How systemic approaches to qualitative data may give advancement professionals enhanced insight into donors and alumni
Many agree that collecting, storing, and analyzing qualitative data is vital to advancement’s growth and an important balance to departments’ continually growing quantitative data capabilities. But is there a method that’s scalable? How can advancement professionals work with data that is, by its definition, difficult to measure?
The landscape of interim leaders is varied, but there are some commonalities across the position such as the increasing likelihood that interims will be expected to act as change agents for the institution.
How key gifts shape campus communities in sometimes unexpected ways—and what advancement professionals can learn from “surprise” philanthropy
Here’s a look at how four key gifts—including MacKenzie Scott’s surprise philanthropy—shaped four very different institutions. Advancement professionals share what made these gifts transformational: how they impacted students, alumni and donor experiences, and staff priorities.
What UC Davis’ virtual campaign launch revealed about the future of online and in-person activities
Oct. 10, 2020 was etched in the minds of many UC Davis staff, alumni, and donors. That was the date the university had planned to publicly launch a US$2 billion campaign. When the pandemic hit, UC Davis’ team launched the campaign online. Here’s what they learned.
LACCD completes $1 million project connecting students in need with curated food boxes
In 2020 the Foundation for the Los Angeles Community Colleges teamed up with the Los Angeles Valley College Family Resource Center and Imperfect Foods to deliver close to 5,000 boxes of food to students in need through the Food for Families program.