Development Toolkit
by Clarke Schwabe

The May '22 update to the Development Toolkit is here!

A table of contents, restructured Priorities section and overhauled Document Library headline the May '22 Development Toolkit update.
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by Colleen Pruitt

Invest in Yourself

Many of us are likely all too familiar with well-being buzzwords like “mindfulness” and “self-care”. Over the past year, I would bet a few of us have even read an article or two on managing stress, looked for a list of self-care hacks…
Speakers for 2021 GLO event
by Laura Bayne

SPIA’s First Hybrid Fundraiser: 2021 Georgia Legislative Outlook

On Tuesday, February 16th, the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs held their ninth annual Georgia Legislative Outlook (GLO). GLO is an annual event hosted by the SPIA Alumni Board of Directors. The event seeks…
by Matt Pruitt

Collaboration Spotlight: Working together to save endangered plants

Collaboration between UGA Foundation Relations and Warnell resulted in $49,000 for research in the field of endangered plant restoration.
Collaboration Spotlight: AT&T Climate Resiliency Community Challenge
by Matt Pruitt

Collaboration Spotlight: AT&T Climate Resiliency Community Challenge

A variety of UGA units came together to secure a $50,000 grant from AT&T to strengthen Athens-Clarke County's flood resiliency.
by Lee Snelling

Remembering the "why" in what we do

You may find this hard to believe, but I did not grow up aspiring to be a fundraiser. Shocking, I know. I have spent the last 14 years of my career in higher education fundraising and during that time I have asked myself several times ‘how…
Agriculture Fundraising Inspiration
by Elizabeth Elmore

Ag Inspiration from Iowa State and Tennessee

Laura Wilkerson in CAES invited me to help judge the National Agricultural Alumni and Development Association (NAADA) Publications and Projects competition this spring. A few submissions left me inspired and I thought I would share with others…
Nashville skyline
by Chantel Dunham

Unexpected Connections: Alumni Links to an Historic Preacher and Nashville Legends

I wrote this article for the Libraries’ magazine, Beyond the Pages, to illustrate all the different ways we can engage alumni and friends as we truly seek to understand what inspires our potential donors. There are so many collectors out there…
Development at the Herty Fountain
by Kathy Bangle

Put Yourself Last

I learned a few grammar rules outside the classroom. When I was a child, my mother would implore my brothers and me to “put yourself last.”  Yes, my mother likely meant this statement to have double impact. She insisted on our being kind…
by Jane Barghothi

The Life Cycle of a Gift

Bringing a gift to fruition from beginning to end is often a full team effort. It includes multiple departments, colleagues and activity and happens over time – sometimes months, sometimes years. The following story describes the team effort…