Strengthen the voice and consistency of your communications to donors and alumni.
Academic writing classes don’t typically cover how to write for a donor or alumni audience. This interactive conference will help you enhance your advancement writing skills and teach you how to create communications that put the focus on the donor. These workshops, accompanied by real-life examples, will help you improve the consistency of written communications from your shop. We will examine:
You will be asked to bring writing samples from your shop, and our expert faculty will be available to offer consulting on your writing samples throughout the training.
This conference is designed for anyone who uses written communications to engage with donors. We particularly encourage teams of communications and donor relations professionals, as well as frontline fundraisers, alumni relations, and annual giving staff to attend together. This conference is not designed for full-time copywriters.
There will be time to breakout by job function to focus on communications pieces specific to: donor relations, annual giving, alumni relations, and frontline fundraising.
Contact Gwen Doyle, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org or 720-988-1258 if you’d like additional information about the program.
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Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be able to write more effective, consistent communications to your alumni and donors.
While the previous sessions covered a wide range of advancement writing examples and best practices, this time will allow you to separate by job function and work through communication pieces that most align with your pressing needs. Attendees will break into the following groups:
Debbie heads up the donor relations team at the University of Maryland after serving in donor relations and stewardship roles at Carnegie Mellon University and the University of Florida Foundation. Debbie was director of stewardship and donor relations at the University of Florida Foundation for nine years, serving as a central resource to forty-five development officers at twenty colleges and units. Her development career began in 1986 as publications director for the health center development office at UF. She also was development and alumni director at Bishop Moore Catholic High School, her alma mater. She is a founding board member for Association of Donor Relations Professionals.
Mary Solomons has been in the advancement field for more than 25 years, initially in the alumnae office of her alma mater, Wellesley College. For the past 20 years she has been at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs, New York, first as director of alumni affairs, and since 2000, overseeing the Office of Donor Relations. Skidmore College's tagline is Creative Thought Matters and this mindset pervades every part of the College's donor relations. Mary is active with CASE, serving on the faculty of the 2007, 2009, 2014, and 2015 Donor Relations Conferences as well as a speaker at the summer Institute for Advancement Services in July 2011. She served on the Board of Directors of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP) from 2008-13 and has presented at numerous ADRP conferences.
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The rate is $129 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable tax.
A room block has been reserved for the nights of December 3 and 4, 2017.
Make your reservations prior to Monday, November 13, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early. Rooms are subject to hotel availability.
Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill combines fresh, contemporary spaces with historic New England charm. Located in Boston's vibrant West End at the base of Beacon Hill, this urban hotel is an inviting destination for business and vacation travel, weekend escapes and special events. With exceptional service, a fashionable address and travel enhancing amenities, this downtown Boston hotel is the place for relaxing, working, meeting, dining and exploring all that this city has to offer.
The Wyndham Boston Beacon Hill is located approximately 3 miles from Boston Logan International Airport (BOS).
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