Looking to up your fundraising game in 2018?

Register now for BloomCon, a unique conference for nonprofit fundraisers, consultants and Bloomerang users. Our guest speakers will share the latest research and best practices that will help you unlock the potential of your development superpowers! Attendees will also get an overview of what’s new with Bloomerang (and what you can expect in the coming year).

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with peers, share new ideas and unwind in beautiful Baltimore, Maryland! Out-of-town visitors can book a discounted room in our block at the unique Maritime Conference Center.

You don’t have to be a Bloomerang user to attend!



Kishshana Palmer

Kishshana Palmer, CFRE

Kishshana Palmer is a national speaker, trainer, and coach with a 16 year background in fundraising, marketing, and talent management. She is an adjunct professor at Baruch College and Long Island University, Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a BoardSource Certified Governance Trainer (CGT) and an AFP Master Trainer.


Session: How to Recruit and Retain Talent That Sticks

Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip

Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip, is the Principle of Joyaux Associates and an internationally recognized leader and author in the nonprofit sector. She teaches in the graduate program for philanthropy at Saint Mary’s University, in Minneapolis, USA. Her books include Keep Your Donors, Strategic Fund Development and Firing Lousy Board Members. Currently she chairs the Board of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England and chairs the advisory board of the Hartsook Centre for Sustainable Philanthropy at Plymouth University in the UK.


Session: Great Board Chairs. Mediocre Ones. Or How About A Rogue?


Amy Eisenstein

Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE

Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE is an author, speaker, and trainer and the creator of Mastering Major Gifts, a 7 week online course. Her published books include: Major Gift Fundraising for Small Shops, Raising More with Less, and 50 A$ks in 50 Weeks. She became an AFP certified Master Trainer in 2009. Amy served as the president of the board of the Association of Fundraising Professionals – New Jersey Chapter in 2014 – 2015. She became a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE) in 2004 and received her advanced certification, ACFRE, in 2013.


Session: Staying Accountable, Focused, and Happy While Raising Major Gifts

Jessica Hartnagle

As a seasoned professional with 14 years of experience in nonprofit technology consulting and database management, Jessica has had her fair share of experience with nonprofit software. Before joining Bloomerang, she worked as the Database Administrator for David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, and as a Nonprofit Technology Consultant at JCA, Inc. She’s had experience working with nonprofits both big and small: from hospital foundations to universities, to museums and hunger relief organizations. And if that’s not enough, Jessica was also a Geist Half Marathon Board Member in 2017 to help raise money for Hamilton County and Lawrence Township schools.


Session: Bloomerang Product Roadmap Update

Jessica Hartnagle

Tom Ahern

Tom Ahern

Tom Ahern is considered one of North America’s leading authorities on donor communications. He specializes in bequest marketing, donor communications evaluations, direct mail, newsletter interventions and case statements for big-ticket campaigns. Each year, he delivers dozens of workshops on the techniques of (and psychology behind) effective fundraising communications.


Session: How to Market Bequests



  • Monday 5/21/18
    • 8am – Registration / Breakfast / Networking
    • 9am – Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE
    • 10:15am – Break
    • 10:30am – Jessica Hartnagle, Bloomerang
    • 11:30am – Lunch
    • 12:15pm – Simone Joyaux, ACFRE, Adv Dip
    • 1:30pm – Break
    • 1:45pm – Kishshana Palmer, CFRE
    • 3:00pm – Break
    • 3:15pm – Tom Ahern
    • 4:45pm – Wrap-up & Farewells




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