This six-part virtual workshop series will bring Campus Compact members together for shared learning and dialogue on resource cultivation and fundraising for civic and community engagement. Throughout the series, attendees will:
- Learn from community engagement professionals and leaders who have successfully generated significant support to endow their centers, support faculty, engaged scholarship and teaching, and/or support specific programs
- Hear directly from development professionals on effective strategies for collaborating, what pitfalls to avoid, and what they need in order to support your priorities
- Engage in dialogue with fellow attendees around this topic
These workshops are open to active Campus Compact members and are a benefit of Campus Compact membership. If you have a question about your member status, please contact Natalie at email@example.com.
|Session 1 - Building confidence and making sense of fundraising for community and civic engagement|
|Tuesday, February 28, 2023||2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (EST)|
Dr. David Weerts, a recognized expert and leader in resource development for community engagement, will kick-off the series. During this session David will provide attendees with a landscape of fundraising and resource development in the community/civic engagement field. This will include discussing successful strategies in the field, how to overcome challenges in working effectively with your institution’s development team, and how to build your confidence in advancing your agenda and navigating the fundraising process. Attendees will be engaged throughout the workshop in small groups and interactive exercises.
David Weerts is a professor of higher education and the faculty director for academic planning and programs in the Office for Public Engagement at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. He also serves as director of the Engagement Academy for University Leaders.
|Session 2 - Showcase of donor-funded civic and community engagement centers|
|Tuesday, March 28, 2023||(EDT)|
Asynchronous session—This session takes place live at the TRUCEN Annual Meeting. Select the session here to be sent a recording of that talk in early April.
Four executive directors and senior leaders will share their paths for garnering major gifts and endowments to support their centers. This will include time for attendees to ask questions and dig deeper with presenters.
|Session 3 - Showcase of donor-funded professorships, programs, and initiatives|
|Tuesday, April 25, 2023||1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EDT)|
During this second showcase session, participants will hear from campus leaders that have successfully garnered resources for dedicated projects and professorships. Time will be allocated to ensure attendees can ask questions and connect directly with presenters.
If you register today for sessions 1, 2, or 3, we will notify you when sessions 4-6 become available so that you may add them to your registration.
A panel of fundraisers and development professionals will share what community engagement professionals need to know in order to effectively communicate their vision and needs.
This session will feature field leaders who have successfully garnered state and local government appropriations to advance civic engagement priorities. We’ll also welcome government relations professionals to the session to share tips and approaches for being an effective collaborator.
David Weerts will return to facilitate an interactive session with participants to uncover key learnings and takeaways. Compact will also be seeking ideas and recommendations for future programming and resources that can support members in advancing their fundraising and resource cultivation priorities going forward.