September Educational Luncheon

Sep 26, 2019 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

Strategies for Mutually Beneficial Corporate Partnerships

You are tasked with growing the corporate donations and sponsorships sector for your organization.  How do you grow beyond the same 5-10 companies that you count on year-in and year-out?  Be inspired to think beyond traditional corporate sponsorship and donor giving opportunities, benefits packages and recognition.  And, learn how to set your organizations up as such a valued partner, that companies will come to you year after year.  

After participating in this workshop, attendees will learn:

  • Ways to identify and grow your corporate donor and sponsor pool based upon culture, strategies, and shared targets
  • Best methods for soliciting corporate donations and sponsorships
  • New ways, beyond straight cash donations, to think about corporate partnerships
  • Expanded thinking for packaging benefits and recognition
  • Practical examples to apply to your next corporate partner meeting


OUR PRESENTER: Joanne Ray, CEO, Consultants in Association Philanthropy

P. Joanne Ray serves as CEO of the Orthopaedic Research and Education Foundation, a 501(c)(3) independent foundation committed to improving lives by supporting excellence in orthopaedic research that improves function, eliminates pain and restores mobility.  In 2017, OREF revenues were $5.15 million while distributing $2.35 million across multiple orthopaedic subspecialties.

Throughout her 34-year nonprofit career, prior positions have included senior executive and CEO roles with national associations and foundations in orthopaedic research (OREF), urgent care (UCAOA), cardiac and pulmonary rehab (AACVPR), restaurant and food management (NRAEF), GI endoscopy (ASGE), emergency nursing (ENA), veterinary medicine (AVMF), and non-profit and fundraising consulting. 

Key areas of expertise include major gift, capital and planned giving campaigns, feasibility studies, corporate sponsorship, board/volunteer training, patient registries, marketing/communications, institutional accreditation, scholarship and medical grants programs, strategic planning, meeting planning, contract negotiation and relationship management.

Ms. Ray holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Valparaiso University and extensive continuing education work in nonprofit and association management.  She is a member of the AFP, ASAE, Association Forum, AAMSE, Chicago Council on Planned Giving, and AFG.


Interested in being a high profile sponsor?  Please contact our Chapter Administrator at for details.


11:30 - 12:00 PM           Registration and Networking 
11:45 - 12:00 PM           Lunch Buffet
12:00 PM                       Announcements
12:15 PM                       Presentation
1:15 PM                         Q&A, Closing remarks
1:30 PM                         Adjourn


Event Information

Milwaukee County War Memorial Center
750 N Lincoln Memorial Dr.
Milwaukee, WI 53202