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Meet Your NEAHP Conference Plenary Speakers

Sunday, March 4

Neurofundraising: Behavioral Marketing Techniques to Entice Giving

Geoffrey W. Peters
President, Moore DM Group

Geoff is an internationally recognized expert in fundraising using many channels.  His teaching credentials include more than eleven years of teaching at the graduate school level, presentations at more than 100 continuing education programs, (he has also published more than 50 articles, book chapters, and monographs on various topics), and regular contributions to courses on fundraising and direct response marketing.

Geoff is Past-President of the Direct Marketing Association of Washington and was a Board Member of the AFP-DC Metropolitan Chapter.  He has served as Vice-Chair of the DMA-Nonprofit Federation and has been awarded the Max Hart Award as well as the DMA-Nonprofit Federation’s Public Service Award for his various volunteer efforts on behalf of the nonprofit community.  He was recognized as Volunteer of the Year by the Direct Marketing Association of Washington.  He has twice been cited by the Nonprofit Times as one of the 50 most influential leaders in the nonprofit sector in the United States and by Fundraising Success as one of the top ten men in fundraising in the US.  He has received the George T. Holloway award for public service from the National Catholic Development Conference.

Monday, March 5

State of the Industry: Briefing on Current Health Care Trends and Implications for Philanthropy

Fred Bayon
Managing Director, The Advisory Board Company

As a national spokesperson with The Advisory Board Company, Fred Bayon presents findings on frontier strategic and clinical practices.

His areas of study include general hospital administration and management, health system economics, and clinical technology, and he is a frequent lecturer for the Health Care Advisory Board, Philanthropy Leadership Council, and IT Strategy Council memberships. At last count, he has presented in 44 states.

Prior to joining the Advisory Board, Fred earned his bachelor of arts from Dartmouth College and master’s degree in education from Columbia University, where his work focused on strategic planning and corporate governance. Prior to his time at Columbia, Fred served on the faculty at an independent school in Massachusetts. 

Tuesday, March 6

My Gift Did That?!

Maureen D. Donnelly
Consultant, Donor Relations Guru, LLC
Senior Director of Development, Donor Relations, Massachusetts General Hospital

Maureen has 20 years of experience working in Development/Donor Relations in higher education and academic healthcare settings. Since 2014, she has been at Mass General where she re-built the donor relations/stewardship team responsible for gift agreements and acknowledgements, fund establishment, endowment and gift/impact reporting, donor recognition, individualized stewardship plans, and a newly created principal gift recognition society. Prior to Mass General, Maureen re-built and led similar teams at Boston University and MIT, and held management positions in academic administration, development and alumni relations at Emmanuel College. 

She is experienced in strategic planning, operations, stewardship communications, and relationship management. She is known for her expertise in building high functioning teams, and her ability to implement programs that utilize creative approaches to stewarding, cultivating, and conveying to donors the impact of their philanthropy. Maureen is a frequent presenter for ADRP, AFP, CASE Donor Relations, CASE District 1, and Women in Development, Boston. In 2013, she was keynote for the CASE Europe Stewardship Conference in London. Maureen earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Emmanuel College in Boston and a master of social work degree from Simmons College, also in Boston.  

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