In partnership with UNCF’s (United Negro College Fund) Teaching and Learning Center, the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy and The Fund Raising School hosted more than 50 senior development leaders from 27 Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as well as UNCF staff members, for the UNCF Teaching and Learning Center Philanthropy Institute, an executive leadership program held in Indianapolis in summer 2022.
The institute provided the leaders with research-based knowledge and practical instruction on how they can enhance their fundraising efforts and on heightened leadership and communication skills to have a positive impact across their advancement offices. The curriculum, offered over two and a half days, focused on leadership on fundraising, board engagement, engaging women and donors of color, and examining what it means to be African American in the field of fundraising.
Following the Institute, the Mays Institute and The Fund Raising School developed and are leading a series of virtual course sessions on specific aspects of fundraising and philanthropy such as major gifts, planned giving, and capital campaigns. The sessions are being offered between fall 2022 and fall 2023.