Canada Fundraising for Leadership Study Tour 2019
The Canada Fundraising for Leadership Study Tour 2019 is a high level and small-scale opportunity aimed at Vice-Chancellors and Pro-Vice-Chancellors whose portfolio includes Development/Advancement.
Raising philanthropic income has never been more important for senior leaders. If you are thinking of making philanthropic giving an important part of your institutional strategy and funding, this is a unique opportunity to visit and learn from the development operations of leading Canadian universities with a variety of traditions, structures and mission.
This is a high level and small-scale opportunity for senior leaders, with limited spaces available.
Benefits of the tour include:
- Access to key players and decision makers including: university presidents, deans, key volunteers, heads of advancement and their staff.
- Previous participants were particularly encouraged by the transferability of the Canadian model, the access to key figures within the Canadian institutions and the openness of the discussions.
- Enjoy a post-tour de-brief in London for review, analysis and evaluation, available for tour participants plus an appropriate colleague.
- Return home ready to strengthen "institutional advancement" in your own university, and the practical knowledge to achieve your goals.
Here's what our 2018 participants said:
It gave real life examples of fundraising in action. Being able to speak to experts who fundraise as their everyday jobs was very useful. It also gave me invaluable thinking time. Meeting the colleagues at other institutions who were so generous with their time. Also visiting a diverse set of institutions - I learnt something different every day.
Dr Penny Haughan, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Life and Learning, Liverpool Hope University
The programme was intensive but learnt an awful lot in a short period of time.
Andrew Dodman, Chief Operating Officer, The University of Sheffield
The CASE Canada Study Tour was a great opportunity to think about philanthropy and advancement activities. We visited four very different universities each of which was at a different stage in its advancements. I think all of us on the tour who came from a range of institutions, large and small, were able to take a lot away from each university we visited. Without exception, our hosts were incredibly generous with their time and candid about the opportunities and challenges they have faced. I returned to UCL with load of ideas for our campaign and am strongly encouraging colleagues to take part in the tour next time.
Prof Anthony Smith, Vice-Provost | Education and Student Affairs, UCL