St. Jerome, 3rd floor
Plenary: The President's Role in the Work of Institutional Advancement and Development
Leadership that Works
“After the initial period in which the president’s attention is focused on the internal working of the school, effective presidents turn increasing attention toward building relationships with external constituencies, and especially toward those whose financial and other support the institution needs to survive and grow.”
Who goes out with a president to visit a donor? What does the president need to do before you make a request for funds? When, where, and how does the president ask a donor for support? Why do some people think this is the best part of a president’s job? All these questions and more will be answered during a plenary presentation designed to review the president’s role in the work of institutional advancement and development.
Laura Mendenhall, President Emeritus, Columbia Theological Seminary; Philanthropy Consultant, Texas Presbyterian Foundation; Pastor, Presbyterian Church of Lake Travis; Faculty, Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary