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NMSU Office of Advancement offers training opportunities for fundraising professionals

Fundraising is a key mission for many organizations, from large institutions that serve tens of thousands of people to smaller operations that have significant impact in the lives of just a few. New Mexico State University aims to give fundraising professionals some additional tools to support those impact missions.


NMSU?s Office of University Advancement is partnering with the Association of Fundraising Professionals New Mexico chapter to screen a series of web-based seminars for fundraising and development professionals in southern New Mexico.

Participants can watch the free webinars during an ongoing series of screenings at the NMSU Alumni and Visitor Center, at 775 College Drive on the Las Cruces Campus. Screenings begin at 11 a.m. on the indicated day, and offer practical training and professional development opportunities for anyone interested in industry practices for fundraising. Participants do not have to be a member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals to attend.

Topics scheduled for this spring include:
- Recurring Gifts: Growing Your Program, Friday, Jan. 15
- Proven Approaches to Building Corporate Engagement, Thursday, Feb. 11
- Successful Donor Visits, Monday, April 4
- Making the Ask, Wednesday, May 4

?Relationships are the cornerstone of what we do, so we wanted to share these training opportunities and to build partnerships with our fundraising colleagues throughout the region,? said Andrea Tawney, NMSU?s vice president for university advancement. ?We?re working to enrich the lives of our students here at NMSU as well as our communities.?

AFP New Mexico Chapter President Clint Wells said the partnership with NMSU?s advancement office is part of an initiative aimed at providing additional resources to fundraisers throughout the state.

?Our intention is to reach out to communities all across New Mexico and provide access to these training opportunities,? Wells said. ?This partnership helps AFP do more to support the important work of fundraising professionals in rural and underserved areas.?

Webinar participants should contact Barbara Wise at bwise@nmsu.edu or 575-646-4136 to reserve a seat or for more information.