Go Forward Boldly, Confidently. Charting the Advancement Path Forward.

A Special Summer Seminar For Catholic School Leaders
Presented by Advancement Partners
August 3-5, 2022 at the University of Notre Dame

The 2022 Summer Seminar has come and gone! The next seminar will be held on August 2-4, 2023. Registration will open in early 2023. To be notified when tickets are available, make sure to subscribe to our newsletter.

The Advancement Partners Summer Seminar is an annual three-day seminar and conference for Catholic school development professionals, presidents, principals, and board members. The 2022 Advancement Partners Summer Seminar will take place August 3-5 2022 at the University of Notre Dame.

This year's summer seminar is designed for school leaders determined to chart their school's path post-pandemic…creating a bold plan…and securing the funds to ensure that plan. The time is NOW to focus on the right strategies — strategic planning and major gift/campaign funding — and this seminar, in person again at the University of Notre Dame, will do that.

About the Summer Seminar

This year’s seminar will focus on the following topics:

  • School Envisioning and Strategic Planning
  • Feasibility Study: assessing readiness and potential
  • Capital Campaign/Major Gift Preparation Activities: objectives and processes
  • Major Gift Processes: engagement, solicitation, closing, stewardship
  • Solicitation role playing
  • Effective use of videoconferencing in implementing your strategic plan and major gift processes
  • Trends in education philanthropy

And includes the following opportunities

  • Networking with peer school leaders in a seminar-style, collegial environment
  • Discussion on changes required in advancement efforts post-pandemic
  • Data sharing on relevant trends in Catholic school philanthropy
  • Small group and one-on-one sessions on topics customized to each attendee school’s needs

Who Should Attend

  • Presidents/Principals, Heads of School
  • Development/Advancement Directors
  • Development/Advancement Committee Members
  • Trustees, Board Members

About Advancement Partners

Celebrating our 26th year in business,

  • Advancement Partners specializes in advancement consulting and capital campaign management for Catholic K-12 education..
  • Our processes are designed for Catholic education.
  • We have worked with over 325 Catholic schools...
  • Personally conducted more than 12,000 solicitations...
  • And raised over $1 billion for Catholic schools from coast to coast.
  • We employ leading edge advancement tools, but embrace a customized approach to each school engagement.

Site & Accommodations

The McKenna Conference Center and The Morris Inn

Located on the world-famous campus of the University of Notre Dame, the Notre Dame Conference Center inside McKenna Hall accommodates meetings of all sizes with state-of-the art technology and flexible spaces. The Morris Inn on the ND campus and the McKenna Center are within walking distance of the entire campus including Notre Dame Stadium, the Golden Dome and Basilica of the Sacred Heart. All seminar sessions will be held in the McKenna Conference Center with meals and accommodations provided by the Morris Inn.

Getting to Notre Dame

The University of Notre Dame is served by Michiana Regional Airport (South Bend, IN), which accommodates several airlines and is 15 minutes from campus. Notre Dame is approximately 90 minutes east of downtown Chicago and Midway Airport. Please note, South Bend, IN is on EASTERN time.


Registration Fee:

Take advantage of our early bird registration:

  • $949 per person before May 31, 2022
  • $1,049 after May 31, 2022

Registration Fee Includes:

  • Full participation in all seminar workshops and events.
  • Two nights accommodations at the Morris Inn.
  • Six meals: Lunch and Dinner on Wednesday, Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Thursday, and Breakfast on Friday
  • A flash drive with electronic copies of all presentations and seminar materials.
  • Seminar working materials and welcome pack.
  • All participants will receive a certificate of participation.


If you have any questions regarding the Advancement Partners Summer Seminar 2022, please contact Terry Fairholm at 888-717-9980, ext. 1 or via email at terry@advancementpartners.com.


Registration is closed.