The University System of Maryland Foundation hosts a variety of professional development events for advancement and alumni relations staff throughout the year to connect with our System institutions and to grow a strong culture of philanthropy throughout the USM. We offer viewings of recorded webinars, day-long seminars for staff at all levels of their careers, and leadership-level summits. We are always interested in hearing from you. Please reach out to us and let us know what topics and offerings are of interest to you.
WASHBURN & McGOLDRICK is pleased to offer Qualifying Prospects Virtually, a 90-minute webinar for gift officers, designed to present best practices and to provide a practical exercise to build and update skills for work in a time of social distancing.
Presented by AGN with Dan Allenby (AGN), Susan deMuth (Johns Hopkins University), Steve Hall (Boston University), and Heather Makrez Allen (UMass Lowell)Register here! >
Presented by AGN with Dan Allenby (AGN), Matthew Lambert (William & Mary), John Silveria (UMass Boston), and Audra Vaz (Appalachian State)Register here! >
Presented by AGN. While most educational institutions understand the importance of “engaging” alumni, many do not do enough to define what that means, quantify goals, or measure progress. Developing and using an alumni engagement scoring system is the best way to address this shortcoming. It can ensure staff are on the same page and focus them on activities that are most effective for building a strong community and supporting the institution’s overall advancement efforts.
The Vice President’s (VP) Council comprises the vice presidents of advancement from our USM institutions. The council meets three times a year to discuss fundraising progress and trends, resources to build fundraising programs, policies, and other items of interest.Log In
The University System of Maryland Alumni Relations Council (ARC) was created to foster discussion and collaboration among leaders in alumni relations at USM’s institutions. The ARC meets four times a year to discuss trends in alumni relations, plan professional development and System-wide alumni events, and much more.Log In
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 engine, and to grow a long-term, sustainable culture of philanthropy across the University System of Maryland.