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Shaun Keister at UC Davis Talks About Maintaining Donor Engagement

Brian Gawor

Vice President of Research

April 21, 2020

As many of you know, we’re generally out on the road during the spring meeting with you, but we can’t do that right now. So, welcome to RNL at Home, where you get to peek at our Zoom calls with top fundraising leaders. On this episode, Shaun Keister, Vice Chancellor for Development and Alumni Relations at the University of California, Davis talks to us just a few days before their annual giving day.

UC Davis is in a unique position. With an incredibly generous and loyal group of supporters, they’re also the site of a major health system, medical education, and one of the world’s best veterinary and global health programs. These things that are right at the core of the solution to the problem.

We talked with Shaun just a few days before UC Davis launched their annual giving day, using the RNL giving day platform. What Shaun didn’t know is that they would go on to raise over $2.5 million and over 3,000 gifts.

UC Davis received over $2.5M on their April 17-18 give day.

You can check out the full 34-minute conversation with Shaun Keister on Fundraising Voices.

Figuring out how you will engage donors in this crisis and beyond is not something you have to do alone. RNL consultants are working actively with hundreds of partners right now to navigate donor engagement in this challenging time, and we’d love to listen to your goals and share what we’re hearing from your peers. Contact us and we’ll set up a time to talk.


About the Author

Brian Gawor

Brian Gawor’s focus is research and strategy to help propel both alumni engagement and fundraising results of RNL clients. Brian has 20 years of higher education experience in student affairs, enrollment management, alumni engagement and...

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