Raise to Rise – Fundraising Education & Consulting

AVCA is excited to partner with Coach Raise to offer fundraising consulting and education to convention attendees. To be truly relevant, college coaches must do more than win and recruit. They must also bring in dollars to support their program and contribute to athletic department budgets. The convention schedule includes educational sessions targeted at how to help your program and department create successful fundraising campaigns. This includes strategies for identifying new donors, ideas for how to work within your department, and effective fundraising planning and tactics to be efficient with your time while maximizing donations.

In addition, complimentary 30-minute individual consulting sessions will be available with Coach Raise staff to discuss fundraising strategies specific to your program. Take advantage of this opportunity to discuss your unique situation and get advice on how to structure a campaign specific to your goals.

Coach Raise education and consulting opportunities don’t end with the convention. Coach Raise staff will be offering a series of Zoom courses targeting coaches with different levels of experience, fundraising academies for small coach groups, and other online learning opportunities throughout the spring and summer of 2022. AVCA members should watch their e-mail for details on how to participate.

Coach Raise was founded by Wade Garard and Julian Moses to assist coaches in raising their relevance on campus. They realized coaches were eager to raise money and contribute to their department, but often lacked the tools and techniques to land the high value donors that could boost their program. Please click here for more information on Coach Raise.


Please see the schedule below for fundraising education and consulting programming at the convention:  

Wednesday, Dec. 15
• Title TBD (Session open to Diversity Scholarship Winners) – TBD
Time TBD

Thursday, Dec. 16
• Advanced Career Education (ACE) Seminar: Raise to Rise – A Playbook for Raising Funds to Support Your Program – Wade Garard & Julian Moses
11 a.m. – Noon – Session is open to all attendees

• Fundraising Consulting Office Hours (Sign up for complimentary individual 30-minute appointments in the Career Center)
3 – 5 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 17
• Major Gifts Fundraising Workshop – Wade Garard & Julian Moses
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.

• Fundraising Consulting Office Hours (Sign up for complimentary individual 30-minute appointments in the Career Center)
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.



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