Originally from South Africa Anthea Barry is an established professional in the Australian higher education advancement space. Her first exposure to fundraising was “shaking a tin” for one of her mother’s causes and now she executes engagement activities for one of Australia’s top universities. Anthea addresses “advancement as a pathway” and questions if the recent privacy issues along with the saturation of social media means organisations will need to do things differently.
Andrew Pentland (Director of Development and Philanthropy, The University of Queensland) shares how a career in lab work after graduation wasn’t for him and how a set of circumstances lead him to a successful fundraising career. Identifying himself more as a fundraising “gardener” compared to a “hunter” Andrew shares the important qualities of a fundraiser.
Eric Billman shares insights on major gift fundraising learned though a professional journey with Carnegie Mellon University (USA), Georgetown University (USA), The University of Wisconsin (USA), The University of Melbourne (Australia) and The University of Queensland (Australia). Check out Eric’s upcoming book The Art and Science of Donor Bliss at www.ericgbillman.com.