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University Advancement

Training & Events

UA Collab Days

We dedicate the third Wednesday of each month to working in-person in our Charlottesville office, with an open invitation for all of our UA teammates, near and far. The monthly collaboration days provide opportunities for us to work together on mutual projects, to orient and learn, and to connect with each other. 

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Communities of Practice

Communities of Practice innovate and learn through discussions, joint activities, and sharing information and resources. Communities organize and operate uniquely to meet group needs and generally meet quarterly. Learn more.

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Continuing the Circle: Successful Solicitation and Stewardship Collaboration

Wednesday, May 15 | 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST | OIB Room 131/133
Past giving is the best indicator for future giving with donors. Retaining and upgrading these critical supporters over time requires a cycle of thoughtful stewardship and strategic solicitation. In this joint session with the Annual Giving and Stewardship Communities of Practice, we will discuss effective stewardship campaigns from partners on Grounds as well as the University of Georgia. The goal will be to identify new and best practices to help our donors feel engaged, informed and excited to continue their philanthropic support.
All Advancement Community, Community of Practice, In-Person

Scenario Based Blended Giving Fundraiser Training

Thursday, May 16 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm EST | OIB 131/133
A significant percentage of wealth is held in retirement accounts! Learn how to open blended gift conversations that include tax-efficient gifts of retirement assets, including gifts of immediate impact and gifts that provide life income. Sponsored by the Major Gifts and Gift Planning Community of Practice, this interactive role-play training will give you a framework for practicing and planning successful donor conversations that take into consideration complex assets, tax benefits, and personal financial goals, resulting in larger and more impactful gifts. QCDs, life income gifts, and CRUTs funded with IRAs will be discussed! Join this session to raise your fundraising game. Morning refreshments will be served at the start of the training. Register now to reserve your seat! Please note space is limited for this session. If your registration is received after capacity has been met, you'll be notified by email that you have been added to the waitlist. 

Administrative Professionals Training (APT) Certification

Through the APT Certification Program, administrative professionals acquire new skills needed to be effective in their positions and expand existing skill sets that help grow their careers. Learn more about the program.

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LEAD Manager Training Series

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Intro to Advancement at UVA

Intro to Advancement is offered several times throughout the year to new hires throughout the Advancement Community. Details are sent to our newest UA colleagues via email.



Please contact Ashley Privott.

We look forward to seeing you!