The Importance of Reunions for Education Fundraising
September 9, 2022 at 10:37 am

An institution’s alumni are a reflection of its past, a representation of its present, and a link to its future. An alumni reunion is a memorable event where attendees can reminisce about the good old days with former classmates. It can also provide tremendous increases in alumni giving to their alma mater.   

The Importance of Public School Educational Foundations
May 13, 2022 at 12:31 pm

I recently attended a founders luncheon at Lawrence Township Schools. Each year, all former presidents of the foundation are invited to meet the superintendent of schools and receive an update on public education in the township and state of Indiana. 

5 Key Factors to Enhance College Enrollment Growth and Advancement Success
April 27, 2022 at 12:31 pm

In today’s college environment, it does not take long for stakeholders to discuss the current state of enrollment and fundraising targets. Sadly, some schools are facing enrollment decline as a result of a lack of first-time students and issues surrounding student retention and success. 

University of Massachusetts Medical School Rebrands After $175M Gift
September 16, 2021 at 12:29 pm

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is commemorating an unrestricted $175 million donation from the Morningside Foundation — the philanthropic arm of venture capital and private equity firm Morningstar — that will more than double its endowment...

Donors Choose Anonymity with Record $550M Public University Gift
July 23, 2021 at 11:11 am

Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, inspired the largest gift ever made to public higher education: $550 million. It was made anonymously by a couple who is looking for nothing in return – not even recognition – to benefit themselves. It’s a gift with very few restrictions, made outright over the span of 10 years to the university, its medical school and athletics...

NonProfit PRO President Discusses Nonprofit Trends with Pursuant
July 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm

In the latest episode of the Pursuant Go Beyond Podcast, NonProfit PRO’s president/publisher Chris Lyons joined Kelly Stewart, executive vice president at Pursuant, to review this year’s nonprofit trends. NonProfit PRO’s “40 Nonprofit Trends for 2021” was published late last year, so Stewart and Lyons took a closer look to see which of the trends are still holding up halfway through 2021...