AFP Networking Coffee

September 10, 2020
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
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Topic: AFP ECI Coffee

Please join us Thursday, September 10 as Heather Clay will lead our coffee conversation with a focus on the CFRE and continued advancement education!

Heather Clay is an experienced fundraiser with 26 years in the field of advancement. She graduated magna cum laude from Washburn University in Topeka, Kansas and currently attends Northwestern University, working toward a Master of Learning and Organization Change and a certificate in Organizational and Leadership Coaching. 

Over the years, Heather has experience in major and principal gifts fundraising and managing teams in a variety of roles including nonprofits, medical, and higher education. In her current role, Heather serves as the Executive Director of Advancement for the University of Illinois. She is an advancement leader for the With Illinois $2.25B comprehensive campaign and currently leads about 100 UIUC advancement team members to peak performance levels. She serves as a fundraising and alumni relations strategic advisor and key collaborator to campus leadership, Deans/Directors, Chief Advancement Officers and their respective teams of the units across campus.

Heather is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and a Certified Master Trainer (AFP). As such, she is passionate about continued education for fundraisers and training opportunities. At Illinois, she leads the conceptualization, development, and execution of initiatives in performance management. Current and previous performance management efforts include operationalizing Plus Delta fundraising processes, collaborating with campus partners to refine and improve CRM reporting tools and processes, determining metrics to evaluate ROI and effectiveness, developing content for training modules, and aligning management and coaching of CAOs and their respective teams. 

We are excited to have Heather leading our coffee conversation on the CFRE and continued education in the field of fundraising.

Time: Sep 10, 2020 08:30 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

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