Advancement Professional Development Events

The University System of Maryland Foundation cultivates partnerships and programs that benefit our institutional administrators, advancement and alumni relations staff, and board members. We regularly facilitate staff and board member retreats, and work to ensure that professional development programs are made available to staff members from across all of the USM's 12 member institutions. 

We are always looking for new ways to partner with our institutions and community members and welcome future opportunities to build stronger connections with our campuses.

 Upcoming Events: 


September 19, 2017: AGN Webinar - Transitioning Students to Young Alumni Donors

September 21, 2017: AASP Webinar - Advancement Services Staff Incentives for Retention

October 3, 2017: AGN Webinar - Marketing a Giving Day

October 12, 2017: AGN Webinar - Using Social Media to Solicit Alumni

October 24, 2017: AGN Webinar - Stewarding Giving Day Donors and Volunteers

November 1, 2017: Catch the B.U.G. (Biggest University Gift) with Kimberly Dumpson, Executive Vice President for University Relations and Chief of Staff at University of Maryland Eastern Shore 

November 9, 2017: AASP Webinar - Advancement Metrics/Reporting 

 Past Events:

September 12, 2017: AGN Webinar - Planning a Successful Giving Day

August 15, 2017: AGN Webinar - Engaging Student Volunteers in Fundraising

May 4, 2017: ARC Communications Day

May 25, 2017: AASP Webinar- Digital Donor Relations: The Role of Social Media in Stewardship
*Registration opens March 16, 2017

June 7, 2017: Third Annual USM Alumni Engagement Summit

April 19, 2017: ARC Young Alumni and Annual Giving Day

March 29, 2017: CASE Webinar - IRS Update 

March 23, 2017: AASP Webinar - Whose money is this? Gift Processing with Third Parties Involved

March 16, 2017: Debbie Meyers - Foundations of Fund Auditing

March 2, 2017: Lynne Wester- Donor Relations Architecture: Creating a Structurally Sound Donor Relations Program 

February 2, 2017: James Langley - Frontline Fundraising Workshop 

January 24, 2017: Webinar - CASE Reporting Standards & Management Guidelines

January 19, 2017: Webcast - Meeting the Challenges of Accepting and Receipting Gifts 

December 6, 2016: Alumni Relations Committee Meeting 

December 5, 2016: Social Media for Alumni Relations and Advancement

October 6, 2016: Alumni Relations Metrics Day

Our Vision

Our vision is to attract broad resources that transform the USM and its institutions, create a network of advocates to embrace the USM’s role as an educator and economic engine, and to grow a long-term, sustainable culture of philanthropy across the University System of Maryland.

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