AGN Webinars

AGN's webinars provide training from the industry's top annual giving experts and many offer a chance to earn CFRE credit. See below for a list of all webinars, or use the search bar in the top right corner to find a webinar by topic or keyword.


Live Webinar: Effective Gift Acknowledgments

Date: August 21, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Greg Knedler, Associate Vice President for Development Services, United States Air Force Academy Endowment

 

Live Webinar: Parent Leadership Giving

Date: August 14, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Amanda Lazarus, Director of Class Campaigns, Brown University

 

Live Webinar: #GivingTuesday Strategy

Date: August 7, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Julia Motl Lowe, Director of Annual Giving Initiatives, Tufts University

 

Live Webinar: Building an Online Ambassador Program

Date: July 24, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Stephanie Odierno, Assistant Director of Direct Marketing, University of Central Florida

 

Planning for Phonathon Success

Date: July 17, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Peter Moes, Director of Annual Giving, University of Utah

 

Grateful Patient Fundraising

Date: July 10, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Anthony Cernera, Director of Annual Giving and Alumni Relations, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine

 

Donor Retention in the Modern Age

Date: June 26, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Colin Hennessy, Executive Director of The Penn Fund, The University of Pennsylvania

 

Web Analytics for Annual Giving

Date: June 19, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Christy Moss, Senior Director of Strategic Engagement, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Successful Class & Reunion Gift Campaigns

Date: June 12, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Rob Allen, Assistant Vice President, Annual and Leadership Giving, Tulane University

 

Boosting Alumni Participation Rates

Date: June 5, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Maggie Patrick, Director of the Alumni Annual Fund, Carleton College

 

Recruiting & Retaining All-Star Staff

Date: May 22, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Emily Hilber, Executive Director of the Annual Fund

 

Productive Annual Fund Volunteers

Date: May 15, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Anne Murphy, Director of Annual Giving, Westminster Schools in Atlanta

 

Strategies to Increase Recurring Gifts

Date: May 8, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Meredith Johnston, Senior Director of Development, The Scripps Research Institute

 

Designing a Winning Annual Fund Plan

Date: May 1, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Meg Weber, Executive Director, Annual Giving, Colorado State University

 

Annual Giving in a Small Shop

Date: April 24, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Michael Richmond, Executive Director, Annual Giving, University of the Pacific

 

Making Cold Calls

Date: April 10, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Keturi Beatty, Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Texas A&M University - Commerce

 

New Donor Acquisition Strategies

Date: April 3, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Adam Bradley, Lead Director of Annual Giving, University of Michigan

 

Affinity Fundraising Strategies

Date: March 27, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Tyrell Warren-Burnett, Senior Director of Annual Giving, Oregon State University Foundation

 

Maximizing Your Crowdfunding Campaigns

Date: March 20, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Ryan Lawrence, Associate Director of Digital Philanthropy, University of California, Berkeley

 

Transitioning Annual Donors to Major Donors

Date: March 13, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Laura Tepper, Director of Development, University of Pennsylvania Law School

 

Coordinating Annual & Planned Giving Efforts

Date: March 6, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Elizabeth Keppel, Director of Development, Annual Giving, University of Florida

 

Annual Giving for Athletics

Date: February 13, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Matt Altum, Associate Director, Brown University Sports Foundation

 

Digital Advertising & Retargeting for Annual Funds

Date: February 6, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Jeremy Allen, Senior Director of Annual Support and Advancement Communications, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

 

First-time Donor Stewardship & Retention

Date: January 30, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Julie LeFebvre, Senior Director of Annual Giving, LSU Foundation

 

Successful Student Philanthropy Events

Date: January 23, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Skylar Beaver, Director of the Annual Fund, The Spence School

 

Data Mining for Annual Giving

Date: January 16, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Ramy Rahal, Director of Annual Giving, Franklin & Marshall College

 

Donor Loyalty Programs

Date: January 9, 2018 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Colin Hennessy, Executive Director of The Penn Fund, University of Pennsylvania

 

Annual Fund Leadership Gift Strategy

Date: December 19, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Christy Moss, Senior Director of Strategic Engagement, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

Rethinking Direct Mail Appeals

Date: December 12, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Gina Fiorillo, Director of Annual Giving, Rutgers University Foundation

 

Alumni Relations & Annual Giving Collaboration

Date: December 5, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Maggie Patrick, Director of the Alumni Annual Fund, Carleton College

 

Senior Class Gift Campaigns

Date: November 30, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Laura McGinley, Senior Director of Annual Giving, New York University

 

Frontline Annual Fund Gift Officers

Date: November 14, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Geoff Bartlett, Assistant Vice President for Annual Giving, University at Buffalo

 

Maximizing Annual Fund Stewardship

Date: November 7, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Anne Murphy, Director of Annual Giving, Westminster Schools

 

Stewarding Giving Day Donors and Volunteers

Date: October 24, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Emily Hilber, Executive Director of the Annual Fund, Rice University

 

Faculty & Staff Giving

Date: October 17, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Meredith Johnston, Senior Director of Development, The Scripps Research Institute

