Giving Day Away Day

Sharing best practices on running a university giving day

4th October 2018 — University of Sydney
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Duncan Knox


Duncan has helped many of the UK's leading institutions launch their digital programs.

Julie Young

Associate Director Annual Giving
University of Sydney


Laurelle Vingoe

Annual Giving Manager
The Australian National University

Laurelle has more than 9 years of experience working in fundraising in Higher Education with aparticular focus on Annual Giving and Legacy Programmes.

Adam Ruble

Advancement Officer
Queensland University of Technology

Previously Assistant Director of Outreach at Knox College in the US, Adam now focuses on relationship management and was the project lead for QUT's first giving day.

Lawrence Jackson

Managing Director
Catalyst Management

Previously Director of Development at The University of Sydney, Lawrence now uses his experience to help institutions such asthe National Heart Foundation, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Melbourne to develop their digital programs.

Miranda Adam

Annual Giving Officer
University of Sydney


Alana Garn

Annual Giving Specialist
University of Sydney


Isabella Andrews

Annual Giving Associate (Online & New Media), University of Sydney


Miranda Adam

Annual Giving Officer
University of Sydney


What to expect

Giving Days are taking higher education fundraising by storm. They are exciting, multichannel events for engaging existing and new donors. At this one day event, you will hear how Australia's - and one of the world's - leading universities have used giving days as part of their engagement strategies.
You learn what to do - and what not to do! - when planning your own giving day. Just before the event, the University of Sydney and ANU will complete their 2nd and 3rd giving days, respectively, so you will be the first to hear how their giving day strategies have developed.


What not to do!

The University of Sydney ran their first giving day in 2017 and will be running their second just a week before this event! Sydney's Annual Giving team will share "what not to do!" when planning your giving day.

Elements of success

QUT's first giving day in May this year helped the University to gain more than 1000 new donors and secure more than $1.6m. Adam Ruble will present the keys to the success of #QUTGivingDay.

Going global

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem had just 2 months to coordinate 10 friends groups situated in every corner of the world for its first giving day. The result was $1m USD raised from 592 donors - with help from 139 social media ambassadors.


ANU has run 2 giving days but their 3rd will be just a week before this event. Laurelle will present the tactics she used to manage internal stakeholders and plan their giving day inline with the wider strategy of the development office and University.

What's next?

Duncan will present trends in the sector and ideas for the next generation on digital fundraising.

About Hubbub

Some of the most innovative and exciting universities in the world have run their giving days with Hubbub.
Hubbub provides technology and professional services to ensure your giving day is a huge success.


10:00 AM

Coffee and Tea

10:30 AM

What not to do!

Julie Young, The University of Sydney

11:15 AM

Elements of Ssuccess

Adam Ruble, QUT

12:15 PM

Going global

Lawrence Jackson, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1:00 PM


2:00 PM


Laurelle Vingoe, ANU

2:45 PM

What's next?

Duncan Knox, Hubbub

3:30 PM


Location and details

The University of Sydney
NSW 2006

Thursday October 4th
10am - 4pm
Lunch provided

There are limited places available so registrations will be approved by the organiser.

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