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3 C’s of Advancement: Community, Culture, & Collaboration

October 17, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - October 31, 2023 @ 2:00 pm EDT

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$62.00 – $370.00
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This Summit brings together advancement professionals in the virtual space. Sessions will encompass an imperative theme within the Advancement landscape and highlight stories of Community, Collaboration and Culture. Join a unique line-up of presenters as they tell their stories and provide some strategic, tactical and practical information.

Session dates: October 17; October 24; October 31
Stay-tuned while session details & presenter information is being confirmed.

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CFRE Approved

Full participation in the 3 C’s of Advancement Summit is applicable for 5 points in Category 1.B -Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.


Jenna Kirker

Jack Rice

October 17, 2023, 1-2 p.m. ET
Inter-institutional Collaboration in Higher Education: Is it even possible?
Jack Rice, Executive Director, The Maple League of Universities

Higher Education’s collegial atmosphere is often tested by a system that places departments within institutions in a fierce struggle for scarce resources. Add to this equation the increasing competition for students, grants and donors and the rivalry amongst institutions becomes palpable. Ten years ago, four prominent east coast universities decided to form a consortium, to see if they could find ways to be better together. This presentation will check in on the progress of the Maple League experiment, it’s successes and missteps, in hopes of understanding how collaboration may used as a springboard for systems change.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the systemic nature of higher education, and how it’s approaches and results have converged over time.
  • Analyze the factors affecting the higher education sector and how they will continue to shape the existing system.
  • Describe the Maple League of Universities consortium, discussing the purpose behind its signature initiatives.
  • Understand the critical role of Advancement of supporting individual institutions and the sector, as we address the continually evolving landscape of education.
Alyssa Athanasopoulos

Alyssa Athanasopoulos

Nicole Brandt

Nicole Brandt

October 17, 2023, 3-4 p.m. ET
Meeting alumni where they’re at: Providing value through personalization
Alyssa Athanasopoulos, Alumni Engagement Officer, SAIT
Nicole Brandt, Digital Communications Specialist, Alumni and Stakeholder Relations, SAIT

The “if you build it they will come” approach can be a gamble when it comes to effectively engaging alumni — so what are some ways we can meet them where they are instead? This session will explore how the alumni team at SAIT has tested new mediums and capitalized on existing institutional programming to connect and engage with alumni.

Learning Objectives

  • How programming and engagement challenges can be used to tailor future experiences,
  • Gain insight and inspiration for inter-institutional programming opportunities,
  • Learn about tools and techniques used for personalized engagement.
Jenna Kirker

Jenna Kirker

October 24, 2023, 1-2 p.m. ET
The Future Will See You Now: Building a student endowment fund for Canada’s first and only Independent medical university
Jenna Kirker, Advancement Officer, Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)

This session will explore the challenges and successes of advancement in supporting northern healthcare education. Working in an area that encompasses 800,000 KM2 we are working to ensure all of our learners are supported and able to live and work in the communities they will one day serve.

Learning Objectives:

  • Participants will have a better understanding of advancement practices in Northern Ontario
  • Participants will gain insight into communications and marketing strategies
  • Participants will be able to apply what they have learned to their own strategic planning and campaign preparedness
Tom McConville

Tom McConville

October 24, 2023, 3-4 p.m. ET
Can Metrics encourage collaboration?
Tom McConville, Managing Director, Faculty Programs, McGill University Advancement

Learn how McGill University Advancement changed fundraiser metrics to promote collaboration, improve performance and strengthen team spirit.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why collaboration is essential to successful fundraising
  • Learn how metrics can encourage collaboration at all gift levels
  • Learn how promoting collaboration through metrics strengthens fundraising teams
Donna Doherty

Donna Doherty

Babin Joy

Babin Joy

Alison Scholl

Alison Scholl

Julie Davis

Julie Davis

October 31, 2023, 3-4 p.m. ET
Collaboration: a necessary evil or the secret sauce of success?
Donna Doherty, Campaign Director, Trent University
Babin Joy, Alumni Engagement and Services Coordinator, Trent University
Alison Scholl, Senior Manager Community & External Relations, Trent University
Julie Davis, Vice-President External Relations and Development, Trent University

It’s hard to accomplish success in our roles without collaboration. Moreover, leaders state that collaboration is one of the most important skillsets for employees. Gain insights from a panel of your peers who examine their successes, challenges and learnings in executing collaborative projects, referencing insights from articles and literature on the subject.

Learning objectives

  • How to set the stage for a successful collaboration
  • The skills that make you a stronger collaborator
  • How to pre-empt or work-though the typical challenges encountered in collaborating

Registration Rates:

Full Summit Package: $250
Single sessions: $62 per session

Full Summit Package: $370
Single sessions: $90 per session

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October 17, 2023 @ 1:00 pm EDT
October 31, 2023 @ 2:00 pm EDT
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