Conferences & Training

Introduction to Fundraising and Alumni Relations 2018

Jan. 18 - 19, 2018
The Studio, Manchester The Hive, 51 Lever Street M1 1FN United Kingdom
Manchester, United Kingdom

Introduction to fundraising and alumni relations

Are you new to fundraising and alumni relations or the education sector?

Do you need to brush up on the basic principles?

This introductory two-day course will help you better understand your role, acquire the skills needed to cultivate your career, and build a supportive network in the sector.


Delegates attending the conference will discover:

  • Why education advancement matters and why we engage with alumni and donors
  • How to be strategic in setting your goals and priorities
  • Presentation and interpersonal skills
  • How to connect effectively with alumni and donors and the different ways in which to engage them
  • The fundamentals of any advancement programme, from effective database management and mining to achieving the ultimate gift
  • How to advance in their professional careers
  • How to make the ask


Broaden your horizon of educational advancement and gain insights from both senior and emerging professionals, and build your network of contacts to help you develop in your chosen career.


Leave the conference with practical knowledge about the sector, increased confidence in undertaking your role as an advancement professional, and the motivation to develop your career within the sector.

Who should attend?

This conference is designed for new or junior fundraising and alumni relations practitioners in the education sector. It will be the best place to strengthen your advancement knowledge, and make connections with seasoned professionals and peers alike. You will take home essential and innovative ideas for your role within your institute.

What previous delegates said:

"Informative and very well organized. The broad approach gave me a solid introduction to the field and left me hungry for more." 
Peter Bergman, Project Manager Alumni Relations, KTH - Royal Institute of Technology

"A very insightful conference, with lots of relevant discussions and topics. The speakers were all very inspiring."
Sarah Jeffs, Alumni Relations Assistant, St John's College, Cambridge

"A brilliant introduction to the professional sector of alumni relations and fundraising. Welcoming, encouraging and inspiring."
Helen Whyman, Development Assistant, Exeter College


Registrations are currently on hold. If you are interested in registering, please email

With thanks to our generous sponsor, Aluminati: