Author: G. David Gearhart
Publisher: National Assn of College & Univ
Release Date: 1995-01-01
This book is a guide to the major elements of planning and conducting capital campaigns for colleges and universities. Chapter 1 provides an overview of a capital campaign and reviews the elements needed before campaign planning begins. Chapter 2 offers some historical background of development programs, and discusses selection of a campaign counsel, the campaign case statement, and feasibility studies. Chapters 3 and 4 cover the creation of a campaign organization, and the role of volunteers and the external campaign organization. The process of soliciting and asking for gifts is addressed in Chapter 5. Chapter 6 describes campaign mechanics, including a brief discussion of campaign cash flow as it relates to bricks-and-mortar gifts. The public relations aspects of campaigns are discussed in Chapter 7. Next, Chapter 8 looks at campaign accounting in relation to guidelines promulgated by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Finally, Chapter 9 reviews post-campaign plans including an agenda for future fund raising. Twelve appendixes include: a typical feasibility study; a needs statements; sample language for named chairs, endowments and fellowships; samples of advertising campaigns; an organization chart for a university relations department; and sample pledge forms. The CASE management and reporting standards for educational fund-raising campaigns are also appended. (CH)
Author: Aaron D. Purcell
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2015-02-12
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
Donors and Archives: A Guidebook for Successful Programs highlights the importance of development and fundraising for archives, while focusing on the donor and potential donor. Their interest, their support, their enthusiasm, and their stuff are vital to the success of archival programs.
Author: Michael J. Worth
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 2002-01-01
In this sequel to the highly respected and practical 1993 book on fund raising, Worth and his group of authoritative contributors cover areas that did not even exist in this field in 1993, including the concepts of "principal gifts" and "benchmarking." They adapt strategies from Worth's earlier book and introduce many new ones to meet current challenges and take advantage of new opportunities. Comprising 31 chapters divided into ten logical parts, the authors provide a complete picture of this field, which is so important to leaders in higher education. Beginning with a strong base of knowledge, the authors then discuss topics ranging from raising funds from individuals; creating the campaign (accounting, long-range planning, leadership, the mission, kickoff); corporate and foundation support; traditions of giving; managing and supporting development programs; ethical concerns; and trends for the future. Michael Worth gives a great deal of attention to the environment in which those responsible for advancement in higher education have to work today. The book addresses new areas in the field that didn't exist when Worth wrote his first edition of this book in 1993. For example, the use of financial instruments in the planning of gift giving are more sophisticated, and business techniques have been tapped to improve management of programs and measurement of success. Part II of the book describes the underlying foundations of educational fund raising in three chapters, each written by an expert contributor. This section of the book describes the base of knowledge in the field (theory and research) and discusses the institutional plan and its relationship to the goals and objectives of the institution. Part V, covers corporate and foundation support, which is based on reasoned strategies and business plans and goals rather than on altruism and emotion, which can often be the foundation for individual giving. The book also includes a glossary and a selective bibliography.
Author: Jonathan P. Caulkins
Publisher: Rand Corporation
Release Date: 2002-06-20
Genre: Social Science
Provides an intellectual framework for guiding prospective major donors in giving more effectively to higher education.Although most major gifts are profoundly motivated by charitable intentions, the noble impulse to give to higher education can quickly generate complicated choices. Which school? Which program? Under what terms or conditions? Even very talented people who have enjoyed exceptionally successful careers in business and other fields can become disoriented by academe_s idiosyncrasies. This book provides an intellectual framework for guiding prospective major donors in giving more effectively to higher education. It supplies some insight into the higher education sector, donor opportunities, the development process, and how to think about and get the most from a _negotiation_ with the institution of the donor_s choice. The insights and strategies are culled by a RAND research team mainly from interviews with development officers, institutional leaders, and donors themselves. Ultimately the giving process that works best for any donor will depend on his or her individual interests and needs. The best advice is to be clear on what effect the donor wants his or her gift to have, to seek as much information on the school/situation as possible, and to consult with an attorney and a good financial advisor at all stages of the giving process.
Author: Kimberly Thompson
Release Date: 2009-03-30
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book provides a friendly, lively discussion of the role of academic library fund-raising written by two experienced library fund-raisers. Short, stand-alone chapters with summary paragraphs Practical, personal success hints throughout Proven fundraising ideas
Author: Elizabeth H. Rich
Release Date: 1998
The 5th Edition of this volume provides essential facts on over 4,500 foundations, corporate direct giving programs, and public charities, each with a history of awarding grant dollars to higher education projects and institutions. Imagine the time you will save by having, in a single convenient source, a list of thousands of U.S. grantmakers that support higher education!
Author: Kent E. Dove
Release Date: 1999-10-25
Genre: Business & Economics
"This book is highly recommended for development professionals, as well as board members and administrators who believe that a few million can easily be raised by development personnel in their spare time." —National Society of Fund Raising Executives Journal on the 1st edition Conducting a Successful Capital Campaign has been the definitive resource on capital campaigns for a decade. Now, in the long-awaited second edition of the best-selling guide, Kent Dove offers an updated and expanded blueprint for planning and managing a successful capital campaign. He not only gives authoritative guidance to every aspect of a capital campaign but also provides new discussions on such important topics as linking strategic planning to fundraising, conducting external market surveys, defining leadership roles, establishing a campaign and solicitation process, and more. Other enhancements include: A dramatically expanded resource section that includes samples of a strategic plan, market surveys, case statements, financial reports, pledge forms, newsletters, program brochures, a complete volunteer kit, and a post-campaign evaluation New chapters on technology in fundraising, leadership gifts, and developing lasting relationships with donors Updated examples and real-world lessons from diverse organizations that have conducted their own capital campaigns The Dove Preparedness Index (DPI), a unique measurement tool that helps organizations simply and accurately assess their readiness to embark on a capital campaign The new Continuous Lifetime Giving Program Model, including an analytical and segmented marketing approach to its implementation A modernized version of the 80/20 rule, addressing the size and number of gifts that are needed to conduct a successful capital campaign Packed with checklists, formulas, and tables, Conducting a Successful Capital Campaign is sure to make difference in your capital campaign
Author: Gloria Cordes Larson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2017-08-08
How can we as parents, educators, and members of the business community prepare students to be successful leaders in today's global environment? It's a critically important question. Gloria Cordes Larson, president of Bentley University, explains why today's practices in higher education are inadequate preparation for our rapidly evolving innovation economy. Instead, she passionately advocates for a hybrid-learning model that integrates business education with traditional liberal arts courses. Today's businesses demand a new kind of hybrid graduate, possessed of both hard and soft skills, with the courage to take risks, the creativity to innovate, and the savvy to excel in a turbulent competitive climate. This book is a valuable resource for participants in every learning community: our homes, schools, and businesses. It will change the way you think about what excellence in education means in today's business environment as you develop strategies that will move our children, students, and future employees forward in a rapidly changing and very challenging world. Prepared with that training and knowledge, they will find greater fulfillment and make their own mark on the future.