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Academic Institutions

Academic Leaders and Faculty

In today’s new higher education landscape, fundraising skill and expertise are increasingly vital priorities for academic leaders and their faculty partners. Our targeted curriculum of workshops features research-based theories, tools, and strategies for improving donor engagement and promoting larger, more meaningful philanthropic contributions.

Curriculum Overview:

Professional Fundraising for Deans and Academic Leaders

Keystone leadership session that focuses on the leader’s role in strategic philanthropy partnerships with donors, development professionals, and volunteers

Insight Into Philanthropy

Provides an understanding of philanthropy and the donor development process

Philanthropic Practices for Deans and Other Academic Leaders

Explores concepts and tools and delves deeper into the donor development process

Envisioning & Articulation

Utilizes inspiration and tools for defining vision and provides an opportunity to craft a compelling Opportunity Story

Development Skills for Academic Leaders

Utilizes tools learned in previous workshops to design strategic development plans for real-world potential donors

Implementing Strategies for Donor Development

Focuses on creating more effective and efficient donor engagement strategies

Clinics for Academic Leaders

Prepares academic leaders to articulate their funding priorities in a highly compelling way

Building Your Development Volunteer Program

Explores tactics for building effective development volunteer programs

Philanthropic Practices for Endowed Faculty

Explores the critical roles faculty members play in the donor engagement process