1. Marlies Sullivan on Leadership Giving

    Executive Director Office of Regional Advancement University of Rochester There was no hesitation in Marlies Sullivan’s answer when asked to name the key elements of an effective and sustainable leadership annual giving program. Marlies manages a team of major gift officers for Regional Advancement at the University of Rochester. Building...
  2. Lil O’Rourke on International Fundraising

    Lil O’Rourke President University of Rhode Island Foundation According to the Institute of International Education’s (IIE) 2016 Open Doors study on international education there were 1,043,839 international students enrolled in American colleges and universities in 2015/16–a 7% increase over the prior year. This marks the 10th consecutive year of growth...
  3. Interviewing for Attributes

        In my earlier blog on “Hiring for Attributes” I identified six key attributes (below) that all strong job candidates should possess. But how to ascertain in the span of an interview whether the candidate meets your qualifications requires proficient interviewing skills. Here are some suggested questions you might...
  4. Kelly Gagan on Leadership

    Kelly Gagan Vice President for Institutional Advancement Nazareth College, Rochester, NY Hundreds of books have been written on leadership. Some of them have even become best sellers with familiar titles: “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People,” “How to Win Friends and Influence People,” “Superbosses,” and “Lean In” to name a...

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