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Great Rivers Conference 2017: Keynotes
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GRC2017 Keynote Speakers 



Host City Welcome Breakfast Panel
"Taking It From The Field to The Community"

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Breakfast

The conference opens with a panel discussion facilitated by Dr. Greg Maass, CEO/PRES. of the Brown County United Way. On the panel is Harry Sydney, former Packer player/ coach  and player for the San Francisco 49ers; Johnnie Gray,  Packer Hall of Famer; Rob Davis former Packer and player for the Chiefs,Jets, and Bears; and Tony Fisher, former Packer player. The conversation will focus on the use of leadership skills and attributes learned in life and on the field that help to mobilize the community around service and philanthropy.





Vicki Clark
Building the Capacity of Organizations

Wednesday, March 1, 2017, Lunch

Vicki Floyd Clark has devoted the past 30 years of her life to building capacity in organizations and inspiring community leaders. A noted speaker, facilitator, consultant and trainer, she has extensive experience in the nonprofit, government and private sectors. Her work includes numerous specialty areas; board development, inclusion and diversity, leadership development, strategic planning, project planning, volunteer resource development, and effective communication. Each year she speaks to thousands of community, business and government leaders and has made presentations in 48 of the 50 United States. Her international experience includes speaking engagements in England, Russia, Canada and Venezuela. Clients include Union Bank, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Centers for Disease Control, US Green Building, National Education Association, American Bar Association,, National Center for Family Literacy, Association of Junior Leagues International, United Methodist Church, US Extension Services and the Delta Leadership Institute



Lisa Bowman
EVP & Chief Marketing Officer, United Way Worldwide
"United Way's Brand Strategy: One Brand, One Voice, One Network"
Thursday, March 2, 2017, Lunch

Learn about United Way’s brand strategy and the latest messaging tools and resources available to help you communicate United Way’s identity, competitive advantage and unique differentiation.


About Lisa: 

Lisa (Lynn) Bowman is United Way Worldwide's Chief Marketing Officer. Ms. Bowman is responsible for leading the organization’s marketing team and initiatives to create, develop and implement United Way’s global marketing strategies that highlight the organization’s image and heritage to galvanize engagement of donors, advocates, volunteers as well as partner relationships in communities around the world. Ms. Bowman oversees brand, marketing and strategic communications including brand innovation, creative development, media relations, affinity groups and strategic alliances such as the famed NFL and United Way partnership.



Dan Pallotta
TED Talk Presenter and Author
Friday, March 3, 2017, Breakfast

Dan Pallotta is a builder of movements. He invented the multi- day charitable event industry. He created the Breast Cancer 3-Day walks and the multi-day AIDS Rides, which raised in excess of half a billion dollars in nine years and were the subject of a Harvard Business School case study. The model and methods he created are now employed by dozens of charities and have raised in excess of $1.5 billion more for important causes from pediatric leukemia to AIDS to suicide prevention and many others. 

He is the author of “Uncharitable: How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential,” the best-selling title in the history of Tufts University Press. His iconic TED 2013 Talk has been viewed more than 4 million times. It is one of the 100 most-viewed TED Talks of all time. His newest book is, “Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World.” Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. has described it as “An Apollo program for American philanthropy and the nonprofit sector”. Dan is a featured weekly contributor to the Harvard Business Review online. He is the founder and President of the Charity Defense Council, a national leadership movement dedicated to transforming the way the donating public thinks about charity and change, and founder and President of Advertising for Humanity, an idea agency dedicated to growing high-impact humanitarian organizations



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