Independent Schools: School Leadership and Fundraising
Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 1:30 – 3:00 p.m. EDT
Innes van Nostrand, Vice Principal, Upper Canada College, and
Dave Hadden, Senior Advisor to the Principal, Upper Canada College
Independent school advancement professionals face a major challenge in harnessing the attention and energy of the school Head or Principal. How can we engage and sustain the Head’s commitment throughout a fundraising campaign, re-branding, or new strategic direction in advancement?
The role of the school Head has evolved significantly, moving far beyond the key driver of academic and administrative direction to the “Chief Fundraising and Branding Executive”. This webinar will discuss strategies to develop executive engagement along with key areas advancement staff should concentrate upon in light of the “time-poor” school Head. In this interactive webinar, we will explore:
- defining and creating mutual understanding of fundraising with your President
- developing the school’s vision and brand
- setting institutional priorities
- creating a powerful articulation of case for support
- communication with key stakeholders
- cultivation, stewardship and recognition of donors and supporters
In preparation for this session, participants are encouraged to submit questions in advance.
CCAE Members: $200.00 plus GST/HST
Non-members: $400.00 plus GST/HST
Payment for one registration in the Webinar is valid for all advancement staff at a single institution.
Innes van Nostrand, Vice Principal, Upper Canada College
Innes van Nostrand is the Vice Principal at Upper Canada College. As a graduate of UCC and Queen’s University, he returned to UCC in 1999 and served in a variety of roles before becoming Vice Principal (Advancement) & CAO in 2005, then Vice Principal in 2009. Currently, his responsibilities include all external relations, strategy management, and a variety of other initiatives. Prior to returning to UCC, he worked for 12 years at Queen’s University, culminating as the Director of Alumni Affairs with a cross-appointment in Development.
Innes has served as a faculty member, presenter or chair at more than 30 conferences and institutes in Canada and the U.S., with organizations including CCAE, CASE, AFP, CAISDO, and SEAL. He has been active in many of these groups as a Board member or volunteer. Innes has published articles in the International Journal of Educational Advancement and CASE Currents, and was a contributing author to two books. He has been particularly active is in market research, ethics in advancement, measurement, generational programming, and strategic planning.
Innes has also consulted to a number of Canadian universities. Within the Canadian independent school sector, he has served on accreditation teams and as Chair of the committee that updated the national accreditation standards of practice for advancement. Queen’s recognized him with the Herbert J. Hamilton Award, and CCAE recognized him with the 2008 Manulife Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Innes is involved with many community organizations, serving on the boards of the Barbara Barrow Foundation, Christ Church Deer Park, and Queen’s University, as well as on the National Advisory Board of KCI's Philanthropic Trends.
David Hadden, Senior Advisor to the Principal, Upper Canada College
David Hadden attended Upper Canada College and received a BA (History) and a BEd from Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. While he played in the CFL, he was also the Director of Onondaga Camp and taught at Crescent School before moving to back to UCC. In 1985, David became the Head of Lakefield College and served also as CEO of the LCS Foundation. Responsible for LCS’ staff driven “Securing Our Future” fund raising campaign launched in 2001, he raised $44 million. David has served on the Board of Directors of CAIS, Greenwood College School, and was the Chair of CIS and of Public Sector Gifts with Peterborough’s United Way. He is a Board member and part owner of two camps: Onondaga Camp and Camp Kandalore. In addition to consulting to a broad range of schools, David also is the Senior Advisor (Boarding) to the Principal of UCC.