Donors and Archives

A Guidebook for Successful Programs

Author: Aaron D. Purcell

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0810892189

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 238

View: 7997

Donors and Archives: A Guidebook for Successful Programs highlights the importance of development and fundraising for archives, while focusing on the donor and potential donor. Their interest, their support, their enthusiasm, and their stuff are vital to the success of archival programs.

New Strategies for Educational Fund Raising

Author: Michael J. Worth

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781573565189

Category: Education

Page: 418

View: 5256

In this sequel to the highly respected and practical 1993 book on fund raising, Worth and his group of authoritative contributors cover areas that did not even exist in this field in 1993, including the concepts of "principal gifts" and "benchmarking." They adapt strategies from Worth's earlier book and introduce many new ones to meet current challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. Comprising 31 chapters divided into ten logical parts, the authors provide a complete picture of this field, which is so important to leaders in higher education. Beginning with a strong base of knowledge, the authors then discuss topics ranging from raising funds from individuals; creating the campaign (accounting, long-range planning, leadership, the mission, kickoff); corporate and foundation support; traditions of giving; managing and supporting development programs; ethical concerns; and trends for the future. Michael Worth gives a great deal of attention to the environment in which those responsible for advancement in higher education have to work today. The book addresses new areas in the field that didn't exist when Worth wrote his first edition of this book in 1993. For example, the use of financial instruments in the planning of gift giving are more sophisticated, and business techniques have been tapped to improve management of programs and measurement of success. Part II of the book describes the underlying foundations of educational fund raising in three chapters, each written by an expert contributor. This section of the book describes the base of knowledge in the field (theory and research) and discusses the institutional plan and its relationship to the goals and objectives of the institution. Part V, covers corporate and foundation support, which is based on reasoned strategies and business plans and goals rather than on altruism and emotion, which can often be the foundation for individual giving. The book also includes a glossary and a selective bibliography.

More Than a Thank You Note

Academic Library Fundraising for the Dean or Director

Author: Kimberly Thompson,Karlene Jennings

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 1780630069

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 220

View: 4484

This book provides a friendly, lively discussion of the role of academic library fund-raising written by two experienced library fund-raisers. Short, stand-alone chapters with summary paragraphs Practical, personal success hints throughout Proven fundraising ideas

Conducting a Successful Capital Campaign

The New, Revised, and Expanded Edition of the Leading Guide to Planning and Implementing a Capital Campaign

Author: Kent E. Dove

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9780470914670

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 528

View: 5296

"This book is highly recommended for development professionals, as well as board members and administrators who believe that a few million can easily be raised by development personnel in their spare time." —National Society of Fund Raising Executives Journal on the 1st edition Conducting a Successful Capital Campaign has been the definitive resource on capital campaigns for a decade. Now, in the long-awaited second edition of the best-selling guide, Kent Dove offers an updated and expanded blueprint for planning and managing a successful capital campaign. He not only gives authoritative guidance to every aspect of a capital campaign but also provides new discussions on such important topics as linking strategic planning to fundraising, conducting external market surveys, defining leadership roles, establishing a campaign and solicitation process, and more. Other enhancements include: A dramatically expanded resource section that includes samples of a strategic plan, market surveys, case statements, financial reports, pledge forms, newsletters, program brochures, a complete volunteer kit, and a post-campaign evaluation New chapters on technology in fundraising, leadership gifts, and developing lasting relationships with donors Updated examples and real-world lessons from diverse organizations that have conducted their own capital campaigns The Dove Preparedness Index (DPI), a unique measurement tool that helps organizations simply and accurately assess their readiness to embark on a capital campaign The new Continuous Lifetime Giving Program Model, including an analytical and segmented marketing approach to its implementation A modernized version of the 80/20 rule, addressing the size and number of gifts that are needed to conduct a successful capital campaign Packed with checklists, formulas, and tables, Conducting a Successful Capital Campaign is sure to make difference in your capital campaign

Intelligent Giving

Insights and Strategies for Higher Education Donors

Author: Jonathan P. Caulkins,Jay Cole,Melissa Hardoby,Donna J. Keyser

Publisher: Rand Corporation

ISBN: 0833033832

Category: Social Science

Page: 104

View: 1130

Provides an intellectual framework for guiding prospective major donors in giving more effectively to higher education.Although most major gifts are profoundly motivated by charitable intentions, the noble impulse to give to higher education can quickly generate complicated choices. Which school? Which program? Under what terms or conditions? Even very talented people who have enjoyed exceptionally successful careers in business and other fields can become disoriented by academe_s idiosyncrasies. This book provides an intellectual framework for guiding prospective major donors in giving more effectively to higher education. It supplies some insight into the higher education sector, donor opportunities, the development process, and how to think about and get the most from a _negotiation_ with the institution of the donor_s choice. The insights and strategies are culled by a RAND research team mainly from interviews with development officers, institutional leaders, and donors themselves. Ultimately the giving process that works best for any donor will depend on his or her individual interests and needs. The best advice is to be clear on what effect the donor wants his or her gift to have, to seek as much information on the school/situation as possible, and to consult with an attorney and a good financial advisor at all stages of the giving process.

