Workshop: Increasing Support from Faculty & Staff

November 17th 2021 from 11:00am - 4:30pm ET (Online)


Faculty and staff can be an extremely important—yet often overlooked—source of support for educational institutions. But securing their support can be a sensitive subject on many campuses, and success requires a unique and thoughtful approach. Understanding, engaging, and soliciting the institution’s employees in a meaningful way will not only help to achieve fundraising goals—it will go a long way toward developing a culture of philanthropy on campus. 

Join us on Wednesday, November 17, for an interactive online workshop that will provide you and your colleagues with a framework for increasing support from faculty and staff.

Participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Hear from experts about the latest trends and best practices in faculty and staff giving
  • Network with peers and learn how other institutions are approaching their work
  • Participate in small-group discussions to share ideas, issues, and examples
  • Obtain tools, templates, and other workshop materials
  • Earn CFRE credit
  • And more!

This event is ideal for advancement professionals at educational institutions who wish to learn more about faculty and staff giving.

  • Save $50 when you register by November 5th
  • AGN Members save an additional 20%
  • Receive further discounts when registering multiple attendees from one institution


(all times are EDT)

10:50am - Workshop Sign-In Begins

11:00am - Welcome/Overview of the Day

11:15am - Understanding Faculty and Staff as Special Constituents

Discover what makes the philanthropic interests and motivators of faculty and staff unique, how their perspectives can influence others around campus, and which individuals may—or may not—be viable prospects for annual, major, and planned gifts. 

11:45am - Small-Group Discussions

Engage in small-group discussions to talk through issues, share examples, exchange ideas, and participate in collaborative exercises.

12:30pm - Break (30 minutes)

1:00pm - Engaging Faculty and Staff  in Development Activities

Explore ways to teach faculty and staff about philanthropy and involve them in your work through volunteer opportunities, events, giving days, crowdfunding campaigns, and other fundraising initiatives.

1:30pm - Small-Group Discussions

Engage in small-group discussions to talk through issues, share examples, exchange ideas, and participate in collaborative exercises.

2:15pm - Break (30 minutes)

2:45pm - Optimizing Donor Recognition & Engagement

Learn how to recognize your donors publicly and privately through gift societies, publications, and awards and engage them in the life of the institution through special access, events, volunteer opportunities, and other experiences.

3:15pm - Small-Group Discussions

Engage in small-group discussions to talk through issues, share examples, exchange ideas, and participate in collaborative exercises.

4:00pm - Bringing It Together/Wrap-Up


Jeremy Allen |  UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Jeremy Allen is Executive Director of Alumni Engagement and Individual Giving at UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School, where he leads a team focused on alumni and parent engagement, individual giving, and advancement communications. Previously he served as Senior Director of Annual Support and Advancement Communications at Kenan-Flagler, and prior to that he held leadership roles in advancement at Elon University and the University of Northern Colorado. Early in his career, Jeremy served as a high school history teacher in Greensboro, NC. He is a speaker and mentor with CASE, a board member at Cary Academy, and a campaign volunteer at Elon University. Jeremy holds a B.A. from Elon University and an M.A. from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.


Mae Parker |  Grinnell College

Mae Parker is the Director of Annual Giving at Grinnell College, where she leads a team that carries out the comprehensive annual fundraising efforts for the institution. Prior to joining Grinnell in 2013, she served in alumni relations and reunion giving roles at Earlham College. Mae is currently the Co-Chair for the STAFF organization, and Co-Chair for the Grinnell-Newberg Schools efforts in fundraising development for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion work. Mae received a Certificate in Fundraising Management from The Fund Raising School at Indiana University. She holds a B.A. in Business and Nonprofit Management from Earlham College and an M.A. in Executive Development for Public Service from Ball State University.


Dan Allenby | Principal & Founder at Annual Giving Network

Dan is an author, speaker, and consultant who has worked with educational institutions for over 25 years to improve their fundraising results. An internationally-recognized expert on annual giving, he is the recipient of CASE’s prestigious “Crystal Apple” award for teaching excellence. His book – Ideas for Annual Giving – offers designs for helping organizations increase their levels of sustainable philanthropic support. Dan served as the assistant vice president for annual giving at Boston University during its $1 billion capital campaign, and previously led fundraising and marketing programs at Tufts University, Georgetown University, and the National Geographic Society. He served on the faculty for CASE’s Summer Institute in Educational Fundraising, and chaired its Senior Annual Giving Professionals Conference and Annual Giving Workshop for five collective terms. Dan holds a B.A. in History from James Madison University and an M.B.A. from Boston College.

For more information about this workshop, please contact us at 888.407.5064 or