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Forging New Business Models for Innovative Fundraising

As higher education seeks diversified ways to grow revenue, one approach is through transformational fundraising. Traditional fundraising focuses a great deal of time and effort on activities that...

5 Fundraising Tips

How can an institution can make wise investments in its philanthropic future and build a sustainable culture of philanthropy? Thomas Minar, president of Franklin College, offers five suggestions.Don...

Never Underestimate!

Raising funds for building projects can be challenging. Consider these two scenarios:You may develop the plans for a new building, get pricing, and begin to raise funds during a five-year campaign....

Engaging the Board in Fundraising

Rita Bornstein is is president emerita at Rollins College. During her tenure, the college’s endowment more than quintupled during her presidency, partly as a result of a fundraising campaign...

As Volunteer Engagement Increases, So May Fundraising Dollars

A recent article in the Chronicle of Philanthropy (“Mergers Turn University Foundations Into Fundraising Juggernauts”) described how two public universities have significantly ramped up...

Finding the Right Vice President for Advancement

This question is taken from AGB Search's monthly newsletter, "Securing Leadership," which features two questions—one frequently asked by search committee members and another often posed...

Recruiting and Retaining Top Fundraisers at Institutionally Affiliated Foundations

Institutionally affiliated foundations can have difficulty locating and retaining good fundraisers. In many cases, demand for fundraisers is greater than supply. Below are strategies that can help...

The Price of Perpetuity: Has the Renaming of Avery Fisher Hall Changed the Naming Rights Game?

Last year, colleges and universities raised over $34 billion in private support. The vast majority of that figure were major gifts—many of which came with naming rights. Ideally, naming rights...

Cultivating a Culture of Philanthropy: New Approaches to New Realities

It's hard to imagine any college or university where top administrators and board members aren’t hoping against hope for a broader or more enduring culture of philanthropy. After all, who...

Trustees, Presidents, and Fundraising

This is the fourth guest post by F. Gregory Campbell.  He served for twenty-five years as president of Carthage College. Previously he had been special assistant to the president at Yale and the...
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