APRU Conference

The University of Oregon is pleased to invite members of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities to a one and a half day conversation-style gathering on international fundraising. The intention of the conference is to provide a forum for informal discussions on issues related to fundraising in Asia and best practices for Asian universities to approach US donors.

Representatives of APRU universities will lead subject matter sessions on best practices, strategies and cultural exchanges. The casual format of the event is intended to keep presentations to a minimum, and open every topic to full, seminar-style discussion among all participants. Participants will receive background materials that will prepare them for these discussions. The organizers will also arrange Skype or conference calls with each registered participant in the month prior to the meeting to better understand their interest in the conference, answer questions, and provide the background necessary to participate in lively, open brainstorming on fundraising around the Pacific Rim and the APRU value proposition in fundraising.

This event will take place in San Francisco on Monday and Tuesday, July 11-12, 2016. There is no cost to attend other than travel and lodging.

APRU International Fundraising Conference
San Francisco Marriott Union Square
480 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California 94108 USA
Phone: 1-415-398-8900
Dates: July 11-12, 2016


REGISTRATION

There is no cost to attend other than travel and lodging, however, registration is required to attend the conference. If you would like to attend, please fill out the online APRU Convention Registration Form.

Please contact Leanne Dillon at: Leanne@uoregon.edu if you need more information or assistance in registering for this conference. Registration closed on Friday, June 17, 2016.


HOTEL

The APRU International Fundraising Conference will be held at:

San Francisco Marriott Union Square
480 Sutter Street
San Francisco, California 94108 USA
Phone: 1-415-398-8900

Sitting on the corner of Sutter and Powell streets, San Francisco Marriott Union Square is just steps from world-class shopping, dining and the theater district.

We have reserved a block of rooms for Sunday and Monday nights only (July 10 and 11):

  • The conference rate is $289 per night + tax.
  • Valet Parking is available for $62.70, including tax, per day for in/out privileges

Book your room at the Mariott with the group rate ONLINE

Explore the nearby vicinity for local attractions and activities:
Local Area Visitor's Guide by Mariott
Union Square Visitor's Guide

SPECIAL NOTES:
If you are interested in booking room nights before/after the conference, please contact
Leanne@uoregon.edu immediately so that we can get these arranged (our conference overlaps a large city-wide technology conference and rooms before and especially following our dates will sell out quickly).

If one day sells out you will receive an error message indicating that all rooms are sold out. Should this happen, please contact Leanne right away so we can add more rooms to the block.


TRANSPORTATION

Union Square is a public transit hub and the available options to get to and from the area are plentiful. A comprehensive guide can be found on the Visit Union Square transportation and tours page.

Local area airports:

The Conference is conveniently located close to two San Francisco airports:

San Francisco International Airport - SFO
(14 miles N)

Alternate transportation:

  • GO Lorrie's Airport Shuttle 
    Fee: 15 USD (one way), on request
  • Subway (BART) service
    Fee: approx. 8.95 USD (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: 55 USD (one way)

Driving directions

Oakland International Airport - OAK
(20 miles NW)

Alternate transportation:

  • Super Shuttle
    Fee: 25 USD (one way); reservation required
  • Subway (BART) service
    Fee: 10.20 USD (one way)
  • Estimated taxi fare: 75 USD (one way)

Driving directions


SCHEDULE

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Day 1: Marriott Union Square – Sutter 3 Room

