Faculty & Staff Giving Workshop

January 26, 2023 11:30am-3:30pm ET


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 Thursday, January 26, 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:

  • Discover the latest trends and best practices in faculty & staff 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 faculty and staff giving

  • Save $250 when you register by Friday, December 16th
  • AGN Members save an additional 40%
  • Receive further discounts when registering multiple attendees from one institution
  • Note: Only one person/login per institutional registration.


(all times are EDT)

11:20am - Sign-In Begins

11:30am - Welcome/Overview of the Day

11:45am - Introductions, Institutions, & Issues

Meet peers from other institutions and learn about their program structures, goals, and challenges.

12:30am - Individual Assignment/Break

Work independently on an assigned task and take time for a break.

1:00pm - Assessing Opportunities

Use a self assessment tool to identify potential growth areas and develop actionable strategies to improve your program.

1:45pm - Individual Assignment/Break

Work independently on an assigned task and take time for a break.

2:00pm - Show & Tell

Share an example, a special initiative, or new idea and get feedback from your group on how to make the most of it.

3:25pm - Bringing It All Together

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

3:30pm - Workshop Ends



*Note: Only one person/login per institutional registration.


 Mae Parker

Mae has more than 15 years of experience in annual giving and educational fundraising. She currently serves as Director of Annual Giving at Grinnell College and has previously led various programs at Earlham College. 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.


Meredith Johnston

Meredith has over 20 years of experience in annual giving and educational fundraising. She currently serves as Vice President of Philanthropy at Scripps Research, and has previously led programs at UC Riverside, UC San Diego, and Oklahoma State University. Her other experience includes leading teams through change, developing and leading comprehensive campaigns, and building strong teams while nurturing talent. She holds a B.A. in Literature from the University of North Texas.


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.

For more information about this workshop, please contact us at 888.407.5064 or [email protected].