Conferences & Training
Program - International Advancement: North American Strategies for Global Alumni Relations and Fundraising

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3
Day 1, Wednesday, Feb. 7

NOON-1:00 PM    
Registration   

1:00-1:15       
Introductions and Welcome 
Marc Weinstein, Vice-Principal of University Advancement, McGill University; and Benjamin Zoll, Assistant Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts, Boston Children's Trust

1:15-2:30   
How to Integrate International Fundraising within Your Institution
David W. Cashman, Senior Director, International Advancement, University of Chicago; and Bala Srinivasan, Vice President for Global Initiatives and Strategy and Senior Associate Provost, University of Chicago

2:45-4:00   
The State of the World
Panelists: Peter Lasher, Senior Vice President, Grenzebach Glier + Associates; Gayatri Penmetsa, Director of International Fundraising, University of Michigan; Bin Zhao, Director of International Giving and Engagement, Greater China, University of Michigan; and Benjamin Zoll, Assistant Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts, Boston Children's Trust 
Moderator: Marc Weinstein, Vice-Principal of University Advancement, McGill University

4:15-5:30   
Keynote Address: A Life in Advancement in an Interconnected World
John Sexton, President Emeritus and Professor, New York University

5:30-6:30        
Networking Reception

6:30           
Conference Adjourns for the Day
Dinner on your own
 

[back to top]

 

Day 2, Thursday, Feb. 8

8:00-9:00 AM    
Continental Breakfast/Roundtable Discussions        

9:00-10:15   
ROI: How Do We Measure It? What Kind of ROI?
Panelists: Emily Kessler, Senior Director of Development, International, Georgetown University; and Benjamin Zoll, Assistant Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts, Boston Children's Trust 
Moderator: Joe Rively, Director, International Development, University of Pennsylvania

10:30-11:45        
Elective Sessions (choose one)

  • For newer shops
    International 101: How to Be an Effective Global Fundraiser and Warm Up the Alumni AbroadPanelists: Emily Kessler, Senior Director of Development, International, Georgetown University; Sarah Wagoner, Senior Associate Director of Global Engagement, Northwestern Alumni Association, Northwestern University; and Brett Wood, Director of Alumni Relations, University of the OzarksModerator: Jessica L. Miley, Senior Director, International Development, Boston Children's Trust 
  • For more developed shops 
    Working with Non-affiliated Donors
    Panelists: David W. Cashman, Senior Director, International Advancement, University of Chicago; and Wendy Kuran, Associate Vice President for Business Development: Duke Kunshan University (DKU) and China, Duke University 
    Moderator: Marc Weinstein, Vice-Principal of University Advancement, McGill University

11:45 AM-1:30 PM   
Lunch on your own                

1:30-2:45     
Elective Sessions (choose one)

  • For newer shops 
    Where to Go, and When to Go There: Engaging an Increasingly Diverse and International Donor Base 
    Panelists: Anne E. Cunningham, Executive Director International Development Initiatives, Case Western Reserve University; Matt De Vecchi, Senior Associate Dean of External Relations, USC Marshall School of Business; and Kurt Rodgers, Associate Director, International Development, Princeton University 
    Moderator: Peter Fissinger, President & Chief Executive Officer, Campbell & Company

  • For more developed shops
    Offices Abroad: Oportunities and Challenges
    Panelists: Andrew Elrick, Executive Director, The David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies (DRCLAS), Harvard University; Jennifer Good, Director of Development, Europe, Stanford University; and Verónica Martini, Senior Executive Director, Global Initiatives, Columbia University
    Moderator: Marc Weinstein, Vice-Principal of University Advancement, McGill University

3:00-4:15
Constructing and Running a Global Council
Panelists: Wendy Kuran, Associate Vice President for Business Development: Duke Kunshan University (DKU) and China, Duke University; and Scott Nichols, Senior Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, Boston University 
Moderator: Marc Weinstein, Vice-Principal of University Advancement, McGill University

4:30-5:30
Building the Ship as It Sails: Reevaluating and Evolving Your International Advancement Efforts Post Launch
Justin Michalka, Executive Director of International Advancement University Development Office, University of Texas at Austin

5:30            
Conference Adjourns for the Day
Dinner on your own

[back to top]

 

Day 3, Friday, Feb. 9

8:00-9:00 AM    
Continental Breakfast/Roundtable Discussions        

9:00-10:15       
Social Media Panel 
Panelists: Barett T. Christensen, Director, Marketing and Digital Services, Bentz Whaley Flessner; Juhi Ginger Dagli, Director, Global Leadership Development--Middle East, Turkey, Scandinavia & India, Boston University; and Jimmy Robinson, Co-Founder, PingPong Digital
Moderator: Benjamin Zoll, Assistant Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts, Boston Children's Trust

10:30-11:45        
The Megadonor Without a Country: Connecting with 21st Century Global Citizens (Where are the Multimillionaires / Billionaires?)
Colleen O'Grady, Philanthropic Strategist, Lipman Hearne; and Sara Stern, Executive Vice President, Lipman Hearne

11:45 AM-NOON        
Conference Wrap-up
Marc Weinstein, Vice-Principal of University Advancement, McGill University; and Benjamin Zoll, Assistant Vice President, Principal and Major Gifts, Boston Children's Trust

NOON             
Conference Adjourns  

[back to top]

Day 1 Day 2 Day 3