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Professional Fundraising Workshop for Deans, Department Chairs, and Aspiring Academic Leaders


This workshop is sold out. Please refer to the Complete Public Workshop Listing for additional offerings. 

This comprehensive, one-day workshop explores donor motivation and the essential roles that deans, faculty, and other academic leaders play in helping donors and donor prospects make significant contributions to the institution. Participants will also focus on crafting and articulating a compelling Vision Story for your department/program. Participants in this workshop will:

  • Explore the critical role organizational leaders play in development
  • Learn the two-part process for donor development and work through the model for building a compelling Vision Story
  • Discover tools and techniques to help identify potential major donors and creation of macro and micro prospect strategy
  • Examine an in-depth, tactical step-by-step process for conducting successful face-to-face meetings with donors
  • Explore concepts that turn "asks" into gains and strengthen donors' commitment and financial support

 Contact us today for registration information at (319) 398-3376.



What

Professional Fundraising Workshop for Deans, Department Chairs, and Aspiring Academic Leaders

When

Wednesday, Jun. 5, 2013 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Where

Hyatt Rosemont near O'Hare Airport
6350 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Investment

$750 per participant

Contact

Phone: 319.398.3376
Fax: 319.366.8586
Email: info@advancementresources.org

Introduction

Participants are introduced to the workshop agenda, and a look at overall philanthropy in America.

The First Role

Participants explore the first role, articulating a compelling Vision Story, and identify criteria that aid in connecting their Vision Story to donors’ passions.

Process Concepts in Development

Participants study the process for donor development and the steps for conducting successful meetings with donor prospects.

Donor Motivation

Participants discover how donors view development, philanthropy, and the engagement process.

Crafting Your Compelling Vision Story

Participants delve into the anatomy and purpose of a Vision Story, why it is important, and what components make a Vision Story compelling. 

Building a Development Culture

Participants examine how different roles, including faculty and volunteers, contribute to the overall culture of philanthropy within the organization.

Articulating Your Compelling Vision Story

Participants analyze different delivery styles and explore how to adapt their Vision Story to different situations and audiences.

Securing Financial Commitment

Participants discover concepts that turn “asks” into gains and strengthen donors’ emotional commitment and financial support.  Participants will practice making the “ask” while considering a current or past donor.

Creating Meaningful Return on Philanthropic Investment

Participants learn how they can create a return on philanthropic investment (ROPI) that ensures donors feel appreciated and valued and sets the stage for future contributions.




Workshop Location

Hyatt Rosemont near O'Hare Airport
Meeting Room: Lindbergh
6350 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018

Time

The workshop begins at 8:00 a.m. and ends around 5:00 p.m.
Continental breakfast (at 7:30 a.m.) and lunch are included in your workshop investment. The evening is free for donor visits or other business or personal matters.

Recommended Airport and Hotel

Chicago O’Hare International Aiport (ORD) – 2.9 miles
Chicago Midway Airport (MDW) – 25.7 miles

Hyatt Rosemont near O'Hare Airport
6350 North River Road
Rosemont, IL 60018
847-518-1234

For reservations, please call 1-888-421-1442 or visit the following web address:
https://resweb.passkey.com/go/ADVRES

Please mention Advancement Resources and this workshop to receive the $129 per night rate. All reservations are to be made no later than Monday, May 20, 2013.

Transportation

Hyatt Rosemont Complimentary Shuttle from O'Hare International
From baggage claim, please follow the Red Arrows to "Shuttle/Bus Center." Take Elevator 3 or 4 and go to level 1-Chicago Cubs. Look for the Hyatt Rosemont BLUE shuttle bus. Reservations are not necessary and the shuttle picks up in front of Door #1 every 30 minutes. For any questions please call (847) 518-1234. *Please note that there are two Hyatts in Rosemont, and you are looking for the shuttle to Hyatt Rosemont on River Road.

Driving Directions from O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
Directions: Head southeast out of O'Hare. Take the ramp onto I-190 E. Take exit 1A for North River Road. Merge onto Des Plaines River Rd/N River Rd. Turn left onto E Devon Ave. Hyatt Rosemont will be on the left.

Driving Directions from Midway International Airport (MDW)
Directions: Head south on S Cicero Ave toward W 59th Street. Make a U-turn at W 59th Street and turn left onto W Lawrence Ave. Take a slight right to merge onto I-90 W. Take exit 78 for I-190 W/I-294 S/Tollway toward O'Hare/Indiana. Take exit 1 for River Rd. Turn left onto Des Plaines River Rd/N River Rd. Turn left onto E Devon Ave. Hyatt Rosemont will be on the left.

Parking

Complimentary self-parking is available in an adjacent 350-space garage operated by the village of Rosemont.

About Chicago and Area Attractions

  • Nearly 40 million people visit Chicago each year.
  • The "Windy City" is home to President Barack Obama, 26 miles of lakefront and dozens of cultural institutions, historical sites, shopping areas and museums.
  • Area attractions include:
    • Signature Room at the 95th – Restaurant offering 360 degree views of the city atop the John
    • Hancock Building
    • Shedd Aquarium
    • The Field Museum
    • Magnificent Mile Shopping District
    • The Art Institute of Chicago
    • Navy Pier – 50 acres of parks, gardens and shops
    • Lincoln Park Zoo – the nation's oldest zoo


Please contact us at info@advancementresources.org or 319-398-3376 with questions.




Registration

Contact us today for registration information at (319) 398-3376.

Investment

$750 per participant

Business Hours

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. CT; Monday-Friday

Phone

866.398.3376 

Address

3349 Southgate Court SW
Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404-5424

E-mail

info@advancementresources.org




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