Keynote Speaker:


Carl Goodman,
Executive Director of Museum of the Moving Image


Wednesday October 22, 2014 from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM EDT

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Terrace on the Park 
52-11 111th Street
Flushing Meadows Park
Flushing, NY 11368



Wed., Oct. 22, 2014 - Terrace on the Park, Flushing, NY 
Sponsored by Investors Bank

Online registration is now closed. To register, please call (718) 330-3830 or e-mail


Investors Bank wants your organization to thrive, but we know that isn't always an easy task in today's competitive environment. We've assembled a program of industry experts and specialized breakout sessions designed to help your organization grow and succeed.


Our 2nd Annual Art of Thriving conference is free to anyone in a leadership position at a not-for-profit. It will include:

  • Keynote Address by Carl Goodman, Executive Director of Museum of the Moving Image 
  • Breakout sessions for in-depth discussions on various topics
  • Networking opportunities
  • Access to Investors Bank staff

Schedule of Events:

  • 8:30 am - 9:30 am: Registration and Breakfast
  •  9:30 am - 9:45 am: Opening Remarks from Kevin Cummings, President & CEO, Investors Bank
  •  9:45 am - 10:15 am: Keynote Address from Carl Goodman
  •  10:30 am - 12:00 pm: Breakout Sessions
  •  12:15 pm - 1:00 pm: Closing Remarks

Keynote Speaker Info:

Carl Goodman is Executive Director of Museum of the Moving Image. He has worked at the Museum for more than 20 years, having joined in 1989 as an educator. Carl has organized many exhibitions for the Museum, including Computer Space, a history of video games; DigitalMedia, a gallery of software-based art; and Real Virtuality, the inaugural exhibition in the expanded and renovated building, which is currently on view. He also guided the production of the Museum’s highly popular interactive experiences in its core exhibition Behind the Screen. His early years at the Museum overlapped with a lengthy period when he was active in New York as a composer of music for film, theater and dance.

Breakout Sessions Info:

Please choose one of three 90-minute breakout sessions.  Please bring your questions for our expert panelists!

  • Your  Website: Expert Critiques and Tips for Improving Your “Front Door”
    Moderator: Neil Levin, Principal, Webline Designs, Inc.
    Panelists: Vladimir Lackovic, COO, Digital Natives Group Jed Morey, President, Morey Publishing

    Is your website (your online “front door”) sending the right message to visitors and potential funders? Are you using metrics to effectively measure responses to your content and drive traffic to your site?  Our expert panel will provide critiques and advice for making your website a powerful part of your organization’s communication and fundraising strategy.
  •  Strategies for Writing Grants that Get Funded
    Moderator: Hoong Yee Lee Krakauer, Executive Director, Queens Council on the Arts
    Andres Ledesma, Public Affairs Specialist, ConEdison Katherine DeFoyd, Growth For Good, Founding Partner

    In today’s funding climate, competition for funding from grantmakers is fierce.  How do you make your request for funding stand out among hundreds, or perhaps thousands, of submissions?  Join our panel discussion for advice and tips on how to get noticed by funders and increase your ability to secure funding through grantwriting.
  • Building Corporate Partnerships: Are You Maximizing Your Corporate Fundraising Potential?
    Moderator: Susan Gabriel, Senior Associate, Cause Effective
    Panelists: Andrew Baumann, President & CEO, NY Families for Autistic Children Beth Fetner, Senior VP of Development, Sunrise Association Anna Zabniak, Patient Navigator, SHAREing and CAREing, Inc.

    Does your nonprofit organization have a corporate fundraising strategy in place? Are you happy with the strength and depth of your partnerships with companies, or are you finding that you lose corporate partners every year and are not sure why? Our panel of experienced corporate donors will help you to take a fresh look at your corporate relationships. Whether you are just starting to pursue corporate development, or you have an in-depth strategy in place, this panel discussion will help you strengthen your plan.