Isaac Thweatt—Director of Alumni Outreach
American University—Washington, D.C.
United States
Conferences & Training

Mind the Gap: Enhancing Internal Relationships for Fundraising Success

Feb. 19, 2013
2 - 3 p.m. Eastern

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Making the Most Out of Your First Donor Visit

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Speaker: Timothy Nelson, Associate Vice President for Development, Midlands Techincal College (S.C.)



Successful fundraising requires a team effort, especially between the college leader and chief fundraiser. Hear results of a 2012 survey of community college CEOs and their chief fundraisers and explore ways you can use the data to evaluate and improve internal relationships on your campus. Also get practical tips from a college president and her chief fundraiser about how to build a working relationship that can help boost your private philanthropy. Presidents, fundraisers and foundation board leaders are encouraged to participate together, if possible, to help facilitate discussion.



Sharon BealesSharon Beales
Vice President of Development and External Relations
Montgomery County Community College

Sharon Beales, vice president of development and external relations at Montgomery County Community College since March 2011, is responsible for the college foundation, marketing communications, grants and lively arts. Prior to arriving at the college, Beales was the foundation vice president at St. Mary's Medical Center. She previously served as the director of development at Rutgers University and as executive director of the Arts & Business Partnership. She holds a bachelor's degree from Rutgers University.

Rae GoldsmithRae Goldsmith
Vice President of Advancement Resources
Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Rae Goldsmith, vice president for advancement resources for CASE, oversees the development and delivery of advancement content through the offices of research, communications, books publishing, CURRENTS magazine and the CASE InfoCenter. Goldsmith joined the CASE staff after working 22 years in educational communications and marketing for three universities and serving as an active CASE volunteer. She has been recognized with the CASE Crystal Apple Award for outstanding teaching at CASE conferences.

Karen A. StoutKaren A. Stout

Montgomery County Community College

Karen A. Stout has served as president of Montgomery County Community College, a multi-campus college in suburban Philadelphia since 2001. Under her leadership the college has received national recognition for its work in student success, for its use of technology and for community service. Among her many activities, Stout serves as chair of the President's Advisory Board to the Community College Research Center at Columbia University Teacher's College, is a member of the American Association of Community Colleges Board of Directors, and is a commissioner with the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. She holds a doctorate from the University of Delaware, a master's degree from the University of Baltimore and a bachelor's degree from the University of Delaware.

Who Should Attend
  • College presidents, chancellors and CEOs
  • Chief development officers
  • Foundation executive directors
  • Chief advancement officers
  • Foundation board members
  • Major gift officers

Benefits of Attending
  • Help close the gap between attitudes and expectations as they relate to fundraising.
  • Identify key questions a campus CEO and chief fundraiser can ask each other to help get on the same page with fundraising.
  • Hear results of a national study that can spark meaningful conversations on campus.
  • Get practical advice from working professionals who've been where you are.


$125 members (US); $175 nonmembers (US)

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