 

Using Social Media to Solicit Alumni

Date: October 12, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Julianne Troyer, Director, Participation & Engagement, Stanford University

 

Marketing a Giving Day

Date: October 3, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Emily Hilber, Executive Director of the Annual Fund, Rice University

 

Successful Class Agent Programs

Date: September 26, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Jocelyn Kane, Managing Director of the Yale Alumni Fund, Yale University

 

Transitioning Students to Young Alumni Donors

Date: September 19, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Julia Miller, Director of Young Alumni, Student Philanthropy and Digital Fundraising, Northwestern University

 

Planning a Successful Giving Day

Date: September 12, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Emily Hilber, Executive Director of the Annual Fund, Rice University

 

Fundamentals of Data-Driven Annual Giving

Date: September 7, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Adam Bradley, Lead Director of Annual Giving, The University of Michigan

 

Engaging Student Volunteers in Fundraising

Date: August 15, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Sara Prince, Director of Annual Giving and Student Programs, Kansas State University Foundation

 

Predictive Modeling for Donor Acquisition

Date: August 8, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Rodger Devine, Senior Executive Director of Business Intelligence, University of Southern California

 

Recruiting & Retaining Quality Callers

Date: July 25, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Kellie Sullivan, Phone Program and Crowdfunding Manager, The University of Texas at Austin

 

Meeting with Donors & Prospects

Date: July 18, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Keturi Beatty, Associate Vice President of Institutional Advancement, Texas A&M University - Commerce

 

Planning Your Direct Appeal Calendar

Date: July 11, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Maria Held, Director of The Smith Fund, Smith College

 

Annual Fund Websites & Giving Forms

Date: June 20, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Mike Gyulai, Executive Director of Annual Giving, University of California, Los Angeles

 

Alumni Participation Strategies

Date: June 13, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Meg Weber, Executive Director of Annual Giving, Colorado State University

 

Cultivating Young Alumni Leadership Donors

Date: June 6, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Colin Hennessy, Executive Director of The Penn Fund, University of Pennsylvania

 

Storytelling in Annual Giving

Date: May 23, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Gina Fiorillo, Director of Annual Giving, Rutgers University Foundation

 

Auditing Your Annual Giving Program

Date: May 16, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Laura McGinley, Senior Director of Annual Giving, New York University

 

Donor Recognition

Date: May 2, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Skylar Beaver, Director of Annual Giving, Washington and Lee University

 

Upgrading Donors to Higher Giving Levels

Date: April 25, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Ben Rupp, Executive Director of Annual Giving, Gettysburg College

 

Strong Teams and Collaborations

Date: April 13, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Laura Tepper, Director of Major Gifts, University of Pennsylvania

 

Integrated Multi-Channel Marketing

Date: April 4, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Meredith Johnston, Senior Director of Development, University of California, Riverside

 

Reunion Giving Programs

Date: March 28, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Mary Risner, Director of Class Giving and Reunion Programs, University of Pennsylvania

 

Phonathon Segmentation & Analytics

Date: March 14, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Heather Greig, Senior Director of Development for Annual Giving, University of Florida

 

Reactivating Lapsed Donors

Date: March 7, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Randy Kinder, Senior Director of Annual Giving, University of Alabama at Birmingham

 

Parent Giving & Engagement

Date: March 2, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Anne Murphy, Director of Annual Giving and Advancement Services, Westminster Schools

 

Demonstrating ROI in Annual Giving

Date: February 14, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Nate Cairney, Director of Annual Giving, Northern Arizona University

 

Overcoming Obstacles in Fundraising

Date: February 7, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Jenny Daigle Benoit, Executive Director of Annual Giving, The Pennsylvania State University

 

Constructing Donor Challenges

Date: January 24, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Katie Taylor, Senior Director of Annual Giving & Campaign Management, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

 

Low Cost Ideas for Annual Funds

Date: January 17, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Missy Kennedy, Director of Annual Giving, University of North Carolina Wilmington

 

Testing Direct Appeals

Date: January 10, 2017 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Ramy Rahal, Director of Annual Giving, Franklin & Marshall College

 

Gift Clubs and Societies

Date: December 13, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Ben Rupp, Executive Director of Annual Giving, Gettysburg College

 

Research and Prospect Management

Date: December 6, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Abby Palsic, Director of Leadership Giving, University of Colorado

 

Email Strategy for Annual Giving

Date: December 1, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Meg Weber, Executive Director of Annual Giving, Colorado State University

 

Branding for Annual Giving Success

Date: November 15, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Matt Siegel, Senior Director of Annual Giving Programs, Cornell University

 

Increasing Donor Retention

Date: November 8, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Colin Hennessy, Executive Director of The Penn Fund, University of Pennsylvania

 

Segmentation Strategy

Date: November 1, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Lacie LaRue, Senior Director of Annual Philanthropy, University of Oregon

 

Writing for Annual Funds

Date: October 18, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Gina Fiorillo, Director of Annual Giving, Rutgers University Foundation

 

End-Of-Year Appeals

Date: October 13, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Greg Knedler, Associate Vice President for Development Services, United States Air Force Academy Endowment

