Monday, February 26, 2018

Hyatt Regency Bellevue

Bellevue, WA

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We are changing things up in 2018 and OverDRIVE/, a deep dive into the world of analytics, takes place a day before the DRIVE/ conference.

Understanding data analytics demonstrates your value, advocates for the profession of prospect research and development and empowers you to make strong recommendations. In this one-day intensive, attendees will learn methods and processes to demystify and optimize data. Interactive discussions will also include how the analyst fits into the organization and how to ensure that your findings are not only heard but influence decisions.

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Schedule of Events

Monday, February 26

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.              Registration and Coffee

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.              Opening Session

9:00 a.m. – 10:10 a.m.           Leading with Business Purpose

10:25 a.m. - 11:35 a.m.          Precision Prospect Development 

11:35 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.          Networking Lunch

12:45 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.            Effectively Communicating Complicated Analytics

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.              Model Mania

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.              Break

3:45 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.              Faculty Panel

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.              Faculty Lab (Optional)


Alison Sommers-Sayre.jpgAlison Sommers-Sayre, AVP for Advancement, Princeton University

Alison Sommers-Sayre has more than 20 years of experience in business intelligence, information management and data-driven strategic planning in higher education, corporate environments and consulting capacities. She is a former President of Apra, and a frequent speaker and conference volunteer. Sommers-Sayre is currently Assistant Vice President for Advancement at Princeton University, leading the Advancement Operations unit. She joined Princeton as the Director of Development Research in 2004, where she prepared the department for a billion+ dollar campaign and built the analytics function. Sommers-Sayre is a long serving alumni volunteer for her alma mater, the University of Chicago.

"Join us for an invigorating day of learning and sharing with like-minded colleagues – all designed to help you get back to the office informed, energized and amped up!”


Nathan Fay.jpgNathan Fay, Associate Vice President, Prospect Development, City of Hope

Nathan serves as Associate Vice President of Prospect Development at City of Hope, one of the nation’s top National Cancer Institutes, where he provides leadership for Business Intelligence, Prospect Research, Prospect Management, Grateful Patient, and Records Management. Prior to City of Hope, Nathan spent over 11 years in various roles at Stanford University, including 7 years as Director of Data Analytics and Prospect Research at Stanford Children’s Hospital’s fundraising foundation and Assistant Director of Development Research in Stanford’s central office. Nathan is a frequent speaker around the globe on various topics including: creating a data-driven culture, utilizing data for impact, data as an asset, visualizing data with Tableau, Prospect Management and Prospect Research.  Currently, Nathan is authoring a book titled, Precision Prospect Development: How to Build the Platform that Will Usher in the Age of Precision Philanthropy and co-authoring a book titled, Precision Philanthropy: Using Artificial Intelligence to Solve World’s Greatest Challenges.

"Now is the time. We must strike while the iron is hot. Never has there been a more suitable environment for leadership to see the value of data and those who work with it. Immerse yourself in the programming at OverDrive 2018 and return to your shop with the tools necessary to secure your seat at the table.”


Rodger Devine.jpgRodger Devine, Senior Executive Director of Business Intelligence, USC

Rodger Devine is the Senior Executive Director of Business Intelligence for USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, including USC Shoah Foundation. Rodger oversees data analytics, information strategy, advancement operations and leadership annual giving program development. Prior to joining USC, Rodger served as the Director of Information, Analytics and Annual Giving at the Michigan Ross School of Business, where he managed information, analysis, reports and processes related to development strategy, portfolio activity and goal attainment. Rodger brings over 15 years of higher education experience in enterprise information systems, development and organizational leadership. Rodger completed his graduate studies in information, analysis and retrieval at the University of Michigan, where he was a member of the Michigan Data Sciences team and co-founded the Student Organization for Information, Analysis and Retrieval.

“OverDRIVE is a great opportunity to meet other industry partners who share a passion for life-long learning and advancing the institutional practice of analytics. I look forward to connecting with thought leaders, sharing knowledge and inspiring innovation.”  



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