Conferences & Training

North American Fundraising & Alumni Relations Study Tour 2018

June 18 - 22, 2018
Boston University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Boston, United States

The North American Fundraising & Alumni Relations Study Tour 2018 is a unique opportunity to visit and learn from the operations of leading North American institutions. Visiting universities in Boston including Boston University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), participants will meet with development and alumni leaders to discuss key issues including: international fundraising, discussions about structure, staffing, advancement programmes, developing campaigns, relationships with academics and much more.

You will also have time allocated to conduct your own donor relations or alumni meetings etc. within the week.

Please view the registration page to find out what's included as part of the North American Fundraising & Alumni Relations Study Tour 2018 package.

Benefits of attending:
  • Access to key players and decision makers including: vice presidents of advancement, directors, heads of advancement and their staff.
  • Discussions with distinguished advancement professionals who combine experience in North America with an understanding of UK and European culture and context.
  • Learn from successful fundraising campaigns in US institutions and how elements of these can be transferred to your institution.
  • Valuable peer dialogue and a learning community which you will draw on when you're back in the office.
  • A chance to reflect on differences and what is transferable from the US.

Return home with a wider knowledge of advancement, showcase expertise and best practice from a range of institutions.

Who should attend?

The North American Fundraising & Alumni Relations Study Tour 2018 is aimed at development and alumni directors, their peers across professional services, and academic colleagues, including:

  • Senior development, fundraising and alumni relations practitioners within higher education (worldwide)
  • Senior marketing and communications staff with line management responsibility for development and alumni relations
  • Senior professional staff across universities (for example registrars, chief operating officers)
  • Academic staff who engage with development and alumni relations

This is a high level and small-scale opportunity for senior leaders, with limited spaces available.

Please email or phone +44 (0)20 7448 9940 if you would like to take part in the study tour this year.