Nonprofit Management 101

A Complete and Practical Guide for Leaders and Professionals

Author: Darian Rodriguez Heyman

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118017944

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 672

View: 590

A comprehensive handbook for leading a successful nonprofit This handbook can educate and empower a whole generation of nonprofit leaders and professionals by bringing together top experts in the field to share their knowledge and wisdom gained through experience. This book provides nonprofit professionals with the conceptual frameworks, practical knowledge, and concise guidance needed to succeed in the social sector. Designed as a handbook, the book is filled with sage advice and insights from a variety of trusted experts that can help nonprofit professionals prepare to achieve their organizational and personal goals, develop a better understanding of what they need to do to lead, support, and grow an effective organization. Addresses a wealth of topics including fundraising, Managing Technology, Marketing, Finances, Advocacy, Working with Boards Contributors are noted nonprofit experts who define the core capabilities needed to manage a successful nonprofit Author is the former Executive Director of Craigslist Foundation This important resource offers professionals key insights that will have a direct impact on improving their daily work.

Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges

The Definitive Guide for Advancement

Author: Steve Klingaman

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579227333

Category: Education

Page: 316

View: 2073

This book is a co-publication with CASE. Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges is a hands-on, step-by-step guide to building a million-dollar-a-year development office. Community colleges educate nearly half the undergraduates in America yet receive as little as two percent of all gifts to higher education. Private philanthropy is now essential to the mission of community colleges. In order to gain a fair share, community colleges can rely on this book to deploy strategies effectively used by 4-year colleges. The author, Steve Klingaman, has raised over $40 million dollars for two-year and four-year colleges over a 25-year development career. With its emphasis on planning the work and working the plan, Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges offers practical advice and concrete steps on how to build a strong advancement team with robust Annual Fund, grants, major gifts, planned giving programs. Topics include: * Strategies used at one two-year college that raised $50 million over ten years * 75 boxed tips on the details that matter most * How to create an institutional commitment to advancement * How to enhance the advancement function * How to build an effective foundation board that gives * How to grow the Annual Fund with sustainable, repeatable gifts * Secrets top universities use to close major gifts * Continuous quality improvement techniques to improve results year after year. Fundraising Strategies for Community Colleges is the only comprehensive development guide to focus on community college fund raising. Written for development professionals, college presidents, board members, trustees, faculty leaders, and other college leadership, this book is an essential, practical guide that fills a critical gap in the market.

Currents

Author: Council for Advancement and Support of Education

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 4231


Achieving Excellence in Fundraising

Author: Eugene R. Tempel,Timothy L. Seiler,Eva E. Aldrich

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470902349

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 544

View: 7653

The third edition of this acclaimed resource, Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, explains the fundraising profession's major principles, concepts, and techniques. With contributions from noted experts in the field, and filled with illustrative examples, this book demonstrates why fundraising is a strategic management discipline and clearly defines each step in the fundraising cycle. Praise for the Third Edition of Achieving Excellence in Fundraising "Achieving Excellence in Fundraising brings together the voices of leaders in the field with the research expertise of the Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University. This winning combination makes the updated third edition an excellent resource for everyone engaged in nonprofit fundraising." —John Lippincott, president, Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) "This book is the best road map—coupled with creative approaches to the practice of fund development—you will find. The sections addressing donor interest and stewardship alone are worth the price. Take time to enhance your fundraising skills, and, most importantly,increase your fundraising results. Tempel, Seiler, and Aldrich have collaborated on apublication worthy of serious study." —William C. McGinly, president and CEO, Association for Healthcare Philanthropy "The third edition of this seminal piece of literature, Achieving Excellence in Fundraising, is a wonderful continuation of a legacy that provides the nonprofit sector with a thoughtful, comprehensive, and well-organized approach to contemporary and ethical fundraising practices. The legacy lives on!" —Denny Smith, president and CEO, CFRE International "One of the most significant challenges that the grantee organizations of foundations face is building sustainable resources. Achieving Excellence in Fundraising will help them build the fundraising program they need to do so." —Steve Gunderson, president and CEO, Council on Foundations "Today's donors seek new philanthropic experiences. Achieving Excellence in Fundraising couples the importance of good stewardship and relationships with innovation, engagement, and long-term results. This third edition takes a critical new look at a classic sector must-read." —Brian Gallagher, president and CEO, United Way Worldwide

PreparedU

How Innovative Colleges Drive Student Success

Author: Gloria Cordes Larson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119402484

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 1196

How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? It's a critically important question. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy. Instead, she passionately advocates for a hybrid-learning model that integrates business education with traditional liberal arts courses. Today's businesses demand a new kind of hybrid graduate, possessed of both hard and soft skills, with the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate, and the savvy to excel in a turbulent competitive climate. This book is a valuable resource for participants in every learning community: our homes, schools, and businesses. It will change the way you think about what excellence in education means in today's business environment as you develop strategies that will move our children, students, and future employees forward in a rapidly changing and very challenging world. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future.

