Betsy has been involved in fundraising for 18 years. In her current position, she is responsible for all aspects of managing two fundraising events annually in addition to multiple smaller events. Previously, as Principal at Creative Happenings, an event consulting company, Betsy specialized in working with non-profits to enhance outcomes of their special events including maximizing fundraising, improving messaging and generating publicity. Betsy has served as Gala Co-Chair for the Children’s Trust Funds 2006-2009 Gala events. Previously, she was Project Coordinator at Hyde Park Arts Initiative where she utilized her marketing, fundraising and event planning skills to double the organization’s budget, manage events, enhance marketing efforts, and implement a long-range strategic planning process. Betsy currently serves as a volunteer Member of the Distribution Committee for the Metrowest Community Health Care Foundation. She earned a Bachelor of Arts from Framingham State College.
Cindy has worked for over twenty years with more than fifty non-profit organizations, government agencies, and political campaigns, helping them maximize their resources in the areas of fundraising, special event and conference planning, board management, and legislative advocacy. She works with small to mid-size non-profits, guiding their board and staff members in developing successful fundraising events. Cindy conducts workshops on special event fundraising quite frequently. Prior to launching her own consulting practice, she managed a statewide political campaign and worked for both the Administration and Legislature in the areas of public policy and community affairs. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar, as well as several non-profit and community boards. She earned A.B. in English and Government from Harvard College and a J.D. in Law from Boston College.
Larisa has over 15 years of experience in fundraising, development, planning and facilitating special events for nonprofits. In her current position, she managed successful DOME Foundation Symposiums held at Harvard University, Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering, and Raytheon Corporation. Prior to this position, Larisa served as the Special Assistant to the President for Diversity at WIT in Boston, Massachusetts, and as the Director for the Center for Diversity at Tufts University where she was involved with the organization of many special events. Before joining Tufts, she worked at Tyco Electronics Corporation and at WPI where she was also involved in the organization of high profile events. She holds a Bachelor and Master of Science degrees in Petroleum Engineering from the Russian Petroleum Engineering University, and a Master of Science from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Larisa serves on the Board of Directors of the Triangle Coalition in Washington, DC. She is a member of SWE, NSBE, WEST, INWES and ASEE. Larisa has received a Catalyst Award at the Broad institute of MIT and Harvard in 2009.
The John Hancock Hotel & Conference Center
40 Trinity Place
Boston, MA 02116
By Subway/Commuter Rail
Back Bay Station
Orange Line or Commuter Rail. Turn right on Dartmouth Street. Make first right onto Stuart Street. Make first right onto Trinity Place. We are on the left.
Green Line. Walk diagonally across Copley Square towards Trinity Church. Walk between Copley Plaza Hotel and John Hancock Tower onto Trinity Place. We are one block down on left.
Directions by Car
From Logan Airport
Follow signs to Sumner Tunnel. After exiting the tunnel take second right onto Rt. 93 north. Exit at Cambridge/Storrow Drive. Follow Storrow Drive signs to Back Bay and exit at Copley Square (a left exit). Turn right at the lights onto Beacon Street. At the second set of lights, turn left onto Clarendon Street. Follow Clarendon St. through (7) sets of lights and look for the Garage @ 100 Clarendon on the right.
From the West
Follow the Mass Pike (Rt. 90) East towards Boston and take Exit 22 (Prudential Center/Copley Square). Bear right to Copley Square. This will bring you onto Stuart Street. At the second set of lights, take a right onto Clarendon Street and look for Garage @ 100 Clarendon on the right.
From North or South
Follow Route 93 towards Boston and take Exit 26 (Storrow Drive/Cambridge). Follow signs onto Storrow Drive/Back Bay. Follow Storrow Drive signs to Back Bay and exit at Copley Square (a left exit). Turn right at the lights onto Beacon Street. At the second set of lights, turn left onto Clarendon Street. Follow Clarendon St. through (7) sets of lights and look for the Garage @ 100 Clarendon on the right.
Parking at the John Hancock Hotel & Conference Center
The Garage @ 100 Clarendon is right next-door. Day parking validated at $27 per day for less than 10 hours
Garage @ 100 Clarendon
100 Clarendon Street
Boston, MA 02116
Hours: Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
This is a public lot and is not dedicated to CFNPS attendees. They have 2000 spaces and the lot never fills up.
$ 7.00 - 1/2hr or less
$10.00 - 1/2hr up to 1hr
$14.00 - 1hr up to 1 1/2hrs
$17.00 - 1 1/2hrs up to 2hrs
$22.00 - 2hrs up to 2 1/2hrs
$27.00 - 2 1/2hrs up to 10hr
Note: Posted Daily Rates Start at 5:00 AM
Form of Payment Accepted: Cash, check and most major credit cards are accepted.
Self-Payment or Attendant: Self-Payment
A validation stamp is available to CFNPS guests who stay overnight in the John Hancock hotel if the vehicle stays in the garage for a 24 hour period. If not staying for a 24 hour period, you will be charged at an hourly rate as listed above.
Driving Directions to the lot: See above under Directions by Car.
Walking Directions from the lot to the registration table: Head north on Clarendon Street toward Stanhope Street. Turn left at Trinity Place. Enter the John Hancock Conference Center and take the elevator to the 3rd floor. Exit the elevator and go to the left through the Foyer and head to the right into the Atrium. Our registration table will be located in the Atrium.
Walking time: 5 minutes
Most hotels near the Summit venue are within the $169 - $315+ per night range. The following hotels are within a half-mile radius of the hotel.
1. John Hancock Hotel BOOK NOW 0 miles from venue
2. Radisson Boston Hotel BOOK NOW .4 miles from venue
3. Hilton Boston Back Bay BOOK NOW .5 miles from venue
4. Sheraton Boston Hotel BOOK NOW .5 miles from venue
5. Courtyard by Marriott
Boston Tremont Hotel BOOK NOW .5 miles from venue
Our unique one-on-one mentoring sessions offer you the opportunity to sit down with an experienced fundraising professional for 30 minutes to discuss any questions that are specific to your organization. Mentoring sessions cover the same topics as the seminars, and we will assign you a mentor based on his/her availability at your requested times.
Mentoring sessions are available for the cost of $60.00 per session. If you register for a full Summit pass, 2 mentoring sessions are included in the pass.
Below is a list of mentors who will be available at the Summit. Please note that you must register to attend at least one seminar in order to sign up for a mentor.
Upgrade to a Full Summit Pass for only $445.00, which includes 2 free mentoring sessions.
Breakfast -Prior to panel discussion, participants and experts become acquainted over a continental breakfast
7:30 AM - 8:00 AM
10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Lunch -Participants and experts registered for the next session make new contacts over lunch
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Networking break -Mid-afternoon refreshments are served to attendees registered for the next session
2:45 PM - 3:15 PM
8:00 AM - 9:15 AM
9:30 AM - 10:45 AM
11:15 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 2:45 PM
3:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Breakfast -Participants registered for the first session become acquainted over a continental breakfast
Networking break -Participants registered for the next session are served mid-morning refreshments
10:45 AM-11:15 AM
9:15 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 PM - 4:30 PM