Understanding the four alumni personas— Eagles, Hummingbirds, Cheetahs, and Koalas— and how to keep them connected
The seeds of alumni support are sown even prior to enrolling in college. Formative pre-college experiences play an important role in shaping pro-social habits, mindsets, and dispositions that predict later-life support for one’s alma mater.
How, and why, institutions should collaborate with their communities
Collaborative relationships between colleges or universities and their communities can contribute to an improved quality of life for everyone involved. From economic growth and development to attracting diverse talent to addressing inequalities, town-gown relations can enhance all aspects of a community.
Advancement practitioners operate at critical intersections. We are explainers, connectors, unifiers, and conductors. Our place at these important junctions gives advancement practitioners insights into the path toward institutional success.
Fundraising Trends Suggest Commitment of Donors and Resilience of Advancement Functions
An annual survey report on philanthropic support of the higher education sector in Australia and New Zealand in 2020 was released today by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), showing a total of AUD771 million in new funds secured, an increase of 1% over the previous year and a gain of 16% above 2018.