Today’s donors are impact investors. They want to ensure that their philanthropic support has transformative impact. While development officers are experts in qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, only academic leaders can best tell the stories about how new projects, programs, and centers can have transformational impact. However, many deans, department chairs, and faculty members are…

Millennials. There are many claims about this generation—everything from killing the movie-going experience to spending all of their retirement money on avocado toast. Whether these claims are true or not, one thing is clear: it’s becoming harder and harder to obtain and continue to count on millennial alumni giving. The challenge: Turning intentions into gifts While 73% of…