Last year, AskRIGHT organised the Advancement Tour to the UK, an incredible week of case studies and best practice solutions from leading fundraisers. All delegates described it as a fantastic professional development experience.
Shelagh Murray, now senior fundraising consultant in New Zealand at AskRIGHT, attended the Tour. She presented reflections and insights from the visits at a Educate Plus Breakfast in Christchurch a few weeks ago. She noted five tips for success from the leading fundraising professionals she met during the Tour:
Endorsement of leadership and wider academic body
Strategic alignment: fundraising does not happen in isolation
Distinctiveness of institution
Relationships: with alumni, prospects and donors
Consistency: invest consistently for the long run
Shelagh will present two webinars about all the essential fundraising learnings from the Tour and their application in a local setting for schools and universities in Australia and New Zealand. These webinars are a great development opportunity for those who were unable to join the trip to the UK and will inspire you to join the next Tour!