Sandra Rincon—Director of International Alumni Relations
Tilburg University—Tilburg
Conferences & Training

Fundraising Study Tour of Canadian Universities

May 6 - 10, 2013
McMaster University, The University of Waterloo, University of Toronto and Wilfrid Laurier University
Toronto, Canada

A popular annual five day study tour designed for vice-chancellors and senior leaders, which enables these leaders to see development best practice first-hand. This tried-and-tested programme will deliver helpful insight, analysis, clarity and discussion for institutional leaders who wish to strengthen their understanding of philanthropic fundraising. Today, philanthropy is playing an increasingly important role as a sustainable income stream across the education sector and it is important universities start on the right track, learning from those highly experienced in the field.

The challenge for European educational leaders is to continue the progress made over the past decade in raising additional funds through alternative income streams and to continue to embed good fundraising practice and a culture of philanthropy across our institutions. This requires that vice-chancellors and other senior institutional leaders and academics better understand their active part in developing and engaging donors and channeling support for student assistance, scholarships, access and research.

Who should attend?

This is a high level and small-scale opportunity, aimed at Vice-Chancellors and Pro-Vice-Chancellors whose portfolio includes Development/Advancement.

Who's involved?

The Study Tour will focus on four institutions: McMaster University, The University of Waterloo, University of Toronto and Wilfrid Laurier University. This is a unique chance to visit and learn from the development operations of leading Canadian universities with a variety of traditions, structures and missions.

Register your interest today

Raising philanthropic income has never been more important for senior leaders and we very much hope that you will be able to join us in Canada for the 9th study tour in 2013. If you are thinking of making philanthropic giving an important part of your institutional strategy and funding you can't afford to miss this opportunity. Email Emma Darwin on or phone +44 (0)20 7448 9940 if you would like to register your interest or take part in the study tour.





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