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Rethinking Stewardship & Disrupting the Status Quo

Kristin DeLuca

Wednesday, September 25
2:00 – 3:00 PM

Session Description 

Rethinking stewardship and disrupting the status quo in your development office IS possible. In an ever-shifting landscape and a crowded field it is vital to stand out. Kristin will walk through how they individually and collaboratively disrupted their status quo, implemented new organizational structures and launched stewardship efforts that were focused and engaging. They will also share their methods of tracking and analyzing interaction or engagement points and how future programming was created out of that data. Their experiences will serve as a catalyst for discussion as they tackle development standards like annual reporting, cold calling, and most importantly, personalized stewardship efforts for individuals and foundations.

About the Presenter

Kristin DeLuca
Director of Grants & Fellowships
Point Park University

Kristin began at Point Park in February 2017. She has 14+ years of experience in the political, nonprofit and higher education sectors. Kristin is dedicated to connecting Point Park faculty and students with funding opportunities from corporations, foundations, and government. She is housed in the Center for Inclusive Excellence, but works closely with Alumni Engagement and Giving team. A graduate of Chatham University (B.A. in political science) and the University of Pittsburgh (M.Ed. in higher education management), Kristin is also working toward a Ph.D. in social and comparative analysis in education.

Session Details

Target Audience

Private College/University, Public College/University, Private Secondary School, Other non-profit


Suitable for all levels

Shop Size

Small Shop (1-5 staff), Medium Shop (6-10 staff)

Session Keywords

Donor Experience, Individualized Stewardship Plans, Inspiring Change, Relationship-Building, Strategy