EAB and Other Learning Networks

Education Advisory Board (EAB) provides research-based studies, best practices, and bench-marking specific to higher education development.

See document that specifically matches EAB resources with categories from Notre Dame Development Strategy Map FY16.


To obtain a username and password:

  1. Go to eab.com.
  2. On the top right of the homepage, click on “Log in now” and then click on “I’m a new user” in the middle.
  3. Clicking the link takes you to the registration page through which you will be prompted to provide your location, institution name, and your personal information. You will also create a unique password.
  4. Click “submit” and you will receive an email in your university inbox containing a confirmation code and a link to log in to the website. Please check your spam folder if the email containing the link does not arrive in your inbox after several minutes.

Tip: after creating your account, manage your subscriptions to receive the Advancement Form email.

  1. When logged in, use the drop-down menu in top right corner by clicking on arrow next to your name.
  2. Click “Manage your subscriptions.”
  3. Click “Product or Membership Email.”
  4. Click “Subscribe” next to Advancement Forum.


Other Learning Networks


Gavin McGuire to transition to the ND Trail team

Dear colleagues:

We are excited to announce that effective June 6, Gavin McGuire will transition to the limited term assistant director position on the ND Trail and the University’s 175th anniversary celebration!  He will be joining the core team comprised of Matt Klawitter, Lauren Fox, and Katherine Lane.

Gavin has been an incredible friend, colleague, and trusted advisor to Micki over the past 3 years, and the broader Development team has benefited greatly from his work ethic, dedication, and contagious enthusiasm.  We are delighted to recognize his efforts with a new opportunity to grow and contribute to Our Lady’s mission.

Gavin’s current role of Development Associate will be posted today, and we encourage any interested colleagues to contact Ann Moran.  The posting will be available for five days.

We could not be more thrilled at the opportunities ahead. Please join us in thanking Gavin and congratulating him on this next endeavor!

In Notre Dame
Micki and Katherine

Associate Director, Fundraising Innovations posted

Dear colleagues,

The position of Associate Director, Fundraising Innovations is currently posted on jobs.nd.edu.  Reporting directly to me, this position will create, design, and implement a variety of disruptive fundraising innovations and critical endeavors resulting in growth in philanthropic revenue.  The Associate Director, Fundraising Innovations will work closely with the Sr. Directors of Annual Giving and Strategic Marketing, Regional Development, Gift Planning, Global Advancement, and Athletics Advancement to creative, develop, and implement fundraising innovations.  The Associate Director will be responsible for facilitating innovation sessions with the broader Development team, identifying the greatest opportunities to drive revenue, develop strategies and metrics within these new initiatives, implement the initiatives, and upon the decision that the innovations are sustainable, transition to appropriate parties across the Development team.  Working directly with the Associate Vice President for Development, the Associate Director will be expected to manage a significant workload and be comfortable working in a fast paced, diverse environment.  The Associate Director will also manage a significant number of projects on the AVP’s behalf, and will therefore have exposure to a wide variety of departments on campus.  The Associate Director will also manage a significant volume of communications from the AVP office, and serve as a liaison to a variety of University committees, initiatives, and projects.

A preferred candidate has been identified for the position, but please contact Micki Kidder or Gavin McGuire if you are interested in discussing the position.

My best,


Congratulations, Aaron Wall and Pablo Martinez

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to share several important announcements with you.

Aaron Wall has accepted the position of Director of Regional Development in Region 4, primarily working with donors in the Houston area. He will assume his new responsibilities on June 1. Joining Development in 2012, Aaron’s leadership has been instrumental in building the University’s first Student Philanthropy program and, of course, in the growth and success of Notre Dame Day. He will have a significant impact on our fundraising efforts in this new role.

Accepting the appointment to serve as Program Director for Notre Dame Day and Employee Giving, effective June 1, is Pablo Martinez. Pablo has been a key member of our Development team since graduating from Notre Dame in 2011, most recently serving as the Assistant Director for 21+ Alumni Giving and Matching Gifts. We are fortunate to have Pablo assuming this important leadership role for Notre Dame.

Please join us in congratulating Aaron and Pablo!


Marty Harshman and Ryan Brennan

Congratulations to Michael Loungo’s daughter, Yavara

Huge congratulations to Michael Loungo’s daughter, Yavara, who won the Pre-K to Grade 2 category of the Notre Dame Office of Sustainability’s 2016 Children’s Artwork Competition.

Yavara Loungo, Age 5

Yavara won with 472 votes, or 29% of the votes cast in the Pre-K to Grade 2 category.

