Conference 2021: Speakers

Chessie Hayes

Chessie (Biggam) Hayes, MPA, CFRE, Development Director for Meritan, has been an active member of the fundraising community and creates thoughtful, strategic plans to enhance donor engagement. She received the award for AFP International Outstanding Young Professionals, Memphis’ Top 20 Under 30, and Greater Memphis Chamber’s Young Memphis Class of 2020 award. She serves as the Membership Chair for AFP Memphis and on the Emerging Leaders Initiative, Membership Division, and Editorial Committee for AFP Global. She also serves as the Vice-President for the Grant Professional Association of the Mid-South. Chessie enjoys focusing on fundraising trends for young professionals working the fundraising sector as well as millennial giving.

PRESENTATION: Next Generation of Donors: Motivating Millennials to Give Now
CO-PRESENTER: Nick Kulik

PRESENTATION: 7 Deadly Sins of Fundraising and Other Ethical Dilemmas
CO-PRESENTER: Jennifer Strain