Session 2D - Effective Donor Relations: What Does That Mean?

Monday September 30th, 2013
1:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.

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Are you new or fairly new to donor relations and still struggling with how to be as effective as the donor relations expert at your organization? This session will focus on helping you get organized, manage expectations and find new ways to build relationships with your donors.
Expertise Level: Newcomer (0- 2 years), Midlevel (2-5 years)
Shop Size: Suitable for any size shop
Subject Focus: Donor Relations

Speaker Bio:
Toni Robinson
Toni Robinson is the director of donor relations at the University of Hartford where she leads a comprehensive stewardship program. Toni began her career at the University as the director of advancement services 16 years ago, then seven years ago was asked to create the donor relations program. Under her leadership, University donors are shown appreciation through special events, named signage, endowment reports and letters of gratitude from scholarship recipients. Prior to working at the University, Toni was the executive director of the Connecticut Democratic State Party. A founding board member of the Association of Donor Relations Professionals (ADRP), Toni has served on several committees as well leading sessions on donor relations at the annual conference and regional conferences. In 2005, Toni received the ADRP Inaugural Service Award for her work in the donor relations field. Toni has a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies and a master’s degree in Communication both from the University of Hartford.