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

Interested in learning more? We invite you to contact us.


Bruce Bartoo

Bruce BartooSenior Vice President of PhilanthropyMedStar Health

“We are expanding our comprehensive physician engagement program with Advancement Resources’ help and having our team educated in how to better engage donors, physicians, and other healthcare professionals was a critical step in the process.”

Phil Oswald

Phil OswaldVice President for College AdvancementSt. Norbert College

“My team grows so much every hour we engage with Advancement Resources. Their skills in training are top notch and their research has uncovered what any development professional, regardless of tenure in advancement, would consider best practices. They deliver the best training for all categories of higher education (land grant, large, mid, small, public, private, medical, engineering) in which I've participated over my 35 years of fundraising.”

Megan Riebe

Megan RiebeExecutive Director of the University of Alaska FoundationAssociate Vice President for Development for the University of Alaska System

“Advancement Resources’ curriculum is powerful – it is research-based, donor-focused and easy for major gift officers to implement. I’ve been exposed to many major gift trainings in my 20-year fundraising career and what I appreciate most about Advancement Resources is that they work with each institution to tailor their training to our specific needs. I’ve worked with them at three institutions over the past decade and they continue to evolve their offerings to stay current and meet the needs of the advancement community.”

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.”

Kevin Braswell

Kevin BraswellVice President for University AdvancementTennessee Tech University

“After I attended The Art and Science of Donor Development workshop, I came away quite impressed and the content from that session continues to inform the way I think about our work.”

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


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.”

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.”

Rick Peck

Rick PeckExecutive Director of Leadership Initiatives & Gift PlanningDartmouth-Hitchcock Health and the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

"We’ve partnered with Advancement Resources for many years. Based on their compelling research and advice, we have re-designed our cultivation and stewardship strategy and activities in recent years. As a result, we are seeing an exciting, measurable increase in quality and quantity as it relates to physician, nurse, volunteer, and researcher engagement and referrals. We’re true believers in the Advancement Resources model and take the their message quite seriously. Based on our results, our institutional leaders are now believers, too. We look forward to even greater success in the future.”

Among Those We are Honored to Serve

  • James Madison University
  • UCLA
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
  • Rady Children's Hospital
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Minnesota Foundation
  • University of British Columbia
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Northwell Health
  • Community Health Network
  • Bon Secours Richmond Health Care Foundation
  • University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Henry Ford Health System
  • University of Miami
  • Oregon State University
  • The University of Sydney
  • MedStar Health
  • Swedish Medical Center Foundation
  • Loma Linda University
  • The Princess Margaret Cancer Foundation