During challenging times, business keeps going. 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

Virtual Event | Advancement ResourcesThe Virtual Salon Event: Engagement Strategy

Join us for a conversation around the power of intimate donor-led events. In this webinar, Naisha Vinson and Madison Schaffer of MedStar Health Philanthropy Group will share how they leveraged their salon event strategy to engage and empower philanthropy partners. They will also share how they successfully pivoted their event strategy to a virtual setting, engaged their leadership, and maximized their investment for a long-term strategy.

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Nonprofit Fundraising WebinarWhen All the Pieces are There: Building a Nonprofit Opportunity Story

During this compelling conversation, Advancement Resources is pleased to partner with the Phoenix Rescue Mission to explore how to build a nonprofit Opportunity Story that captures attention and draws in donors as the hero of your story. The panel will also discuss challenges and opportunities using the 6 Keys to Major Gift Success from the perspective of those committed to making a real difference through the important work of their organizations.

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Critical ShiftsCritical Shifts for Inspiring Philanthropy of Significance

Together, Scott Arthur and Jim Hodge have more than 60 years of experience in inspiring gifts of significance. For the first time, they will be offering a 90-minute highly condensed version of their breakthrough professional education experience, “Changing Hearts and Changing Minds: Inspiring Principal Gifts.”

Buckle up for a fast-paced, calorie-rich offering made possible through a collaborative partnership between Advancement Resources and Appreciative Philanthropy.

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Public Virtual Offerings

Group Discount for Virtual Offerings: Sign up 5 or more team members and receive a 20% discount.* Please register the entire group at the same time to receive this special rate.

*Group must register for the same date/offering for discount to apply.

The Art and Science of Donor Development

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

June 14–18, 2021
August 2–6, 2021

Elevate: Coaching Essentials for Managers

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

August 12–13, 2021

Professional Fundraising for Nonprofit Leaders

The live series will be held on the following dates:

August 23–24, 2021

The Language of Medicine Demystified

The live session will be held on the following dates:

May 14, 2021

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 15–17, 2021

Professional Fundraising for Deans and Academic Leaders

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

June 22–23, 2021
August 9–10, 2021

Tactics for Optimizing Donor Meetings

The live session will be held on the following dates:

July 20, 2021

Dynamics of Clinician Engagement

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

May 11–12, 2021
September 20–21, 2021

Professional Education Series

A comprehensive 9-week series starting on the following dates:

June 7, 2021

International Academy for Advancement Leadership

A comprehensive 6-month program starting on July 13, 2021

Virtual Briefings for Advancement Teams

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

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Donor Communications During Economic Turbulence: Facilitator-led discussion on distance engagement, stewardship, and messaging to donors in an economic recession. Content based on donor research and tailored to COVID-19 response. Target audience is all advancement professionals.

Remote Manager’s Tactics and Strategies: Leading remotely is challenging and requires a new set of skills and techniques. This facilitator-led discussion will touch on several time-tested methods for creating team member engagement while working remotely. Target audience is advancement managers.

Priority Setting and Personal Success: Facilitator-led discussion on donor portfolio optimization and priority setting in the current WFH environment. Target audience is advancement professionals and managers with assigned donors.

Mastering Virtual Donor Engagement: Facilitator-led discussion of strategies for virtual and remote engagement with donors and constituents. Highlighting partnerships with campus experts, students, and other beneficiaries. Target audiences is front-line advancement professionals.

Partnering with Academic Leadership: Facilitator-led discussion of key academic leader perspectives. This session will highlight partnership opportunities under the challenging conditions of working remotely. Discussions will highlight partnerships with deans and senior faculty. Target audience includes all advancement professionals that partner with academic faculty or academic leaders.

Identifying Return on Investment: Facilitator-led discussion for advancement teams to discuss ways to defend, justify, and win the buy-in and partnership with leaders of the organization. Topics will include building and making your case, follow-through, and evaluation.

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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The Crisis is an Opportunity to Grow Your Culture of PhilanthropyThe Crisis is an Opportunity to Grow Your Culture of Philanthropy

How well did your culture of philanthropy perform during the “pandemic stress test?” What lessons can you draw from the past few months of disruption to inform your fundraising strategy and help set priorities to move forward?

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Expressing Gratitude for Caregivers 200504Heroes Among Us—Expressing Gratitude for Caregivers

During this challenging time, a simple expression of gratitude can provide the spark our healthcare heroes need to continue their important work.

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16x9 AR 2020 resourcetoolExpressing Gratitude for Caregivers

During this unique time, our healthcare professionals are being stretched thin. Use this tool to explore how and when to engage with your healthcare colleagues to share your personal appreciation, as well as the gratitude many of their patients and families are feeling for them right now.

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The Perfect Time for a Tune Up

The Perfect Time for a Tune-Up

This is the perfect time to assess our operations, evaluate the integrity of our data and our system configurations, take a deep dive into our major gift portfolios, and get creative when it comes to stewardship activities.

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Advancing Relationships During Challenging TimesAdvancing Relationships During Challenging Times

Whether the challenge is economic, environmental, negative publicity, or a combination of the three, an opportunity exists to move relationships and support forward, even though the likelihood and timing of gift commitments may be delayed.

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Charting a Course through Crisis

Charting a True Course Through Crisis

The leader in a time of stress cannot be paralyzed by fear. What is the right thing for the leader to do when the world is spinning and the team needs direction?

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