To stop the turnover tide and keep your team engaged, create a career-focused culture
With more and more universities embarking on record-breaking fundraising campaigns, grappling with stagnant enrollment, and defending their place amid seismic societal shifts, employees with institutional knowledge and deep-rooted relationships with faculty and staff are essential to communicating the values of an institution and connecting the public with stories that embody those values.
CASE celebrates 10 years of training the next generation of fundraisers in Europe
The CASE Europe Graduate Trainee Scheme, a yearlong program that immerses recent graduates in the fundamentals of fundraising, is now celebrating its 10th anniversary and has launched the advancement careers of nearly 100 young adults, who work primarily with host universities in the United Kingdom during their traineeships.
How Villanova University has grown a culture of philanthropy with students and young alumni
Mike O'Neill, senior vice president for university advancement at Villanova University, discusses Villanova's most recent fundraising campaign and how the university boosted alumni participation and doubled the number of students who contributed to the senior class gift.
Advancement professionals share red flags, popular errors, and common misunderstandings when it comes to working with data and analytics
Data. Everyone is collecting it—from small, independent schools to huge, public universities. As an advancement professional, you can expect to spend at least part of your day dealing with numbers or reporting in some capacity. Here, we tackle five red flags and misunderstandings that arise over and over again.
How professionals from advancement fields found their way to the corner office
No longer can the college or university president be simply a learned extension of the academic enterprise itself; today’s president has to be chief fundraiser, spokesperson, alumni cajoler, and enrollment advocate. Today’s president, before everything else, is an advancement officer.
In response to the U.S. college admissions bribery scandal, Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the College Admissions Fairness Act (S.1732). If enacted, S. 1732 would limit the charitable deduction for certain donors to colleges and universities who do not have a written policy prohibiting consideration of philanthropic donations as a factor in the admissions process.