Apra Wisconsin will be hosting a summer event with the following agenda for the morning and additional information about Kevin's presentation:
10:00 a.m. Welcome/Intro
10:05 a.m. Kevin MacDonnell: Good Tools
Advancement professionals work in complex environments and enjoy a lot of autonomy in how they manage their time and projects. Good tools are essential. In this session, Kevin MacDonell will describe how using a simple notebook can help us be better leaders, managers, and professionals. His adaptation of the famous Bullet Journal method involves more than just taking good notes; it’s about accessing the captured content of our days in a progressive, creative way.
11:00 a.m. Networking
11:30 a.m. Apra business meeting (Optional)
Kevin MacDonnell, Executive Director, Dalhousie University
As Executive Director, Advancement Operations for the Advancement Department of Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Kevin entered higher education advancement in 2003 as a communications writer and later moved on to prospect research, annual giving, and business intelligence. While pursuing an interest in data analysis, data mining and predictive modeling, he launched the CoolData blog (cooldata.org) in 2009, focused on learning predictive modeling techniques for professionals working in advancement and nonprofits. He has presented widely and is co-author (with consultant Peter Wylie) of a book published by CASE called Score! Data-Driven Success for Your Advancement Team. His new blog, CoolOps.blog, focuses on Advancement Services as a strategic partner in support of the institutional mission.