Session 10C - What Museum Curators Can Teach Us About Donor Stewardship

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013
1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

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How is an endowment like a Picasso? Hint, it’s not that both are messy with weird things stuck in odd places. Armed with specialized training in museums and arts management, these multi-year donor relations professionals found some surprising correlations between the core functions of museums and the goals of broad-based stewardship. Taking a cue from museums, we can reframe how we look at endowments and gifts - not just to tell better stories, but to curate inspiring exhibits about the power of philanthropy. We will share some of our own multi-layered stewardship efforts, and ask participants to share some of their inspiring stewardship “blockbusters."
Expertise Level: Suitable for all levels
Shop Size: Small Shop (1-5 staff), Medium Shop (6-10 staff)
Subject Focus: Stewardship

Speaker Bio:
Lynn Sullivan
Lynn Sullivan is the associate director for stewardship and donor recognition at the University of Washington. With over 12 years of experience, she is in charge of implementing new stewardship initiatives for broad-based stewardship. A self-proclaimed data wonk, recovering English major, and museum groupie, her greatest passion is inspiring story-telling.

Speaker Bio: Gina Glascock-Broze
Gina Glascock-Broze is Assistant Director of Donor Relations for the College of Arts & Sciences at the University of Washington. With undergraduate degrees in English and Fine Arts, and Master’s degree in the History of Art and Material Studies from University College London, Gina began her career at the Seattle Art Museum in curatorial as Exhibitions and Publications Coordinator, and has worked in a variety of museum roles since then. Making the switch to the University of Washington and Stewardship in 2010, Gina is building a stewardship program based around story-telling and making meaningful connections with donors, alumni, faculty and students.