Advancement Thought Leadership Series


Advancement Thought Leadership Series


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Advancement Thought Leadership Series

June 22, 2021 | July 27, 2021 | August 24, 2021 | September 28, 2021

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Join us online for an exclusive four-part discussion series on these timely topics in advancement. This series is designed to help make connections with colleagues across the globe and enhance your learning. In each session, we will discuss and share learns, ideas, and thoughts around the identified topic.

Our facilitators, Britt Iwaszkiw and Roshaon Tytar, with Academic Impressions, will help you and your peers explore these topics in greater detail and identify resources to support your goals and initiatives. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out:

Britt Iwaszkiw (She/Her/Hers) |
Manager, Advancement Partnerships
Roshaon Tytar (She/Her/Hers) |
Account Manager

Prepare for the Advancement Thought Leadership Series

1) We look forward to talking about:

Session 1 | Workforce Development
June 22, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30 pm ET
Session 2 | Donor Relations
July 27, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30 pm ET
Session 3 | Advancement Centered Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
August 24, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30 pm ET
Session 4 |Hybrid Fundraising Conversation (In-Person and Digital Engagement)
September 28, 2021, 1:30 – 2:30 pm ET

2) Plan to participate in the discussions, learns, and brainstorming! We will not be offering formal presentations during the meetings.

Related Trainings from Academic Impressions

We have curated the following list of advancement trainings for you, all of which are included in an Academic Impressions membership. As the series progresses, we’ll continue to add resources that we think might be of interest to you.

Workforce Development Trainings

  1. Supervising Intergenerational Teams: A Training for Higher Education Leaders | Recorded Webcast | 60 minutes
  2. Developing Rigor in Your Fundraising Team | Recorded Webcast | 60 minutes
  3. Building Resilience with Your Team During Uncertain Times | Recorded Webcast | 2 hours
  4. Establishing a Culture of Talent Development in Frontline Fundraising | Recorded Webcast | 60 minutes

Donor Relations Trainings

  1. Leveraging Video for Donor Stewardship | Webcast Recording | 60 minutes
  2. Develop Your Impact Reporting Strategy | Webcast Recording | 60 minutes
  3. Strategic Stewardship Designed to Increase Donor Retention | Webcast Recording | 60 minutes
  4. Foundations of Auditing Endowed Funds | Virtual Training Recording | 2 hours & 15 minutes

Hybrid Fundraising Trainings

  1. Transitioning Leadership Annual Donors into Major Donors | Virtual Training Recording | 2 hours & 30 minutes
  2. Frontline Fundraising in a Virtual Environment | Webcast Recording | 60 minutes
  3. Authentic Fundraising in a Virtual World | Virtual Training Recording | 2 hours

Advancement Centered Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

  1. Navigate Challenging Conversations with Donors | Upcoming Live Event | May 21, 2021 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern
  2. Tailoring Advancement Communications to Ages and Life Stages | Recorded Webcast Recording | 2 hours

Ensure Your Technology is Ready

This workshop is intentionally designed to allow for maximum learning, connections, and engagement. We advise the following in order to participate fully:

Audio & Visual Needs

Why is this event retired?

At AI we want to always ensure that the best and most current trainings are available to members, and we regularly review our trainings to ensure that is the case.