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Reviewing Your Post-Season Playbook for Alumni Engagement

With a storied history including a top-20 national ranking in all-time victories, a top-10 national ranking in both all-time winning percentage and 20-win seasons, and ranking third in regular season conference titles behind perennial NCAA men’s basketball powers Kansas and Kentucky, Western Kentucky University is no stranger to post-season play. So perhaps it is expected […]

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Value of Educational Endowments Grew in 2010

A January study shows that the value of educational endowments grew an average of 11.9 percent during the 2010 fiscal year, representing a sharp improvement over the 18.7 percent decline reported in 2009. The 2010 NACUBO-Commonfund Study of Endowments reflects data from 850 U.S. colleges, universities and affiliated foundations. Participating institutions represented more than $346 […]

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USC Receives Largest Ever Donation – $200M

The University of Southern California will announce Wednesday its largest donation ever, a $200-million gift from alumnus David Dornsife, the chairman of a large steel fabricating company, and his wife, Dana.The Dornsifes’ donation will go to USC’s College of Letters, Arts and Sciences, the university’s biggest academic unit, without restrictions on how it should be […]

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Neither Fish Nor Fowl

Academic medical centers often find themselves caught in the middle: they are not purely education enterprises, nor ate they solely healthcare organizations. This reality can make planning, budgeting, and campaigning challenging. Read about approaches being taken, opportunties, and what lies ahead as academic medical centers plan and implement fundraising campaigns toally outside the traditional campus […]

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Philanthropic Giving: Federal Reserve’s August Meetings and Your Fall Fundraising Efforts

On Wednesday the Federal Reserve released the minutes from their August 11 and 12 meeting. The Fed viewpoint was that the economic recovery steps had strengthened their confidence that the downturn in economic activity was ending. This end of the recession is also the dominant viewpoint in the survey of leading economists by the Wall […]

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The Changing Landscape of Higher Education Fundraising

Our nation’s colleges and universities function in an environment that offers great philanthropic opportunities but one that requires advancement to adapt and even to reinvent best practices for private support. New donors will come from increasingly diverse communities. Advancement programs must shape actions with persistent research, education, and understanding. Campuses are becoming increasingly international. In […]

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