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Breakout Session 5A:
Problem Solving Workshop

Megan McAndrews

Thursday, September 24
11:45 AM – 12:45 PM

Session Description

Have a burning issue that needs solving? Interested in ways your donor relations peers would approach the situation? Want to learn ways to engage a group of colleagues in constructive problem-solving? Then come on down to this problem-solving workshop. This session will walk participants through group problem-solving exercises on common donor relations conundrums and offer help on issues brought by participants.

Keywords: Design Thinking, Diversity & Culture, Inspiring Change, Leadership

 Who Should Attend?


  All interested in problem solving Suitable for any size shop Suitable for all levels  

Learning Objectives

  1. Learn techniques to problem solve in teams and individually.
  2. Learn solutions to their specific problems.
  3. Enjoy a fun, interactive, and focused on group discussion. We want to be solution-oriented, not create a place for complaints.

About the Speaker

Megan McAndrews
Executive Director of Development
Syracuse University

Megan oversees donor relations and campaign project management. Since arriving at Syracuse in 2015, she has rebuilt the donor relations program from strategic planning, to staff development, to implementation. She has also coordinated the public launch of Forever Orange: The Campaign for Syracuse University. In addition, Megan crafted donor stewardship programs at the University of Vermont and Indiana State University, served as vice president of ADRP and has presented on donor relations at multiple conferences. Megan was the recipient of the 2019 ADRP Volunteer Service Award.