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CARA’s 2014 Statewide Conference: Hot Springs, Cool Prospects

The wonderful keynote sessions featuring Jason McNeal and Diana Moore, other fantastic presenters, sessions, peer networking, as well as an absolutely wonderful venue will make this a conference you will NOT want to miss!

Save the date and register today for CARA’s Statewide Conference: Hot Springs, Cool Prospects!


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!


Dates:
June 26-27, 2014

Location: Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
http://www.psriviera.com/

Reservations: (866) 588-8311 by June 3, 2014
$99 or $119 Junior Suites

Parking: Self-parking is complimentary for hotel guests
Valet $20 overnight

Tentative Schedule-at-a-Glance

Thursday, June 26, 2014

7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Registration

7:45 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.

Breakfast

7:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Exhibits

9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Keynote: Jason McNeal

10:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.

Break

10:45 a.m. to 12:00 noon

Concurrent Sessions
Touching all the Bases with Cristi Hendry
PMATS with Anita Lawson and Jennie Marie Petrini

12:00 noon to 1:15 p.m.

Lunch

1:15 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
The Form 990 with Harmon Bustyn
Social Donor Management with Jim Zimmerman

2:30 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Break & Refreshments

2:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
Taking an Active Role in the Development Process with Kevin Burns
The Art of Relationship Mapping with Nicole Tapscott

 

 

Friday, June 27, 2014

7:15 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Registration

7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m.

Breakfast Roundtables

7:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Exhibits

9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.

Plenary: Diana Moore

10:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Break

10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m.

Concurrent Sessions
Managing a Research Shop, Panel Presentation
The Road Less Traveled with Gary Lance

11:45 a.m. to 1:45 p.m.

Awards Lunch

1:45 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions
Value of Research with John Rivett
Gift Planning Prospect Data Modeling with Nicole Dunn &Daric Brummet

Conference Pricing and Registration

Members – Full Conference: $365
Non-members – Full Conference: $480
Join and register: $430 ($25 savings - 1 year CARA membership)
Single Day Rate: $185

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Conference Hotel – Location, Location, Location!

Riviera Palm Springs
1600 N. Indian Canyon Drive
Palm Springs, CA 92262
(866) 588-8311

CARA’s group room rate is $99 or $119 for Junior Suites with a complimentary resort fee until June 3, 2014 or until the block sells out. Please call 866-588-8311. The block is listed under the California Advancement Researchers Association (CARA).

Original architect and visionary, Irwin Schuman fashioned the resort after major Vegas hotels like The Sands, The Flamingo, and The Stardust. Opening in 1959, the Riviera Resort immediately became the Palm Springs’ go-to hot spot for celebrities and sophisticates like Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, who would lounge by the pool and in the Presidential Suite.

Elvis Presley was a frequent visitor at The Riviera and sought both refuge and rehearsal space in the Mediterranean Room for his band before leaving for tours and shows in Las Vegas. With the current $70 million dollar rejuvenation, the “Riv”, as it is affectionately referred to by locals, rises to a new level of retro cool swank. Mixing themes of past and present with traditional American and European influence.

Getting to Palm Springs

From I-10 East (Los Angeles)

  • Take the Highway 111/Palm Springs Exit
  • Follow Highway 111 approximately 12 miles and you will reach the City limits
  • Continue until Vista Chino Drive
  • Take a left on Vista Chino and continue 1 block to Indian Canyon Drive

The Riviera Palm Springs is located on the Northeast corner of the intersection of Indian Canyon and Vista Chino.

From I-10 West (Phoenix)

  • Take the Date Palm Exit
  • Take a left at the end of the ramp to cross over the freeway until the intersection of Date Palm and Vista Chino
  • Take a right onto Vista Chino and continue on Vista Chino until you reach Indian Canyon Drive

The Riviera Palm Springs is located on the Northeast corner of the intersection of Indian Canyon and Vista Chino.

