Is fundraising one of your official responsibilities as a dean?
Fundraising has increasingly become a required component of every dean’s responsibilities. This day and a half conference will equip academic leaders with the skills necessary to most effectively fundraise. During this conference, deans will:
Past participants have consistently said that our expert presenters, Jim Langley and Chet Gillis, provide practical advice for tackling the unique fundraising challenges facing deans. Academic deans will leave this conference better prepared to raise funds for their school, college, or department.
Academic leaders will leave this event with a framework to more effectively fundraise. This training will be especially beneficial to:
Do you know of several academic leaders who will find this event helpful? Sending a team of people together can strengthen your overall fundraising efforts. When you register two attendees, the third is 50% off.
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Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be more equipped to raise money for your school, college, or department.
Appointed dean in April 2009, Chet previously served Georgetown as chair of the Department of Theology, then as interim dean. He is an expert on the U.S. Catholic Church, the history of Catholicism, the papacy, interfaith dialogue, and religious pluralism. Chet received the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Liberal Studies Program in 2005, and, as a member of the American Theological Society, he served on the Academic Relations Task Force of the American Academy of Religion.
Chet previously chaired the Arts and Humanities Committee for the Heinz Awards and the national Teaching Award Committee for the Association of Graduate Liberal Studies. He is co-editor of the Columbia University series on Religion and Politics and past editorial board member of Confluence: Journal of Graduate Liberal Studies. Frequently consulted by the media about contemporary issues in religion, Chet has appeared on Face the Nation, Meet the Press, NewsHour, Good Morning America, Nightline, and National Public Radio, among other outlets. He is also a contributor to the Washington Post/Newsweek website On Faith.
Before forming his own comprehensive advancement consulting firm, Jim served as vice president for advancement at Georgetown University. At Georgetown, he led the institution’s offices of alumni affairs, strategic communications and marketing, development, medical center development, and advancement services. During his tenure, he produced record numbers in new commitments and dollars, despite a difficult economy. He also launched a number of innovative programs, including the acclaimed Student Discovery Initiative.
Jim arrived at Georgetown after spending eight years as the vice president for advancement at the University of California, San Diego. At UCSD, he led the planning and execution of the institution’s seven-year $1 billion campaign, then raised almost half the target amount in three years, despite a weak economy. Jim also previously served as vice president for external affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology, increasing annual gift income from $26 million to $76 million and more than tripling the institution’s endowment to well over $500 million. Operations under his management have won awards in virtually every area of university advancement.
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"This is an excellent conference for bringing into cultural focus the challenges that deans face as institutional fundraisers. Ideal for all of us trained to profess wisdom but not to ask for its support."-Paul Haught, Dean, School of Arts, Christian Brothers University
"Please let me know when the next Deans conference will be. Others from UCSD should attend."-Janice Dehesh, Director of Development, University of California, San Diego
"I will encourage the other Deans from my University to attend this conference in the spring or next fall, well worth it!"-Guy Farish, Associate Provost & Dean, Academic Affairs, Baldwin Wallace University
"By 10:00 a.m. I was convinced the workshop was already worth the time and the price."- Samuel Holland, Dean, Southern Methodist University
"A must for both less experienced and high experienced advancement personnel. Great workshop!"- Amir Asif, Dean of Engineering and Computer Science, Concordia University
"As a dean who is new to fundraising, this workshop provided me with the appropriate tools to develop and implement a fundraising plan."- Maurice Edington, Dean, Florida A&M University
"This conference was well worth the investment."- Shawnta Friday-Stroud, Dean, Florida A&M University
"I am glad I was able to attend this workshop with my dean. Our time spent was very valuable and will assist as we create and expand our development program."- Cynthia Siddens, Director of Development, Northern Kentucky University
"The conference provided an excellent starting point for me as a new Dean - to not feel intimidated with the fundraising aspect and to actually look forward to doing it."- Meera Komarraju, Dean of Liberal Arts, Southern Illinois University Carbondale
"The 'Fundraising for Deans' workshop was worth every penny spent to attend. The speakers were engaging and knowledgeable. The examples shared were very useful. I know that we will be using many of the strategies and ideas shared at this workshop. Thank you!"- Cindy Reed, Dean's Professor, Northern Kentucky University
"I learned critical points about creating an advisory board, about contacting and cultivating donors and received extremely helpful documents to put what I learned into practice. There is no doubt this was the best conference I have ever attended."- Dorothy Gracey, Associate Dean (College of Humanities and Social Sciences), Indiana University of Pennsylvania
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