8:00Conference Check-in
Continental Breakfast served
8:30 – 9:00Welcome: APRU & International Fundraising: Exploring the Possibilities
Speakers:
  • Mike Andreasen, University of Oregon
  • Keith Wong, APRU Secretariat
9:00 – 10:00Session 1: Fundraising across Borders: Culture, Best Practices and Potential
Speakers:
  • Eden Woon, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
  • Cindy Fan, UCLA
  • Jennie Lang, UNSW
10:00 – 10:30Break
10:30 – 12:00Session 2: US-Style Fundraising and its Shifting Applicability outside the US
Speakers:
  • Mike Andreasen, VP Advancement, University of Oregon
  • Susan Madon, Minerva Non-Profit Management
12:00 – 12:30Break
12:30 – 1:30Lunch Key Note: Korea University and a Korean Reinterpretation of the Donor Cycle
Presenter: President Jaeho Yeom, Korea University
1:30 – 3:00Session 3: International Fundraising in the US
Speakers:
  • Jorge Villareal, Monterrey Tech.
  • Marina Tan Harper, UC Davis
  • Li Jiaqiang, Tsinghua University
3:00 – 3:30Break
3:30 – 5:00Session 4: Roundtable on the APRU Value Proposition: The WHAT
Speakers:
  • Keith Wong, APRU
  • Dennis Galvan, University of Oregon
  • Takako Izumi, Tohoku University
  • John Rundle, UC Davis
  • Mellissa Withers, USC
7:00 – 9:00Featured Local Restaurant Dinner:
E&O Kitchen and Bar:

E&O Room, Mezzanine Level
314 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94108

Day 2: Marriott Union Square – Sutter 3 Room

8:00Continental Breakfast served
9:00 – 10:30Session 5: Roundtable on the APRU Value Proposition: The HOW
Speakers:
  • Keith Wong, APRU
  • Dennis Galvan, University of Oregon
10:00 – 10:30Break
10:30 – 12:00Wrap-up: Reflections and Planning for Future Conferences
Facilitator:
Mike Andreasen, University of Oregon

DETAILED SESSION INFORMATION

Session 1: Fundraising across Borders: Culture, Best Practices and Potential

Speakers:     

  • Eden Woon, Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
  • Cindy Fan, UCLA
  • Jennie Lang, UNSW

An exploration of the cultural and perception differences around the Rim about fundraising.  Led by a colleague with Asia experience, the kick off discussion will include the importance of cultural protocol, norms, perceptions and commonly made mistakes in cross cultural fundraising.


Session 2: US-Style Fundraising and its Shifting Applicability outside the US

Speakers:     

  • Mike Andreasen, VP Advancement, University of Oregon
  • Susan Madon, Minerva Non-Profit Managemen

Exploring the relevance and applicability of US-style fundraising in Asia with traditional elements of annual giving, major gifts, corporate & foundation relations and dues paying alumni relations programs.  The discussion will be led by a US based fundraising panelist with an initial response on what has worked and what hasn’t worked in Asia. This is meant to be a high level overview which will identify key discussions topics for the remaining conference sessions and future conferences.


Session 3. International Fundraising in the US

Speakers:     

  • Jorge Villareal, Monterrey Tech.
  • Marina Tan Harper, UC Davis
  • Li Jiaqiang, Tsinghua University

Featuring panelists who have experience fundraising in the US for non-US universities, this session will include experiences, challenges and opportunities for Asian universities to fundraise in the US.


Session 4. Roundtable: Roundtable on APRU Value Proposition: The What

Speakers: 

  • Keith Wong, APRU
  • Dennis Galvan, University of Oregon
  • Takako Izumi, Tohoku University
  • John Rundle, UC Davis
  • Mellissa Withers, USC

This roundtable will include key questions around the APRU value proposition such as:

  • What are the main APRU activities that could be of interest to donors?
  • Can individual member university fundraising be enhanced by reference to the APRU network?  
    • Is this a plausible pitch — “Our University of X is making a difference in the world because our expertise and research is linked in project Y to an Asia-Pacific wide network. Our beloved University of X alone cannot do as much as we can do by linking our efforts to those of the top 44 research universities around the Rim.”
  • Can we raise money for our own universities' activities, programs and projects within APRU, thus alleviating financial pressure on APRU secretariat?

Session 5: Roundtable on APRU Value Proposition: The How

Speakers:

  • Keith Wong, APRU
  • Dennis Galvan, University of Oregon

 


PARTICIPANTS

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