Duquesne University has surpassed its $150 million fundraising campaign a year early, the school announced Thursday.
At a holiday luncheon for its employees, university President Charles J. Dougherty said the "Advancing Our Legacy" campaign, scheduled to end in December 2012, has raised $151.3 million.
The fundraising program began in 2004; the Catholic university announced a $150 million goal in 2008, when it had raised $84 million.
Ted Hart speaks with Advanced Certified Fundraising Executive Linda Lysakowski, president and CEO of Capital Venture and author of "Capital Campaigns: Everything You NEED to Know," about capital campaigns on his Nonprofit Coach radio show.
The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center has completed its largest fundraising campaign ever. Thanks to the generosity of supporters across the globe, Making Cancer History®: The Campaign to Transform Cancer Care has raised $1.215 billion.
The campaign reached its original $1 billion mark in August 2010, more than two years ahead of schedule. To fund still-unmet needs, a 19-member campaign executive committee chaired by Harry J. Longwell of Dallas recommended increasing the goal to $1.2 billion, with a shortened target date of Dec. 31, 2011.
A pretty amazing thing happened when the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund regrouped and re-energized its efforts 10 years after it completed its original mission: People remembered. Even after a decade of relative inactivity, the organization's original donors and even their children were ready to help it fund this new mission.
In their presentation held on July 28 at the 2010 Bridge Conference in National Harbor, Md., "Marketing and Fundraising for Campaigns, Special Initiatives and Anniversary Celebrations," Jeanne G. Jacob, executive director of Goodwin House Foundation, and Barbara Ciconte, senior vice president of Donor Strategies, offered some great tips for successful fundraising. Here are some highlights.
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November 18, 2009, The New & Advance — The Virginia University of Lynchburg is launching the biggest fundraising effort in its history Thursday in support of the ongoing restoration of its campus.
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Launching a capital campaign, even in the best of times, is something that requires a good deal of courage and conviction. If you've ever been through one, you know what we're talking about! Given the current financial situation, it's not surprising then that many nonprofits are shelving their big fundraising plans in anticipation of the happier, more stable financial times that are surely coming … at some point in the future.