Learn critical skills for resourcing, improving engagement, and overcoming campaign challenges.
Join us and learn the best solutions and strategies for approaching a modern campaign. No matter where you are in your campaign, this practically focused conference will give you the insight you need to strategically plan for and execute your goals. Conference sessions will focus on topics including:
Ending with a capstone working session, you will have the opportunity to create an action plan to move your campaign forward. With the help of our expert presenters and your peers, you will share and workshop your plan to apply what you learned throughout the event.
To ensure a productive learning and working environment this program is limited to just 50 attendees. Teams that register two individuals can register a third for 50% off!
This pre-conference session provides a thorough overview of structural basics including goal setting, timelines, and budgets of fundraising campaigns. You will gain insights on proven methods and strategies to campaign management.
Gain the necessary tools to assess and continuously improve your campaign communications. This interactive workshop includes examples of effective communications, time to assess your campaign materials in real time, and feedback from our experts and your peers to help draft more effective communication pieces in the future.
Advancement professionals that work in front-line fundraising, campaign planning, and advancement leadership will benefit from this comprehensive conference focused on strategy, engagement, resourcing, and managing the challenges of modern campaigns. Teams will benefit from attending this conference with the collaborative approach these sessions provide.
To encourage team participation when you register two individuals a third can attend for 50% off!
Contact David Boggs, Associate Program Manager David.Boggs@academicimpressions.com or 720-988-1215 if you’d like additional information about the program.
We want you to be satisfied with your Academic Impressions learning experience. If the program you purchased fails to meet your expectations, please contact us within 30 days and let us know. We’ll credit the full amount you paid toward another AI program that may better fit your needs.
Learning Outcome:After participating in this conference, you will be able to resource your campaign effectively and plan accordingly for fundraising success.
Dexter A. Bailey Jr. is a fundraising executive with over 25 years of experience building successful programs at both public and private universities including Worcester Polytechnic Institute, UC Berkeley, University of Washington, Ohio University, and now at Stony Brook University. During his career, he has been directly involved in raising over $700 million. He is also the executive director of the Stony Brook Foundation, a private 501(c) (3) with $500 million in total assets.
His expertise includes reengineering comprehensive fundraising programs, complex principal gift strategy development, alumni relations, staffing development and comprehensive campaign implementation. Dexter is often invited to speak around the country on issues related to leadership in advancement, principal gifts strategies and the role and experience of minorities in university advancement.
As senior vice president of advancement at Stony Brook University, his fundraising responsibilities encompass Stony Brook University, Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital and the campuses in Southampton, New York; Turkana Basin Institute, Kenya; SUNY Korea; and Centre ValBio, Madagascar.
Since Dexter arrived in 2011, Stony Brook has launched a $600 million campaign that is unprecedented in the State University of New York (SUNY) system. To date, the campaign has generated more than $468 million, including a historic $150 million lead commitment. In 2014, the Council for Advancement and Support of Education recognized Stony Brook's fundraising program for "Overall Performance" and "Overall Improvement" among peer public research universities.
Dexter earned a BS in journalism from the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University and an MBA from the University of Toledo.
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.
Other AI contributions:
Lynne is a frequent conference speaker and a well-known resource for donor relations and fundraising. She has been featured in The Washington Post, CURRENTS magazine, The Chronicle of Philanthropy and other industry publications. Lynne also created the website and blog www.donorrelationsguru.com where she shares her expertise, opinions, and collections of samples on a variety of topics to the greater development world and hosts a monthly webinar series.
Using her hands-on approach, Lynne works with many organizations to help them keep their focus donor driven, technology savvy, strategic, and always with a splash of good humor. She received her undergraduate degrees from the University of South Carolina and is a loyal gamecock alumna, donor, and fan, and holds a master's in strategic fundraising and philanthropy with an emphasis in higher education.
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The rate is $219 for single or double occupancy, plus applicable tax.
A room block has been reserved for the nights of February 19, 20 and 21, 2017
Make your reservations prior to February 2, 2017. There are a limited number of rooms available at the conference rate. Please make your reservations early.
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