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"We often say that fundraisingis an art and a science. But until EAB I never felt that I had that science behind me."

Ginny Wise, Tulane University

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There are various methods you can use to cope with the advancement talent crisis, but addressing your workplace culture head-on can help you improve retention both immediately and over time. Here are four strategies to retain talent and help them develop meaningful careers.

The first two decades of the 21st century have already witnessed several major disruptions with significant economic impacts, from three recessions to the pandemic to today’s hiring crisis. And with the threat of another recession looming, EAB has received requests for guidance on higher-education philanthropy amidst uncertain times.

My colleagues recently shared hot takes influencing today’s annual giving, and as a new member of the team, I want to add what I’ve noticed on my own journey. From one advancement leader to the next, here are my thoughts on what’s changed.


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