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Workshop on Alumni Management and Fundraising: Higher Education Sector

Workshop on Alumni Management and Fundraising: Higher Education Sector
Date: June 17 th , 2011
Place: Novabase, Parque das Nações, Lisboa
Co-Organized by Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program and Novabase [presence by invitation only]

The aim of the workshop will be threefold:
. to present helpful set of cases and best practices based on Carnegie Mellon University experience on alumni management and fundraising, covering topics such as alumni’s directories and networking, mentorship programs, volunteering activities, fundraising practices, testimolials and customized marketing campaigns;
. to explore potential service design approaches to the more representative processes within alumni management and fundraising;
. and to present innovative and comprehensive IT solutions that can support these processes, adding an effective and automatized interaction with social networks as Linkedin and Facebook.

Speakers from CMU:
. Lori Spears – Associate Director of the Carnegie Mellon Portugal program. Prior to her current position, she was a major gift officer in individual giving with Carnegie Mellon’s University Advancement. Spears holds a Ph.D. in higher Education Management from the University of Pensylvania in Philadelphia, PA, a Master of Arts in Institutional Media Technology and a Bachelor of Arts in English from North Carolina Central University in Durham, NC.
. Christine Tebes – Is Associate Director of gift planning at Carnegie Mellon University. In this role she is responsible for identifying, visiting, qualifying, soliciting, closing and stewarding planned and major gifts from a prospect pool of aproximately 300 alumni in several USgeographic areas. She graduated “whith highest distinction” in May 2011 with a Master of Public Management degree from the H. John Heinz III College at Carnegie Mellon University.
. Michael Ransom – Is Associate Director for Corporate and Institutional Partnerships for Carnegie Mellon University and the Senior Advancement Officer for the College of Engineering at Carnegie Mellon University. Michael manages a portfolio of corporations for both the College of Engineering and the university as a whole. In addition, he holds a strategic position within teh Engineering College on the Dean’s staff to direct corporate activities and carry a small portfolio of individual donors who have strong industry connections with the college.

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