Case Study of a Record Breaking Donor: Charles Francis Feeney

he charities and that causes that they believe in. In 2016 alone, the two top charitable donations were for $500 million each from Phil Knight of Nike and investor-philanthropist Nicolas Berggruen. [1] However, when it comes to comparing generosity indexes (total donations: net worth), no one comes close to Charles Francis Feeney, the superhero of Read more about Case Study of a Record Breaking Donor: Charles Francis Feeney[…]

Identifying Alumni Donor Prospects: Top Industries

While in the not-so-distant past the manufacturing industry was considered one of the largest income-producing sectors to work for in the United States, in this day and age the manufacturing industry has been knocked down several notches and replaced by the Investments, Technology, Media, Energy and Food and Beverage sectors. [1] Industry rankings may vary Read more about Identifying Alumni Donor Prospects: Top Industries[…]

Building a Travel Strategy for Development & Alumni Officers

Meeting prestigious alumni and potential donors in person is a big part of the engagement process. It allows the school to get a broader understanding of who their prospects are and at the same time provides a more personal bond between these individuals and their alma mater. The employees in charge of this type of Read more about Building a Travel Strategy for Development & Alumni Officers[…]

Engaging Corporate Donors: A Guide for Higher Education Institutions

Over half of higher education donations made in 2016 came from non-alumni sources. [1] In a previous post, Top Tips to Solicit Non-Alumni Donors we discussed how to solicit individual non-alumni donors. Now, let’s take a look at another important piece of the non-alumni giving pool – corporations. Align their Goals with Yours Before reaching Read more about Engaging Corporate Donors: A Guide for Higher Education Institutions[…]

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