Education

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…

Fundraising at USC Tumbles Amid Medical School Scandals
February 7, 2018 at 12:53 pm

USC, known nationally for its aggressive fundraising operation, saw contributions tumble in the second half of 2017, a period in which scandals roiled its medical school. An internal accounting reviewed by The Times shows donations to the university were down nearly $100 million between July and December of last year compared with the same period…

Why Chris Long Donated His Entire 2017 Salary to Charity
February 6, 2018 at 12:33 pm

It turns out nice guys don't always finish last. Super Bowl champ Chris Long, defensive end for the Eagles donated his entire 2017 base salary, worth $1 million, to charity. Last spring, Long signed a two-year contract with the Eagles that included a $500,000 signing bonus, a $1 million base salary and a $1.5 million…

Syracuse University Announces ‘Historic’ $20M Donation for Veterans Complex Project
February 6, 2018 at 12:30 pm

Almost one-third of the total estimated cost of Syracuse University’s $62.5 million National Veterans Resource Complex project will be covered by a single donation. SU alumnus Daniel D’Aniello and his wife, Gayle, have donated $20 million to the complex, the university announced Monday morning. D’Aniello is a life trustee of the university. He graduated from…

Why You Need It: 8 Reasons Why the CFRE Makes a Difference in Fundraising
February 1, 2018 at 12:34 pm

I started my fundraising career almost 25 years ago. Like most people during those days, I learned on the job. It was something that I “chose” to be or to do. It was a necessity to keep the organization operating. Back in those days, one did not have access to such detailed and informative training. In fact, we didn’t even have databases; we still used index cards...