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Thursday, August 10

2:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Senior Salon for Healthcare Organizations 

Randall Children's Hospital 
Lorenzen Conference Center
2801 N Gantenbein Avenue | Portland 97227  

Maximizing Relationships with Clinicians: 
the Connection Between Philanthropy and Gratitude

This session will offer a deeper dive than our monthly luncheon programs.  Join us to examine the grateful patient process: how successful institutions recognize gratitude, respond to it correctly, and transition to the philanthropic office.  The afternoon will incorporate results of clinical and psychological research studies and the natural connections between the patient’s healthcare experience, their desire to say “thank you.”  This session is appropriate for senior-level advancement professionals and the clinicians they work with and will provide insight into the factors that make grateful patient fundraising successful for the donor, the clinician and the institution. 

The day will be comprised of three parts:

The Healing Power of Philanthropy 
Ever wonder if there is a scientific link between healing and expressions of gratitude?s And how does this connect to philanthropy? This session will look at more than 20 clinical and psychological research studies and the natural connections between the patient’s healthcare experience, their desire to say “thank you,” and how, when received correctly, is part of the healing process leading to greater opportunities in philanthropy. 

Maximizing Relationships with Clinicians: the Connection between Philanthropy and Gratitude  
If the most valuable relationship the medical center/hospital has is with patients ands patients value their clinicians most, how can the philanthropic office leverage these two facts to better enable fundraising? This session will look at best practice of how to engage clinicians (physician, nurses, etc.) to be a part of the process where gratitude is recognized, responded to correctly, and transitioned to the philanthropic office. 

Board Engagement: Roles, Metrics, Modeling Behaviors  
Ever wonder where Boards fit into philanthropic process beyond review financials?  We’ll discuss the board’s affirmative role in philanthropy, engagement with the C-Suite, support of grateful patient fundraising, responsibility to personally engage the community, support the notion of the highest ROI, understand the best “numbers” to review, and board “make-up” to accomplish all of these objectives.

REGISTRATION for Thursday Senior Salon 

 $75 for AFP Members / $50 for AFP Young Professional Members / $125 for Nonmembers and Guests 

Our summer social will follow the Senior Salon from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Please join us for light appetizers, beverages, networking, as well as group dialogue on self-care in the development sector. Cost of the social is included with Senior Salon registration. The Summer Social cost is $10 for AFP members and $20 for Nonmembers who are not attending the Senior Salon.

REGISTRATION for Thursday Summer Social

 Friday, August 11 

Registration opens at 11:00 a.m.
Luncheon and Program 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Membership Meeting and Luncheon

Multnomah Athletic Club 
1849 SW Salmon | Portland 97239 

The Psychology of Giving

Ever wonder if psychology plays a part in one's decision to make a philanthropic gift? This session will look at why people give usinging clinicial and psychological research studies and what are some of the reasons/rationale that get in the way of the individual making that final decision to say yes.

REGISTRATION for Friday luncheon meeting

$35 for AFP Members / $25 for AFP Young Professional Members / $50 for Nonmembers


Randall Hallet is currently the Executive Vice President and a Principal Consultant for the Gobel Group, a Philadelphia based leader in healthcare philanthropy consulting.  He currently works with hospitals and medical centers in 12 states.  The Gobel Group, itself, works almost exclusively in grateful patient fundraising and specifically with physician/clinicians on engaging with philanthropy.

Prior, at the University of Nebraska Medical Center as the Chief Development Officer, MedCenter Sr. Executive, and Executive Director of Development, Randall was responsible for all aspects of fundraising including introduction of a major gift solicitations program through physician engagement, a concierge program, and a planned giving effort with led to a 600% increase during his tenure. He was also a leader of the $370 million dollar 11-month fundraising effort for Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Prior to the MedCenter Randall was the CDO for two for private Catholic schools for six year stints in Kansas City, MO and St. Paul, MN.  In his career, Randall has overseen all aspects of external relations including multi-million dollar annual giving programs, planned giving, marketing, special events, donor relations, admissions, public relations, alumni associations and two successful capital campaigns totaling more than $175 million dollars. Randall has a bachelor’s degree in business/finance, an MBA, and a law degree where his personal emphasis was in taxation issues of estates and trusts.  He is currently writing his dissertation for an Education Doctorate (Ed.D.). His dissertation topic is a national study of major fundraising success at the high school/elementary level in public schools called “49’ers of the 21st Century—seeking the “gold standard” in public secondary educational fundraising.” 


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