Our Story

As the world’s leading resource for annual giving programs, AGN helps educational institutions develop sustainable sources of philanthropic support. We’re proud to have served thousands of colleges, universities and independent schools through our research, training, and consulting services, and through our membership program, which provides ongoing access to professional development.

Annual Giving Network (AGN) started in 2010 when Dan Allenby began researching trends and techniques in the field of annual giving and sharing his findings through a blog, special reports, and interactive webinars. He expanded his efforts by recruiting subject matter experts from across the industry to provide training and tools to the increasing number new staff and rising leaders in the field. Since then, the network has embraced a mission of bringing educational fundraising professionals together, leveraging technology to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas, and identifying the best practices in annual giving.

Today, AGN continues to conduct research and develop resources including a job board, samples, webinars, workshops, and a podcast that features some of the industry’s most interesting voices. Our goal is to help each and every educational institution prepare its pipeline and achieve great annual fundraising results. 


What AGN Members are saying:

“We have taken full advantage of all that our AGN Membership offers–viewing webinars, attending workshops, and posting jobs. It has become an invaluable part of our new staff onboarding process.”

– Rachael Vassalotti, Associate Director of Development at Thayer Academy


“We regularly use AGN webinars and the information we gain from them to support our staff and help make decisions for our program.”

– Danielle Ivey Buchanan, Director of Annual Giving at Birmingham-Southern College


“AGN is an incredibly valuable resource for any fundraiser. Informative webinars, pertinent articles, and in-depth research all contribute to my ability to do my job better.” 

– Robert Bohlmann, Senior Advancement Officer at Carroll University


“So many resources to share! Great topics, good opportunities to advance learning and network with others.”

– Billie Handa, Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement and Campaign Manager at Denison University


For more information, please email us at [email protected] or call 888.407.5064.