Lunch & Learn - Donor Research for the Rest of Us -- Free Resources, Tips & Ethics for any Fundraise

When:  Aug 17, 2022 from 11:45 AM to 01:00 PM (AKT)
Associated with  AFP, Alaska Chapter

Donor Research for the Rest of Us -- Free Resources, Tips & Ethics for any Fundraiser


Harry W. Need, MPA, CFRE. Harry is an exhausted father of a three y.o., a volunteer rabble-rouser, a VW van knuckle banger, ski patroller, and an aspiring fly-fishing guru. Also, UA pays him to help potential benefactors and their professional advisors discover and develop values and priorities into gifts of significance. 

In addition to working with donors, as Senior Director of Philanthropic Services for the UA Foundation, Harry also helps promote and elevate effective and ethical donor-centric fundraising practices in the social sector through his leadership role as President of the Anchorage Estate Planning Council and his past presidency of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Alaska Chapter.

He's been working with complex gifts and gifts of significance for UA for over a decade and is typically focusing on guiding 10-15 donors and their representatives to $5-20m of giving each year in the "University for Alaska" campaign. A focus on gifts of significance requires prioritization, an integrated team approach on gifts of six and seven figures, and an eagle-eye for the opportunities presented by gifts of appreciated assets. 
Candice Krupa is the Senior Director of Research at the University of Alaska Foundation. Originally from British Columbia, she came to Alaska to play volleyball for UAF, ended up also playing basketball for the 'Nooks, and stayed to make Alaska home. She earned her BA in Art History and Anthropology cum laude and worked in varying research roles before leaving the Museum of the North to join the foundation in 2008. She hopes to give students the same great college experience she received at UA through her work in transformational philanthropy. She lives in Fairbanks with her husband and two kids, who try to spend all their extra time outside, even in the cold!

Kyrstin Floodeen is the Senior Analyst of Philanthropic Research at the University of Alaska Foundation. She began working as a researcher for the Foundation in Anchorage in 2014 after earning her Master's in Library and Information Studies from the University of British Columbia. She previously worked as a librarian in the Anchorage Museum and the Kenai Community Library, German-speaking Park Ranger in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park, and in the Annual Fund at Whittman, where she earned her bachelor's degree. She lives in Soldotna with her husband and three young kids, where she works remotely from her corner office -- aka the corner of her living room.