Best Practices Fundraising Summit

What: As an agent, you should always be interested in helping your clients raise money for charity. I personally find charity to be so important, that Dynasty lists it as one of the prongs of Services that we strive to provide. The Giving Back Fund, in conjunction with USC’s Sports Business Institute, is putting together the Best Practices Fundraising Summit.


  • Mastering Auctions and Event Planning
  • The Power of Cause-Marketing and How to Design and Execute a Win-Win Program
  • Compelling Proposals for Sponsorship
  • Lessons from Philanthropy Veterans: Been There Done That
  • Raising Funds Online through Social Networking
  • How to Increase the Sponsorship Value of Your Online Content
  • Latest Trends in Corporate Sponsorship


  • Elizabeth Amery, Senior Managing Director, Changing Our World
  • Kenneth J Brenner, Founder and CEO, Legacy Direct, A Rockefeller Company
  • Rob Duboff, CEO and Founder, Hawkpartners
  • Scott Goldman, Vice President , Grammy Foundation and MusicCares
  • Rene Jones. Director of the United Talent Agency Foundation
  • Vinu Joseph, Senior Project Directors, IEG Advisory Service
  • Michelle Kleinert, Executive Director, The Lastfogel Foundation of the William Morris
  • Jimmy Lynn, AOL Vice President, Diversity Partnerships and Strategic Relationships
  • Dan Migala, Publisher of the Migala Reports, Executive Director Sponsor Direct Intelligence
  • Joseph Mouzon, Executive Director of Nonprofit Services for Network for Good
  • Jonathan Weedman, Regional Vice President, Wells Fargo Foundation
  • Adlai Wertman, Professor of Clinical Social Responsibility at the Marshall School of
    Business at the University of Southern California

When: Feb 25 (12PM-8PM) – Feb 26 (8AM-3:45PM)

Where: Sheraton Gateway, Los Angeles, Near LAX
6010 West Century Blvd,
Los Angeles, California 90045

Registration: Click here. Fee = $450 (group and student rates also available)

By Darren Heitner

Darren Heitner created Sports Agent Blog as a New Year's Resolution on December 31, 2005. Originally titled, "I Want To Be A Sports Agent," the website was founded with the intention of causing Heitner to learn more about the profession that he wanted to join, meet reputable individuals in the space and force himself to stay on top of the latest news and trends.

Heitner now runs Heitner Legal, P.L.L.C., which is a law firm with many practice areas, including sports law and contract law. Heitner has represented numerous athletes and sports agents as legal counsel. He has also served as an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University Bloomington from 2011-2014, where he created and taught a course titled, Sport Agency Management, which included subjects ranging from NCAA regulations to athlete agent certification and the rules governing the profession. Heitner serves as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches a Sports Law class that includes case law surrounding athlete agents and the NCAA rules.