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We all play a vital role in moving Illinois forward.


No matter your professional discipline, as an Advancement at Illinois professional you play a vital role. Learn core concepts by attending Out in Front or watch the videos below.

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Out in Front

Start here for an overview of the four stages of the cultivation cycle: Identify & Qualify; Plan & Cultivate; Ask, Negotiate, & Close; and Engage & Plan. Whether you’re new to Advancement or an established pro, we recommend you begin your journey here.

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