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Trusteeship Cover: January/February 2021 - Foundations and Alumni Associations: Better Together or Apart?
January/February 2021


  • Foundations and Alumni Associations: Better Together or Apart?
  • The Work of Higher Education Governing Boards During and After the Pandemic
  • Developing Presidential Leadership Amid a Pandemic
  • Beyond Incrementalism   
front cover of book titled
The New Realities for Public Higher Education Foundations

This new volume for foundation leaders, board members, and their partners features contributions from nine experts, each focused on the opportunities and risks foundations face in an uncertain higher ed environment. Two themes are explored: (1) understanding the conditions in which public institutions operate—and how foundation leaders must be aligned with the university to be essential partners, and (2) unpacking how foundations can safeguard the higher education value proposition through sound funding models and endowment management practices, attention to core relationships and roles, fostering of innovation, and prudent risks management.

Board members must stay ahead of complex issues that are constantly changing. These resources will help you explore and assess issues with just the right level of detail.

For new trustees, the boardroom is a new world. Quickly get up to speed on how boards operate, who does what, and how board members serve as partners to their presidents.

Find resources for your type of organization, including individual institutions, members of public university systems, and fundraising organizations.

Fulfill your specific duties—whether you serve on or support a board or board committee.

Understand the purpose, responsibilities, and composition of higher education’s key board committees.

Different people learn in different ways. AGB supports you by providing resources in a wide range of formats.