Revenue Generation Strategies: Leveraging Higher Education Resources for Increased Income

AEHE Volume 41, Number 1

Author: Jeffrey W. Alstete

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119049148

Category: Education

Page: 152

View: 3910

Achieving successful financial viability by broadening revenue sources is one of the most important issues facing colleges and universities today. Increasing operating costs, along with the reliance on traditional student tuition, government support, and philanthropy, are challenging universities. One way administration leaders and faculty are meeting this challenge is to establish supplemental revenue streams from a variety other sources such as: continuing education, credit and noncredit certificates, degree completion and upgrade programs, study abroad, domestic and international branch campuses, distance education, auxiliary services, technology transfer, and partnerships or alliances with other organizations. These types of activities, formerly considered secondary ventures, are now integral to lasting and responsible financial strategic planning. This monograph examines a wide variety of supplemental income options and opportunities, as well as examples of restructuring financial planning schema. While not negating the value of traditional college education, these new revenue sources in fact lead to greater institutional effectiveness. This is the 1st issue of the 41th volume of the Jossey-Bass series ASHE Higher Education Report. Each monograph is the definitive analysis of a tough higher education issue, based on thorough research of pertinent literature and institutional experiences. Topics are identified by a national survey. Noted practitioners and scholars are then commissioned to write the reports, with experts providing critical reviews of each manuscript before publication.

For the Common Good

A New History of Higher Education in America

Author: Charles Dorn

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 1501712608

Category: Education

Page: 320

View: 1249

Are colleges and universities in a period of unprecedented disruption? Is a bachelor's degree still worth the investment? Are the humanities coming to an end? What, exactly, is higher education good for? In For the Common Good, Charles Dorn challenges the rhetoric of America’s so-called crisis in higher education by investigating two centuries of college and university history. From the community college to the elite research university—in states from California to Maine—Dorn engages a fundamental question confronted by higher education institutions ever since the nation’s founding: Do colleges and universities contribute to the common good? Tracking changes in the prevailing social ethos between the late eighteenth and early twenty-first centuries, Dorn illustrates the ways in which civic-mindedness, practicality, commercialism, and affluence influenced higher education’s dedication to the public good. Each ethos, long a part of American history and tradition, came to predominate over the others during one of the four chronological periods examined in the book, informing the character of institutional debates and telling the definitive story of its time. For the Common Good demonstrates how two hundred years of political, economic, and social change prompted transformation among colleges and universities—including the establishment of entirely new kinds of institutions—and refashioned higher education in the United States over time in essential and often vibrant ways.

Pragmatic Fund-raising for College Administrators and Development Officers

Author: Ralph Lynn Lowenstein

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780813015255

Category: Education

Page: 142

View: 7097

Pragmatic Fund-Raising is neither a theoretical book nor a simple memoir. In it, Lowenstein outlines the methods that have made him such a renowned and successful fund-raiser: how to recognize and approach a potential donor, how to organize a capital campaign committee, how to arrange successful meetings for advisory boards, how to approach foundations, how to write a compelling proposal, and more. Lowenstein offers practical advice and specific tools and strategies that can make college administrators more effective arms of the university development process. To this purpose, he includes at the end of this book more than twenty exhibits, including a sample letter of invitation, a letter of thanks following a meeting, a proposal cover letter, a letter confirming an agreement, and even a letter of condolence. Other exhibits show simple methods of record keeping and successful themes in alumni publications.

How University Boards Work

A Guide for Trustees, Officers, and Leaders in Higher Education

Author: Robert A. Scott

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421424940

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 1998

We expect college and university trustees to hire the president, advise senior staff, manage investments and financial decisions, and oversee major strategic initiatives. Unfortunately, they sometimes come into this powerful role with little or no understanding of what they are meant to do or how their institutions work. How University Boards Work, by Robert A. Scott, is designed to help trustees understand how to fulfill their responsibilities. Written by a widely respected leader in American higher education and former university president, How University Boards Work is the product of personal experience and considerable research. This concise, straightforward guide includes: • an explanation of the difference between governance and management• tips on how best to prepare for board decisions and discussions• examples of positive and negative board behavior• guidance about board professional development• advice on managing transitions between chief executives How University Boards Work will prove an invaluable resource for those responsible for governing colleges and universities, whether privately financed or state funded. It will also be an illuminating read for board secretaries, campus executives and administrators, faculty leaders, alumni volunteers, and public officials, as well as anybody seeking to understand institutional governance in the light of past and current trends in higher education.