by Kris Kindelsperger
Advancement staff members at private colleges and universities are facing numerous challenges these days. Increasing expectations for both annual operating support as well as capital fundraising, the changing demographics of our alumni populations, and the continuing challenges of the economy, to name just a few, mean we all have to be operating at the top of our game to be successful.
One way to stay ahead is by taking advantage of the annual Summer Conference of the Independent College Advancement Associates in Indianapolis from July 25th – 27th. JGA is proud to be a title sponsor of this excellent conference and ICAA has put together a program of speakers and educational sessions across all aspects of the field of advancement. Through partnerships with The Fund Raising School and the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University and representatives from their 120 member institutions, this looks to be a great program.
The conference content has been developed by a group of professionals who are themselves facing the day to day challenges of leading development efforts for private higher ed institutions. You can be assured the content will be relevant and applicable.
Special sessions have been planned for VP’s and senior management, including a presentation by Dr. Richard Ludwick, president of the ICAA. I myself am excited to present a session on Developing Trustees as Fundraisers and Angela White will present the results of the 2012 Millennial Impact Report.
I hope to see you in Indianapolis for the ICAA Summer Conference. There is still time to register online if you have not already done so. But hurry -- registration closes July 13th.