1. Keys to Success in Major Gifts

    Interview with Jen Hall Director, Regional Development The Wharton School Transparency. Accountability. Impact. These are the three primary requirements major donors expect in return for their giving, according to Jennifer Hall, Director, Regional Development at The Wharton School. “It’s not enough now to say, ‘You’re supporting the mission of the...
  2. A New Era in Philanthropy

    Interview with Mindi Laine Director, Centennial Circle Dartmouth College In 2014, as the 100th anniversary of the Dartmouth College Fund approached, Catherine Craighead Briggs, class of ’88, had an aha moment. What if, she thought, we asked 100 Dartmouth alumnae to each make a gift to the Dartmouth College Fund...
  3. Communications Strategies: Finding the Balance

    Interview with Amy Ferguson Executive Director of Annual Giving Boston College Ask an annual gift officer what has had the greatest impact on fundraising strategies in the past 20 years and the answer is likely to be “technology.” And the greatest challenge facing today’s fundraisers? Also “technology.” There seems to...
  4. Martha Krohn on Alumni Engagement

    Associate Vice President for Annual Giving, Alumni Relations and Engagement University of Rochester Martha Krohn has a philosophy about annual giving and alumni relations: they should be integrated. At many colleges and universities, these two areas are distinct with distinct goals, programming, staff and responsibilities. Not so at the University...

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