Graduate and professional students are critical to a research institution. The most accomplished graduate students are in demand and graduate and professional awards give UW-Madison the ability to recruit and retain the best scholars. These awards come in various packages, so we’ve listed some processes and best practices to follow as you steward donors.
|Send Acknowledgment Letter to Donor after new fund has been created||Department/Unit Chair and Administrator||Once fund has been created|
|Select recipient and send awarding information||Award Administrator||Include:
|Collect and review student thank you letter(s)||Graduate Committee/Department Administrator/Advancement Office|
|Send Stewardship Packet to donor and notify WFAA development team.||Graduate Committee/Department Administrator/Advancement Office||Recommend that these are sent by end of semester. Include:
|Record Recipients and Stewardship Activity in ABE and OnBase||WFAA Development School/College liaison|
|Coordinate additional donor stewardship as appropriate||WFAA and Unit Advancement Teams||
*S/C/U staff should partner with their WFAA advancement colleagues to determine roles and responsibilities to maximize their stewardship efforts for their particular areas