 

Rethinking Phonathons

Date: October 4, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Heather Greig, Senior Director of Development for Annual Giving, University of Florida

 

Annual Giving for Independent Schools

Date: September 20, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Melissa Bellanceau, Director of Advancement and Communications, Pomfret School in Connecticut

 

Engaging Volunteers Online

Date: September 13, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Skylar Beaver, Director of Annual Giving, Washington and Lee University

 

Student Philanthropy Programs

Date: September 8, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Laura McGinley, Senior Director of Annual Giving, New York University

 

Annual Giving in a Campaign Setting

Date: August 23, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Dan Frezza, Assistant Vice President for Lifetime Philanthropic Engagement & Annual Giving, The College of William & Mary

 

Building A Crowdfunding Program

Date: August 9, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Karen LaMalva, Director of Annual Giving, University of Connecticut Foundation

 

Annual Fund & Major Gift Partnerships

Date: July 26, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Laura Tepper, Director of Individual Gifts, University of Pennsylvania

 

Reporting Annual Fund Results

Date: July 14, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Meredith Johnston, Executive Director of Annual Giving, The University of California San Diego

 

Predictive Modeling for Annual Giving

Date: June 21, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Ryan Bersani, Senior Data Analyst, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

 

Developing an Annual Fund Plan (2016)

Date: June 7, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Molly Robbins, Executive Director of the Saint Joseph's Fund, St. Joseph's University

 

Digital Strategy for Annual Giving

Date: May 17, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Liz Sullivan, Executive Director of Annual Giving, Northwestern University

 

Fundamentals of Annual Giving

Date: May 3, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Rebecca Trump, Executive Director of Annual Giving, George Washington University

 

Recurring Gift Programs

Date: April 19, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Greg Knedler, Associate Vice President for Development Services, United States Air Force Academy Endowment

 

Face-to-Face Solicitations

Date: April 5, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Jeff Stauch, Director of Annual Giving, Middlebury College

 

Young Alumni Giving

Date: March 15, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Laura McGinley, Senior Director of the Annual Fund, New York University

 

Increasing Alumni Participation

Date: March 1, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Erin Martinovich, Director of The Fund for Babson, Babson College

 

Successful Direct Mail

Date: February 16, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Gina Fiorillo, Director of Annual Giving, Rutgers University

 

Stewardship for Annual Fund Donors

Date: February 2, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Lacie LaRue, Senior Director of Annual Giving, The Oregon State University Foundation

 

Analytics for Annual Giving

Date: January 19, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Meg Weber, Executive Director of Annual Giving, Colorado State University

 

Faculty & Staff Giving

Date: January 7, 2016 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Lance Taylor, Director of Annual Giving, University of Tennessee

 

Reunion & Affinity Giving

Date: December 8, 2015 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Amy Wilson, Director of The Stanford Fund and Direct Marketing, Stanford University

 

Leadership Gifts for Annual Funds (2015)

Date: November 3, 2015 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Laura Tepper, Director of Individual Gifts, University of Pennsylvania

 

Giving Day Fundamentals

Date: October 1, 2015 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Skylar Beaver, Director of Annual Giving, Washington and Lee University

 

Cultivating Student Philanthropy

Date: September 1, 2015 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Missy Kennedy, Director of Annual Giving, University of North Carolina, Wilmington

 

Successful Crowdfunding

Date: August 4, 2015 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Meredith Johnston, Executive Director of Annual Giving & Regional Advancement, The University of California, San Diego

 

Mining Social Media Data

Date: July 16, 2015 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Tim Ponisciak, Director of Graduate Alumni Relations, The University of Notre Dame

 

Developing an Annual Fund Plan (2015)

Date: June 11, 2015 (75 minutes)
Featuring: John Templeman, Director of Annual Giving, Case Western Reserve University

 

Email Strategy for Annual Giving

Date: May 12, 2015 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Liz Sullivan, Senior Digital Strategist, The University of Chicago

 

Year End Strategies for Annual Giving

Date: April 14, 2015 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Martha Krohn, Assistant Vice President for Advancement & Annual Giving, The University of Rochester

 

Annual Giving in 2015

Date: March 17, 2015 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Dan Allenby, Founder, Annual Giving Network

 

Maximizing Your Phonathon

Date: February 24, 2015 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Meg Weber, Executive Director of Annual Giving and Gift Stewardship, Colorado State University

 

Rethinking Direct Mail Strategy

Date: December 9, 2014 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Meredith Johnston, Executive Director of Annual Giving & Regional Advancement, The University of California, San Diego

 

Stewardship for Annual Giving

Date: October 21, 2014 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Keturi Beatty, Senior Director of Development, The University of North Texas

 

Strategy for Young Alumni Giving

Date: September 9, 2014 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Colin Hennessy, Executive Director of The Penn Fund, University of Pennsylvania

 

Leadership Gifts for Annual Funds (2014)

Date: May 6, 2014 (75 minutes)
Featuring: Lacie LaRue, Senior Director of Annual Giving, The Oregon State University Foundation

 

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