Sharing examples of the subscription economy and how companies like Netflix, Amazon, and others grow and retain their customer bases, Steve and Brent will lay out a potential structure and approach for a modern advancement organization, one that features roles focused on alumni success, digital engagement, donor retention, and pipeline creation.
This session will focus on the factors that provide long-term stability and effective talent management in the advancement shop. Research shows that money alone will not address high turnover. Learn how you can be a champion for an engaging, functional, collaborative talent management culture in your organization.
We often hear how Archer is a second home to the students who walk its hallways; each year, we are able to celebrate the journeys of our students through the Summer issue. The goal of this issue was to celebrate the new alumni class while also appreciating the accomplishments and milestones of our current students and alumni.
While the development profession itself is heavily defined and measured, few development officers understand how to define and measure their personal criteria for growth and success beyond salaries and position titles. Issues of work-life balance are rarely addressed in development shops due to a lack of awareness, tools, or resources. This session is designed to offer a practical approach for defining and implementing boundaries for busy development professionals through the Four Dimensional Rule.
In major gift fundraising, there is a more important “ask” than the request for a gift. In prospect strategy discussions, staff members, board members, and other volunteers usually focus on the what, when, and how associated with asking for gifts, and they typically spend little to no time on this more important ask: asking prospective donors what they and their families are hoping and planning to accomplish with their philanthropy.
As institutions are being tasked with doing more with less, it is essential that we deploy our resources in the most efficient and effective ways. Our greatest challenges in this regard are continuing to identify, cultivate, and grow new major gift donors within our organizations.