Let Advancement Resources be your partner to engage your advancement professionals, events professionals, leadership, deans, clinicians, researchers, faculty, board members, volunteers, and others.

Through in-depth research and analysis of your culture, we will identify opportunities in your current philanthropic environment and develop a customized plan to raise the level of philanthropy at your institution.


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About Advancement Resources

Advancement Resources is a global leader in research-based professional education, implementation services, and breakthrough thinking in philanthropy. Our company has been in practice for 20 years and has trained over 110,000 professional fundraisers and partners during this time. Leveraging expertise in medical, academic, and nonprofit philanthropy, we partner with organizations to help them realize their full philanthropic potential.



Contact us today to explore the opportunities for you and your organization.



Public Offerings

Advancement Resources is pleased to offer virtual training opportunities to help you meet your professional development goals. Whether in-person or virtually, our workshops provide development professionals with strategies and tools to gain confidence, improve relationships, and better engage your donors and potential donors.

Elevate: Coaching Essentials for Managers

Nonprofit managers and leaders are encouraged to attend this rigorous, one-day workshop uniquely designed with a major gifts fundraising focus. In a highly interactive format, the workshop offers tools and techniques to managers of all experience levels that can be applied immediately to coach teams to higher levels of performance.


The Art and Science of Donor Development


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International Academy for Advancement Leadership

Empathetic and adaptive leaders who can harness the power of teamwork to thrive in a rapidly changing environment have never been more needed—or more sought after. Ideal for the times, this innovative 6-month virtual program brings together a robust collection of leadership best practices. By exploring these concepts in an exclusive cohort, participants have the opportunity to network with other leaders, grow their skills in critical areas, and explore challenges that can propel them to the next level of career success.


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Dynamics of Clinician Engagement

Engaging your clinicians as partners is vital to increasing the level of philanthropic contributions at your healthcare organization. In Dynamics of Clinician Engagement, you will discover field-tested processes that will inspire your clinician partners to connect with the power of philanthropy. Leverage Advancement Resources’ 20+ years of research to gain a greater understanding of the clinician mindset to build effective, trust-based relationships with them and grow a robust referral-based medical philanthropy system (“grateful patient” program) at your organization.


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The Language of Medicine Demystified

Advancement Resources is pleased to invite you to spend a few important hours gaining confidence to work in this complex environment. Join Dr. Cliff Harris, Faculty Liaison for Development at Stanford Medicine and Strategic Partner and Facilitator at Advancement Resources, and Mark McCampbell, Senior Vice President at Advancement Resources, as they help development professionals enhance their language skills to build stronger partnerships with clinicians and their grateful patients in this dynamic session.


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Professional Fundraising for Deans and Academic Leaders

Designed for deans and other academic leaders to attend along with their development partner, this highly interactive workshop explores the essential roles that deans and academic leaders play in helping donors and potential donors make significant contributions to their institutions. In addition to gaining valuable tools and strategies, participants will have the opportunity to practice articulating their funding priorities as compelling Opportunity Stories to donors and potential donors.


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The Art and Science of Donor Development

Ideal for seasoned and newer major gifts development professionals, The Art and Science of Donor Development is a powerful means of connecting to the heart of philanthropy. This workshop helps participants understand donor motivations and how to meet the needs of donors as well as those of their organizations.


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Changing Hearts and Changing Minds: Inspiring Principal Giving

Logo Campaign of One AR230913Ideal for development leaders, principal giving professionals, and experienced major giving professionals who aspire to meaningfully engage, inspire, and co-create with benefactors. This virtual learning experience will explore the essential shifts necessary to assist benefactors in realizing their most meaningful and aspirational goals through philanthropy. Attendees will leave with a renewed sense of purpose, as well as specific strategies, tactics, processes, and tools to facilitate a transformational Campaigns of One for their most significant benefactor(s).


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“We selected Advancement Resources to partner with us in designing a bespoke learning programme for our fundraisers in University Development and across the 31 Colleges at Cambridge. It was clear from our first interactions with Ben and his team that they would be able to meet our very specific needs, as the sole organisation experienced in delivering research-based, fundraising learning sessions, built upon adult learning models. Developing the programme with Ben has been a true partnership; he has shown flexibility beyond expectation and his ability to listen to and interpret our needs has made the process a pleasure. It has been consultative and efficient, resulting in a rich and reflective experience for our fundraising colleagues. Since the start of the programme in 2020, we have trained over 60 colleagues, with a third cohort launching this spring, working towards embedding a common language and practice across the fundraising community.”

—Alison Traub
Executive Director, University Development and Alumni Relations
University of Cambridge


I’ve been exposed to many major gift trainings in my 20-year fundraising career and what I appreciate most about Advancement Resources is that they work with each institution to tailor their training to our specific needs. I’ve worked with them at three institutions over the past decade and they continue to evolve their offerings to stay current and meet the needs of the advancement community.

—Megan Riebe, CFRE
Associate Vice President for Development
University of Alaska Foundation


What I learned from Advancement Resources completely solidifies how much I love this field and how much I have yet to learn. Thank you for helping my team build a sustainable development strategy for the future.

—Annemarie Amoedo, CFRE
Philanthropy Advisor
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