Education

The Importance of ‘Real-Time’ Education
August 18, 2017 at 11:09 am

I was fortunate enough to participate in a session of meetings with national community relations/development leaders of The Salvation Army at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University last week. The Salvation Army was meeting with Lilly representatives to discuss a number of issues, including plans for their involvement with a 2018 National Community Relations/Development Conference in Indianapolis, Ind...

Duke University Sets Record With Close of Historic $3.85B Fundraising Campaign
August 9, 2017 at 9:35 pm

Though it reached its goal early, Duke University has closed its largest fundraising campaign, Duke Forward, raising $3.85 billion. And in the process, it set another annual fundraising record. The Duke Forward campaign spanned 7 years. When the university launched the campaign July 1, 2010, it set out to raise $3.25 billion, which it reached…

$10M Gift to Support Students at Kelley School of Business, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
August 8, 2017 at 11:00 pm

Indiana University has announced a $10 million gift from anonymous donors to support undergraduate and graduate students at both the Kelley School of Business and the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. The gift is composed of two equal endowments of $5 million that will create financial aid opportunities at each school. "This remarkably generous gift…

Zuckerberg, Chan Donate $10M to Advance Health Using Big Data
August 7, 2017 at 10:31 am

Atul Butte, MD, PhD, who is helping to guide UC San Francisco into a new era of computational science and medicine, has been named the Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg Distinguished Professor at UCSF. Butte, who leads UCSF’s Institute for Computational Health Sciences (IHCS), believes that the “trillion points of data” already in the public…

CFRE International Now Offers a Practice Exam
July 25, 2017 at 11:49 am

Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) International recently released its Practice Exam, a Web-based tool to help fundraisers prepare for the CFRE exam. The questions in the practice exam are written in a “similar style and degree of difficulty to those contained in the CFRE exam...

Penn State Philanthropy Campaign Ahead of Schedule in First Year
July 24, 2017 at 11:46 am

"A Greater Penn State” is proving to be pretty great so far. The university's five-year fundraising campaign has just closed out its first year. With 20 percent of the effort in the bag, officials say it is ahead of schedule. In fact, it has already eclipsed the $300 million raised in the 1986 to 1990…

Harold Alfond Foundation Pledges $7.5M to Drive Transformational Change in Professional Graduate Education
July 20, 2017 at 12:24 pm

The Harold Alfond Foundation has announced a $7.5 million challenge grant to the University of Maine System to support the Maine Center for Graduate Professional Studies. The grant represents the largest private gift to a multi-campus effort in the University System’s history. The Maine Center for Graduate Professional Studies (the Maine Center) will combine the…

6 Great Summer Reads for Fundraisers
June 22, 2017 at 11:30 am

Summer is a perfect time to catch up on good books. Not only salacious romance novels and suspenseful mysteries, but also reading that can advance your skills, career and overall perspective. Looking for a management page-turner? A book about a nonprofit pioneer that you just can’t put down?...

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative Pledges $5M to Home Downpayments for Teachers
June 19, 2017 at 11:15 am

When housing costs too much or educators have to commute from far away, there’s rapid teacher turnover that hurts students. That’s why Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan’s philanthropy vehicle is funding home downpayment assistance for roughly 60 educators and support staff at three schools near Facebook’s headquarters. The $45 billion Chan Zuckerberg Initiative is putting $5…