Writing Workshop for Advancement Professionals



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Communicate more effectively with your donors.

Communicate more effectively with your donors.

This online training is designed as an interactive workshop to enhance your advancement writing skills. We will cover a wide variety of advancement communications from solicitations to stewardship, including daily correspondence with alumni and donors, both digital and handwritten.

In this two-day webcast series, both sessions will cover the six keys to effective writing and how they tie into the four pillars of donor communications. During the two 1-hr webcasts, you will have time to apply these skills to examples from your own shop.

Additional Resources

As a part of your registration, you will receive the following resources:

  • Writing exercises to use both during the webcast and throughout the year as training opportunities with your shop
  • A writing manual that you can use as an ongoing resource

Who Should Attend

This webcast is designed for frontline fundraisers, alumni relations professionals, gift officers, and anyone who communicates directly with donors. This program is not designed for full-time copywriters.


This two-part webcast is a Learn & Work-style program where you will start to apply the concepts you learn directly to your current communications by writing and workshopping samples.

Part 1  |  July 8

  • The Four Pillars of Donor Communications
  • Pillar 1: Information
  • Pillar 2: Persuasion
  • Pillar 3: Gratitude
  • Pillar 4: Impact

Part 2  |  July 9

  • Remaining Agile
  • Fundamentals of Advancement Writing


Lynne Wester

Donor Relations Guru

Lynne is a frequent conference speaker and a well-known resource for donor relations and fundraising. 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. Read Lynne’s full bio here.


Mary Solomons

Executive Director of Development, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Mary 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 — first as Director of Alumni Affairs and now overseeing the Office of Donor Relations since 2000. Read Mary’s full bio here.


Questions About the Event? Email this event’s Program Manager, Whitney Egstad.

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  1. Webcast recording – a recording of our live session that you can access anywhere, anytime.

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