What is BTFRI?
Who should attend?
- BTFRI participants will benefit from the exchange of ideas and experiences with Institute faculty and presenters, as well as outstanding peers from our rapidly changing profession.
- Attendees will be given the opportunity to reassess their development strategies in a private, productive setting, removed from the demands of busy schedules.
- Presenters will discuss the latest fundraising challenges and share creative ways to take advantage of new opportunities. BTFRI will truly reinvigorate your enthusiasm for higher education development.
Words from several of our faculty members . . .
Every August I make my way to BTFRI. The quality of the conference’s content and collegiality conspire to make it one of the finest professional development opportunities around. It’s well worth the trip from anywhere.
President and CEO, The University of Iowa Center for Advancement; Dean, BTFRI
BTFRI is one of the strongest conferences in the country because of its small size and extraordinary participants. It provides wonderful opportunities for formal and informal interaction.
Vice Chancellor, External Affairs, UCLA
Each year I look forward to gathering with senior advancement leaders from across the country to talk about the most pressing issues facing higher education philanthropy.
As BTFRI faculty, we look forward to welcoming you to Lake Geneva and we promise candid and open conversations based on our collective experience at some of the largest programs in the country.
Vice President, The American University in Cairo
From my first experience at BTFRI as an attendee in the Summer of 2011, to now being on faculty, I have appreciated the unique learning experience it provides for senior development leaders. BTFRI provides opportunities for honest conversations and informal networking, and gives us all the chance to step away from our busy careers, to focus on personal and professional development.