2018-2019 CCAeLearning Webinars

Lessons from the Best

During the CCAeLearning webinars, 2018 CCAE Prix d’Excellence recipients are among the presenters who share key lessons and how-tos from their award-winning initiatives. All CCAeLearning sessions are offered as a free professional benefit to CCAE members. An unlimited number of your staff can participate.

No matter the size of shop or type of school, participants will find scalable solutions to current advancement issues. Each CCAeLearning session explores project definition, design, conception, challenges, strategies to gain buy-in, and ongoing adjustments.

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Upcoming Sessions:

April 18th 2019 - 1 p.m. EST: Varsity Engagement Strategy

In 2018, Lakehead University won a Prix d’Excellence in the category for Best Alumni Initiative for their varsity engagement program. Learn about a tried and proven new strategy to engage alumni (and potential donors!) using distance to your advantage!

Learning Objectives:
  1. How to find new & innovative ways collaborate with internal colleagues
  2. Overcome the barriers related to distance and create opportunities to engage with alumni who have moved away since graduation
  3. Turn engagement into dollars for your fundraising needs or objectives

Annual Giving, Alumni Relations, Advancement staff tasked with managing volunteers, committees and boards.

Mark Tilbury, Annual Fund and Alumni Engagement Director, Lakehead University

Mark Tilbury believes that you get out of something what you put into it. Following this philosophy has made him an exceptional Lakehead supporter for 27 years. A graduate of the school’s Faculty of Business, he became Lakehead’s director of alumni and community relations and he’s been busy engaging with grads across the world ever since. In 2017 his title changed to annual fund and alumni engagement director, and he continues to serve as Executive Director of the Alumni Association.



April 25th 2019 - 1 p.m. EST: Planning and winning a Mini Campaign

The webinar will cover the elements required to successfully win a Mini Campaign.

Topics covered will be: prospect identification, volunteer recruitment and training, solicitation and stewardship.

Learning Objectives:
  1. How to identify qualified prospects
  2. How to recruit effective volunteers
  3. How to make a successful solicitation
  4. Effective stewardship

Iain Boyd, Chief Campaign Officer, Xaverian Fund, St Francis Xavier University

Iain Boyd, Chief Campaign Officer, Xaverian Fund at St Francis Xavier University has had twenty-seven years of fundraising experience.

Iain is a seasoned fundraising professional with wide experience covering annual giving, planned giving, campaign planning, capital campaigns, stewardship and event planning.

Over those years, he has held the positions of Development Officer, Director of Development, Director of Advancement Relations and Acting Director of Alumni Affairs.