Nearby Airports

  • Palm Springs International Airport (PSP) - 4.6 miles with a transfer time of 10 minutes
  • Ontario International Airport (ONT) - 67 miles with a transfer time of 1 hour, 10 minutes
  • Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) - 120 miles with a transfer time of 2 hours

From Palm Springs International Airport

  • Depart the airport and follow Tahquitz Canyon Way until Sunrise
  • Take a right on Sunrise and continue until Vista Chino
  • Take a left on Vista Chino and continue until Indian Canyon Drive

The Riviera Palm Springs is on the right hand corner (Northeast corner of the intersection of Indian Canyon Drive and Vista Chino).

Driving Directions
Click here for Mapquest directions.

Parking
Self-parking is complimentary for hotel guests. Valet $20 overnight.

Deadline for CARA's 2014 Guenevere T.  Molloy Memorial Scholarship is May 23rd!
 
The California Advancement Researchers Association (CARA) is pleased to offer the Guenevere T. Molloy Memorial Scholarship for its upcoming statewide conference.

If you would like to apply for the scholarship, please click here to complete the application form online. The recipient will be selected by the CARA Board of Directors. 
 
CARA understands the budget constraints many researchers are under and recognizes the need to offer assistance to enable them to strengthen their skills in all areas of the field. Two recipients will be awarded the Guenevere T.  Molloy Memorial Scholarship, which covers the full conference registration fee and provides a $250 stipend toward travel expenses.
 
Scholarship Guidelines:
*    Applicants must be a current CARA member
*    CARA will give consideration to both financial and training needs  
*    Applications must be received by Friday, May 23, 2014
*    Recipients will be notified by Friday, May 30, 2014

Questions about the Guenevere T. Molloy Memorial Scholarship? Please contact Volunteer Chair, Sara Boretz at sboretz@musiccenter.org

It is time again to honor one of our own: Deadline for the CARA Service Award is Friday, May 16th!

The CARA Service Award honors an individual who has contributed exceptional service above and beyond his/her regular work duties for the betterment of the advancement research profession, professional colleagues, and the California Advancement Researchers Association (CARA).

Consideration for the CARA Service Award is based on the following criteria:

  • Current or former CARA member in good standing of CARA for at least 3 years (note: current members of the CARA Board of Directors are not eligible)
  • Nominees must have been off the CARA board for at least two years
  • At least three (3) years experience in the field of advancement research   
  • A demonstrated commitment to education and training, such as leading presentations, workshops, and/or seminars for CARA, APRA, CASE, AHP, AFP (formerly NSFRE) or other associations and organizations           
  • Published articles, essays, or books in the field of advancement research       
  • Service to CARA, including leadership and volunteer positions               
  • Providing assistance and/or mentoring to professional colleagues

Past Recipients:  Diana Moore, Cristi Hendry, Carolyn Zollars, Anna Asker, James Rygg, Ofelia Alayeto, Amy Walling, Sandra Campero, Marsha Kraus, Suzanne Szalay, Cliff Anderson, Kathy Henderson, Shirley Gottschalk, Michael Quevli, Steve Peckler, Laura Pierce Raymond, Michael Seymour, Napoleon Hendrix, III, Nancy Ellis Taylor, Kim Signoret Paar, Cathy Terrones, Peter Wasemiller, Joseph Boeke, and Dori Cavala.
 
If you would like to nominate someone for the CARA Service Award, please click here to complete the CARA Service Award nomination form online. The recipient will be selected by the CARA Board of Directors.  

The deadline to submit a nomination for the CARA Service Award is Friday, May 16th.
 
Please contact Mentor-Mentee Chair, Shoshana Carter at sscarter@stanford.edu with any questions about the CARA Service Award or call (650) 721-5965.

CANCELLATION POLICY:
Cancellations will be accepted until June 18, 2014.  A $25 administrative fee will be imposed. No refunds will be given if cancellation notice is received after June 18, 2014.

 
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