TARGETED FOR FUNDRAISERS

A virtual educational experience targeted to new and mid-career professionals

We were proud to host the Advance program as a virtual guided learning experience to support entry to mid-level professionals in 2020. The intentionally-designed curriculum provides comprehensive education and skill-building sessions to accommodate varying levels of experience.

Online Education

This event was hosted entirely virtually. We utilized event management technology to live stream sessions, host robust discussion and provide valuable connections to peers and partners. Advance is focused on job-function skill-building with two tracks: Annual Giving and Road Warriors.

Schedule

The program schedule crosses four days to accommodate attendees and their workflow, with two educational tracks each offered across half-day sessions.

Sample from the 2020 event

Work Showcase

A staple at Advance, the Work Showcase allows you an opportunity to share and discuss your organization’s successes over the past year! Through the new virtual format, attendees were able to share, view and discuss work through the event message boards.

ABOUT THE TRACKS

ATTENDEE EXPERIENCE

The Annual Giving track offers multiple sessions to accommodate varying levels of experience.

JOB FUNCTION

Annual giving strategy and its components.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

• Confidently plan and execute a comprehensive annual giving schedule integrating direct mail, email, digital engagement, and stewardship
• Use data, examples, and case studies to identify opportunities to improve and grow your annual giving campaign
• Network with peers and mentors to help execute your ideas
• Feel inspired to try something new, scary, and/or innovative

ATTENDEE EXPERIENCE

The Road Warriors track is a cohort experience.

JOB FUNCTION

“Face-to-face fundraising” strategies and techniques.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

• Maintain a major gifts portfolio with best practices for maximizing every stage of the solicitation cycle, from discovery to stewardship
• Depart with tangible, executable resources to be an efficient Road Warrior
• Network with peers, mentors and experts in the industry
• Regardless of skill or experience level, leave with a renewed focus increased fundraising success and a fulfilling professional experience for you

CONTACT

Please direct any questions to Ashley VanDewark at ashley.vandewark@foundationfe.org.