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Research offices today must address unpredictable funding shifts, complex regulations, and increased competition from other schools for grant funding. These challenges expand and diversify the scope of a research office’s work. To tackle these diverse challenges and improve university research functionality, leaders often look to optimize the organizational structure of their office. A smart organizational structure will help offices streamline processes, improve communication, and designate activity ownership.
With amplified interest in growing partnerships with companies, universities must evaluate their current partnership strategy and seek new ways to diversify and deepen their industry engagements. Read our brief to learn how to develop a market-smart organizational design.
To build principal gift programs, best practice institutions identified two ways to reimagine their development office staffing in our white paper.
Watch the on-demand webinar on our YouTube channel. About the Webconference This web conference will explore macro trends in advancement staffing, investment, and performance based on data from nearly 90 institutions that participated in the Advancement Investment and Performance Initiative. We will review the staffing investments that most directly impact ROI, how campaign status affects […]
About the Webconference The modern employer marketplace is becoming increasingly high-tech and interconnected. Why does this matter? If Universities hope to effectively partner with employers and industry actors, they must be able to understand the larger economic forces that are shaping the current professional landscape. Similarly, they must also know how to equip students with […]
In this four-part series, we explore the ways that business leaders are transforming their finance functions to expand their strategic impact.
The Business Affairs Forum is excited to launch Implementation Collaboratives, a new service designed to provide practical advice on “work in the moment” and professional networking opportunities for senior finance and administration leaders.
In the second webconference in this series, we explore how business leaders are creating the institutional data infrastructure to support strategic decision-making.
As part of the Enrollment Management Benchmarking Survey, we asked enrollment managers to characterize their role in student success initiatives. See the initial findings from the survey, including the structures of enrollment management offices tasked with leading institutional retention efforts.
This report investigates how administrators at other institutions continue to fund advancement staffing levels built up during a campaign, and how other institutions implement gift fees for their Foundations.