Advancement Resources is pleased to share several resources so you and your team can continue to drive meaningful philanthropy during this unique time.

Webinar Series

Donor-Centric Crypto Philanthropy

With over $500 million worth of donations in 2021, cryptocurrency donations are growing fast . This acceleration is fueled by exponential growth in users, an increasing mass acceptance from companies and financial institutions, and the fact that crypto donations are now able to be claimed on tax returns. Join crypto-enthusiast Ven Batista-Pedro, Senior Researcher from Advancement Resources as he explores how cryptocurrency is growing in popularity with donors.

This 60-minute webinar will:

  • Empower you with a clearer understanding of what this technology is really about.
  • Help you understand the two main mindsets of crypto enthusiasts and what that means for donor-centric crypto philanthropy.
  • Provide you with a checklist of what to consider when deciding whether to accept crypto donations.
  • Give you a glimpse into the broader, longer-term potential of cryptocurrency on nonprofits work, not just as a new avenue for donations.

Wednesday, May 25, 2022
1:00-2:00 p.m. CT

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Supercharge Your Recruiting and Retain Your Talent

“Employees are a company’s greatest asset – they’re your competitive advantage. You want to attract and retain the best; provide them with encouragement, stimulus, and make them feel that they are an integral part of the company’s mission.”

—Anne M. Mulcahy, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Xerox Corporation

This notable quote from Anne Mulcahy perfectly summarizes the key to recruiting, rewarding, and retaining the best talent for your team. Put your organization ahead of the hiring and retention curve in this tight job market by learning to optimize the skills and achievements of your team. Join Robin Bellinger (MCLC), Lauri Lumm, and Mark McCampbell (CFRE) for insights from their extensive experience on how to build a successful, sustainable team.

We invite you to register today for our 3-part deep dive series on recruiting, onboarding, training, and retaining. Each 60-minute webinar the panel will address a topic in depth.


IStock 12449041775In the Trenches of Culture Change

Whether you’re leading or taking the journey, transforming an organizational culture can be thrilling, terrifying, and filled with “learning moments.” In this webinar, you’ll hear the experiences of three colleagues on the Advancement team for University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus who helped transform thier team into a powerhouse that more than doubled their number $1M+ gifts in less than a decade—and had fun doing it too!

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Public Offerings

The Art and Science of Donor Development

The live, five-part series will be held on the following dates:

June 13–17, 2022
August 11–12, 2022 | Atlanta, GA
October 3–7, 2022

Elevate: Coaching Essentials for Managers

The live, two-part series will be held on the following dates:

October 20–21, 2022

Changing Hearts and Changing Minds: Inspiring Principal Giving

In partnership with Appreciative Philanthropy, the live, three-part series will be held on the following dates:

September 20–22, 2022

International Academy for Advancement Leadership

A comprehensive 4-month program starting on August 10–11, 2022

Professional Fundraising for Deans and Academic Leaders

The live, two-part series will be held on the following dates:

August 3–4, 2022

Dynamics of Clinician Engagement

The live, two-part session will be held on the following dates:

May 2–3, 2022
27–28 July 2022 (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Transforming Your Organization with Individual Giving

The live, three-part series will be held on the following dates:

June 27–29, 2022

The Language of Medicine Demystified

May 26, 2022

Advancement Professional Education Series

A comprehensive 11-week series starting on August 15, 2022

Virtual Briefings for Advancement Teams

A series of 90-minute, virtually conducted sessions designed specifically for advancement teams.

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The Art and Science of Donor Development Refresh: This facilitator-led discussion for past ASDD participants features a review of several key workshop tools, including the Donor Development Chart, Priority Grid, and the Process for Locating Philanthropic Passion™. The purpose is to re-engage the advancement team in the processes, concepts, and tools that drive meaningful philanthropy.

Donor Development from a Distance: This facilitator-led discussion focuses on how donor engagement can continue—and deepen—through a virtual or remote donor development strategy. The purpose is to inspire advancement teams to the vast possibilities for engaging donors, near or far.

