Professional Education in Philanthropy

Why Advancement Resources

Advancement Resources is the world leader in research-based professional education and breakthrough thinking in philanthropy.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about:

  • the donor-centric approach
  • engaging your organization in fundraising
  • professional education in preparation for a campaign
  • creating a culture of philanthropy
 

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Testimonials

Barbara Miles

Barbara MilesVice-President, Development and Alumni Engagement University of British Columbia

“As part of a research intensive university, I have a deep respect for the high calibre of training provided by Advancement Resources—training that is rooted in an evidence-based methodology. We have been delighted to partner with Advancement Resources to bring their top-quality programs to our staff and academic leadership, many of whom have shared that it is some of the best professional development in which they have participated.”

Bente Weitekamp

Bente WeitekampVice President of DevelopmentCommunity Health Network

“Advancement Resources has been a tremendous partner and valuable resource in our work to develop a sustainable culture of philanthropy. The people at Advancement Resources have become an integral part of our team beyond workshop facilitation. It is obvious that they are in this business for the right reasons and that makes us all successful.”

A Physician

A Physician's Experience

  

Anita Stewart

Anita StewartExecutive & Artistic DirectorPortland Stage Company

“The workshop was an incredible learning experience, and the information obtained will have a lasting impact on Portland Stage for years to come. The facilitators were skilled, knowledgeable and dynamic—they informed, educated and entertained us, which is no small feat for a group our size. It was just what I needed.”

Rhea Turteltaub

Rhea TurteltaubVice Chancellor, External Affairs UCLA

“In all of my years in the profession, I’ve not experienced a better primer on what motivates and inspires donors and staff alike to achieve their best.”

Michelle Dodenhoff

Michelle DodenhoffVice President and Chief Development OfficerOchsner Health System

“Our relationship with Advancement Resources is a multidimensional one. While their workshops have been very helpful and have had a great impact on the philanthropy work of our staff and physicians, what I value most is their involvement as a partner. They are just not offering workshops, but personal interaction that strengthens our philanthropy program.”

Dave Lieb

Dave LiebAssociate Vice President Penn State University

“The professional training relationship we have forged over the years with Advancement Resources has proven to be a rewarding investment for Penn State. The willingness on the part of Advancement Resources to work with us to tailor courses to our specific needs has allowed us to provide educational philanthropic programming at a level not easily found elsewhere and at a quality which would be difficult for us to replicate on our own.

“Furthermore, the staff at Advancement Resources are talented professionals who have a friendly and genuine approach. We couldn’t be more pleased with the relationship we have developed over the years with Advancement Resources and look forward to an ongoing and productive affiliation well into the future.”

Among Those We are Honored to Serve

  • University of Michigan Health System
  • California Institute of Technology
  • Smithsonian Institution
  • John Muir Health Foundation
  • Sunnybrook Foundation
  • Rady Children's Hospital
  • Oklahoma State University
  • MedStar Health
  • Penn State University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of California System
  • UCLA
  • University of Oregon
  • Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Community Health Network
  • International Justice Mission
  • Loma Linda University
  • University of British Columbia