New Survey Explores Role of Technology in Fundraising, Alumni Relations
Article Fundraisers and alumni relations practitioners believe advancement-enabling technology, such as events management software, is central to meeting their goals but say a lack of staff prevents them from using technology more effectively. That’s according to a recent survey of advancement practitioners.
Health Fundraising Gains Traction in the U.K.
Article Sensing a new market for donor cultivation, more universities in the United Kingdom are interested in integrating fundraising for health research into their existing development operations.
New Best Practices in Prospect Research
Article If done effectively, prospect research has the potential to substantially improve the fundraising efforts of higher education institutions. A new report, based on an analysis of survey data from a cross-section of institutions in the United States, identifies 10 of the best practices used by high-performing fundraising programs.
Lessons for All Following Inquiry into UK University's Libyan Ties
Article The United Kingdom's former Lord Chief Justice released last month a report on the findings from an inquiry into links between the London School of Economics and Political Science and the regime of recently deposed Libyan dictator Muammar el Qaddafi. And though the focus of the investigation, including its recommendations for reform, concern but one British institution, the executive director of CASE Europe says there are lessons for those in higher education around the globe.
Fundraising Model Proves Successful for Smaller Institutions
Article With a bit of ingenuity and complete trust in its volunteers, a two-person advancement team at a community college in California raised US$40,000 in two weeks. Officials behind the campaign blitz say their formula for success is tailor-made for two-year and four-year institutions with limited staff and resources.
Donors Optimistic About 2011 Giving
Article Fundraisers have the power to increase donor retention and gift value by communicating measurable results of giving, reports a new survey on donor giving in North America.
Multichannel Donor Marketing: "No More Talk; Let's Make it Happen!"
Article Donors don't just read email and answer phone calls; they have access to and are influenced by a wide range of media. Reaching out to donors using multiple channels not only makes sense but also has the potential for greater sustained outreach and gift-giving, according to nonprofit marketing experts.
Donors Demand More Accountability from Nonprofits, Survey Says
Article A global survey on the state of the nonprofit industry reveals that donors worldwide are demanding more accountability of nonprofits.
HBCUs Can Build Stronger Support through Faculty, Others with Vested Interest
Article Historically black colleges and universities that engage faculty, staff, alumni and other "vested" individuals in their overall fundraising efforts enjoy stronger giving and volunteer support. That’s according to three presenters at a recent CASE Online Speaker Series.
Connecting with Donor of the Future Requires Thought, Strategic Plan
Article The changing economy and social media are among the factors shaping a new generation of donors, and fundraisers must “get smarter” and learn what motivates this group to give, according to a recent article in University Business.
Grateful Patients are Often Giving Donors
Article Individuals who have received care at an academic medical center are usually very grateful—and giving, if asked.
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The CASE InfoCenter has compiled a collection of resources about return on investment for fundraising.
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