Workshop: Student Giving

*Note: Only one person/login per registration.



Welcome to AGN’s Student Giving workshop! This virtual event will take place online using Zoom and will begin on Thursday, November 9th 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.

Institutions that teach students about the impact of philanthropy and engage them in giving before they graduate tend to raise more money and have higher alumni participation rates. Starting from the moment first-year students step on campus and leading up to their commencement ceremony, student philanthropy programs are central to building a culture of philanthropy and ensuring continued and lifelong alumni support after graduation.

Participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Discover the latest trends and best practices in student giving.
  • 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!

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

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 838 4155 3529. 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: STUDENTS)
11:30 AM - 12:45 PM Eastern Time

Meet the faculty, get an overview of the program, and learn key concepts of student giving


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: STUDENTS)
1:00 PM - 2:15 PM Eastern Time

Meet peers from other institutions, identify challenges and potential growth areas, and discuss actionable strategies for successful student giving


2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Eastern Time

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

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

Share an example of student giving and get feedback from your group on how to improve it.

Bringing It Together
(Password: STUDENTS)
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]


Samantha Hill

With more than 10 years of experience in annual giving and educational fundraising, Samantha has led programs at Duke University and UNC Greensboro, after her time as a student caller herself at UNC Greensboro. Samantha has a B.A. in Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.



Carolyn Haddad

With nearly 10 years of experience in annual giving and educational fundraising, Carolyn has led programs at Brown University centered on student, young alumni, and non-reunion class fundraising. Her other experience includes serving as a facilitator for Amplify Gender Equity & Leadership Initiative, the Rhode Island Governor’s Office, Scottish Parliament, and the U.S. Senate. She holds a B.A. in Political Science from Brown 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]