The key to fundraising for medical science is understanding the impact of the science, says Traci Galbaugh of UC Davis. Here, she and Kyle Fink, a UC Davis neurology professor, share their insights on showcasing research and connecting with donors.
At the University at Buffalo, "advancement isn’t siloed from the work of faculty. We operate as a team," explains Rose Hu, a professor of accounting at the university. Here, she shares what makes this development/faculty partnership work well for stewardship and philanthropy.
By fostering a culture of trust and respect, development officers are partnering with faculty members to achieve fundraising success
Faculty members have dedicated a lifetime to their disciplines—they are passionate about their work, their institutions, and students. Who could be better to connect with and share stories of impact with donors? But many can be intimidated by fundraising. Here’s how development officers are strategically partnering with academics by getting to know them, defining expectations, and providing them the assistance they need to be confident philanthropy advocates.