Ex. 2: Department Guidelines and Internal Work Plan


This document is a Stewardship Plan intended for internal use by the Central Washington University Advancement team. Employees who work in Alumni Relations, Advancement Operations, Development and Advancement Communications use this document internally as a policies document for gift acknowledgment and stewardship and also as a guide for a stewardship work plan.

When I first came to CWU to work as the Stewardship and Research Manager I was tasked with auditing the University Foundation’s stewardship/acknowledgment efforts, researching other University Foundation’s stewardship/acknowledgment efforts and industry best practices, and working with a stewardship task force to create a plan for revamping the CWU Foundation’s stewardship efforts. This document is the end result of that work and is used on a weekly basis by the department. This document showcases my abilities to perform research, interviews, conduct a task force, layout/design, brand consistency and use of graphics/headlines within a large document. I used InDesign for the layout and Microsoft Excel for the charts.


See Figure 1 and Figure 2 below for sample pages. Central Washington University Stewardship Plan

CWU Stewardship Plan page 1
Figure 1: Page 1 of CWU Foundation Stewardship Plan. See use of headlines and layout.

Central Washington University Stewardship Plan_Page_02
Figure 2: Sample page from CWU Foundation Stewardship Plan with a chart showing how to acknowledge gifts at certain levels. Click on full pdf above to view chart more clearly.

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