The 2018 NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising & External Relations Conference is sponsored by NASPA - Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education as a three-day professional development forum for professionals with specific fundraising, development, and donor communication responsibility for student affairs divisions. The primary audience includes prospective, aspiring and seasoned development professionals; new and seasoned student affairs professionals with roles connected to fundraising and external relations; and senior student affairs officers. The conference facilitates an exchange of strategies, ideas, and resources between participants regarding fundraising for student affairs. Conference educational sessions promote an exchange of best practices.
To view the last conference's proceedings, take a look at the website or the program book. Learn more about this event's history and our 2018 host below.
The conference is co-sponsored by the NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising and External Relations Knowledge Community (KC). The vision of the KC is to enable NASPA members to develop fundraising knowledge and skills to enhance programs and services for Student Affairs at their individual institutions. The KC provides a professional home within NASPA for professionals working in, or connected to, student affairs development and external relations. The KC provides senior student affairs officers with a place to connect for the latest fundraising trends and strategies.
Previous Conference host institutions include University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University (2005); University of South Carolina (2006); University of Illinois (2007); Georgia Tech (2008); University of Florida (2009); University of Missouri (2010); University of Utah (2011); University of Louisville (2012), Louisiana State University (2013), University of Houston (2014), and the Ohio State University (2016).
About our 2018 Host: University at Albany
Networking & Donor Reception
In addition to the extensive professional development the 2018 NASPA Student Affairs Fundraising Conference offers, the conference committee is excited to once again host a Networking & Donor Reception on Thursday, July 26 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. The evening will include light hors d’ouevres, a cash bar, and an opportunity to network with conference attendees.
The reception will take place at the University's Art Museum. Learn more about some of the exhibits that will be on display here and here.
Each conference attendee is encouraged to invite up to two (2) of their local alumni, prospects, and/or donors. As you begin to reach out to alumni, prospects, or donors, please utilize the button below to submit their information. You can always go back in to edit your response should your guest list change or you need to add/remove someone. Please note, the committee will ask for a finalized guest list closer to the event.
Submit Prospect Information Here
In the past, some attendees have considered this specific event as a prospect visit and have coupled donor cultivation funding and professional development funding to finance their conference expenses.
Conference Swap Shop
The Conference Planning Committee invites you to bring your favorite collateral materials from fundraising campaigns or events to our Swap Shop. This can include campaign material, invitations, brochures, and even donor recognition or stewardship items such as water bottle, keychains, etc. Bring enough to share or just a few to show off (we’ll provide signage to let attendees know if items are available for the taking or not).
Because student affairs fundraising and external relations are an emerging part of our job responsibilities as well as a growing functional area within student affairs, the Conference Committee also invites you to share job descriptions for staff members who have fundraising responsibilities. We’ll collect these at check-in and put them in a binder in the Swap Shop. Please note this isn’t for job advertisements, just for others to get ideas of the breadth and depth of fundraising responsibilities others have and to bring ideas for how to incorporate these functions at their own institutions.
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If you have questions about Continuing Education, please contact Teri Gillmor at [email protected].