PD Group Discussions

Friday, August 2, 5:45 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Advocacy in Action

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Presented by: Rachael Dietrich Walker, Director Prospect Research and Reporting, Western Carolina University

  • Salary Survey Discussion: gender pay gap, disparity from region to region and other findings
  • Getting (or keeping) a seat at the table
  • How do you advocate for yourself and prospect development within your own organization? 

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Presented by: F Nicholas Sollog III, Founder & CEO, The Sollog Group

  • What are your pie-in-the-sky "if only" projects?
  • How do you find time to work on them and complete your day-to-day tasks?
  • Tricks and tips from those who have been successful

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Metrics for Prospect Development

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Presented by: Jessica Balsam, Senior Director, Prospect Development, University of Washington

  • Do metrics have a place in measuring the performance of prospect development professionals?
  • What is worth measuring and what isn't?
  • Success stories and cautionary tales

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Presented by: Steve Anthony Grimes Jr. 

  • How to write policies and procedures
  • What works and what doesn't
  • The most important things to cover in policy documents

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Recruitment and Career

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Presented by: Kari Stokosa, Managing Director of Research & Prospect Management, Wisconsin Foundation & Alumni Association 

  • Identifying transferable skills
  • New to the workforce vs. new to the field
  • Nontraditional career paths

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