7B | Four Pillars in Practice: A Look at How One Shop Reorganized and Put the Pillars into Practice

Thursday, Sept 22
2:40 - 3:40 PM

Suitable for all audiences

Experience Level
Suitable for all levels

Shop Size
Small Shop (1-5 staff), Suitable for any size shop

Once you understand the four pillars of donor relations, how do you go about putting them into practice? In 2015, Creighton University embarked on a journey to reorganize and create positions modeled after the four pillars of donor relations. Come learn about the process, the job descriptions, and daily life in a shop that is breathing the four pillars on a regular basis. While we have a staff of four, this model could be tailored to smaller and larger shops alike.


Angela Altamore

Angela Altamore is Senior Director of Donor Relations and Stewardship at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska and has worked in the non-profit sector for over eight years. Prior to her journey into Donor Relations, Angela was a gift officer with Creighton and held various roles in development at a non-profit in Omaha, starting with gift-processing and evolving to database management, prospect research and stewardship. Angela is a 2014 Sheryl Blair Experienced Professional Scholarship recipient, and has been a proud member of ADRP since 2013.