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Asking: The 90-Minute Guide to Inviting Donors to Give Big

Date: December 13, 2017 · Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm central

Asking for major gifts is one of the most important and difficult tasks of gift officers, development leaders, and others.  Significant charitable gifts hold the promise to transform the lives of those you serve and, yet, asking for them can feel daunting or even intimidating!  Even the best gift officers wonder if they are asking in the most effective ways possible. More

Raising More Money Together: The President and Vice President as Leaders

Date: January 7, 2018 · Time: Sunday, January 7 through Tuesday, January 9, 2018

“How do I, as a college or university president, given my many other responsibilities and competing demands for my time, succeed in fundraising and ensure our institution has needed resources to achieve its potential?”

“How do I, as vice president of advancement, position the president to raise more money given these other demands?”

“How does our leadership team maximize our partnership to lead the institution to achieve new heights?” More

Your Mid-Year Advancement Review: Ensuring Success in the Second Half of the Year

Date: November 8, 2017 · Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm central

Half the year is over and it’s time to bring your team together to review what you’ve done right, what you have yet to do, and how to finish successfully.  In the best case scenario, this important time of review results in your team being re-engaged, re-energized and re-focused.  But for many shops, this period of review and planning is under-utilized and, in the worst of scenarios can be viewed as a time-waster.