Reach prospects. Engage donors. Grow your school.

Learn how at Cultivate 2018: Catholic School Advancement Conference!

How can we guide the growth of Catholic schools? Designed as both a seminar and a meeting place, Cultivate 2018 will give Catholic school presidents, principals, advancement directors, development directors, and board members the opportunity to network while learning how to ensure prosperity for our schools.

Join us for an all-new roster of sessions and speakers, including a three-part track exploring the art of asking for major gifts. From engaging millennial parents to creating social media ambassadors, you’ll gain the tools and insights to immediately impact your school across multiple areas:

  • Enrollment
  • Marketing
  • Development
  • Governance

Build relationships with fellow K-12 advancement professionals. Learn and share proven techniques for spurring school growth. Together, we can advance the mission of our Catholic schools.


Keynote Speaker

Dr. Mark C. Reed


Saint Joseph's University



Crowne Plaza Philadelphia

260 Mall Blvd,
King of Prussia, PA 19406


Wednesday, June 20, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Thursday, June 21, 2018
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM


Early Registration Rates

$180.00 two-day pass (6/20 and 6/21)

$130.00 one-day pass (6/20 or 6/21)

$550.00 two-day group pass for 4 (6/20 and 6/21)

Fee includes workshops, materials, tote bag, and lunch.

Limited scholarships are available. To apply, please submit your registration along with a letter describing how a partial scholarship would be beneficial to your institution. Letters should be sent to Unfortunately, because of limited funds, we may not be able to assist everyone who applies.

Register Online Or Download a Printable Registration Form


Questions? Contact us at or 215.587.5664.


Wednesday, June 20th

Track Name Session No. Session Title Start Time End Time Room
Registration/Check In     8:00 8:45  
Welcome     9:00 9:15  
Keynote Address   Dr. Mark C. Reed 9:15 10:00  
Mass     10:00 11:15  
Enrollment   The Customer You Keep 11:30 12:30  
Development   Starting an Annual Fund 11:30 12:30  
Boards   Governance 101 - School Board Basics 11:30 12:30  
Major Gifts   The Art of the Ask - Part 1 11:30 12:30  
Lunch     12:30 1:15  
Enrollment   Photography For Impact 1:30 2:30  
Development   Creating Meaningful Donor Relationships - Best Practices in Stewardship 1:30 2:30  
Boards   Getting Committees to Commit 1:30 2:30  
Major Gifts   The Art of the Ask - Part 2 1:30 2:30  
Enrollment   Your Website is Marketing 2:45 3:45  
Development   Developing a Network and a Pipeline for the PA Tax Credit Program 2:45 3:45  
Boards   Been There; Done That - Lessons from the Field 2:45 3:45  
Major Gifts   The Art of the Ask - Part 3 2:45 3:45  

Thursday, June 21st

Track Name Session No. Session Title Start Time End Time Room
Mass     7:45 8:30  
Registration/Check In     8:00 8:45  
Welcome     9:00 9:15  
Enrollment   Meet the Millennial Parent 9:30 10:30  
Development   Planning an Effective Day of Giving 9:30 10:30  
Enrollment   Photography For Impact 9:30 10:30  
Enrollment   Create a Social Media Ambassador 10:45 11:45  
Development   Women in Philanthropy 10:45 11:45  
Boards   Getting Committees to Commit 10:45 11:45  
Lunch     11:50 12:50  
Enrollment   Internal Messaging - The Importance of Content and Storytelling 1:00 2:00  
Development   Maximizing Donor Events 1:00 2:00  
Enrollment   Google is More Than a Search Engine 1:00 2:00  
Enrollment   Recruitment is More Than Open House 2:15 3:15  
Development   Organizing Volunteer Support through Alumni Affinity Groups and Class Agent Programs 2:15 3:15  
Boards   Recruiting Board Members with Results 2:15 3:15  
Closing Session     3:20 3:45