The pandemic has undoubtedly brought unprecedented challenges; yet at the same time, many of our worst fears from March 2020 have not come to fruition across the board. The question now is: How prepared are we to meet the new opportunities and challenges of the current moment? As we move closer to a post-vaccine reality, there are six imperatives each institution will need to face in order to meet today’s advancement challenges. This session will provide an overview of disparities in fundraiser performance, relevance of capital campaigns, cynicism towards higher ed’s role in society, DEIJ imperatives, digital transformation, and disengagement from younger, rising wealth alumni. Enjoy a facilitated discussion on risks specific to your institution and your role in mitigating them.
Presented by Dr. Jenna Dell
Dr. Dell is an engagement strategist with over a decade of experience in higher education and the non-profit sector. At EAB Jenna works with members across the Advancement, Academic Affairs, Student Affairs, and Independent School research forums to provide decision support and build consensus rooted in best practice research. Jenna is a first-generation college student whose career began by working as an undergraduate student assistant to the college president and a volunteer in the alumni relations office.