2021 CAF Conference Schedule and Descriptions
CAF Conference Schedule
Wednesday MARCH 10
State of the CAF Video Join CAF President Hank Coates for a presentation and update on the Commemorative Air Force. Click Here to Watch Presentation
Thursday MARCH 11
DEVELOPMENT - Improving Your Fundraising Efforts with Organized Data (Live - Register Below) Having a Data Management software tool can help you organize your donor and member info and grow your fundraising. Join this panel discussion with other Unit Development Officers to discuss how to get started and what to expect. We will explore software options and costs, how you can use the software to increase fundraising, and what it takes to keep your data in order. Click Here to Watch Presentation
MEMBERSHIP- “How to” Membership - (Live - Register Below) Wonder why you can’t login to the Colonel-only member portal? How do you opt into the $19 monthly payment plan? Learn the answers to frequently asked membership-related questions. Click here to Watch Presentation
Friday MARCH 12
OPERATIONS - CAF Safety, Operations, and Maintenance Review (Video) This video explains the CAF Regulation 60-1 Procedures for Flight Operations. Join Chief Aviation Officer Jim Lasche, Director of Maintenance and Operations Buddy Cooksey, and Manager of Operations and Maintenance Bob Heath for a review of these policies and procedures and discussion why they are so important. Click to Watch Presentation
Monday MARCH 15
MARKETING - Social Media (Video) Learn how to leverage your presence into engagement and visitation. Find out what your audience wants, how to use calls to action, and how to use advertising to expand your reach and influence. Also discover what 2020 trends tell us about social media in 2021. Monday, March 15, 10 AM Central. Click here to Watch Presentation
FINANCE - Welcome Finance Officers - (Live - Register Below) This session explains the Finance Officer’s responsibilities. Learn what invoices you should expect from CAF National, such as ANUAC, QuickBooks Online, Insurance, etc.. There will also be discussion about Military Billing and Foundation Endowment. Learn about Aircraft Accounts, Minimum Fund Balance (MFB), Minimum Cost Recovery Program (MCRP) and Aircraft Statements. Learn about Limited/Experimental Aircraft Rides, Supporting Membership Applications and the process, Standard Category Aircraft Rides and Cash Donation Forms and what and when to provide to CAF National. Click here to Watch Presentation
Tuesday MARCH 16
MARKETING - Brands and Standards - (Video) The way we present the organization determines what you and others think about the CAF - This is the essence of "a brand." Learn about the CAF brand and why it is important to have guidelines and standards for it. This video will explain why it is vital for all aspects of the organization to stay consistent and “on brand.” Tuesday, March 16 at 10 AM Central. Click here to Watch Presentation
FINANCE - Quickbooks Q & A - (Live) Bring your questions for this overview of Quickbooks online with April Robinson and Lance Linguist. Click to Watch Presentation
Thursday MARCH 18
MARKETING - Social Media Q&A - (Live - Register Below) Join us for a discussion about Social Media. What works well and what fails horribly when it comes to posting, sharing, and maximizing your social media network. Please watch the social media video and branding video in advance of this session. Thu, Mar 18, 2021 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM Central. Click here to Watch Presentation
Monday MARCH 22
MARKETING - Visual Sharing - (Video) Learn some tools and tricks to get the most out of sharing visual content. From photo and video tips to learning what kinds of images get the best reaction from a crowd. Monday, March 22, 10 AM Central. Click here to Watch Presentation
EDUCATION - Meet the Educators - (Video) Meet the Henry B. Tippie National Aviation Education Team. They are here to support you with hands on educational activities that you can do with your Unit's programming. Hands on learning is the most engaging and effective way to get kids of all ages involved. We are here with ideas, activities and experience to support you in planning and implementing your program or event. Click here to Watch Presentation
Tuesday MARCH 23
MARKETING - Incident Communication - (Live - Register Below) One of the most critical times communication is important is during a crisis, this is often when communication is the most difficult. This webinar will discuss the importance of having a plan and some ideas to help create a plan. We will also go over some important rules are for CAF members with regards to talking to the press after an incident or accident. Click here to Watch Presentation.
FINANCE - Quickbooks Q & A - (Live) Bring your questions for this overview of Quickbooks online with April Robinson and Lance Linguist. Wed, Mar 24, 2021 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Central. Please join my meeting from your computer, tablet or smartphone.
Thursday MARCH 25
MEMBERSHIP - Master Class -- Master Plan (Live - Register Below) This webinar will share best practices for bringing members together, welcoming new members and inviting your local community to become involved. Hear how to apply lessons learned about staying connected during the pandemic while keeping the CAF’s mission front and center. Thursday, March 25, 3:00 PM Central. Click here to Watch Presentation.
Monday MARCH 29
EDUCATION - Youth and Volunteer Protection - (Video) Youth Interaction and Protection is a requirement for anyone working within an arm’s reach of youth. Learn the three steps that all those working with youth need to complete. This simple, brief process will protect volunteers, youth and units. Click here to Watch Presentation.
Tuesday, March 30
EDUCATION -Hands on activity demo: Paper Box Airplane - (Video) Learn how to construct a simple cardboard box airplane and how it could become a GREAT advertising piece at your next event! Click here to Watch Presentation.
EDUCATION -Hands on activity demo: Foam Plate Glider - (Video) This is a simple and inexpensive activity for any age (able to use scissors). It can be a simple construction activity taking 15 minutes or can be scaled to a 2 hour STEM lesson. Learn how to construct the Glider and how to turn this inexpensive item into a powerful teaching tool. Click here to Watch Presentation.