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2023 Fundraising Webinars & Recordings

Elevate Giving: Prospect Smarter Using Data You Already Have With Machine Learning | 16 November 2023

Presenters: John Batistich and Penny Richards Fowler 

All schools hold engagement data that identify who the people are in the community who really care about the school, but because that data is held in a separate system which requires manual copying, it’s very rare that schools use this data in any meaningful way.

During this webinar we’ll show you how schools have used machine learning and engagement data to find their next donor, in some cases they’re able to find non-donors statistically more likely to give than people who already told the school they wanted to donate.

Excellence Series Webinar 7: Frensham Schools | 7 September 2023

Presenter: Jackie Dalton  Facilitator: Nick Jaffer 

Welcome to the seventh video in our Excellence Webinar Series, where we showcase the 2022 Fundraising Event category winner. This is an excellent professional development opportunity to learn about best practice, share the challenges and achievements.

“We’ve got one shot at this, so we have to do it well!” Jackie Dalton, Director of Philanthropy at Frensham Schools, discusses how executing a stellar gala event to a wide audience, most of who were not bequestors, can catapult your Bequest program.

Excellence Series Webinar 4: Geelong Grammar School and Scotch Oakburn College | 4 May 2023

Presenters: Helen Beasley and Nicole Willcox Facilitator: Lincoln Size

Geelong Grammar raised an incredible $1.25M from 647 generous donors, all achieved despite lockdowns and significant staff changes. The judges were particularly impressed by Geelong’s videos which supported the campaign in an engaging and highly strategic manner and the establishment of a skills based Giving Day working party which ensured such a huge success.  

For the team at Scotch Oakburn, the objective was to “change lives through education” by raising funds to support a new, fully funded scholarship in 2022, enabling four Year 11 students to enrol at Scotch Oakburn to complete Years 11 and 12.

They planned their first ever Giving Day and together with 38 volunteers made over 1,200 phone calls to Collegians and parents to raise $503,432.40. The analysis of data following the campaign is of particular value to future appeals and for a school not steeped in philanthropy, Scotch Oakburn achieved an exceptional outcome.

2022 Fundraising Webinars & Recordings

Philanthropy and Asian Cultures Webinar | 23 August 2022

Presenters: Colin TaylorBeck Healy and Professor Mobo Gao

A three way conversation between Colin Taylor, Beck Healy and guest presenter, Professor Mobo Gao, about how Asian cultures perceive philanthropy, and how best educational institutions can navigate the cultural sensitivities.

Major Gifts Fundraising Webinar | 9 August 2022

Presenter: Nicole Bassett

Dr Nicole Bassett is dedicated to helping donors to find their passion. This presentation covers key success factors for finding major gifts prospects, getting them over the line and working in partnership for the next gift. Professionals working in Alumni, Fundraising & Development, and anyone wanting to get into this area will benefit from this webinar.

Fundraising SIG There’s No I Or U In Donor Engagement: The Donor Relationship Lifecycle | 5 April 2022

Presenter: Penny Richards Fowler

Donor Relationships in an education setting begin when they first hear about your institution and end in creating a legacy beyond a lifetime. No matter the size of your institution, understanding the donor relationship lifecycle enables you to tailor your strategies to meet donors at their point in the journey, and maximise each engagement opportunity.

Fundraising SIG Prospect Development | 10 March 2022

Presenter: Steven Barwald. Facilitators: Hannah Atwell, and Jackie Dalton 

Steven Barwald shares the fundamentals behind good prospect research, giving you techniques to help identify a possible major gift prospect and other useful tips to ensure you can find the information you need to cultivate a major gift.

2021/2020 Fundraising Webinars & Recordings

Building An Effective Advancement Program For A Residential College: One College’s Journey | 13 July 2021

Presenters: Dr Colin Taylor and Chanel Hughes

In conversation, Principal Sally Renouf and Director of Advancement, Amelia Zaraftis discuss with Colin Taylor and Chanel Hughes, Burgmann College’s seven year journey from its first fundraising plan to a programmed approach to fundraising that is showing significant dividends in the College’s 50th year.

Fundraising SIG How To Structure Major Gifts | 3 June 2021

Presenter: Pamela Sutton-Legaud. Facilitators: Hannah Atwell, and Jackie Dalton

Presentation by Pamela Sutton-Legaud on major giving for schools and universities, PAFs and structuring your major giving program. She looks at the steps involved – identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and the resourcing and time needed to make your major gifts successful.

The Secrets Of Setting Up A Capital Campaign From Start To Finish Webinar | 27 May 2021

Presenter: Catherine Middlemiss

Catherine shares her secrets to setting up a Capital Campaign from start to finish.

The Role And Influence Of Women In Australian Philanthropy Webinar | 04 May 2021

Presenter: Kim Downes. Facilitator: Russell Davidson

In an Australian first, Kim Downes presents the key findings of a unique research project investigating how Australian women engage in philanthropy. 

Fundraising SIG Effective Communications for Fundraising | 31 March 2021

Presenters: Chanel Hughes and Hannah Atwell. Facilitator: Dana Casimaty

Engaging with your donors in a personal and emotive manner is critical for effective fundraising. In this session Chanel Hughes and Hannah Atwell discuss how to communicate effectively to engage your donors.

Bequests Programs Workshop Webinar | 29 July 2020

Presenter: Alan Watkinson

This workshop is a ‘deep-dive’ into the world of bequest programs.
The session addresses bequests; what they actually are and why they are such an important part of any development program.

Leading The Way In Cutting Edge Fundraising And Community Engagement | 22 July 2020

Presenter: Andrew Beales

Hear from Andrew Beales, Development Director at Durham School UK, an Independent Co-educational Day and Boarding School, on how to manage your engagement data in your institution.

Impactful strategic planning for your fundraising and specific campaign goals Webinar | 10 June 2020

Presenters: Penny Bowman and Alan Watkinson

In challenging times (Covid-19) it is important to make sure you have a plan to follow as circumstances begin to return to some degree of normality. Alan Watkinson and Penny Bowman take you through the stages of developing your own strategic plan (if you do not have one already) and they also examine how to review your current plan and adapt it to changing circumstances.

Donor and Prospect Research in NZ Webinar | 12 June 2020

Presenter: Nicki Sayers

This informative session, presented by Nicki Sayers, offers something for all fundraising and alumni relations practitioners in New Zealand.

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