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$10-Million-Plus Gifts to Higher Education Increased in 2016
Article,  BriefCASE Article The number of mega gifts to higher education institutions in the United States has grown by more than 11 percent, according to a special report.

Practicing Inclusive Fundraising
Article,  BriefCASE Article Major gifts officers should consider their outreach and donor pools with diversity in mind, according to one fundraiser expert and CASE faculty member.

Show Return on Investment of Major Gift Fundraising
Article,  Community College News Article By refocusing her fundraising efforts on major gifts, a community college foundation director helped solicit the largest gift in the history of her institution and helped it quickly surpass the goal of its latest campaign.

Garnering Large Gifts Takes a Commitment
Article,  Community College News Article Community college advancement practitioners should spend less time on low-return efforts like golf tournaments and more time on developing a high-yielding major gifts program, says a fundraising leader.

Adopt a Donor-Centered Approach to Leadership
Article,  Community College News Article Community college fundraisers shouldn’t shy away from cultivating major gifts, says a keynote speaker at the upcoming CASE Conference for Community College Advancement.

Start Major Gift Fundraising
Article,  Community College News Article Community college fundraisers thinking about launching a major giving effort should first establish a robust annual giving campaign, say a pair of foundation directors.

New Report Identifies Factors that Attract Largest Gifts
Article,  BriefCASE Article A recently released report reveals that the length of a university president’s time in office and its board’s leadership in giving are among the factors that help colleges and universities attract more and larger million-dollar-plus gifts.

Foundation, Major Gift Experts Promote Collaborative Partnerships
Article,  BriefCASE Article Institution-wide fundraising goals, supportive leadership and department-wide working groups can all contribute to more effective development departments—but it takes proactive collaboration efforts. That’s according to foundation and major gift professionals who spoke on building partnerships during the recent CASE Annual Conference for Corporate and Foundation Relations Officers.

Anyone Can Star in Major Gift Giving
Article,  BriefCASE Article Everyone at an institution—from landscapers to presidents—has a part to play in major gift giving, says fundraising expert and CASE Online Speaker Series presenter Karen Osborne.

Gifts of Significance
James M. Hodge for the School of Philanthropy at Indiana University
Article This article, pre-course reading for the School of Philanthropy at Indiana University, discusses major gift fundraising and the solicitation process.

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