Getting More Done in Less Time: Efficiency Tips & Tricks for Donor Relations Professionals
Session 9B

Friday, October 5 | 11:00–12:00 PM

Presented by: 
Carrie Casper and Joni Jordan

Session Description: 

Do you ever feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day? Like you’re drowning in emails, projects, and deadlines? Fear not—you’re not alone!

In this session, Carrie Casper and Joni Jordan will share examples of how they put technology to work for them to make the most of their workdays. They will cover a number of technology and workflow tips to help you increase your productivity—ranging from free online resources to examples of database management that can be applied in shops of any size. You’ll leave with a set of tools to help add hours to your day, and life to your years!

Shop Size
Suitable for any size shop

Experience Level
Suitable for all levels

Private College/University
Public College/University
Private Secondary School
Religious Organization
Arts Organization
Environmental Organization
Advocacy Organization
Social Services
Other Nonprofit

Workflow Management
Work Life

About the Speakers:

Carrie Casper
Senior Director, Advancement Planning & Strategic Initiatives
Illinois Institute of Technology

Carrie Casper is the Senior Director of Advancement Planning & Strategic Initiatives at Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, Illinois. She joined Illinois Tech in 2008 where she began as a member of the events team; she then transitioned to manage the donor relations and stewardship group for seven years before assuming her current role where she oversees the strategy and planning initiatives for the Office of Institutional Advancement.

Prior to joining Illinois Tech, Casper held positions at Lyric Opera of Chicago and Lincoln Park Zoo, focusing on volunteer management and event planning. She holds a bachelor of music education from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Casper is a current board member of the Development Leadership Consortium—an organization whose mission is to mentor fundraising professionals in the Chicago area—and the University of Illinois Campus Alumni Advisory Board. She previously served as president of the Chicago Illini Club and as board chair of the Metro Board at Metropolitan Family Services.


Joni Jordan
Director, Donor Relations
Clemson University

Joni Jordan, Director of Donor Relations, co-leads the Office of Central Donor Relations at Clemson University. A two-time Clemson graduate, she joined Clemson in 2014 as the Stewardship Coordinator for the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. Prior to Clemson, Joni gained experience in various aspects of government, nonprofit, and private industry, all of which focused on project management, process improvement, and customer service. Joni holds a Bachelor's of Arts in political science and a Master's of public administration. Joni is passionate about time management so she can maintain a healthy work-life balance with her husband, Chris, and their three children: Micah (17), Abi Ruth (14) and Ann Rebecca (10).