Giving Days

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Welcome to AGN’s Giving Days workshop! This virtual event will take place online using Zoom and will begin on Thursday, October 12th at 11:30AM EST. You will be able to access each general session 5 minutes prior to its start time. To join the event, review the information and zoom links on the "Join Sessions" tab.

Giving days are a great way for educational institutions to engage donors and develop a culture of philanthropy on campus. But managing them requires a lot of preparation, coordination, and hard work. Understanding how to plan, implement, and evaluate your efforts will not only lead to better fundraising results but will help ensure an exciting and meaningful experience for everyone involved.

Participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Discover the latest trends and best practices in giving days
  • Meet and get to know colleagues from other institutions
  • Find out how other organizations approach their work
  • View and discuss real examples, issues, and ideas
  • Examine your own efforts and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Obtain tools, templates, and other materials
  • Earn CFRE credit
  • And more!

If you need technical or customer support at any time prior to or during the event, please contact our dedicated support representative at 888.407.5064 or [email protected].

Join Sessions

To participate in a live session, please click below on the title of the session you wish to join. When a separate window opens in Zoom, please enter the password listed under the session title. Event audio is available via streaming (through your computer speakers) or you may listen over the phone by calling 929.205.6099 and entering Meeting ID 848 5474 5681. If you have any issues with the audio through your computer, we strongly advise you to dial in using the phone number.

Welcome/General Session
(Password: GIVING23)
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Eastern Time

Meet the faculty, get an overview of the program, and learn the fundamentals of running a Giving Day. 


12:45 PM - 1:00 PM Eastern Time

Take time to complete a short assignment, rest, get a snack, check email, etc.

Issues & Opportunities
(Password: GIVING23)
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Eastern Time

Meet peers from other institutions, identify challenges and potential growth areas, and discuss actionable strategies to produce a successful Giving Day.


2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time

Take a little time to rest, get a snack, check email, etc.

Show & Tell
(Password: GIVING23)
2:30 PM - 3:45 PM  Eastern Time

Share and analyze real Giving Day examples and stories with other members of your group.

Bringing It Together
(Password: GIVING23)
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM Eastern Time

Hear key takeaways, lessons learned, and words of advice from the workshop’s expert faculty.

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


Mae Parker

With more than 15 years of experience in annual giving and educational fundraising, Mae has led programs at Grinnell College and Earlham College, and is a past Co-Chair for STAFF (Sharing the Annual Fund Fundamentals). Mae 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. She also received a Certificate in Fundraising Management from The Fund Raising School at Indiana University.



Gloria Goosby

With over 15 years of experience in annual giving and educational fundraising, Gloria has led programs at Furman University and Georgia Southern University. Her other experience includes work with the Southeast Annual Giving Conference Committee and the Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce. She holds a B.S. in Broadcasting from Georgia Southern University.



Dan Allenby Principal & Founder at Annual Giving Network

Dan is an author, speaker, and consultant who has worked with educational institutions for more than 25 years to improve their fundraising results. An internationally recognized expert on annual giving, he is a CASE Laureate and recipient of the 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 has led annual giving and membership programs at Boston University, Tufts University, Georgetown University, and the National Geographic Society. He also 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. He holds a B.A. in History from James Madison University and a M.B.A. from Boston College. Outside of work, Dan enjoys spending time with his family, writing songs, and getting away to the beaches of Cape Cod. His philosophy is that success comes from focusing on what’s right in front of you.

Event Materials

Please click on the links below to access the workshop materials and additional training tools. 

General Materials

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