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Donor Relations

Monday, July 24, 2017 

Breakout Session #2 
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.   
Roundtable Discussion on Recognition Events
Facilitated by: Marty Wyatt, Dir. of Donor Relations, WVU Foundation

Join us as we take part in an interactive dialogue with fellow donor relations professionals to discuss and share best practices by exploring strategies to recognize and engage donors at various giving levels via donor society recognition and events.

B reakout Session #3
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.   
Strategic Stewardship for Major and Principal Donors 
Lynne Wester

Understand how to better steward your biggest and most important gifts to encourage future giving. Learn a process for developing creative and customized stewardship plans for your highest-level donors. Lynne will discuss how you can learn unique information about your donors and use it to form a stewardship plan that creates meaningful moments and encourages subsequent gifts. She will lead you through:-Implementing strategic and customized donor relations-Developing opportunities around eight areas of engagement-Using a template to create a customized stewardship plan

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 

Breakout Session #6
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Let's Swap: Donor Relations Collateral Materials and Reporting Practices
Facilitated by: Marty Wyatt, Director of Donor Relations, WVU Foundation 

This session will provide donor relations professionals with the opportunity to discuss, compare and contrast reporting practices and communications that are provided to donors. Bring samples of your endowment reports, scholarship reports, chairs & professorship reports, etc. to share with your peers and learn how you can fine tune your reporting and collateral materials.