It’s Monday morning. Your entire department has gathered in the Institutional Advancement office. You aren’t a big higher ed fundraising team, but the excitement in the room is palpable. There’s a fun banner hanging over the window. Someone brought a carrot cake with your mascot on it (in school-themed colors, of course). For a workday, […]
Fundraising can be brutal on organizers, volunteers, and donors alike. You gotta make money, you gotta prove you were not out of your mind when you planned that Under the Sea Gala. The mermaids didn’t put you over budget. It’s crucial for fundraisers to be successful and, because of this, it is even more important […]
Your alumni love you. That’s the first thing to remember. They don’t love coming to your events, or even talking on the phone while you try to wrangle some money or information out of them. Institutional advancement departments get funds from a variety of places. You’re asking alumni, foundations, corporations, and other sources. For some […]
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