Announcing 2013 Power Conference Keynote Speakers

Terry Axelrod and Scott Barron - 2013 Power Conference Keynote Speakers

“Creating Sustainable Funding for Your School” by Terry Axelrod, founder and CEO of Benevon

“School Growth Strategies for 2013 – 14 and Beyond” by Scott Barron, CEO of School Growth

RenWeb is pleased to announce two exciting keynote speakers for the 2013 Power Conference, hosted this year from July 9-11 in Dallas, Texas.

On Tuesday, July 9, Scott Barron, CEO of School Growth, will deliver a keynote speech entitled “School Growth Strategies for 2013 – 14 and Beyond.” In this keynote, Barron will address how education in the United States is in the midst of a disruptive revolution that will permanently transform the way students learn and schools operate. Administrative and board leaders who are able to capitalize on this opportunity to re-engineer their business and teaching models have the best chance to grow enrollment and revenue. Technology is a major contributor to this movement, including learning management systems that combine online course content with student collaboration tools and in class instruction to create a blended learning environment. This keynote will explore the resources available to RenWeb schools, including highlights of some schools that are already well along this path.

On Wednesday, July 10, Terry Axelrod, founder and CEO of Benevon, will deliver a keynote speech entitled “Creating Sustainable Funding for Your School.” Does your school struggle to raise funds from individual donors? Do you feel trapped on the year-to-year fundraising treadmill? Are you committed to leaving a legacy of sustainable funding for your school? In Axelrod’s fast-paced keynote session, schools will learn a practical, proven system–designed at an inner-city school–for building sustainable funding and endowments from individual donors. Listen and ask questions about how this proven mission-driven approach has generated passionate, long-term donors for many schools and nonprofit organizations across the United States and Canada.

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Reserve Hotel Accommodations

To reserve your room in the Hyatt Regency Dallas at Reunion Tower, click here. RenWeb has reserved a limited block of rooms for attendees and their families at our negotiated rate of $139 per night. This rate is valid five days pre- and three days post-conference based on availability. To take advantage of the discounted rate, we recommend you book your room as possible before all rooms in the block are reserved.

More about Scott Barron: Scott is an expert in reinventing people and schools. He believes that well-designed schools are incredible places for enabling dreams, expanding knowledge and skills, and cultivating intelligence. Scott is the author of the book, The Yabwi Tree, and provides professional coaching for leaders involved in the education industry at K-12 schools, higher education, and corporate education. He has extensive experience in defining blue ocean strategies for schools and determining strategic differentiation for success. He has developed strategic plans to establish a strong brand presence and academic results for schools, and worked with well-established schools to achieve profitable differentiation. Scott served as the top administrator for schools in Maryland, Texas, and Georgia. He earned his MS in Education Administration and Supervision from the John Hopkins University, and was awarded undergraduate degrees in religion and computer science from Mars Hill College.

More about Terry Axelrod: Terry Axelrod, founder and CEO of Benevon, trains and coaches nonprofit organizations to customize a systematic process for engaging and developing relationships with individual donors, ultimately creating sustainable funding. Benevon has trained and coached more than 4,000 nonprofit teams over the past 16 years. Terry has more than 30 years’ experience in the nonprofit field, including founding three nonprofit organizations in healthcare and affordable housing. Terry created the Benevon Model in 1996 after serving as development consultant to a private inner-city school. There she designed and implemented the fundraising and marketing programs that yielded $7.2 million in two and a half years, a significant endowment, and much national recognition of the program (including a cover story in The Chronicle of Philanthropy). She is the author of seven books and several DVDs, including her most recent book, The Benevon Model: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting it Right. Terry’s passion and commitment to the possibility of sustainable funding for all nonprofits drive the mission of Benevon and each of its programs. Terry is an adjunct lecturer at the University of Michigan, where she received her Masters of Social Work and Bachelor of Arts degrees. She currently serves as a Life Trustee of Swedish Medical Center in Seattle, Washington.

We look forward to seeing you in person at the 2013 Power Conference!

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