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2023 Advancement Roundtable

In the 2023 Advancement Forum Roundtable series, the EAB research team will engage chief advancement officers and other advancement leaders in a series of sessions designed to advance strategic decision-making around the key priorities determining success—or failure—in today’s advancement landscape. Sessions are limited to Chief Advancement Officer, VP of Advancement, VP of Development and Alumni Relations, VC of Advancement, VC of Development and Alumni Relations, and President of the foundation.

Reimagining Major Gift Strategy for a New Era: Innovations in Prospect Development

During the roundtable, participants will learn about the three key moments that advancement loses new major gift prospects, how to avoid those leaky pipeline moments, and get a chance to interact with peers from across North America.

Research and Services

Advancement Professional Development Series: On-Demand Materials

Access materials from our Advancement Professional Development Series, a three-part series that educates leaders and their staff about best practices and innovative solutions to their top challenges.


The three constraints on fundraising growth—and how advancement leaders can overcome them

Learn how advancement leaders can confront three major constraints on fundraising performance—what their prospect bases can sustain, what their teams can achieve given staffing and budget levels, and what their visions for philanthropy’s impact on campus can inspire.

7 strategies to embrace DEIJ for higher ed advancement teams

Discover how higher ed advancement can leverage its strengths to make significant progress on DEIJ initiatives with donors, alumni, and staff.

Perfecting the Academic-Advancement Partnership

Use this study, Perfecting the Partnership, to identify and engage new advancement partners across campus and extend the reach of current fundraising superstars to more donors.

Quick Reads

The largest roadblock to hiring diverse fundraisers—and how to get around it

Many advancement teams have a long way to go when it comes to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). Read our insight to learn how colleges and universities can diversify their advancement shops by attracting, hiring, and onboarding employees with transferable skills.

Filling fiscal year 2021’s proposal pipeline

While most gift officers transitioned fairly seamlessly into virtual visits—and many extended their reach to prospects they otherwise wouldn’t have been able to see—advancement leaders are nevertheless bracing for this virtual cultivation to fail to translate into proposals across the next year.

Planning for strategic budget cuts in advancement during COVID-19

The novel coronavirus’s arrival has put an end to the party. Many advancement leaders are now facing a stark reality in which they will have to curtail their operations and cut back on their budgets.


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