During our Institute Workshops, participants receive hands-on, real-world learning experiences.  Built into our programs are significant portions of time in which our faculty assist you in creating plans to implement once you are back home.  At our Workshops, you learn what will help you.  It’s more than a conference; think of Institute Workshops as working retreats for you and for your colleagues! 

Optimizing Your Annual Fund Program – A Workshop for Annual Fund Directors, Managers and Coordinators

Date: July 13, 2017 · Time: Thursday, July 13, 7:30 am through Friday, July 14, 3:00 pm

Your annual fund is the foundation which supports the rest of your development program.  It should help expand the base of friends, prospects, and donors who will give the majority of current and future gifts to your institution.  And it should be the pipeline for your institution’s future major giving and planned giving donors.  It seems that each year, annual fund leaders are asked to raise more money, increase the number of donors, and do more to support the major and planned giving programs of their institutions.

No pressure, right? (more…)

Major Gifts A to Z – A Training Session for New Major Gift Officers

Date: August 24, 2017 · Time: Thursday, August 24, 7:30 am through Friday, August 25, 12:00 pm

An effective major gift officer should be able to cultivate, solicit and steward prospects and donors. For individuals who are entering the fundraising profession as a second career, or those who have moved through the advancement office and now find themselves as a first-time major gift officer, it may be unclear of how important the role is or how to go about being effective and successful. (more…)