Conference Track: Development

Everyone Is A Fundraiser: Recruiting Faculty & Staff to Fundraise for You

by Jessie Lawrence, Arnav Manchanda

Outside of our Advancement bubble, the saying goes that the real “F word” at universities is fundraising. While…

Annual Giving Stewardship

by Jennifer Dallaire, Courtney Knauss

This session will showcase Boston University’s Annual Giving Stewardship Program including acknowledgments, impact pieces, events, donor recognition &…

Integrating Direct Response Strategies into your Development Program

by Anthony Alonso

This session will explore ways to integrate all forms of direct marketing into your development plan. Discover new…

Changing the Narrative of Planned Giving: How Higher Education Institutions Can Learn To Tell Stories From International Development Organizations

by Wil Crooks, Nate Kaunley

In this session attendees will learn how to change the traditional planned giving narrative. Many times, the marketing…

Unlocking the Mystery of Securing a $100M Gift

by Don Hasseltine, David Keeffe, Scott Nichols

This session will provide an insiders view of the process two universities used to build a relationship with…

Bringing Stewardship and Cultivation Together: Crafting Stewardship Plans that Build Lifelong Donors

by Jen McGrath, Corey Smentek

Are you looking for ways to align stewardship more closely with cultivation? Bringing donor relations and stewardship to…

Gender Matters: A Practical Approach To Grow Women’s Philanthropy

by Patricia Jackson, Kathleen Loehr

We are what we practice. Fundraisers across the United States are extremely practiced at raising over $400B each…

Optimizing your Advancement Shop: Keys to Reaching and Sustaining New Fundraising Heights

by Benjamin Tompkins, David Woodruff

Demands on today’s advancement shops are steeper than ever, fueled by growing dependencies on philanthropic dollars, rising pressures…

Taking stock – managing the post campaign years

by Brenda Ricard

After the conclusion of a comprehensive campaign, what do you do next? This session will cover three key…

University Fundraising when you don’t have Alumni

by Amanda Fritz, Alexis Gaiptman

The Montreal Neurological Institute of McGill University raised over $75M in the last five years. Without any alumni…

Benchmarking and Building: maximizing revenue through Leadership Annual Giving

by Kristen Atwood, Dane Lighthart

Learn how Boston University refocused and re-branded it’s Annual Fund Leadership Giving Society with an eye to creating…

Campaign Volunteer Structure: Which One is RIght for your Institution?

by Beth Howland, Keith Michel

In preparation for a campaign, volunteer structures are often discussed as they are an important and integral component…

Identifying and Innovating the Connected Donor Journey

by Diana Curran

There’s a lot that happens before a prospect becomes a donor. What does that look like for your…

Raise Big Money In One Day By Going ALL IN

by Christine Tieri, David Wegrzyn

You’re invited to an insider’s view of a hugely successful advancement initiative! We wanted to take our Bryant…

Changing Course in Major Gifts: A Case Study

by Rohan Barrett, Anne Gotfredson, Brooke Hagerman, Ariadne Valsamis

Harvard Medical School’s principal and major gifts fundraising model was primarily focused on academic departments and initiatives, with…

From Student to Donor: A Lifetime of Engagement

by Betsy Dubuque, Sarah Murray, Christine Regan

Gone are the days when a donor would walk into a development office and present a check without…

Managing the ‘Ask’…Essential Steps When Soliciting Major Donors

by Diane Carlson

For more than 30 years, Diane M. Carlson has been helping her clients ask for and receive millions…

The Evolution of Online Fundraising: Crowdfunding, Giving Days, and Beyond

by McCabe Callahan, Mike DeGuglielmo

Online giving continues to transform fundraising across industries, but this premise is never truer than in the context…

How can non-CFR development officers work with CFR colleagues to help achieve the institutional mission

by Cecilia Lalama

We would like to host a moderated session of at least three Corporate/Foundation Relations panelists from 2-3 area…