Rory Green’s blog reveals the wacky lives of fundraisers
Rory Green is a second-generation development officer—both of her parents were fundraisers—and the founder of Fundraiser Grrl, a cheeky crowdsourced blog about the rewarding, frustrating, and downright outlandish things fundraisers experience. Through the GIF-driven posts, fundraisers both celebrate and gripe about their professional lives. Face palms, snark, and funny tales abound.
How is your institution preparing for the disruptions on the horizon?
Disruption. We've all heard about the seismic changes affecting multiple business sectors, and education is no exception. At their spring 2016 meetings, CASE Commission members discussed how we might turn disruptions into opportunities.
Do your cross-campus alumni engagement and communications feel like they’re coming from another planet? Maybe it’s time for a campuswide alumni relations strategy.
Cross-campus alumni relations is a lot like space flight. You may have several satellites—your unit communicators and alumni and development officers—receiving and transmitting information with alumni, but without regular maintenance and care, you could be losing valuable data.
A guide to generating vital grants from lesser-known foundations
Have a project in need of funding? It's tempting to pitch large educational grant-makers like the Ford and Annie E. Casey foundations, but they attract a lot of proposals. Pursuing grants from smaller, regional, or lesser-known foundations, as Virginia's Radford University discovered, allows you to stand out in a smaller pool.
How social media can support a campus community in mourning
Social media is changing not only how people live but also how they grieve. In 2016, fans of David Bowie and Prince flocked to Twitter and Facebook to mourn the music icons' deaths—the artists became trending topics on various social channels—and to start the collective grieving process.
Conventional rules don’t apply when communicating about suicide
Between January and April 2014, three George Washington University students died by suicide—two within the same week. The incidents unnerved the institution's campuses in Washington, D.C. Lorraine Voles, GW's vice president of external relations, has directed crisis communications everywhere from the White House to mortgage finance company Fannie Mae during the 2008 financial crisis.