CASE Strategic Talent Management Presentation

Recruiting Outside the Box | Tuesday, March 1st at 10:45 a.m. ET

In this session, we will discuss a new approach to recruitment that explores ways to bring those without a fundraising background into advancement shops and help them flourish and thrive. By examining a case study from Louisiana State University and Advancement Resources, participants will learn the top three qualities new fundraisers should have (curiosity, grit, and professionalism), identify ideas for where to find these candidates and how to equip them for success, and make the case for recruiting outside the box.

                 Lauren Laur                                        Marsh Yvette

Speakers: Lauren Laur (VIce President, Design, Advancement Resources), Yvette Marsh (Assistant Vice President of Talent Management, LSU Foundation)

About Advancement Resources

Advancement Resources is a global leader in research-based professional education, implementation services, strategic event planning, and breakthrough thinking in philanthropy.

Our company has been in practice since 1999 and has trained over 116,800+ 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.

Through this research, we developed a comprehensive array of services that are designed to take your institution to the next level, including professional development, culture change, strategic events, individual coaching, strategic partnerships, and faculty and academic leader engagement.


Comprehensive Services

Contact us today to explore the opportunities for your organization.



New e-Learning Program: Launch

This research-based learning series equips new hires and early career fundraisers to accelerate their impact on their organization and its important mission. Learners explore the tactics and mindsets that characterize the most successful advancement professionals, gaining key skills, insights, and perspectives to help them launch effective careers.

Learning outcomes include:

  • A thorough understanding of the advancement operation, its components, and how they interact.

  • Familiarity with an array of fundraising strategies, including donor meetings, campaigns, partnerships, and events.

  • An opportunity to grow key professional qualities, including resilience, curiosity, and time management.

  • Targeted practice and advice to hone essential fundraising skills, including requesting meetings, making the ask, and engaging donors.

  • Strategies for overcoming challenges and adhering to professional ethical standards that promote safety, inclusion, and respect.


Available Launch courses and categories

Understanding the Role of Advancement

What is a Campaign?

Why Donors Give

Why Major Gifts Fundraising?

The Advancement Office

Fundraising Events

Exploring Tactics for Fundraising

Requesting Meetings

Managing a Donor Meeting

Handling Difficult Conversations

Making the Ask

Internal Partnerships

Donor Engagement

Developing a Professional Mindset

Developing Grit

Cultivating Curiosity

Time Management

Your Professional Image

Professional Ethics

Strategically select the courses that closely align with your organization’s mission, vision, and goals.


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