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Higher Ed philanthropies take note: Gates Foundation reveals its hand

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When the largest grant-making foundation on the planet issues a paper regarding its funding priorities in a particular sector, it would be wise for fundraisers in that sector to take […]

Categories / Higher Education / Major Gifts
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Higher ed, mega-gifts, and the power of transformation

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The VSE (Voluntary Support of Education) report for giving to higher education was recently released, and the email heralding its arrival had the following teaser: “Charitable contributions to colleges and universities in […]

Categories / Higher Education / Major Gifts
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Higher Ed Fundraising Forecast: Bigness Looms

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After attending the February CASE VIII Conference in Portland, I can sum up my sense of the higher ed fundraising landscape in three words: big, bigger, biggest.

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Philanthropy: The Youth Career Choice of Today (A Narrative Account)

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More and more students are looking to philanthropy as a career after graduation. I believe this trending shift in student career choice can be attributed to a couple of factors.

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Messaging 101: One Size Does Not Fit All

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During the recent CASE conference in Seattle, my “Gem of the Day” award went to Richard Fisher, Chief Communications Officer for University of British Columbia. UBC is launching the largest […]

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All Eyes on Community Colleges

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Community colleges are receiving new interest and attention these days starting at the federal level with President Obama’s call to add $12 billion to restart the nation’s community college system.  […]

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