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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

To view public workshops for development officers, please visit our Public Workshops page.
To view public development workshops for deans, department chairs, and other academic leaders, please visit our Public Workshops page.
Workshops are available on an in-house basis along with public offerings across the nation. In-house workshops are held at institutions and are specifically for that organization. For more information on in-house workshops, please contact us at 319.398.3376.
Achieving breakthrough performance in healthcare philanthropy requires time, commitment, and resources. As in excellence of every sort, optimizing the philanthropic opportunity is not a destination, but a journey. One never arrives at perfection, but through continual, systematic investment, breakthrough performance can be achieved daily. Advancement Resources works with organizations to plan and implement grateful patient programs that optimize success and create donors who are thrilled with their engagement.
Three key phases must happen to ensure a culture of philanthropy is successfully created at your organization.
  1. Leadership must commit and take ownership of creating the culture of philanthropy.
  2. A physician-referral program must be developed and implemented.
  3. Healthcare professionals must be engaged through on-going programs and training.
Taken in order, these three steps will help ensure a successful launch of your organization’s culture of philanthropy. Creating a culture of philanthropy is a rigorous and demanding journey, one in which Advancement Resources is uniquely prepared to be your partner. For more information on how Advancement Resources can assist your team, please call us at 319.398.3376.
A successful development training program should involve every person, from the front-line fundraisers to board members and volunteers. For information on training your biggest supporters, please view our curriculum or call 319.398.3376.
Engagement of physicians and other healthcare professionals is essential for optimizing the grateful patient and family system. Yet physicians have understandable reservations about ethics, physician-patient relationships, time, and processes. Based on our comprehensive research, Advancement Resources is uniquely qualified to help development professionals understand and work with physicians, and help physicians define and implement appropriate and ethical roles in fundraising.
Advancement Resources offers a comprehensive development training program and ongoing implementation support for every person on your team. An organization is most successful when everyone is involved in creating a culture of philanthropy – front-line development professionals, academic leaders, deans, faculty, medical and healthcare professionals, support staff, volunteers, and board members.

In addition to the extensive curriculum, Advancement Resources custom-designs workshops and implementation support to meet the specific needs of clients and participants.

Many institutions retain Advancement Resources for delivery of an in-house workshop and then provide training for new employees through our extensive public workshop curriculum. Public workshops are also a great way for smaller institutions to train their staff without the investment of an in-house workshop.
Advancement Resources provides the only development training curriculum based on comprehensive research. Additionally, Advancement Resources workshops are grounded on a research-based, deep understanding of donors and donor motivation to philanthropy, providing breakthrough insight into effective development activities.