Working in community college advancement comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. As we gear up for the Conference on Community College Advancement this October, we sat down with Kristen Bennett, vice president of institutional advancement at Trinity Valley Community College and executive director of the TVCC Foundation, who will be chairing CCCA, to hear her advice for newcomers to community college advancement and what she’s most looking forward to at the conference.
You already know the importance of asking strategic questions and listening to understand (rather than to respond or even worse not listen and only react). Having strategic conversations with your donors, helps you establish rapport, build trust, uncover essential information and share your mission and vision in an interactive and memorable manner.
The membership of the Council of Advancement and Support of Education has elected 10 individuals to fill open trustee positions on the CASE Board of Trustees. Additionally, four current members have moved into new officer roles.