Fundraising for Deans: A Guide
by James Langley
This quick-to-read, intensive handbook demystifies fundraising for academic deans. Every dean on your campus should read – and use – it.
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By James Langley
The dean’s primary role in fundraising is not exclusively to ask for money but to create the conditions that attract significant philanthropic investments.
Read this bestselling guide for a forward-thinking look at:
- How the dean can take a lead role in defining the case for support and identifying inspiring projects defined by specific
objectives rather than by categories of need.
- The respective roles and responsibilities of the dean, the faculty, and the college development staff.
- How deans can work most effectively with the president, the central advancement office, and their development officer.
- The dean’s specific role in donor stewardship, campaigns, piloting new models for fundraising, volunteer management, and asking.
This book also includes a practical guide for deans on hiring the right development officer.
Praise for James Langley’s approach
“Jim Langley is fantastic and provides us with many ideas on how we can improve our relationships with our donors.”
Veronica Haskins, Director of Development, College of Education, University of Nevada, Reno
“Jim is an intelligent, experienced consultant. I appreciate his candor and knowledge.”
Pam Besnard, Vice President of Advancement, Pomona College
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