Webinar - On demand

Connect, Engage, and Accelerate Giving Event Technology at Duke University

Duke University Alumni Affairs and University Development divisions may have different day-to-day focus areas but when it comes to alumni, they share a common goal: to engage and connect alumni through events

A comprehensive event technology platform is a core part of their strategy to help decrease the reliance on manual processes and increase their ability to scale and deliver high quality events and programs tailored to the needs and interests of their audiences.

During this on-demand webinar, Kim Garcia and Mark Wienants discuss how they use event technology for fundraising and alumni engagement initiatives at Duke University

In this webinar, you’ll hear examples of:

  • how event technology helps increase operational efficiency across the entire event lifecycle
  • how visibility into real-time data and reporting informs decision making
  • best practices and lessons learned for event programs



Featured Presenters



Kim Garcia
Senior Director, Development Special Events
Office of University Development at Duke University

Kim serves as the Senior Director of Development Special Events for University Development at Duke. During her 20 years at Duke, Kim has participated in the planning and execution of three large fundraising campaigns. In her role, Kim manages a staff of six and manages the departmental budget. Kim and her staff implement and execute over 140 events a year for the university.







Mark Wienants
Operations Coordinator, Regional Engagement
Duke Alumni Association

Mark serves as Operations Coordinator for the Duke Alumni Association. During his 5 years at Duke, Mark has been heavily involved in the implementation and rollout of the Duke Alumni Network which was built to allow alumni to connect to students, to each other, and organically based on attributes. Mark works with Cvent’s event management platform to help streamline processes related to regional event requests, creation and management.