ICAA June 2020 Newsletter


June 2020



A New Way Forward 

In response to the pandemic and social distancing guidelines, ICAA has pivoted quickly to a virtual format for networking and educational programming in place of the traditional in-person Summer Conference. Last week, three round tables were held on the topics of major gifts strategies, Homecoming and reunion planning, annual fund by phone and advancement services. We were happy to welcome 87 participants from 30 member institutions!

It was great to see so many faces, both new and familiar, on the calls. While we can’t be in the same room, we can be on the same screen!  Stay tuned for details on upcoming educational programming.

We wish all our members a happy, healthy summer.


Helpful Resources – Please Share with Us!

The ICAA Articles page continues to feature a variety of articles and webinar links on a range of advancement topics. Many of the experts who authored these articles have been featured as ICAA speakers at past workshops and conferences. 

Have you read an especially helpful article recently, or know of an upcoming webinar you think would be a good resource to ICAA members? Email ICAA Secretary Lisa Judge at with your suggestion and we will add to the Articles page.


ICAA Executive Committee Seeking Nominations


All members are invited to nominate – or self-nominate – for the executive committee of the ICAA board. A slate will be presented at the August annual meeting.  

Current executive committee members report not only the benefits of professional development, but the opportunity to give back to the profession, learn from peers at other institutions, and work together in support of a common goal as reasons they recommend serving. Deadline to submit a nomination form is July 10.

Complete this easy nomination form and you will be contacted by a board member to further discuss your interest and qualifications.  

Questions before deciding to submit? Contact Beau Slater at


Join us on LinkedIn!


If you haven’t already, join the Independent College Advancement Associates LinkedIn group. It’s a great way to establish connections and continue the conversations started in last week’s round table discussions.

Make it your destination to share and compare ideas. Start a topic or respond to an established topic, all within the company of colleagues at other small, independent institutions in the region.

We look forward to your input and approving your request to join the group if you are not already a member.



  Job Postings

Do you know the most clicked page on the ICAA website is job postings? Check out current opportunities at ICAA member institutions here. Institutions with current memberships can post openings anytime.





Is your staff listing current?

Log in and check the staff list for your institution under “member directory.” You may be surprised by how many changes have occurred at your institution since you last viewed this list. Contact Lauren Kennedy for assistance with updating your member list so your entire team can receive future communications and invitations from ICAA.  


Have new staff or promotions to celebrate? We love good news more than ever! Share with us for future newsletters by emailing ICAA Secretary Lisa Judge at


Be sure to visit the ICAA Membership page to update your information, review the list of active members from your institution, or help new employees sign up for their own accounts! 


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