Institutional Advancement Newsletter – July/Aug 2022

Feels like Summer!

It may be summer, but your IA Executive Committee continues to provide meaningful professional development and networking opportunities to our IA colleagues around the country. Check out the calendar below and if you are not busy enjoying a well-deserved vacation, we encourage you to join us for some timely professional development!

Upcoming Events!

Virtual Section Social – Dean Transitions – Now What?
Wednesday, July 20th
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST
Moderators: Heather Foss Thomas and Liz Field
Click here to register! (FREE)

Virtual Section Social – Reunion, Alumni Weekend, and Engaging the “Lost Classes” of 2020 and 2021
Wednesday, September 21st
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST
Moderators: Heather Foss Thomas and Liz Field
Click here to register! (FREE)

IA Section Webinar –Collaboration on Marquee Events
Wednesday, October 19th
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST
Moderators: TBD
Click here to register! (FREE)

IA Section Webinar/Social – Save the Date
Wednesday, November 30th
12:00 pm EST / 9:00 am PST
Moderators: TBD
Registration to come (FREE)

AALS Annual Meeting – How Law Schools Can Make a Difference
January 4-7, 2023
San Diego, CA

Way to Go!

Congratulations to Ken Turchi on joining the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University as Assistant Dean of Strategic Communications and Marketing as of June 27. He was formerly Assistant Dean for Communications and Administration at Indiana University Maurer School of Law.

We don’t believe in thankless work, so please send us a note about a job well done, an accolade for a colleague, or a successful event or project you or your team has recently undertaken! You can submit kudos to celebrate yourself or a colleague on this quick and easy form.

Professional Development

Good Read

In late 2020, the University of Newcastle, Australia, launched its inaugural Lost Alumni Campaign, striving to reconnect with former students with whom the university had lost touch. The campaign resulted in 10,000 new alumni contacts, helping Newcastle reach its 2024 alumni engagement goal early.

Good Listen

Highlighting current news and research, this weekly 10-minute podcast provides fundraisers with the latest information in fundraising and philanthropy.

Good Watch

Seth explains how your nonprofit can use storytelling to spread your mission; he offers advice for nonprofit board members and millennials entering the field; he also shares an important tip from his AFP keynote address.

Sharing is Caring

Summer Topic – Honor Roll

Does your law school have an honor roll of donors/giving? Is it in print or online? Did you stop putting one together? If so, how did donors react? Share your donor recognition best practices on our Section Sharing Sheet on the Institutional Advancement Website!

You can post links to annual reports, alumni magazines, marketing collateral, or any other materials you’d like to share with your IA colleagues.

Welcome New Members!

We welcome colleagues who recently joined the IA discussion lists:

Did You Know?

Did you know that AALS launched a series highlighting different member schools and their recent programs or accomplishments? Visit the AALS Member School Highlights page to check out the featured school or past highlights. If your school is interested in participating in the series, click here.

Questions? Comments?

Feel free to reach out to your 2022 IA Section Officers:

Access past newsletter issues and archived webinars on the Institutional Advancement website