How Misconceptions About Millennials Are Hurting Your College Fundraising … and What to Do About It

You’ve been to college. Maybe it was only for a semester or two, but no matter your tenure, the results are the same: Wait approximately 2.5 months after graduating (or not graduating). Receive letter in the mail summarizing how lucky you are to have received Glorious Education from Spendy University, explaining Current Amazing Cause and cordially requesting that you […]

Breaking Bad Habits in Higher Ed Fundraising Without Needing Your Chemistry Teacher

It’s Monday morning. Your entire department has gathered in the Institutional Advancement office. You aren’t a big higher ed fundraising team, but the excitement in the room is palpable. There’s a fun banner hanging over the window. Someone brought a carrot cake with your mascot on it (in school-themed colors, of course). For a workday, […]

7 Inspiring and Unique Fundraising Ideas You Can Steal

Fundraising can be brutal on organizers, volunteers, and donors alike. It is crucial for fundraisers to be successful and, because of this, it is even more important to come up with unique fundraising ideas that are fresh and inspiring to excite everyone involved. Nevertheless, even the most exhilarating fundraising event must be properly promoted to […]

The 5 W’s of the Non-Event: Throw an Event Your Alumni Want to Attend

Your alumni love you. That’s the first thing to remember. They don’t love coming to your events, or even talking on the phone while you try to wrangle some money or information out of them. Institutional advancement departments get funds from a variety of places. You’re asking alumni, foundations, corporations, and other sources. For some […]