The Development Team

Development is an integral part of Institutional Advancement and is largely concerned with raising private funds for university endeavors. It is an umbrella term that encompasses several departments:

Development Officer (DO):
An individual whose job focuses on institutional fundraising primarily through relationship building. Some DO’s might focus on individual alumni, some on corporations, some on major gifts, and some might specialize by subject or academic area.

Corporate & Foundation Relations:
The team who researches, writes and submits grant proposals or makes verbal asks to potential funders. Funders can include charitable foundations, corporations, professional organizations and other educational institutions.

Annual Giving:
The team who organizes and maintains fundraising activities that are meant to be repeatable and sustainable, such as telephone campaigns, mailings, alumni inserts, employee giving, social media appeals, etc.

Alumni Relations:
Related to Annual Giving, but broader, it is the team who develops and maintains ongoing relationships with TTUHSC El Paso alumni.

Events Planning:
The team who organizes and carries out events like the one you’re at now!

The process of systematically maintaining contact with donors to thank them, inform them, congratulate them, provide insights and, ultimately, to prepare them for new funding requests.