How is higher education changing, and can institutions rise to the challenge of their at-risk status? The answer hinges on how college and university leaders choose to respond. by Marcel J. Dumestre U.S. higher education is now a business enterprise. No longer is it universally considered a unique social institution dedicated to the common good. […]
To find your talented next major gift officer, look beyond your borders and deepen your candidate pool by searching for non-traditional candidates who have the right combination of skills and personality traits to succeed. But also recognize that candidates who are new to university advancement or to higher education will need onboarding and support. by Dr. […]
by Susan West Engelkemeyer, President, Nichols College While the number of recent high school graduates is shrinking, the pool of military veterans eligible for federal education funds continues to deepen. Certainly the presence of these students does their alma maters proud, but there is much more to being military friendly than thanking them for their […]
Before you hire your next major gift officer, clarify what the team really needs in the newest MGO, identify the skills you need to ask for, and deepen your candidate pool by searching for non-traditional candidates who have the right combination of skills and personality traits to succeed. Here’s how. by Dr. Joshua Jacobs, Vice President […]
What does it cost to offer a course, a service, or an entire degree to students? Understanding the true cost of what your institution offers through Activity-Based Costing (ABC) gives you real numbers to work with and allows you to make better decisions in the short and long-term. During this webcast you will hear about […]
What Happens When Volunteers Are No Longer a “Nice to Have” Resource, But Instead a Strategic Investment?
Most colleges treat volunteers as “nice to have” resource, but a well-managed volunteer infrastructure can mean better fundraising, stronger student outcomes, and deeper relationships with donors, alumni, and friends of the institution. by Valerie Jones, College of Saint Benedict The Scenario In October 1989, 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling was abducted from a rural road in St. […]
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