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December 12, 2024 Webinar | I'll Bring the Dessert!: How to Define Your Seat at the Table in Developing Donor Strategies
Thursday, December 12, 2024, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT
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2024 ADRP Webinar Series

December 12, 2024 | I'll Bring the Dessert!: How to Define Your Seat at the Table in Developing Donor Strategies

Thursday, December 12, 2024
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (PT) / 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM (ET)

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Members: FREE | Non-Members: $75
Can't attend? All registrants receive links to the webinar recording & slides via email after the presentation!

Full participation in the ADRP 2024 Webinar Series is equivalent to 12 points (one point per webinar) of Education credit for the CFRE International application for certification and/or re-certification.


About the Webinar

Does your team desire to define the scope of your work to effectively partner with development and demonstrate the value of the donor experience? This presentation will feature Oklahoma State University Foundation's approach to illustrating the depth of the donor experience and encompass the methods of engagement and stewardship at all levels of donors with the partnership of our fundraising teams. You will not want to miss this opportunity to learn how the Donor Relations Team collaborates to enhance engagement experiences through creating personal connections spanning the donor pyramid and with our internal partners.

Learning Objectives

  1. Tools and resources that can be implemented into any size shop to increase partnership with development staff
  2. How to approach development at a time when it's needed the most to ensure Donor Relations has a seat at the table
  3. Five actionable pieces of advice you can take to your shop to strengthen your relationship with development staff today

Target Audience

Shop Size

Experience Level

Suitable for all audiences Suitable for any size shop

Mid-career (4 - 8 years), Experienced (8 + years)

About the Presenters

Cristy Racy, Senior Director of Donor Engagement and Events, Oklahoma State University Foundation

Cristy Racy is the Senior Director of Donor Engagement & Events at the OSU Foundation. In her role, she provides strategic direction, leadership and execution of high-level donor recognition, engagement and events on behalf of the OSU Foundation and the University.



Rebekah Spaulding, Director of Stewardship and Donor Communications, Oklahoma State University Foundation

Rebekah Spaulding leads university-wide stewardship reporting strategies, acknowledgment standards, and impact communications, as well as spearheading gift acceptance, scholarship administration, and compliance efforts. Her focus is to maximize internal and external partnerships to develop and implement meaningful stewardship strategies that express gratitude and impact to donors at every level. Her experience ranges from executing acknowledgments, managing the annual endowment report process, developing stewardship strategies, and implementing fund optimization and compliance policies. Rebekah has been with the OSU Foundation for seven years, where she began her career as an investment analyst before joining the donor relations team in 2017.

Annie Dobson, Associate Director of Donor EngagementOklahoma State University Foundation

Annie Dobson collaborates across the Foundation in the strategic planning, execution and oversight of stewardship and engagement activities for Oklahoma State University’s most loyal and generous donors. Annie has spent the past 20 years working in non-profit and higher education settings where she gained a wealth of knowledge in areas such as grant and scholarship administration, development, and stewardship. Annie draws on her unique experience in fundraising and fund disbursement to bring a fresh perspective to stewarding and engaging donors at Oklahoma State.

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