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Whether you are in Seattle, Boise, or on the Kenai Peninsula, you can access trainings and presentations by Collins consultants. Come see us in person or attend one of our free webinars!


Upcoming Presentations


Pulling Back the Curtain on Successful Major Gifts Programs

Wednesday, January 21, from 10am - 11:15am
Washington State Convention Center, Seattle, WA

About this AFP-Advancement Northwest Winter Conference Presentation

Major gifts fundraising is a high-stakes proposition. What’s the best approach for your organization? Through a highly interactive panel discussion, we’ll probe how three very different nonprofits recruit and retain staff, set expectations, and evaluate performance. You’ll complete an assessment/planning tool to help you determine how best to build or strengthen your major giving program. Crowdsourced questions will keep the panelists on their toes and bring real-life experience to the table.

Audience level

Suitable for all levels; suitable for any size shop

Who is presenting?

Kate Roosevelt, CFRE, Executive Vice President at Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company
Leesa Marie Schandel, Director of Development at KEXP
Lina Miller Furst, Senior Associate Director of Philanthropy at The Nature Conservancy

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Free Webinar: Higher Ed – Onboarding and Retaining a Top-Flight Advancement Team

Thursday, March 19, 2015, from 10am - 11am PT



About this Webinar (presented by Campbell & Company):  
After going through the laborious process of posting, screening, interviewing, and finally hiring a new member of the advancement team, the REAL work begins. Retention of that new employee starts on Day One. What is your strategy for successful onboarding? Is it more than showing them how to log in to their computers? Or, on the flip side, is it so involved that the “new blood” you just hired to reinvigorate your fundraising program may not have room to innovate? Join us for this interactive webinar. We’ll share what does and doesn’t work when bringing new people on board to ensure each hire is successful.

Learning Objectives:
Through this session, you will learn:

  • Developing an effective onboarding strategy for new advancement employees
  • Learning the keys to retaining new employees
  • Developing strategies for tapping into new employees’ new energy—without alienating them from the rest of the team
  • Supporting that process with powerful, accessible metrics and reports

Marian DeBerry, Director, Executive Search at Campbell & Company, specializes in search for senior leadership and advancement professionals
James Plourde, Senior Consultant at Collins Group, a division of Campbell & Company, has over 20 years of advancement experience and is the former advancement team manager at Pacific Lutheran University

Intended Audience:
This webinar is most appropriate for advancement professionals and management-level staff at institutions of higher education.

Full participation in the above webinar is applicable for up to 1 CFRE continuing education point in category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification.


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