Fundraising Academy

Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2nd Annual Fundraising Academy: Best Practices and Tales from the Trenches. Download and view the academy flyer and the complete program, or review some of the presentations below.



Disruptive Innovation presentation

Disruptive Innovations in University Fundraising
Donna Hay, Associate Director, Education Advisory Board Strategic Research


Simple Fundraising presentation

How to be Resourceful (Simple Fundraising Techniques Without a Development Director)
Rebecca A. Dukes, Former Vice President, University Advancement


Advancement by the Numbers presentation

Advancement by the Numbers: Using Data to Inform Strategy, Improve Performance and Secure Resources
Donna Hay, Associate Director, Education Advisory Board Strategic Research


Advancement by the Numbers presentation

Philanthropic Conversation Study:  How a Donor's Advisors can Influence Giving and Executive Summary
Michael Wagschal, Senior Vice President and Institutional Philanthropic Specialist, U.S. Trust/Bank of America Corporation



Lawson, Doug. Give to Live. San Diego: Alti Publishing, 1998.

Matheny, Richard E. Major Gifts: Solicitation Strategies. Washington, D.C.: Council for Advancement and Support of Education, 1994.

Panas, Jerold. Asking: 59-Minute Guide to Everything Board Members, Volunteers and Staff Must Know to Secure the Gift. Medfield: Emerson and Church, 2013.

Mega Gifts. Medfield: Emerson & Church Publishers, 2005.

Seymour, Harold. Designs for Fund Raising. Maryland: Taft Group, 1992.

Stanley, Thomas. The Millionaire Next Door. New York City: Gallery Books, 1998.

Sturtevant, William T. The Artful Journey: Cultivating and Soliciting the Major Gift. Fayetteville: Bonus Books, Inc., 1997.

Worth, Michael J. New Strategies for Educational Fundraising. Portsmouth: ACE/Praeger Press, 2002.