WAVING OR DROWNING… Managing your Small Advancement Office

Members who are part of a small team or who operate as a  one-man-band are constantly challenged by the daily demands of day-to-day tasks while trying to develop a bigger picture strategy and implement it. Whether you feel you are endlessly juggling – and occasionally dropping – too many balls, or are even at the stage of just looking at all the balls there are to juggle, this webinar will provide practical advice and help.

Ann Badger and Alan Watkinson, two of the most distinguished and highly-respected advancement practitioners in the Australasian community, have both been there … and thrived. 

Ann and Alan practise what they preach and this webinar will deliver a range of practical insights and operational guidelines in support of New Zealand and Australian practitioners either new to the sector or immersed in a small Advancement Office environment.

Don’t miss out. This session WILL book out. Limited to 100 spaces. First-in, first-served. 

Book now to secure your place. We really look forward to seeing you there!

Event Details

Date: Wednesday 19 August 2020
Time: 12:30pm – 2:00pm (NZ). 10:30am – 12:00pm (AEST), 8:30am – 10:00am (AWST), 10:00am – 11:30am (ACST)
Venue:  Online interactive zoom meeting
Cost:  FREE to members (log-in), $35 for non-members
Resources: * All participants will receive access to slideshows PDFs and recordings.



Ann Badger, Senior Consultant & Principal, Marts & Lundy

Ann is a recognised leader in advancement within Australia. She works with a range of clients in the education sector, in Australia and beyond, to build their fundraising capacity. In addition to over 20 years as a development professional, Ann worked as an educator for leading secondary and tertiary educational institutions in Melbourne for 17 years, which gives her deep insight of the needs and opportunities at play in the Australian education sector.

Prior to joining our firm in 2013, Ann was Director of Advancement at Ormond College, University of Melbourne, for eight years, and Director of Community Relations at Melbourne Grammar School for more than ten years.

Ann is a Past President of both Educate Plus VIC/TAS and Educate Plus Australasia Inc. and was the recipient of that organisation’s peak award in 2000. She is in demand as a conference leader, running workshops, seminars and making major presentations in Australia for Educate Plus and overseas for CASE — particularly on major gifts fundraising, running successful campaigns and bequest programs.

Dr Alan Watkinson, Consultant, Marts & Lundy

Dr. Alan Watkinson has worked in education for his entire career and was Head of the English Faculty at Scotch College in Melbourne for 17 years.

Alan has been Director of Development and Advancement at Scotch College, Trinity College at the University of Melbourne and at the Melbourne Business School. In 2013, he was appointed as Director of Alumni and Advancement at La Trobe University where he built the team from 11 people to a total of 25. He became Chief Advancement Officer in June 2016 and in this role he worked closely with the Vice Chancellor in leading the Campaign for La Trobe – Make the Difference. The target for the University’s first-ever comprehensive campaign was $50 million over five years, a target which was exceeded within three years.

Alan is a former Chairman of Educate Plus and has presented widely on advancement issues throughout Australia and internationally for more than a decade. He has been a regular presenter at CASE conferences and has taught at the CASE Institute for educational fundraisers in Australia.

He has a particular interest in campaigns and major gifts, but also had deep involvement in the annual giving programs of his institutions, bequest programs and stewardship, as well as integrating alumni relations into a comprehensive advancement office.

Alan is a Fellow of Educate Plus, and in 2010 was the recipient of both the Trevor Wigney Award and the Peter Crook Award for services to educational advancement in Australasia.

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Click the ‘Register Now’ button on the right hand side of this page. You will receive a confirmation email from Educate Plus.

At the top of that email please click on the link provided. You need to register via zoom to attend. You will receive a zoom link for the webinar.