Giving you the tools for sustainable fundraising

Giving You the Tools for Sustainable Fundraising

Philanthropy unlocks the future of higher education.

Philanthropy is critical to helping institutions meet their missions, and strategic priorities that are tightly aligned with institutional mission are what ignites donor passion. Research has found that serving a community's needs can become an important part of who donors are.

Reaching strategic fundraising goals requires strong relationships and a collaborative effort across the institution, and beyond: from the central advancement shop, to academic units, to alumni, community, and donor relationships. Sustainable philanthropy requires:

  • Fostering advancement teams that promote collaboration and eliminate competition.
  • Integrating academic leaders in alumni engagement and development efforts.
  • Capitalizing on alumni, donor, and volunteer engagement to sustain institutional affiliation and strengthen affinity.
  • Generating big ideas that broaden a donor base, motivate all segments of the donor pipeline to give, and secure transformational gifts.

Our Advancement training and resources are designed to promote a collaborative, campus-wide approach to fundraising.

Our goal is to propel higher education toward solving big problems with transformational philanthropic support.

Powerful Learning Experiences That Share Strategies and Best Practices to Maximize Your Fundraising Goals

Opportunities for your Entire Team

Included in Membership

Fostering Central Advancement Teams that Promote Collaboration and Eliminate Competition

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WEBCAST

Donor-Centric Stewardship: A Partnership with Annual Giving and Donor Relations

May 10, 2024

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Bridging the Process Gap for Major Gifts Between Advancement Services and Frontline Fundraising

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Key Considerations for Strengthening Prospect Management and Gift Officer Collaboration

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Improving Campus Collaboration for Effective Parent and Family Giving

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Volunteers

WEBCAST RECORDING

Collaborating with Campus Partners to Expand Volunteer Opportunities

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Integrating Academic Leaders in Alumni Engagement and Development Efforts

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DISCUSSION SERIES

Development Officer Discussion Series: Supporting Your Dean in Managing Key Relationships

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MINI COURSES

Establishing a Culture of Philanthropy as an Academic Dean

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Effective Donor Cultivation Strategies for Academic Deans

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COURSE

Fundraising for Department Chairs

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Preparing Frontline Fundraisers to Support Academic Leaders for Campaign Success

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Capitalizing on Alumni, Donor, and Volunteer Engagement to Sustain Institutional Affiliation and Strengthen Affinity

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CONFERENCE

Alumni Boards: Strengthen Your Strategy and Grow Engagement

June 10 - 11, 2024 | Chicago, IL

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Key Considerations for Institutional Naming Plans and Policies

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Transitioning Campaign Success into Evergreen Giving Opportunities

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Structuring Scholarships for Women and Students of Color in a Shifting Legal Landscape

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Developing a Strategic Approach to Generational Wealth

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Using a Council to Establish a Holistic Corporate Engagement Strategy

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Diversity

WEBCAST RECORDING

How to Develop Programming that Re-Engages Underrepresented Alumni

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Generating Big Ideas that Broaden a Donor Base, Motivate all Segments of the Donor Pipeline to Give, and Secure Transformational Gifts

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WEBCAST

Optimize Your Fundraising Efforts Through Generative Artificial Intelligence

May 30, 2024

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ON-DEMAND SERIES

Family Giving: A Three-Part Series

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Portfolio Prioritization: Maximizing Opportunities for Your Donor Pipeline

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Developing a Principal Gifts Program that Supports Transformational Priorities

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Investing in Intentional Hiring and Onboarding Processes

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Staying Competitive in Advancement: A Conversation on Talent Development

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Beyond Salary: An Uncommon Strategy to Recruit and Retain Advancement Professionals

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VIRTUAL TRAINING RECORDING

Developing an Advancement Intern Program

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WEBCAST RECORDING

Effectively Onboard Major Gift Officers with a 90-Day Plan

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ARTICLE

Retention through Onboarding: How Hiring Managers Can Foster a Sense of Belonging

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Hire and Onboard Staff Successfully with Membership

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Membership includes: Advancement 101: A 7-Day Foundational Series Certificate Course

Sign up new staff for our mini course to receive bite-sized lessons on fundraising basics daily for 7 business days.

In-Person Programs

Discounted with Membership

Reconnect to learning and reconnect to colleagues. Cornerstones of our programs include:

  • Intimate, workshop-style events with personalized attention
  • Needs-driven programs with thoughtfully planned and practical outcomes
  • Action plans and next steps to use upon returning to campus
  • Carefully vetted instructors that are also practitioners in the field
  • Learner-centric programs designed for interaction and collaboration
  • The small-scale opportunity to truly connect with colleagues in the same position at other institutions

“I will use the tools and techniques learned in this workshop in my day-to-day work as a development director and am confident I will see success as a result.”

Customize the Topics for Your Division or Institution

Discounted with Membership

Maximize team learning and team cohesion by customizing a workshop to meet your specific needs and objectives.

Great for Teams - Tailored to meet needs of campus

Can be in person, virtual, or blended

Training can stand alone or be used to supplement existing programs

Academic Impressions works with dozens of institutions to customize training based on the unique needs of your division. We take a flexible and collaborative approach to in how we design each workshop.

Customized programs can integrate in-person or virtual workshops, as well as working time with teams, assessments, coaching, and more.

We’ll work closely with campus partners to customize the your program based on the unique goals and contexts of your division and its the participants.

Customize and bring one of these programs to your team:

  • Fundraising Partnerships: A Program for Development Officers and Deans
  • Writing Workshop for Advancement
  • Balancing the Art and Science of Discovery Visits

Hear from Your Peers in Higher Education

“Best presentations on development that I've ever heard.“

“The instructor was a wealth of knowledge and was able to answer any question — even if the subject matter was sensitive.“

“This workshop was a thought-provoking primer on best practices and current thinking about fundraising in a university setting, filled with excellent information and insights on development philosophies and strategies, and real-world recommendations to improve current fundraising initiatives.“

Get in Touch With Us

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Ryan Coleman

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ryan@academicimpressions.com

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