Conferences & Training

North American Fundraising & Alumni Relations Study Tour 2019

June 17 - 20, 2019

Boston, United States

The North American Fundraising & Alumni Relations Study Tour is a unique opportunity to visit and learn from the operations of other institutions, meeting 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 meetings within the week.

Benefits of attending:

  • Peek behind the curtain at four diverse institutions and learn best practices that you can apply at your own shop.
  • Spend a week with colleagues from all over the world and build a network that will extend far beyond your time together in Boston.
  • Hear directly from key decision makers and strategy drivers at each stop on the tour.
  • Learn from successful fundraising campaigns in US institutions and how elements of these can be transferred to your institution.
  • Each day you'll have an opportunity to reflect and engage in peer to peer dialogue that will reinforce your learning experience.
  • Return home with a wider knowledge of advancement, showcase expertise and best practice from a range of institutions.

Who should attend?
The study tour 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

Confirmed Institutions Include:

Boston University 

Boston College


This is a high level and small-scale opportunity for senior leaders, with limited spaces available. To register your interest, please email our Educational Programmes Manager, Seren Bradshaw at or call +44 (0)20 7448 9499.