2018 USA Advancement Tour – Chicago

Learn from the best fundraisers and researchers

Chicago 20-24 AUGUST 2018 + Hawaii option 27-28 AUGUST 2018



Since 2008, AskRIGHT has organised international trips to offer a rare opportunity for leaders and fundraisers of educational and cultural institutions in New Zealand and Australia to see best fundraising practice in action across a range of institutions.

This educational tour is designed to introduce School Principals, University leaders, directors of cultural institutions, board members and senior fundraisers to issues and best practice solutions in advancement. It utilises site visits and expert presentations to cover the key aspects of fundraising, alumni and donor engagement:


alumni donor and engagement | annual funds

major gift programs | campaigns


  • Hear first-hand the exclusive presentations from expert practitioners

  • Ask questions and interact with world’s leading fundraisers and researchers

  • Learn strategies to maximise philanthropic support for your institution

  • Seize amazing opportunities for peer-to-peer learning

  • Develop your network

  • Experience philanthropic culture at its best


How many people are participating?  

We limit the tour to 20 participants so as to maximise the opportunity to network with other participants and the tour hosts.

Does the price include flights and accommodation?

No. You will have to organise your own flights and accommodation for the tour. We recommend staying at the Chicago Marriott Downtown and are investigating a group discount. Contact us if you want to partake in the discount.

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Number of participants is strictly limited to maximise the opportunity for high-quality interaction with each other and with our hosts.






Early Bird Discounts (15%)

available until March 2018.

A 50% scholarship is available on request.



The Tour was an absolute highlight and a great investment in terms of professional development. I was able to implement a number of new initiatives on my return, share knowledge with my own staff and build on the quality professional networking opportunities this trip provided.”

Pamela Peryman, Director of Development at Kristin School

I found the Advancement Tour very informative and useful. The institutions we visited were well-chosen, and they were remarkably generous with their time and the information they shared.”

Professor Stephen Parker, Vice-Chancellor and President
at the University of Canberra

They joined our 2015 Tour to the UK:

lourdes hill college
victoria university of wellington
melbourne symphony orchestra
Macquarie University sq
northern health foundation
kristin school white

university nsw
queensland symphony orchestra
Christ_College_NZ sq
mentone girls grammar school
abbotsleigh girls school