University Advancement and External Affairs

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     So what exactly does Advancement do?  The answer is fairly simple, yet complex.  The traditional answer is that we serve to “advance” the institution and build lasting relationships with alumni, friends and donors who care as much about UMPI as we do, thereby inspiring loyalty and support for UMPI. Advancement works closely with the president and university leadership to receive the support of alumni, friends and organizations—both financially and through advocacy.  At UMPI, Advancement includes development, external affairs, alumni relations and sponsored projects. Continue reading “University Advancement and External Affairs”

What’s University Advancement?

Last year UMPI created an Office of University Advancement and many have asked me “what exactly does Advancement do?”  The answer is fairly simple, yet complex.  The traditional answer is that we serve to “advance” the institution and build lasting relationships with alumni, friends and donors who care as much about UMPI as we do, thereby inspiring loyalty and support for UMPI. Advancement works closely with the president and university leadership to receive the support of alumni, friends and organizations—both financially and through advocacy.  At UMPI, Advancement includes development, alumni relations and sponsored projects. Continue reading “What’s University Advancement?”