2022 Asia-Pacific Institute in Educational Fundraising
Further enhance your learning as well as cognitive understanding through role-playing in creative scenarios! Whether your task is to increase gifts to the annual fund or to search for those elusive major gift donors, you will walk away from this institute with usable techniques that will return your investment in the programme many times over.
Meet the Chair
Marcus Ward is the Vice President (Advancement) at Griffith University in Queensland and is an accomplished advancement leader and philanthropy expert with international experience at leading organisations including The Prince’s Trust in London.
Previously Chief Philanthropy Officer at Monash University, Marcus oversaw their first ever comprehensive fundraising campaign 'Change it. For good.' one of Australia’s most successful philanthropic campaigns and establishing Monash as one of Australia’s leading universities for philanthropic partnership. This included some of the largest philanthropic investments in Australian HE and building a community of 43,000 donors to inspire transformational support for breakthrough research and education for all.
Prior to moving to Australia in 2013, Marcus was Head of Major Gifts at Queen’s University Belfast, where he worked on two comprehensive fundraising campaigns which redefined the importance of philanthropy in Northern Ireland and culminated in the team being recognised as the Times Higher University Fundraising Team of the Year 2012.
Before that Marcus led the Corporate and Trust Fundraising Team at The Prince's Trust in London, the Prince of Wales's largest charity, securing its largest ever philanthropic relationship with the English Premier League, still in place over 20 years later.
This conference will be held at:
Yarra Valley Lodge
2 Heritage Ave, Chirnside Park VIC 3116, Australia
Who should attend?
- Newcomers to advancement and early career professionals
- Experienced advancement professionals seeking to gain better understanding of (educational) fundraising