With a rich culture of team spirit and community engagement, collegiate athletics programs are naturally poised to inspire incredible generosity from alumni, parents and the community. KDD Philanthropy’s four-part Athletics Fundraising Activator Program will help your institution identify your unique strengths and opportunities, create a plan to take advantage of those opportunities and build buy-in from institutional leadership, advancement and athletics.

This program engages leadership, coaches, athletics fundraising staff and more. Together, we will discover your best path forward for fundraising success, build comfort around philanthropic discussions and prioritize fundraising initiatives through a four-part process:

  1. Strategic assessment of your program’s current strengths, weaknesses and greatest opportunities for inspiring generosity.
  2. Bootcamp for key partners to build knowledge, comfort and buy-in to a philanthropic program and the tools that make it work. Topics will include current trends in the field, the athletics-advancement partnership, donor language that works, creating prospect engagement and more.
  3. Action plan with clearly defined and prioritized deliverables to bring concepts discussed to life.
  4. Individual coaching sessions with key players — e.g. coaches, athletics directors, gift officers — to support implementation and skill set development.

This program was created in response to the themes KDD Philanthropy has seen in its work with athletics programs across the country. With a practical, easy-to-implement approach and appreciation for the value of athletics programs to students, institutions and communities, KDD Philanthropy looks forward to helping your team achieve your greatest philanthropic results! Contact us today to learn more.