University Advancement Centre

FIRST UNIVERSITY VIRTUAL CONFERENCE ON ADVANCEMENT SERVICES 16th & 17th March, 2021. Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Nigeria


University Advancement Centre (UAC) – FUTA’s flagship virtual training programme is for University officers of various cadres who are already assigned or to be assigned to mobilise teaching, research and infrastructural facilities for the development and sustainability of their academic programmes through institutional alumni, corporate organisations, foundations, international donor agencies, non-governmental organisations, individual philanthropists and friends of the University. This training programme is also for professionals who want to revisit the basics, and obtain unique learning experience to further their careers.


The Advancement Virtual Conference will be dynamic and interactive, showcasing thought leaders, innovators and presenters from around the globe sharing tips to help participants:
  • leverage on their Board’s connections and engagement;
  • cultivate relationships with individual donors;
  • develop meaningful ways to sustain interest of donors and prospects;
  • communicate with those new prospective donors
  • utilize network for good fundraising practice to accomplish goals to grow donor database;
  • acquire the secret of successful digital fundraising among the Alumni;
  • adopt professional ways of setting up a productive and sustainable Advancement Centre in post COVID -19 era;
  • reach annual targets through digital fundraising;
  • engage new donors with challenges, matching gifts and amplification; and
  • build a philanthropic culture among young alumni and institution staff.

  • Focus on contents and interactions with colleagues and mentors.
  • Learn from renowned advancement services experts of many years of experience.
  • Discuss key “hard” and “soft” topics and get a well-rounded overview of all areas of advancement services post Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Review systems-agnostic advancement services content presented in the context of other advancement disciplines and concerns.

  • Advancement staff seeking a better understanding of the fundamental processes and information supporting advancement.
  • Staff who directly oversee Advancement Unit/Office/Centre.
  • Advancement services professionals at any level of experience looking to enhance their skills, learn a related discipline or gain a basic understanding of the areas that make up advancement services.
  • Capital/Endowment Campaign Directors, Directors of Advancement Centre/Office/Unit and other leaders responsible for overall advancement budget and planning.
  • Other University heads who work directly or indirectly with Advancement Units/Offices/Centre and who wish to gain a better understanding of their partners’ business processes.

    Register for the 2021 University Advancement Conference in FUTA, Ondo State, Nigeria

    EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION Begins 7th December, 2020

    • Rates
    • Single person N25,000
    • 2-4 Persons N22,500 each
    • 5 persons + N20,000 each

    LATE REGISTRATIONBegins 22nd February, 2021

    • Rates
    • Single person N30,000
    • 2-4 Persons N25,000 each
    • 5 persons + N23,000 each
    Registrants are entitled to all conference sessions and events including the opening and closing ceremonies, welcome event, all keynote speeches and technical sessions.


    The following methods of payment are available: e-payment Transfer, Master card, Visa) * No cash payment.

    Payment Procedure:

    • Open “e-transact
    • Pick “FUTA – Federal University of Technology, Akure”
    • Click “Advancement Centre”
    • Insert this Gifmis Code “1000070013”
    • Go to FUTA Website to complete the form for payment


    All cancellation must be made in writing by email to the Conference Planner at or by mail. Cancellation requests by phone will not be accepted. Refund will be administered after the Conference. 50% of the registration fee will be refunded for cancellation made on or before February 22, 2021. No refunds will be made after February 22, 2021.


    • Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA)
    • University Advancement Centre (UAC)
    • Office of the Vice-Chancellor)
    • Mutual Benefits House
    • P. M. B. 704
    • Ilesha-Owo Road
    • Akure, Ondo State
    • Nigeria
    • Phone: +234-803-373-9655
    • +234-703-411-0813
    • E-mail: