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Marcy Heim, CEO, The Artful Asker, lives to inspire generosity and transformation! She’s a resilient, risk-taker who knows her mind and knows her stuff when it comes to building success in your fundraising... and your life! On stages throughout North America and beyond, Marcy delivers empowering messages with tangible tools to set your intentions for personal and professional success. A Certified Speaking Professional, AFP Master Teacher, CFRE, and Professional Life Coach (PLCC - UW Madison) she’s received numerous awards including the prestigious CASE Crystal Apple and AFP Outstanding Fundraising Professional.  Her book, "Empowering Your Board to Serve as Effective Development Ambassadors" is a go-to resource for non-profit boards and staff alike.

For over twenty years she led her team at the University of Wisconsin-Madison through 3 successful campaigns including the $1.8 Billion Create-the-Future Campaign. For the past decade, she has empowered her clients to transform their major giving results and Ask for Anything Artfully with her 3-sentence tool. Her talks are peppered with original fundraising tunes you won’t be able to get out of your head! SHINE ON with Marcy!

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  • Travis Coley, MBA - Managing Director, Whitepenny

  • Stephen Eberle, CFRE - Vice President for Advancement, Marketing, and Communications, Ignatian Volunteer Corps

  • Brian Gawor, CFRE - JGA

  • Jax Gitzes, MA - Grants Manager, Big Brother Big Sisters Independence Region

  • Kelly Grattan, PhD, MBA, CAP®, CFRE - Schultz & Williams

  • Lisa Greer - Author, Major Donor, and Change Agent

  • Liz Hefner, CFRE - Schultz & Williams

  • Marcy Heim, CFRE - CEO, The Artful Asker

  • Amy Henry - President, Flashlight Insights

  • Mojdeh Keykhah, PhD - Director of Development and Communications, Women’s Resource Center

  • Robert Lane, MBA, PhD - CEO, Lane Services, LLC

  • Barbara O’Reilly, CFRE - Founder and Principal, Windmill Hill Consulting

  • Jesse Park - President, amplifi

  • Katherine Sprissler-Klein - Senior Associate, Windmill Hill Consulting

  • Emily Wells - Senior Director, CCS Fundraising

Meet Our Speakers

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