Providing valuable professional development and networking opportunities for our membership is a core priority of the SUNYCUAD organization. Examples of these opportunities include:
The ninth annual SUNY Community College Chief Advancement Officers Retreat was held at The Century House in Latham, NY on January 17-18. There were 68 attendees from 18 SUNY campuses and 1 CUNY campus. The retreat offers sessions and opportunities to share best practice on a wide array of important topics to foundations, fundraisers, college presidents, and board of directors.
This year’s topics included Design Thinking for Fundraising & Advancement Success; Key Characteristics of Top Performing Community Colleges; When Campaigns Go Sideways; Challenges Facing Institutionally Related Foundations; MOU’s and Gift Acceptance Policies; Donor-Centric Fundraising; and an Alumni and Career Services Panel Discussion. There were also opportunities to network during roundtable discussions, dinner, and “The Familiar Feud Game Show” hosted by Mark Pastorella.
The event was sponsored by SUNYCUAD, CASE District II Venture Capital Grant, Dupli, the Winkler Group, and Blackbaud.
Do you have an idea for future workshop or would you like to get involved in the planning process? Contact Vice President Kerry Gotham at firstname.lastname@example.org.
One of the goals of SUNYCUAD is to promote the professional development of new members through outreach and structured mentoring programs, thereby increasing the retention of “new talent” within the SUNY advancement community. To that end, SUNYCUAD is offering a new Career Coaching Program to connect experienced SUNYCUAD members with newcomers to the SUNY advancement community.
The new program provides a SUNYCUAD career coach to newcomers who are either new to SUNY or the advancement field within the past five years, or who have switched fields within advancement recently. Interested newcomers will be matched with a career coach who is a seasoned advancement professional in the newcomer’s field (i.e. public relations, alumni relations, publications, electronic communications, development, government relations or marketing.)
Participants (both coach and “coachee”) are asked to make a one-year commitment to the program, with the option to continue if both members would like to stay connected.
SUNYCUAD’s Career Coaching program provides “coachees” with the opportunity to:
Career coaches have the opportunity to: