Northstar Chapter

Includes Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota

ALDE Northstar Chapter Winter Workshop

Friday, December 7, 2018
8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Norway House
913 E Franklin Ave
Minneapolis MN 55404


Get in the Christmas (and fundraising!) spirit with the ALDE Northstar Chapter at Norway House in Minneapolis. Our curriculum includes a panel on strategies to IGNITE your next campaign, a dynamic presentation on Donor Advised Funds by Dana Holt, and an opportunity to hear about the mission and work of Norway House by Executive Director Christina Carleton. The event includes lunch and an optional tour of the Gingerbread Wonderland exhibit.

  • 8:00 a.m. - Registration, Coffee, Treats, and Networking
  • 8:30 a.m. - Welcome and Announcements
  • 8:45 a.m. - "IGNITE Your Next Fundraising Campaign" (Panel Discussion)
    • Moderator: Annalisa Mattison, Concordia University, St. Paul
    • Rebecca Jorgenson Sundquist, formerly of Norway House
    • Lani McCollar, Benz Whaley Flessner
    • Kyle Queal, Vice President of Mission Advancement
  • 10:30 a.m. - "Donor Advised Funds: Your $85 Billion Best Friend" (Dana Holt)
  • 12:00 p.m. - Lunch and Keynote Address on Norway House: "From Campaigns to Christmastime: A Conversation with Christina Carleton"
  • 1:30 p.m. - Final Remarks and Tour of Gingerbread Wonderland Exhibit (Optional)
  • 2:00 p.m. - Adjourn


$50 for ALDE members 
$25 for nonmembers attending their first ALDE event 
$37.50 for nonmembers attending their second ALDE event 
$75 for nonmembers attending their third ALDE event

Register today! We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

Christina Carleton (top) is the Executive Director for Norway House. Born in Oslo Norway, Christina came to Minnesota in 2003. She studied at the University of Minnesota, and later earned her master’s at Minnesota State University, Mankato. Her passion in life is being with her family (two boys, Sebastian and Henrik, and husband Steven), active with outdoor sports, cooking, and seeing Norway House succeed and flourish! In that order.

Dana J. Holt, RICP, AEP (bottom), is the founder of HOLT Consulting, where she guides charities, families, and financial advisers through complex charitable giving strategies. She also trains development staff to better identify and facilitate major and planned gifts.

Dana spent four years as an Advanced Planning Consultant at a Fortune 500 financial services company. There she guided and educated financial advisers through complex client matters. Dana honed her charitable planning experience during her nine years as a Charitable Gift Planner at InFaith Community Foundation. She began her professional career as an estate planning attorney in the Twin Cities. She graduated from Mitchell Hamline School of Law and Southern Illinois University. She lives in Lauderdale, Minnesota, with her two retired racing greyhounds.

Donor Advised Funds: Your $85 Billion Best Friend
Everywhere you turn, people are talking about Donor Advised Funds. They’ve been popular for several years, but lately they’re really hitting their stride. The recent tax law changes have raised a renewed interest in these powerful creatures due to “bunching.”
Donor Advised Funds also stir strong feelings and heated discussions within the nonprofit community. Much of this heated discussion happens because until now fundraisers have seen DAFs as competition for charitable dollars, rather than a gigantic source of potential donations.
Let’s take a critical look at DAFs and discover exactly why I call them “Your $85 Billion Best Friend.”
  • Learn exactly WHY Donor Advised Funds have become so popular.
  • Learn HOW Donor Advised Funds work.
  • Learn HOW to start fundraising FROM Donor Advised Funds.