How to Make Philanthropy Count

A frequent dilemma faced by Presidents and Chancellors in American higher education is how they can use the role of philanthropy to meet financial challenges. We were recently asked by some board members for suggestions for how to make philanthropy count. The easiest way, of course, is to increase the budget support for advancement, butRead More How to Make Philanthropy Count

“One Size Fits All”

By Jerry Henry, Partner “One Size Fits All.” That’s the clothing tag on the collar of my bathrobe. However, I must disagree with the designer. You see, I’m 5′ 7″ tall (or short, as the case may be) and the sleeves of the bathrobe are entirely too long for me. The length is fine-mid-calf, if youRead More “One Size Fits All”

Let the Donors Decide

Over the past several weeks we have been telling people “it’s the donors’ money, shouldn’t we let them decide what they want to do with it?” This has largely been in response to boards and staff who believe that the economy is bad so they should not ask anyone to give. But even if manyRead More Let the Donors Decide

Keep the Faith

Throughout this recession we have been preaching to our clients, past clients, future clients, workshop attendees, and any audience that would listen to be proactive and get out there and ask for money. I cannot tell you how many times I have heard people say “now is a bad time, our Board does not think weRead More Keep the Faith