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|Trish Nagorski, Development Officer, Annual Giving, Lakehead University|
Trish Nagorski is currently in her 4th year as the Development
Officer, Annual Giving at
in Thunder Bay, ON Canada. She is responsible for both the Direct
Mail and Phonathon Program. Within the last two years they underwent
a database conversion to Benefactor and had to create a new
Phonathon card. This was the final product.
|Jim Napier, Program Associate, The Life Raft Group|
Napier began his development career as a student caller and has
extensive experience as an annual giving professional. With over ten
years of fundraising experience in higher education, he decided to
change paths and now works for The Life Raft Group – A Cancer
research and patient advocacy group. His last university position
was as the Associate Director for Mail and Marketing with the
Rutgers University Foundation. Before that, he oversaw annual giving
operations for Murray State University. Jim began his professional
career as the Assistant Director of the University of South
Florida's Annual Giving Department.
Bookmark for Senior Class Campaign as an educational piece.
Caller Newsletters - Racer-Thon Gazette Issue 1, Issue 2, Issue 4, Issue 5, Issue 6, Issue 7, Issue 8, Issue 9, Issue 10.
Coaching Callers. Coaching and monitoring your annual fund callers.
Email Thank You for Considering a Pledge, Email Thank You for Received Pledge
Faculty staff challenge solicitation letter, faculty staff thank you letter.
Holiday Greeting with Choir. Email that went out directing recipients to card.
Letters - Current Donors, Holiday Appeal Letter, Lapsed Donors, Letterhead with Payment Form, Year End Appeal, Presidential Ask 1, Presidential Ask 2, Envelope, Letter.
Planning - Solicitation Calendar
Policies - Racer-Thon Policies and Procedures
Sample Forms - Call Monitoring
Scripts - Current Donors, Lapsed Donors, Parents, Not Yets, Universal Script Guide
Thank you note for first time donors.
Training Manuals - 1, 2. Supervisor Manual. Updated.
Building an Advancement Data Warehouse
Choosing Events Management Software - Two spreadsheets showing divisional needs vs. vendor offerings. Needs/desires is a result of interviews with stakeholders. The final list is a prioritised summary.
|Jim Neish, Senior Director for Licensing Partners International|
Neish is the Senior Director for Licensing Partners International, a
full-service licensing and marketing agency based out of Toronto .
LPI currently manages the trademark licensing programs for the
Canadian Football League and 35 US Colleges and Universities. Prior
to joining LPI, Neish spent nine years at the CFL as their Director
of Marketing and Communications. While at the League Neish
spearheaded many of the League's marketing initiatives including the
'Rivalries' campaign which captured 7 Marketing Magazine awards and
2 Bessie's and played an integral role in the development of the
Radically Canadian marketing program.
Collegiate Licensing: From Branding to Retail
|Joyce Newton, Senior Strategic Analyst at Dartmouth College|
is a Senior Strategic Analyst at Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH.
She joined Dartmouth after several years as an Information
Specialist in the biotech industry including Millennium
Pharmaceuticals and Chiron Corporation. Additional experience in the
information field was obtained as a Market Research Analyst for a
direct marketing firm and as a Medical Librarian within a corporate
Real Estate - New York Buildings
Real Estate - New York Coops
Real Estate Valuation Calculation Spreadsheet
|Alexandra Nguyen, Assistant Director of The Webb Fund, The Webb Schools|
Alexandra Nguyen is the Assistant Director of The Webb Fund at
The Webb Schools, an
independent college preparatory college boarding schools for
students in grades 9-12. She has been part of Webb since March 2004
co-directing the annual fund and reunion giving through direct mail
and telephone solicitations in addition to coordinating donor
recognition and alumni relations programs. Alexandra '04 earned her
Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a specialization in Business
Administration from Whittier and is currently working on her MBA
with a concentration in Management from Benedictine University in
Class Agent Materials
Class Agent Cover Letter, Class Agent Pre Call Solicitation Card, Class Agent Volunteer Description
Class Agent Recruitment Letter, Class Agent Volunteer Description
Gift in Kind, Payroll Deduction
Phonathon Training Manual
|Karen Nichols, Director of Student Programs, Texas Christian University|
Karen Nichols is the Director of Student Programs for the Annual Fund at Texas Christian University, a private liberal arts college in Fort Worth, TX. Her responsibilities include the senior class gift effort, The Senior Appreciation Program and the Student Philanthropy Program, a program educating current students about the importance of giving back to the University after they graduate.
Senior Class Gift Materials
Bricks Program - Solicitation Letter
Bricks Program - Brochure Side 1
Bricks Program - Brochure Side 2
Thank You Letter
Top Ten Excuses for Not Making Your Gift to the Senior Class Appreciation Program
|Steven Nicolet, Assistant Director of Annual Giving, Ferris State University|
Steven Nicolet has many years of
experience in fundraising for the non-profit sector and higher
education. He is currently managing the newly created calling center
at Ferris State University. Prior service was Director of
Development at Community Action House and the University of North
Carolina-Chapel Hill where he was the Director of the Annual Fund.
He created the Annual Giving departments at both Florida
International University and Grand Valley State University.
Additional higher education and philanthropic experience includes
employment with Siena Heights University, the Heart of West Michigan
United Way and a private fundraising consulting practice.
C.F.R.M. Certificate in Fundraising Management, Indiana University, 2003
M.A. Humanities, Central Michigan University, 2001
B.S. Public Administration, Grand Valley State University, 1995
Member, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE)
Flash Presentations: Good Times, Great Memories, Email for Solicitation.
The "First Time Donor Kit" - Good example of a first time donor kit including article on the kit.
The Roots of Our Success. Good example of an annual fund brochure.
|Dave Nuscher, Director of Advancement Communications and Marketing, Boston College|
you have any questions, please send them to Dave Nuscher, Director
of Advancement Communications and Marketing, Boston College, at
Samples - Pledge Reminder (For someone who spoke to a student caller), Pledge Reminder (Pledged by some other means.)