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Creative Collaboration: Taking the Path from Reaction to Relationship

  • Tue, October 27, 2020
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • Online
  • 29


  • Invoice will increase by $50.00 for each non-member guest in the party and if there are more than 10.

Creative Collaboration: Taking the Path from Reaction to Relationship


1:00 PM --- 2:30PM




Communication is a key element of keeping the fundraiser-researcher relationship a happy one. It can be difficult to balance timely deliverables with the dynamic, creative interactions needed to develop a true partnership. Join Kiran Tahir, Research Analyst, and Bryan Mullin, Associate Director of Prospect Management at Yale University Office of Development for a retrospective on how the transition from Yale Prospect Research to Yale Prospect Development also transformed the research analysis staff into strategic partners with the frontline team.

Kiran and Bryan will discuss points including:

          Team structure

          What led to this shift

          Organizational considerations and planning

          Scalable application to teams of various sizes


Kiran Tahir: Kiran joined the Prospect Development team at Yale University in 2018. Since then, she has taken the lead on a number of projects, such as running training sessions, leading conversations on annual group goals, and working with our vendors to maximize user experience and establish important group best practices. Prior to joining Yale, Kiran was a grant-writing consultant for Connecticut and New York nonprofits, helping to raise millions in grant dollars for organizations that support women’s rights, affordable housing, social emotional learning programs for underachieving children, and advocacy for victims of human trafficking. Kiran holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science. In her spare time, she enjoys experimenting in the kitchen, hiking, and spending time with her family. 

Bryan Mullin: The past decade has seen Bryan transition from elementary school teacher to various higher ed development roles including technical training, database user support, and prospect management. As the inaugural Associate Director of Prospect Management at Yale he works with stakeholders across the university to develop processes that support both frontline team business goals and optimal donor experience. When he’s not refining processes at Yale you’ll likely find Bryan watching movies or playing the guitar with his wife and 3 children at their home in central Connecticut.


$50 Members

$100 Non-Members


Attendees will receive a Zoom link a day before the event.


Registration for this event closes on October 26, 2020 at 9:00AM.


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