Annual Giving for Independent Schools

Recorded On: 09/20/2016


Annual Giving plays an essential role for Independent Schools. It not only provides a critical source of operating support, but it engages alumni, parents, students and employees in a way that enhances a culture of philanthropy on and off campus. Finding fresh and innovative approaches to annual giving can help Independent Schools boost fundraising efforts each year while building a foundation that will strengthen the school for years to come.

Register now for your entire team to learn about innovative approaches to annual giving for Independent Schools.

This recording is eligible for 1.25 points of CFRE credit.


  • Techniques for assessing the Independent School landscape, creating new strategies and boosting annual fund results
  • Methods for identifying high potential segments, engaging key constituencies and producing effective appeals
  • Tips for crafting fresh messages, telling inspirational stories, and making the case for annual giving both internally and externally
  • Examples from other institutions
  • And more!

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Melissa Bellanceau

Director of Advancement and Communications, Pomfret School

Melissa Bellanceau is the Director of Advancement and Communications at Pomfret School in Connecticut where she leads a team of 15 staff and oversees all of the school's fundraising, marketing and communications programs. A recipient of CASE's Rising Star Award, she holds an MA in Nonprofit Management and Leadership from Walden University, a BA in History from the University of Maryland and is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE).


On Demand Training
Recorded 09/20/2016
Recorded 09/20/2016