Donor Motivation for Research: This virtual briefing kicks off a series focused on fundraising for academic research initiatives. It will focus on the primary motivators for donors that fund science research, how to connect with these types of donors, and what critical roles are played by the development team in partnership with faculty and academic leadership.

Engaging Clinicians in Philanthropy: This facilitator-led discussion explores the opportunity created through clinician engagement, common barriers and how to overcome them, and core elements of successful partnerships. The purpose is to provide a preview of Advancement Resources’ vast research into clinician engagement.

Mastering Virtual Donor Engagement: This facilitator-led discussion presents strategies for virtual and remote engagement with donors and constituents, featuring practical advice from virtual engagement experts. The purpose is to equip advancement teams to leverage virtual tools to tell stories, capture videos, and bring their mission to life.

The Opportunity Story:This facilitator-led presentation equips advancement professionals to partner with subject matter experts in crafting philanthropic opportunities for a variety of audiences. The purpose is to offer a high-level view of the process for transforming a funding priority into an inspiring philanthropic opportunity.

Partnering with Academic Leadership: This facilitator-led discussion of key academic leader perspectives highlights concepts to enhance advancement partnerships with deans and senior faculty. The purpose is to provide advancement professionals with insights that will assist in building a foundation of trust with academic leaders.

Priority Setting and Personal Success: This facilitator-led discussion focuses on time management and appropriate priority setting, both in a traditional office and in the WFH environment. The purpose is to assist team members in creating clear goals and overcoming obstacles to achieve their goals.

Recovery for Teams: This facilitator-led discussion draws parallels from the world of healthcare to illustrate organizations’ pathways to recovery from crisis, from pre-crisis health to post-crisis next steps. The purpose is to equip advancement teams with the tools to hit the ground running with a philanthropically healthy operation post-crisis.

Remote Manager’s Tactics and Strategies: This facilitator-led discussion touches on innovative methods for creating team member engagement for teams that work remotely. The purpose is to drive greater team member engagement, retention, and performance from a distance.

Donor Insights 2021:This facilitator-led discussion presents Advancement Resources’ research study into the evolving attitudes and giving habits of major donors in the United States and Canada, as affected by the events of 2020. The purpose is to better understand the current donor climate and how advancement can engage donors based on their various responses to crises.

Optimizing the Follow-up Meeting:This facilitator-led discussion is delivered in tandem with Advancement Resources’ workshops for clinicians and healthcare leaders and focuses on strategies for leveraging the momentum of the workshop to drive clinician engagement. The purpose is to equip fundraisers to conduct purposeful, productive meetings with clinicians.

Individual Coaching Services

Our certified coaches specialize in working with development professionals of all experience levels to refine their skills and equip them for successful and fulfilling careers. Designed both to stand alone and to complement and reinforce the research-based solutions provided in our comprehensive professional development programs, coaching is an invaluable resource for professionals in every position with fundraising responsibilities, from new major gift officers to managers and leaders.

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Lets Put the Awe Back in AltruismLet’s Put the Awe Back in Altruism: So get Your Aspiration in Gear!

Awe, according to research, makes us kinder and more generous. So get your aspiration in gear and let’s create spiritual points along the horizon.

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6 Tactical Tips for Securing Meetings6 Tactical Tips for Securing Meetings

Development professionals face many hurdles when connecting with potential donors. How do you stand out in a donor’s overflowing inbox or avoid becoming yet another message languishing in the donor’s voicemail?

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4 Strategies to Rebound from 20204 Strategies to Rebound from 2020

As we emerge from 18 months of disruption in our lives, research indicates that donors are thinking about the future and revisiting their giving priorities. Over several months in 2021, Advancement Resources conducted in-depth interviews with 27 major donors about the impacts of the 2020 pandemic and recent social justice issues on their philanthropic giving and values.

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Are You Making the Most of Your Time?Are You Making the Most of Your Time?

Time management is difficult in all stages of a career, and often the duties grow more complex as you achieve higher goals in your career journey. Those who are successful manage their time strategically. This doesn’t mean they do everything; rather, they find a way to make sure everything gets done.

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