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Breaking the 3 Constraints on Fundraising Growth: A Data-Driven Playbook for Peak Performance

College and university leaders have set their fundraising ambitions sky-high. Yet many overlook critical constraints on performance. Their advancement goals often conflict with the realities of what their prospect bases can sustain, what their teams can achieve given staffing and budget levels, and what their visions for philanthropy’s impact on campus can inspire.

Hallmarks of an Antiracist Institution: The Behaviors and Actions that Promote Racial Justice in Education

The ongoing national conversation about the deadly impact of racism has created an urgency around the need for dramatic change at all levels of society.

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7 strategies to embrace DEIJ for higher ed advancement teams

Discover how higher ed advancement can leverage its strengths to make significant progress on DEIJ initiatives with donors, alumni, and staff.

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Impact Reporting Practices for Major Gift Donors

This brief examines the annual reporting process for major endowed funds. It describes report content and format, major gift and reporting thresholds, and stewardship staff structure.

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Get the competitive edge in advancement’s new hybrid environment

Advancement staff overwhelmingly prefer hybrid work environments. But what makes a hybrid workforce better, and how should you design your mixed-mode office to maximize employee satisfaction and productivity?

Using artificial intelligence (AI) for more effective annual giving

Even in its early stage of adoption, artificial intelligence (AI) can efficiently raise more money and improve the donor experience.

3 factors driving digital transformation in higher ed advancement

Over the past decade, fundraising performance via phone has ebbed, leaving a gaping hole in acquisition in the plans of college and university advancement leaders. Discover the digital transformation trends that are disrupting conventional methods of promoting giving—and how to pivot.

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