Winners were chosen by the public through a poll on the Office of Sustainability’s website, green.nd.edu. In total almost 3,200 votes across 3 categories were cast throughout the three week voting period by over 2,900 people.

Announcements in Annual Giving and Strategic Marketing

Dear colleagues,

I want to make you aware of several important changes in Annual Giving and Strategic Marketing.

I am pleased to announce that Jonathan Retartha has accepted the position of Program Manager of Donor Experience, effective July 1. In his current role as Assistant Director for the Corby Society and Young Alumni/Next Generation Giving, Jonathan has been instrumental in driving growth in both participation and unrestricted giving and I am excited for him to have this new opportunity.

In our ongoing effort to elevate the experience for our donors and become more aligned with our Recognition Societies, Jonathan and the Donor Experience team will report to Amy Schell, effective immediately.

Please also join me in congratulating Lindahl Chase, who has been appointed to serve as the Associate Director for the Corby Society and the Notre Dame Fund, effective July 1. Lindahl’s work ethic, creativity and commitment to excellence have had a significant impact on our marketing and fundraising efforts since she joined the team in December 2013.I am confident she will be outstanding in this elevated role.

The position of Assistant Director, Young Alumni/Next Generation Giving will be posted immediately. This is a critical role in our effort to boost total donors and strengthen our undergraduate alumni participation rate. We need top talent and appreciate any recommendations you may have. Please express your interest or recommendations to Andrea Bullock and Ann Moran.

Congratulations, Jonathan and Lindahl!

Thank you,


Welcome Christine Wallace!

Dear colleagues:

We are happy to announce a new addition to the Special Events & Stewardship team; Christine Wallace will begin her role as Program Director on Monday, May 16. Working closely with Regional Development, Christine will lead all the Wall Street engagement events. She’ll also assist in the planning and execution of various regional development cultivation and recognition events.

Christine comes to Notre Dame from the University of Mississippi, where she served as the Director for University and Public Events since 2010. As the leader of a team of six colleagues, she provided oversight for over 275 annual events. Previously, Christine served as the Director of Communications & Special Events for the Howard Hughes College of Engineering at UNLV. A graduate of Westminister College, she is known for incorporating students into events and for including vendors as strategic partners in event execution. We are thrilled to welcome her to the Notre Dame family.

Our Best,
Katherine Lane and Mary Fisher

Recognition Society Commencement Thank You Reception


AGSM will host a Recognition Society “Thank You” Reception on Commencement Weekend this Friday, May 13 from 3pm–6pm in the Family Room at ESC.

All members of the Sorin Society, Order of St. Thomas More, John Cardinal O’Hara Society, and Rockne Heritage Fund who are parents of graduating students were invited.

The RSVP list is below. Fundraisers are welcome to attend.

If you have any questions, please contact Brian Diss (1-5646) or the Donor Experience Team (1-5198)

Commencement Event RSVP List

Navigating Your Financial Future

Dear Colleagues,

We invite you, along with your benefactors and prospects who will be attending Reunion 2016, to join the Office of Gift Planning to this year’s Navigating Your Financial Future which will be held Saturday, June 4 at 10:00 a.m. at Washington Hall.

Attendees will learn from our panel of experts on global markets, the U.S. economy, short and long term trends, inflationary risks, debt outlook, and how others in the Notre Dame family have leveraged the Notre Dame endowment, including a variety of planned gifts that could help the financial future of your family.
Hosted by: John Affleck-Graves, Executive Vice President, University of Notre Dame
Moderator: Jack Brennan, Chairman Emeritus & Senior Advisor, The Vanguard Group, Inc., Fellow and Chairman-Elect, Board of Trustees University of Notre Dame
Panelists include:
• Scott Malpass ‘84, ’86. Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, University of Notre Dame
• Ann Combs ’78, Principal, The Vanguard Group, Inc.
• Jimmy Dunne ‘78, Senior Managing Principal, Sandler O’Neill & Partners, L.P., Board of Trustees University of Notre Dame

Attendees will also have the chance to enter a raffle for 2 tickets to the Stanford home football game on October 15, 2016!

Please let me know if you have any questions about this event and we look forward to seeing you there.

Laura Snell

Congratulations to Brigette and Michael Kinney

Dear Colleagues,

Brigette and Michael Kinney welcomed their baby boy, Michael Patrick Kinney, Jr., on Saturday, May 7, 2016. Michael was born at 5:19 am, weighing 7 pounds and 11 ounces. He was 20.5” long. The Kinneys are overjoyed! Please join me in congratulating the new parents!

-Laura Midkiff

Regional Development Administration Manager

Department of Development

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