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We’ve touched on how important rewarding and recognizing performance is to the staff satisfaction and performance of your fundraising team. But immediate recognition and reward is a strategy for building confidence in the short term. But what are some long-term strategies that will keep fundraisers, especially top performers, engaged and invested in your organization? Turnover … Continue reading

Billionaire Leon G. Cooperman, chairman and chief executive of Omega Advisors, a New York hedge fund, has committed $25 million to St. Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston. N.J. The gift, timed to the hospital’s 150th anniversary in 2015, will fund a 200,000-square-foot pavilion for patient care, which will include a neonatal intensive care unit. Mr. [...]

Bentz Whaley Flessner would like to invite you to participate in the DonorCast 2014 fundraising analytics survey. This survey provides a comprehensive snapshot of the fundraising analytics profession and covers compensation, professional development, methodology, software, and institutional culture. The results … Continue reading

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center scientists striving for cancer cures — and the patients who stand to benefit from new treatments — got an enormous boost today when the Bezos family committed $20 million to support the development of novel cancer immunotherapies. It is the largest single contribution in Fred Hutch’s history. “We’ve followed the work [...]

The Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum announced that Boeing is donating $30 million to support the museum’s educational activities and exhibitions, including an extensive renovation of its main hall, “Milestones of Flight.” It will be completed in time for the museum’s 40th anniversary in 2016, which is also the aerospace company’s 100th anniversary. The [...]

San Francisco power couple Marc and Lynne Benioff have doubled down on their already sizable support of UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, writing a second $100 million check to further fund new facilities as well as world-class doctors and researchers. The donation, to be announced Tuesday, will be split between UCSF and Children’s Hospital Oakland, which formed an alliance in [...]

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WESTPAC has launched the nation’s biggest scholarship program worth $100 million to provide support 100 students a year in their tertiary studies. Working in partnership with universities to mark the bank’s upcoming 200th year, the Westpac Bicentennial Foundation will award five types of scholarships a year focusing on the best and brightest in the nation, and [...]

The Clinton Foundation, in collaboration with the Government of Haiti and the Faculty of Sciences (FDS) at the State University of Haiti (UEH), announced $7.3 million in funding to rebuild the main building at the Faculty of Sciences in Port-au-Prince. The funding comes from a $5.5 million from the Qatar Haiti Fund, as well as [...]

A University of Arkansas in Fayetteville alumnus has pledged more than $7.8 million to the College of Engineering, the school said Monday. The estate gift commitment will be used to create the Robert H. Biggadike Endowment for Teaching in the college, UA said. Biggadike, who has worked as an engineer in California for companies including [...]