Fundraising for Presidents: A Guide


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Product Description

An effective president does so much more than raise funds and shake hands. Your institution’s president is uniquely positioned to scan the horizon and help develop and communicate a vision of the future to prospective donors. In this book, Jim Langley, president and founder of Langley Innovations and past vice president for advancement at Georgetown University, contends that the president’s primary role in fundraising is not to ask for money but to create the conditions that attract significant philanthropic investments.

This book will offer a forward-thinking look at:

  • How the president can take a lead role in defining the case for support and identifying inspiring projects defined by specific objectives rather than categories of institutional need
  • How the president can define for donors the difference a philanthropic dollar makes in achieving key objectives
  • The respective roles and responsibilities of the president, the vice president for advancement, and the board chair
  • The president’s specific role in donor stewardship, campaigns, piloting new models for fundraising, volunteer management, and asking
  • How to onboard a new president in ways that strengthen rather than stall the work of fundraising



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