Each year, KBFUS organizes two intensive study visits on the Art & Science of Fundraising, to introduce European and African universities and cultural institutions to successful development strategies. During four days of discussions with some of New York City’s most talented fundraising professionals, participants explore creative solutions to broaden their funding.
Sessions cover topics such as strategic planning, trustee involvement, prospect identification, donor cultivation, capital campaigns, and planned giving. In addition to the sessions, social events allow participants to share ideas and make deeper connections.
Participation is by invitation only. Registration is free of charge though participants pay for their own travel and accommodation expenses.
Both programs are made possible thanks to the generosity of the American Express Foundation.
|Study visit for African executives – 2019 concept paper|
|Study visit for European executives – 2018 concept paper|
|Study visit for European executives – List of previous participants|
|Study visit for African executives – List of previous participants|
|Executives from African Universities Learn from the American Fundraising Model|
|Learning from the American Fundraising Model – A European perspective|
Nimi D. Briggs, Emeritus Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt (Nigeria)
Ainhoa Grandes Massa, President of Fundacion MACBA – Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (Spain)
Mariétou Diongue Diop, Executive Director of the Cheikh Anta Diop University Foundation (Senegal)
Pavel Hajek, former Director of Marketing at the State Opera of Prague (Czech Republic)