Be Bold A Campaign for Our Future

We provide UTSA’s advancement professionals and academic leaders with a variety of custom trainings, professional development workshops, and collaborative experiences.

We will empower you to better understand the world of fundraising in higher education, offering expertise from UTSA Advancement and Alumni Engagement and other entities.

We can strengthen our culture of philanthropy across the UTSA community and further drive our university toward a bold future together.

Advancing Together

The UTSA Advancement Institute offers education and training geared toward enhancing your skills as an Advancement and Alumni Engagement professional involved in all aspects of philanthropy and engagement.

Academic leaders and university partners will be invited to participate in select professional development events throughout the year.

Signature Trainings

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Advancement Services Open House

Weekly open house hosted by members of Advancement Services. This session serves as an opportunity for AAE members to ask specific questions about NXT, portfolios, gift recording, and more. Specialized trainings will be offered periodically; topics will be shared in advance.

Thursdays on Microsoft Teams.

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Development Roundtable Topic Series

Join sessions covering a variety of topics such as managing donor portfolios, partnering with faculty members, discussing gift agreements with donors, and incorporating digital donor engagement.


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Coffee & Courageous Conversations

Participate in engaging discussions that help build a sense of belonging for all employees while enhancing engagement, satisfaction and productivity.

Details on our next event are coming soon.

Upcoming Webinars

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From Overlooked to Essential: The Crucial Role of Mid-Level Donors in Advancement

Join a discussion about key insights and demographics on mid-level donors, strategies for mid-level donor engagement, and the impact mid-level donors can have on fundraising success.
Thursday, May 16 2-2:30

On Demand Trainings

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Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) Resources

Access on-demand webinars, subject guides, samples, articles, and more.

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Evertrue: 10 Ways AI will change Advancement

Learn about the impact that AI will have on your work in advancement.

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Advancement Resources

Explore webinars, blogs, samples, and so much more to help enhance your work in advancement.



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CliftonStrengths

Learn about your strengths as well as the strengths of your colleagues to help enhance communication, engagement, and overall job satisfaction.

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Obey Your Strengths Podcast

Our certified Strengths Coach, Kathy Kersten, interviews leaders who have leveraged the power of CliftonStrengths to achieve personal and professional success.

Other Resources

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UT System Advancement Academy

Participate in professional development programs offered to all advancement professionals, from entry-level newcomers to senior executives.

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UTSA People Excellence Professional Development

Explore a variety of training on topics such as leadership, personal and professional development, computer skills, administrative skills, safety, and more. Sessions are offered in-person, virtually, and on-demand.

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LinkedIn Learning

Access a variety of courses, explore best practices, and gain new knowledge.

Do you have suggestions for additional training topics?

Email our Senior Director of Advancement Talent Management, Genevieve Tobias, for more information.