Live, Learn, Play: Creating Behind-the-Scenes Donor Experiences
Session 2E

Wednesday, October 3 | 11:30–12:30 PM

Presented by: 
Liz Jacoby and Brandy Polo

Session Description: 

In this session, you will learn about Inside Oregon: Live, Learn, Play—a series of events at the University of Oregon that brings donors to campus for special behind-the-scenes access and unique experiences. See how these low-cost, easy-to-create events can align with your goals and priorities, promote the best of your institution, and lead to increased donor engagement, retention, and giving. We will share our strategies behind these events and give you an outline of how to implement this at your institution.

Shop Size
Suitable for any shop size

Experience Level
Suitable for all levels

Private College/University
Public College/University
Private Secondary School
Arts Organization
Environmental Organization
Advocacy Organization

Donor Experience
Donor Loyalty
Donor Retention
Relationship Building



About the Speakers:


Liz Jacoby
Assistant Director, Stewardship
University of Oregon

Liz Jacoby has worked in higher education donor relations and events for seven years as assistant director of stewardship at the University of Oregon. Prior to turning to higher education, Liz worked in donor relations and events for a small nonprofit in Washington, DC, for five years. She earned her B.A. in history from the University of Oregon.

Brandy Polo
Director, Donor Relations
University of Oregon

Brandy Polo is an experienced donor relations and alumni relations professional with seven years of experience in higher education fundraising. Brandy is currently the director of donor relations at the University of Oregon and was previously with Oklahoma State University Foundation and the Spears School of Business. Prior to entering the donor relations industry, she spent 12 years in the financial services and corporate payroll industries. Brandy received her bachelor's in finance from the University of North Florida.