Understanding burnout and well-being solutions for institutions, managers, and teams
The pandemic and the Great Resignation (on top of years of financial pressures and change) have created new levels of stress and mental health challenges for higher education staffs around the world. Here’s a snapshot of mental health in today’s advancement workplaces—including what institutions, leaders, and individuals can do to address burnout and support well-being.
What made Durham University’s pandemic workouts work out well for alumni engagement
During the pandemic, Durham University launched the Feisty 50 challenge: a 50-day fitness challenge to kick off the 2021 new year. It became a way for alumni to connect, engage, and work towards wellness.
Budgeting, stewardship, and understanding trends are key to fundraising amid economic uncertainty
Fluctuating gas prices, creeping inflation, swings in mortgage rates: in 2022, the global economy has shifted rapidly, leaving fundraisers to grapple with change and uncertain implications for charitable giving. Bill Stanczykiewicz explains how inflation and recessions impact giving—and what fundraisers should be doing now to prepare for more ambiguity.
The September/October 2023 issue of Currents explored how advancement teams are working to raise awareness and support for student wellness. Here, colleagues from Deakin University reflect on community, well-being, and lessons learned from launching an emergency fund for students.