A conference for professors, department chairs, deans, and provosts,
and the fundraising staff who support them.
What You Get
All participants receive this award-winning book and program binder.
Winner of the
2023 AFP/Skystone Partners Prize
for Research on Fundraising and Philanthropy
Grounded in research and published by an academic press, this book provides evidence-based insights on raising transformational philanthropic support. Each chapter concludes with "Actionable Strategies" to explore and implement with fundraising staff.
All presentation materials are included in this binder along with additional tools, templates, and research findings.
Learn from these veteran thought leaders of higher education fundraising, communications, and donor engagement.
Aaron Conley, Ed.D.
AAP Founding Partner
Co-author of the award-winning book, Fundraising Principles for Faculty and Academic Leaders.
AAP Senior Partner
Communications and storytelling expert.
David D. Perlmuter, Ph.D.
AAP Consulting Partner
Former dean and longtime contributor to The Chronicle of Higher Education.
What You Will Learn
Topics covered in this highly-engaging and interactive experience, which includes extensive use of donor videos.
Research Insights: How High Net Worth Individuals Think About Philanthropy
Identifying and Engaging Potential Donors
Communication Principles for Building Your Case for Support
Purposeful Donor Meetings and Recognizing Cultivation Triggers
Getting to Donor Readiness and Gift Discussions
Storytelling for Stewardship and Continued Donor Engagement
9:00 A.M. TO 4:00 P.M. - LUNCH INCLUDED
Attendance limited to 50.
Gift officers encouraged to attend with their dean or other faculty member.
Upcoming Dates & Locations
January 19, 2024
at the Umstead Hotel in Cary, NC.
Minutes from RDU Int'l Airport.
Discount rooms are available until December 22 at our conference rate of $379 (excluding tax). Call 866.877.4141 for reservations.
Deans, faculty, and gift officers have already registered from these institutions:
November 10, 2023
September 22, 2023
Registration Fee =
Early Registration =
Last day for early registration:
Nov. 3 - For Raleigh/Durham
Cancellations and refunds are allowed according to the following terms:
Full refund if cancellation is provided in writing (via email) up until four (4) weeks prior to the conference date.
50% refund if cancellation is provided two (2) weeks prior to the conference date.
No refunds granted for cancellation requests less than two (2) weeks prior.
One Day Development is presented in partnership with these leaders in advancing higher education.
ACAD and CCAS members may register at the discount rate of $775. Members must use the discount code provided by their organization when registering.
American Conference for Academic Deans
Council of Colleges of Arts & Sciences