Fundraising for New Department Chairs

Fundraising for New Department Chairs

November 7, 2017
1:00 to 2:15 pm EST

Better position yourself and your department philanthropically.

Department chairs’ roles in fundraising range from mentoring faculty on advancing research programs, to developing the vision that paves the way for philanthropic opportunities. During this webcast, department chairs will:

  • Learn about the current philanthropic environment
  • Develop strategies to work with advancement and research offices to gain more external funding
  • Create a fundraising vision by using a three-step strategic process


Who Should Attend

New department chairs, associate deans, faculty developers, or any faculty member tasked with fundraising will benefit from this online training. Faculty members looking to grow into leadership roles are encouraged to attend.



  • Understanding Higher Education’s Fundraising Context
    • Philanthropy vs. charity
    • Engagement continuum
    • Donor pyramid and pipeline
    • Building a culture of philanthropy
    • Collaborating with gift officers
  • Key Fundraising Functions as Department Chairs
    • Developing your vision
    • Mentoring faculty



Pete Frisko

Senior Consultant
Langley Innovations

Pete’s transformational leadership and engaging managerial style set the bar for exceptional fundraising and operational effectiveness, helping to reposition Drexel University among the nation’s top private research universities.

Pete’s depth of knowledge stems from his experience across the development spectrum having served in numerous roles – principal gifts, major gifts, advancement services, donor relations, annual giving, and alumni relations.

During Pete’s tenure at Drexel, annual fundraising more than quintupled and the launch of a faculty-staff giving campaign resulted with nearly 50 percent of faculty and staff now making charitable contributions.

Pete has also helped lead the merger of Drexel and MCP Hahnemann Universities, the development of a new law school, the establishment of the Center for Graduate Studies in Sacramento, and the integration of the Academy of Natural Sciences.

Pete is an expert lecturer on topics ranging from building lifetime relationships with alumni to building prospect pipelines to fundraising communications, and advancement operations.

Questions About the Event?

Gwen Doyle Herbert
Program Manager, Academic Impressions

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