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May 7th: Hot Topics: New Programs or Fundraising Initiatives

  • 1.  May 7th: Hot Topics: New Programs or Fundraising Initiatives

    Posted 6 days ago

    Good morning, 


    Just a reminder that Hot Topics for Donor Relations/ Gift Compliance will occur Friday, May 7, 2021, at 2 PM EST and we will be focused on new programs or fundraising initiatives or higher education initiatives being developed and approved. What happens when a donor contacts you and wants to create and name a new program? What happens when a dean or faculty member wants to develop a scholarship program? What is the approval process like? How do these new initiatives impact overall fundraising? What if the program never gets off the ground but donors have given to it? 


    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. 


    Please add your documents here and add your questions here


    For May's Hot Topics, we will have the following panelists: 

    • Jon Thorsen, Advancement Services Consultant
    • Vanessa D Carta, Director of Donor Engagement and Stewardship

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


    I would like to thank the following April's Hot Topics panelist for her and expertise:

    • Serena Livingston, Recording Secretary, Director of Gift Administration, Rhode Island School of Design

    Here are the next following topics:


    June 4, 2021, @ 2:00 EST- New trends in donor relation compliance and partnering with our frontline fundraisers. 


    July 9, 2021, @ 2:00 EST- Preparing for giving day on the back end. How do your gift processors and gift agreement writers prepare for the big day? 


    August, 6, 2021 @ 2:00 EST-  Virtual currency. (This was moved to the demand for giving day requests)


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


    I AM LOOKING FOR PANELISTS FOR 2021 AASP SUMMIT!! 

    I am looking for 3 or 4 gift agreement experts to be a panelist at 2021 AASP SUMMIT. I would like to host a session called "2021 Gift Agreement Trends." Please contact me if you are interested, please contact me. 


    See y'all this Friday!



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