Top 10 Things I Hope to Gain at the National Forum

By Carly Wegner 

My decision to pursue the Philanthropy, Advancement, and Development concentration as part of the Higher Education masters program eventually led me to the National Forum. I have already begun to learn a great deal since joining the National Forum, but I am hoping to gain many more skills throughout my time here.

10. Greater awareness of policy issues affecting higher education

9. More insight into institutional politics

8. Greater understanding of charitable foundations

7. Event planning experience

6. Greater understanding of budgets and budgeting projects

5. Grant seeking experience

4. Grant writing experience

3. More skills associated with the stewardship aspect of the Finance and Stewardship team

2. Gain and/or better relationships with others who are passionate about higher education

1. Professional growth to increase the probability of a career in institutional development