Education

Do You Support Your Alma Mater?
September 27, 2019 at 11:08 am

Many attendees and graduates stay in touch with their school for many years after they leave campus, while others do not care to stay in touch. What would stimulate you to engage with your alma mater? Do they have to reach out to you, or can you reach out to them?

From Higher Ed to Nonprofit and Back Again
July 25, 2019 at 10:47 am

Why is there a seemingly mysterious divide between those who fundraise in the higher education space versus those who fundraise in the nonprofit space? Why do so many people feel that there is a bridge between these two worlds that somehow can’t be crossed?

A New Cloud Solution for Higher Education Unveiled
October 25, 2018 at 12:20 pm

This year’s bbcon was full of surprises; from the Integrated Cloud Initiative to the partnership with Points of Light, Blackbaud had one more thing up its sleeve. The leading nonprofit cloud software company has been offering education management solutions to the K-12 market for a number of years now, which has generated over 200 million logins per year...

So, You Are Interested in a Doctorate Degree in Education?
October 12, 2018 at 1:53 pm

I was recently with my niece who is a vice principal of an elementary school in Kentucky. She is very motivated and an excellent role model for her staff and students. While we were chatting at a family gathering, she told me she was interested in possibly obtaining a doctorate degree in education...

Is CFRE Certification Worth It?
May 14, 2018 at 11:53 am

We are often asked if a degree or CFRE certification is necessary to be successful in major gifts. And this goes to a much larger question of the role education plays in preparing a person to do the job...

Chan, Zuckerberg Donate $30M to Support 'Reach Every Reader'
March 12, 2018 at 11:34 am

Reading is essential for learning, yet students across the U.S. are completing elementary school with inadequate reading abilities, which often follow them throughout their academic careers. A student who fails to read in first grade has a 90 percent probability of reading poorly in fourth grade and a 75 percent probability of reading poorly in…

Penn State Students Raise More Than $10M in Dance Marathon
February 20, 2018 at 11:34 am

Hundreds of hardy Penn State students have raised more than $10 million for pediatric cancer patients in the annual 46-hour dance marathon known as THON. The $10,151,663.93 total was announced Sunday afternoon at the conclusion of the Penn State Interfraternity Council/Panhellenic Dance Marathon, billed as the world's largest student-run philanthropy. Money raised benefits pediatric cancer…