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University-Industry Engagement Advisor

Managing Risk Related to Research Fundraising and Industry Sponsorship: A New Era of Due Diligence

Format: On-Demand Video/Transcript, or DVD
Originally presented: Wednesday, April 29, 2020

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University fundraising and industry sponsorships — critical revenue sources for universities — are in the throes of a public relations crisis.

Think Sackler. Think Epstein. Think Saudi Arabia, China, tobacco, or oil. While contributions from these funding sources – and others who may have fallen from grace, are associated with controversy, or perhaps have ties to companies or countries with questionable motives – might once have been welcomed with open arms, they have now put many organizations under tight scrutiny. These linkages, once revealed, give rise to uncomfortable questions from the media, legislators, student and faculty groups, and other key stakeholders: Who knew what, and when? What policies and procedures could have averted the problem? What sort of vetting and approval was done prior to accepting these funds – and what should be changed going forward?

Tech Transfer Central, in partnership with University-Industry Engagement Advisor, brings you this critically important webinar that will shed light on the elements you need in place to prevent a crisis in controversy before it even happens:

Managing Risk Related to Research Fundraising and Industry Sponsorship: A New Era of Due Diligence

 Please join Bond T. Lammey, senior vice president of prospect development at BWF, for this session that will cover:

  • Proactive measures
    • Policies such as gift acceptance and naming guidelines
    • Research on potential donors and sponsors to assess risk
    • The role of a due diligence or gift review committee
  • Making the case
    • Examples of organizations leading these efforts
    • Painting the picture of future risk
    • Demonstrating that donors want this level of accountability
  • If a crisis hits
    • Review your institution’s crisis management plan
    • Designate/adhere to a single point of contact for media
    • Seek help from legal counsel and communications professionals

Plus: Get all of your questions answered during the interactive Q&A.

Meet Your Program Leader:

Bond T. LammeyBond T. Lammey is the senior vice president of prospect development at leading fundraising firm BWF. Bond’s experience ranges from higher education to academic medicine, large and small social service agencies, and national and local member/cause organizations. She is accomplished in principal gift prospecting, working with non-natural constituencies, daily wealth screenings, and comprehensive prospect development strategies.

Prior to joining BWF, Bond led prospect research efforts at the University of Chicago, where she oversaw the central prospect research team and developed integrated strategies with prospect management, analytics, corporate and foundation relations research, and non-central research teams at the medical center and Booth School of Business. She is the president of the board of Apra International, is an instructor at the Rice University Center for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Leadership. 

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