How to navigate the transition to leadership with advice from managers who have been there
With the Great Resignation, many professionals find themselves leading as middle managers for the first time. They got there because they excelled in previous roles; however, many have not had the appropriate training to help them reach their potential as team leaders. Several newer managers share how they’ve navigated the transition to leadership, along with their best advice for those new in such roles.
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.
Jessica Elmore shares what growing up in a diverse community and attending a historically Black college taught her about belonging, and how that informs her work now with CASE's Opportunity and Inclusion Center.
Advancement professionals and academic leaders can be symbiotic partners
Advancement professionals need to be curious, spend time deepening our understanding of our institutions’ teaching and research, and get to know our colleagues leading this work. We would not exist without our academic colleagues, and without our teams, they would not benefit from the extra investment, connections, resources, and publicity. We are in this together.
Despite recent volatility, many institutions are leaning into the potential of crypto gifts
Despite the cryptocurrency market’s tendency to behave like a roller coaster, experts say that crypto philanthropy is here to stay. Here's what advancement professionals should know about the evolving landscape of cryptocurrency.
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.
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.