Reminder: K-State Alumni Association, KSU Foundation to host alumni and fundraising workshop for student organizations

Posted March 30, 2018

The K-State Alumni Association and the KSU Foundation will host an alumni and fundraising workshop on April 4. This workshop is in response to a call to action from KSUnite.

The workshop is geared toward student organizations and will cover alumni relations and basic fundraising knowledge. It will help student organizations learn skills to connect with former members who have graduated and learn how to tell the organization’s story so that donors will want to give back and help the organization grow. Every organization should try to send at least two members.

Participants will:

  • Learn the importance of building relationships with your alumni

  • Learn how K-State raises money

  • Learn how donation funds support the university

  • Develop a compelling “why a donor should invest in your organization” statement

  • Develop priorities for your organization to focus on

  • Learn about alumni relations and fundraising as a profession and resume builder

The event is from 3 to 6 p.m. at the K-State Alumni Center. Please RSVP at

KSUnite is a rallying cry that joins the entire university family together to uphold the value of human diversity and inclusion for community. The responsibility to take action and stand up against all forms of discrimination belongs to us all, both as individuals and as the K-State family as a whole. For more information about KSUnite, visit

Featured guests include Amy Button Renz, president and CEO of the K-State Alumni Association; John Morris, senior vice president of development for the KSU Foundation; Jessica Elmore, associate director of diversity programs for the K-State Alumni Association; Bryan Samuel, K-State chief diversity and inclusion officer; and Adrian Rodriguez, K-State associate vice president for student life of diversity and multicultural student affairs.

“The workshop’s guests will share their knowledge and strategies on how to build relationships with former and graduating students, along with providing hands-on experiences on how to share the vision of your organization to potential donors,” Elmore said.

For more information, contact Elmore at or 785-532-5060.