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Friday, January 27th, 2017
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CARA Committees:
Social Media – Chair, James Vermillion
Program – Chair, Mallory Lass
Membership – Chair, Lisa Johnston
Writing and Communication – Chair, Ryan Frank





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Webinar: Faculty Engagement - Best Practices for Successful Fundraising Partnership

Friday, January 27, 2017

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM PST

Engagement of clinical faculty as partners in health care fundraising efforts is critical for success. Grateful patient programs provide a framework for engagement and involvement, and can offer standardized approaches for building relationships and trust with faculty. Learn best practices, strategic approaches and techniques that have worked well at academic medical centers and hospital systems in the US. Also learn how these best practices can extend to working with faculty and staff outside of healthcare for higher education fundraising efforts.

Registration Fees: 

Members: $22 (10% discount as a thank you for being a member)
Non-Members: $50

About Lisa Howley:  Lisa Howley is the assistant vice president for health sciences development at the University of Southern California. She is responsible for advancement services operations including prospect development, proposal development, information management, data analytics and performance management. She also oversees Keck Medicine of USC's Physician Engagement Program and campaign management and reporting.

Previously, Howley was director of relationship management at the Johns Hopkins Institutions; director of prospect management and research at Wheaton College and director of philanthropy research at Women & Infants' Hospital of Rhode Island.

She is chair of APRA's Body of Knowledge Committee, and a member of APRA's Strategic Education Task Force and the Education and Professional Development Committee. She is a past director of APRA, and served as secretary, chair of the Education Task Force, vice president of Education and Professional Development Committee, and editor of Connections. She is a past director and secretary for the New England Development Research Association (NEDRA), and was a co-chair of the 2007 NEDRA conference. She chaired the APRA's Mid-Atlantic Researchers Conference (MARC) in 2012 and 2005, served as a faculty member for the APRA Campaign Symposium and the CASE Conference for Development Research, and has been a member of the APRA International Education Curriculum Committee in 2013, 2008 and 2005. She has presented for APRA, CASE and AFP.


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