated conference. Hooray for the model—it works, it really works!"

Julia L. Wright, Endowment Board Chair
Bert Nash Community Mental Health Center
Lawrence, Kansas

"This was a quality, very informative and inspirational conference. Hearing from other organizations about their success was a true testament of how Benevon is transforming organizational cultures."

Janice Burton, Development Associate
Gracewood
Houston, Texas

"Indisputably one of the best sustainability conferences ever."

Mary Brown, Executive Director
Life Pieces To Masterpieces
Washington, DC

"This was an awesome experience and I wish my whole team could've attended. I feel recharged and ready to go home and get to work!"

Kristen Benton, Director of Development
Oakland Family Services
Pontiac, Michigan

"I will definitely be at the next conference, because it is a rare opportunity to share, interact with, and learn from other organizations all trying to achieve sustainability and all trying to change the world—one heart at a time."

Krista Carr, Executive Director
New Brunswick Association for Community Living
Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada