Location: North Carolina Central University in Durham, North Carolina

Date(s): May 20th and 21st, 2024


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The 2024 Advancement Symposium has reached it’s capacity and is functioning on a Waitlist. We hope to see you next year!


All partnering hotel reservations are full for this event. Any hotel reservations must be made independently.

offered at the event

  • Opportunities to share professional practices
  • Speakers who focus on innovative programs
  • Guidance for building strategies to enhance effectiveness of Advancement efforts
  • Networking opportunities
  • Exhibitor booths and partnership opportunities
  • Interactive reception events that encourage relationship building
  • CFRE approved provider event

conference topics

  • Academic Leadersip
  • Administrative Professionals
  • Advancement Communications and Marketing
  • Advancement Leadership
  • Annual Giving
  • Advancement Services
  • Alumni Relations and Engagement
  • Campaign Planning and Management
  • Corporate and Foundation Relations
  • Data Management/Analytics/CRM
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Donor Relations and Stewardship
  • Gift Planning
  • Gift Services and Processing
  • Major and Planned Giving
  • Major Gifts
  • Principal Gifts
  • Prospect Development
  • Talent Development
  • Special Events and Event Planning


Advancement professionals—including executives, front-line fundraisers, alumni relations professionals, and advancement services employees—from the 17 campuses and 3 affiliates that make up the UNC System are encouraged to attend this event for the opportunity to learn from and network with both colleagues and guest speakers.

The Advancement Symposium welcomes professionals at any point in their career. Whether you’re an early, intermediate, or advanced career professional, this conference will have a session for you. The 2024 Advancement Symposium offers multiple sessions for all audiences!


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Thank you to our 2024 Advancement Symposium Sponsors! The UNC System appreciates your support of this enriching event. The sponsors listed below will be in attendance at the 2024 Advancement Symposium.


If you have questions regarding the 2024 Advancement Symposium, you may contact Emily Gillespie.

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