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When Annual Giving Network (AGN) began in 2010, it had a single purpose: to help advancement programs improve their annual giving efforts. Today, AGN is the world’s leading resource and authority on annual giving, and that mission has not changed. With a network of over 40,000 advancement professionals and a community of nearly 300 member institutions, AGN brings top experts and current best practices to educational and nonprofit institutions through training, benchmarking, and recruiting programs. Why? Because annual giving matters!

AGN founder, Dan Allenby, is an author, speaker, and consultant who has worked with educational and nonprofit organizations for over two decades to train staff and volunteers and design and evaluate annual giving strategies. His book – Ideas for Annual Giving – offers the latest designs for helping institutions increase annual giving and boost alumni participation. A recipient of the prestigious CASE “Crystal Apple” award for teaching excellence, Dan is an internationally-recognized expert on annual giving. He has chaired CASE’s Institute for Senior Annual Giving Professionals and its Annual Giving Workshop for five collective terms and served on the faculty for CASE’s Summer Institute in Educational Fundraising.

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