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T. Mathias joined Marts & Lundy in 2011 bringing considerable
consulting and advancement staff experience in the development of
annual giving programs, young alumni efforts, donor relations,
capital campaigns and the integration of social media into
comprehensive fundraising programs. Before embarking on a consulting
career, Devin spent three years as director of annual giving at the
University of Michigan where he oversaw the central annual giving
team; reorganized the annual giving department to improve gift
revenue, donor engagement, and unit service; and developed social
media strategies for the University relative to overall
philanthropic efforts. He also proposed and led the Recent Graduate
Initiative to research, track, and solicit undergraduate alumni of
the previous five years. This initiative received the 2009 CASE
Circle of Excellence Bronze Award for Fundraising. Prior to
Michigan, Devin was at the University of Florida Foundation for over
five years, including serving as the director of The Florida Fund.
He has also worked with Penn State’s Office of Annual Giving and the
Affinity Connection, a private alumni relations firm. Devin founded
the SEC Annual Fund Conference, and the SEC Challenge. He
contributed a chapter entitled "Recognition and Stewardship of Young
Alumni: Transitioning from Educating Potential Donors to Securing
Lifelong Donors" for the upcoming CASE book Fundraising for Young
Constituent Groups. He has presented at various CASE, AFP, and other
development conferences and workshops.
Consecutive Giving. Implementation of a consecutive giving recognition program.
Developing Strong Student Supervisors.
Effective and Professional Email Use
Job Description – Phone Program Coordinator.
Leadership Skills – for young advancement professionals.
Motivating Callers – Interesting study by Adam Grant, PHD and Devin Mathias on improving caller performance.
Reunion Casino Night. Reunion casino night save the date advertisement.
Rivalry & Fundraising. How rivalry in fundraising can be used to help increase results.
Stewardship. Building a foundation for stewardship.
The Evolution of Telefunding and Technology
US News and World Report. Comprehensive, breakdown of US News and World Report College Rankings.
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