Not 24 hours after the announcement of the world’s largest gift to higher education, there were those eager to criticize it. “Wait, Is Bloomberg’s $1.8-Billion Donation to Johns Hopkins a Good Thing?” screamed the headline in the November 20th issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education. Michael R. Bloomberg’s gift will enable the University [...]
In a statement released October 19, 2018, Wofford College announced the launch of the public phase of its most ambitious fundraising campaign in the history of the college, “For Wofford: The Campaign for Wofford College,” with a goal of raising $300 million by October 2022. Arthur Criscillis, Ed.D., Managing Partner at Alexander Haas, has been [...]
Nine ... point ... six ... billion ... dollars. Fundraisers have been rolling that figure around in their heads in the wake of Harvard University’s announcement that its most recent campaign, which concluded July 1, brought in more money than any previous drive by any institution anywhere.
How to Foster Alumni Involvement and Manage Growth in Higher Ed Philanthropy with UNCW’s Eddie Stuart
More money can often translate into more problems. Once your organization has needed funding, the next decision is allocation.
What defines a successful board? How do institutions determine what matters most on their campus grounds? Rick Legon, President of AGB shares insights on the podcast.
Dr. Arthur Criscillis, Managing Partner at Alexander Haas brings over 25 years of development and nonprofit experience to the Firm. He moved from advancement work for colleges and universities into consulting for the opportunity to work with and for a wide variety of colleges, universities, and independent schools.
Dr. Kyle Marrero’s background in music lends itself to planning for the future, guiding faculty and helping students achieve success at the University of West Georgia. As Dr. Marrero points out, each individual is important to the overall goal, but each must be allowed to play to their area of expertise. In this episode of [...]
The annual Voluntary Support to Education (VSE) survey results were released recently, and the annual publication hit my desk this week. Finally, some good news for higher education: Contributions rose nine percent to $33.8 billion. “The total is the highest recorded in the history of the survey. In 2009, voluntary support fell from $31.6 billion, [...]
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, but [...]
By John Taylor Quite often, I am hired to go in and “fix” an Advancement Services department. Usually, the fundraising office brings me in, with the suggestion the Advancement Services unit is broken. What I find is it is not the department that is broken, but how the organization has (or has not!) allocated resources, [...]