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Hot Topics Next Week (Due to Labor Day): Graduate Funds and Fellowships

  • 1.  Hot Topics Next Week (Due to Labor Day): Graduate Funds and Fellowships

    Posted 18 days ago

    Good morning, 



    My head is not in the game this week and I forgot it is Labor Day and many people are out. We were going to move this to September 10, 2021. I do apologize. We will be meeting next week. 


    I need panelists for this Friday! Please contact me if you are interested. 


    Just a reminder that Hot Topics for Donor Relations/ Gift Compliance will occur Friday, September 10, 2021, at 2 PM EST on understanding graduate support/fellowship funds. We will explore the following:

    • Understanding what is the difference between a graduate award, graduate scholarship,  fellowship, or other graduate support

    • Supplemental stipends and stipends

    • Endowment minimums for graduate support and fellowships 

    • Developing standard language for graduate support and fellowships


    We are looking for panelists to help lead the call. Please contact me if you are interested. 


    To register, go here. This is free and is just a video call. NC State now requires a passcode, which is 458387. If you register and use the link it might not ask you for the password. 


    Please add you add your questions here


    Note: This is not recorded. This allows everyone to speak freely. 


    I would like to thank Anne Manner-McLarty, President and Lead Consultant, Heurista for participating last month in our Hot Topic on donor legacy pages. 


    Here are the next following topics:


    September 10, 2021 @ 2:00 EST (Moved because of Labor Day):  Graduate school funds. Let's talk about fellowships, fellowship funds, and trends that are going on in graduate school funds raising and how it is affecting us. 


    October 1, 2021 @ 2:00 EST:  Gifts-in-Kind: How to track them and how to recognize donors.


    If you are interested in participating as a panelist, please contact me. I cannot thank all of our volunteers for joining our calls. 



    See y'all Friday!



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    Sarah Thomas
    Director Donor Services
    NC State University
    srthoma3@ncsu.edu
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