Maria Morrison is an Associate Director with the Advancement Forum. She conducts best practice research related to principal giving, annual giving, and mid-level giving. In Maria’s time at EAB, she has conducted research on engaging international alumni and prospects, staffing models and organizational structures for international fundraising, pipeline development strategies, principal gift strategy, alumni engagement, talent acquisition, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.
Prior to joining EAB, Maria was an elementary school teacher and studied education in both undergrad and graduate school. In her free time, Maria enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, and traveling.
Maria holds a master of science degree in education policy from the University of Pennsylvania and a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Furman University.
Research and Insights
To attract future talent, many advancement teams have started to create internship programs for current students. Yet many graduates do not continue on to work for their alma mater. Learn three ways to increase the retention of your internship program.
To retain young donors into the future, colleges and universities must develop a new stewardship playbook. Explore three strategies to incorporate into your existing millennial donor playbook.