As first announced in the director’s video update in mid-June, the CFAES Advancement team has created updated eToolkits for Extension personnel to use when working with donors, potential donors, or other stakeholders. The eToolkits are in a Teams folder with numerous resources for counties to reference. This includes a master list of all OSU Foundation Extension funds, an introduction to the Advancement team members, program area channels, multiple documents you can use to work with donors, and reference information at the gift-giving process at Ohio State. You’ll also be able to connect directly with Advancement team members.
There is a channel for each county within the Team; and all county employees will be added as members to their county’s channel. All county staff members who are listed on your county website staff pages (as of April 30) will be added to the Team. If you do not see a welcome message by July 8, you can request access to the Team via Pablo Villa (firstname.lastname@example.org).
County Gift Reports. Starting in July, the Advancement team will upload gift reports to Teams versus emailing files to each county.
Get to know the Extension E-Toolkit Team! Check out a four-minute video intro to the Advancement team members, which also includes some information about why philanthropy is important and how our Advancement team members and Extension county staff members each fill a role. It is posted in the Teams folder under the General files, in the Introducing your Advancement Team folder.
A recording of the Building a Community of Collaboration. The Advancement E-Toolkit session at the 2021 OSU Extension virtual annual conference is also posted in the General files. The link is shared in the Building a Community of Collaboration Word document.
There are also several great resources in the General files, under the Donor Engagement and Giving Guide folders. If you have questions about particular files or how to use the eToolkit overall, contact the Advancement team members directly via a message in Teams.