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Ohio State Launches Office to Connect Alumni with Volunteer Options Ohio State University has launched a new tool to connect alumni and members of the Buckeye community with volunteer opportunities. This new portal (Volunteer Match) will enable alumni to choose specific areas of interest and allow for more extensive outreach, improved communication, and automated follow […]

A philanthropist who died earlier this year is leaving the University of Arizona $50 million, one of the largest single gifts in school history. The donation from the estate of Agnese Nelms Haury pushes the university’s $1.5 billion fund-raising campaign past the $1 billion mark. UA President Ann Weaver Hart called Haury’s contributions extremely valuable [...]

Charity executives of big nonprofits and foundations are beginning to win bigger raises after a long run when the median annual increases did little better than keep up with inflation, according to The Chronicle’s annual compensation survey. Among the 82 organizations for which The Chronicle has 2011 and 2012 data, the median change in salary was 4.9 percent. Since [...]

Gaining a deeper understanding of donors who make mega gifts is increasingly important.This article discusses trends that may affect how high-net-worth individuals behave as donors and how these trends can impact the way donors should be stewarded.

“Charities and individual philanthropies have given generously and they can make a big difference,” President Obama emphasized yesterday during his announcement of U.S. plans for addressing Ebola. Indeed, one nonprofit has had a huge impact from the start of this outbreak. Doctors Without Borders established the first treatment centers back in March after officials confirmed [...]

Construction of a $34 million College and Careers Building at the University of Oregon is a giant step closer thanks to a lead $10 million gift. The university on Thursday announced the gift from Eugene philanthropists Willie and Don Tykeson. The planned building will house the College of Arts and Sciences, which includes 49 undergraduate [...]

Online donors… Have higher household incomes than offline (mail, primarily) donors. Give larger gifts than donors acquired via mail. Give more than twice as much over their lifetimes compared with donors acquired via mail. We know online fundraising is a strong tool for the annual fund. New donor acquisition, especially during ambasssador-led giving days, is … Continue reading

In one of the largest gifts ever to a U.S. law school, Drexel University received $50 million from acclaimed attorney Tom Kline. The school also renamed their law school after him on Wednesday – the Thomas R. Kline School of Law. “This is a proud day for me,” said Kline. Kline, of the law firm Kline & [...]

An anonymous benefactor has given Lawrence University $25 million — its largest gift ever — to support student scholarships, it was announced today. The dollar-for-dollar matching gift will result in $50 million in additional endowment to help offset the costs of a Lawrence education for students, a statement released by the university stated. “A gift [...]

The Children’s National Health System website is one of the best I’ve seen. In any nonprofit vertical. The main homepage and Foundation homepage were redesigned last fall with a focus on simplicity and content. The design is clean and user-friendly, the content is fresh (thanks to being directly fed from institutional blogs), and the online … Continue reading