Welcome and Introductions
Why Do It? The Importance of Student Philanthropy
The major gift donors of tomorrow are our students of today. The choices, decisions and investments we make now may determine our fundraising success in the future. But how do we convey this information and share it so that we can receive the necessary investments to build an outstanding program? Discuss the approaches that one may take, the data that one may share and case that one may build to convince leadership that this is a worthy, and in fact, a critical program that needs to be supported today.
Key Elements of a Successful Student Philanthropy Program
This session will give you some concrete take-a-ways to developing the right student philanthropy programs for your campus. We will share the results of a research study which found some key elements to success by using a strategic approach to your planning. A few tweaks can take a campus tradition from good to great while teaching valuable philanthropy lessons along the way. Participants will also have the opportunity to share ideas about what works on their campus and learn from their peers new ideas and strategies.
11:45 AM-1:00 PM
What Do They Expect? A Conversation with College Students from Tulane University on their Views of Student Engagement and Philanthropy
Our world is not necessarily their world. And our priorities are most likely not theirs. To develop a successful program, a coordinator must understand the students of today and learn how to motivate, match and meet expectations. During this unique session, we will have an opportunity to interact with students currently working on this type of program and ask questions that we may not be able to ask of our own students.
I Understand Why to Do It...But What are the Best Practices?
Now that we understand the fundamentals, principles and needs of engaging students, what are some of the best practices that exist for professionals? How do we move from ideas to programmatic structure, concepts to action items, theories to engagement steps? This session will highlight staffing and student organizational models and explore award-winning student philanthropy programs. To enhance overall networking, the session will also include a small group discussion where participants will discuss their initiatives and share with all participants.
Setting Metrics for Assessment
How do we assess the work of student philanthropy when the traditional philanthropy methods of dollars donated simply do not apply? Developing new measures to evaluate our work is the only way we will be able to continue to build support for student philanthropy programs. Presenters will offer ideas for metrics that can be used to measure success immediately as well as long-term assessment strategies that extend beyond the student experience.
Connecting the Dots: Engaging Student Philanthropy Into Your Alumni Engagement and Giving Programs
A top-notch student philanthropy program coordinator's job doesn't end on graduation day. His or her work should continue with these young grads for years to come. While it may be someone else's responsibility, it is our duty to ensure that the efforts already made reap benefits for years to come. Additionally, we should be encouraged to think about how our student philanthropy efforts may be parlayed into further cultivating alumni of all generations. Explore a 360 view on this topic and realize full impact on this critical annual giving initiative.