Focus on Fundraising - Harbor Country


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Laura Macknick, Director of Development and Foundation Relations at Trine University, leads a successful career in higher education philanthropy and nonprofit management.  She melds her personal passion for giving and volunteerism with her work, building relationships to further important community causes.  Laura has been responsible for managing fund development projects amounting to more than $42M over the course of her career and of that, has personally been involved with closing over $19M in philanthropic gifts. 
Her career background has provided her the opportunity to develop extensive expertise in the following areas:
Development & Philanthropy
- Capital and Special Campaign Gifts
- Planned & Estate Gifts, Real Estate & Stock Transactions
- Annual Giving Programs (Direct Mail, Phone, Online, Social Media)
- Corporate Engagement & Sponsorships
- Foundation Relations & Grants
- Stewardship & Alumni Relations
- Social Networking & New Media
- PR & Media Relations
- Promotions
- Business Writing
Special Events
- Planning/Organizing
- Management