Curators are often underutilized fundraising talent. Explore winning strategies of curators partnering with chief development officers in transforming museum collections. Using a case study of a recent major gift that resulted in a significant gallery addition at The John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, learn strategies that are easily implemented and adapted to your institutional needs. Topics explored will be leveraging the curator/fundraiser relationship; ways of identifying donors to build collections; and practical strategies to cultivate donors to benefit both collection building and capital growth.

Development and Membership track generously supported by Blackbaud and Schultz & Williams


  • Matthew McLendon
  • Anna von Gehr