Three Ways Fundraising Leads Financial Turnaround
June 01, 2020 - Colleges and universities that had barely recovered from the Great Recession find themselves blindsided again by the economic freeze meant to stamp out the spread of COVID-19. For many institutions, this is the third major blow to enrollment, and potentially …Read Article
Recession-Proof Your Advancement Office: Three Ways to Raise Money Despite an Economic Downturn
April 27, 2020 - As a result of global efforts to stem the spread of COVID-19, stock markets are tumbling and unemployment is spiraling. Colleges and universities will face tightening revenue streams on all fronts, including charitable giving. Business as usual has been disrupted. …Read Article
What Do We Know about the Next Generation of Donors?
September 30, 2019 - Who are today’s and tomorrow’s donors and how are they different from previous generations of philanthropists? At least $41 trillion is projected to pass to the post-baby boom generations over the first half of the 21st century and this enormous …Read Article
What Should Board Members Know about Fundraising?
Fundraising is one of a board’s most basic and important responsibilities, and it is key to an institution’s financial stability. Patricia P. Jackson, executive director of college and foundation partnerships for the Fullbridge Program, former associate vice president for development …Read Article
The Board's Role in Fundraising
What sparks successful fundraising? “It’s not about the numbers,” but rather about great minds coming together, making connections, and sharing stories that can inspire transformational change, according to The Board’s Role in Fundraising. Written for board members, presidents, development staff, …Read Article
What Should We Know About Investments and Endowments?
John Griswold, executive director of Commonfund Institute, talks about how colleges and universities can make smart investment choices in an uncertain economy. What are the major factors influencing investment decisions today and how are boards responding? Three issues come to the fore. …Read Article
The Development Committee
Fundraising has become an essential component of institutions' financial viability, particularly as government support shrinks. Institutional reputations and relations with constituents can be badly damaged by ineffective, clumsily implemented, or unethical fundraising practices. Because such missteps can have a profound …Read Article
Securing the Future: A Fund-Raising Guide for Boards of Independent Colleges and Universities
"The new fund-raising 'bible' for independent higher education and other nonprofit boards..." Among the various responsibilities of governing boards is to ensure that the institution has adequate resources. Although this responsibility covers much ground, fundraising is an essential part of the …Read Article
A Board's Guide to Comprehensive Campaigns
With every type of college and university relying to a greater extent on private philanthropy, board members must look to comprehensive fundraising campaigns to help ensure their institution’s success—and sometimes its survival. These campaigns are highly sophisticated efforts that require …Read Article