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.
Building Board Accountability and Satisfaction, presented by Beth Herman
April 4, 2024 at 10:00 am on Zoom
Four Rules for Writing in the Age of AI, presented by Jane Rosenzweig
April 10, 2024 at 10:00 am on Zoom
What writing problems does using ChatGPT solve, and what writing problems does using ChatGPT create? This workshop offers a framework for deciding how, when, or if you want to use AI tools in your writing. Topics covered include how large language models work, the pitfalls of AI writing feedback, and when doing your own writing matters.
More information and registration pages forthcoming!
This webinar workshop offers practical techniques to identify and release fears, empowering you to present ideas boldly, reduce stress, and boost productivity.
In this workshop series, “Donor Visits 2.0,” we take a deep dive into the techniques of scheduling, preparing for, facilitating, and following up on donor visits. Structured into five purpose-driven modules, this is a comprehensive guide to effective gift conversations.Register Today! >
Join the Osborne Group for four webinars starting in February and culminating in May! The webinars are as follows: Stewardship as the Solution to a Challenging Fundraising Environment, Alumni and Midlevel Giving, How to Thrive in a Changing Philanthropic Landscape, It’s Not Either/Or – Creating A Diverse and Equitable Fundraising Program.Register Today! >
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.
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.
Join us on USM Forum, an online community for staff across the System working in advancement, alumni relations, and marketing and communications!Click here to join! >
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.