Consistently setting national giving trends and best practice standards, fundraisers in higher education repeatedly break the eight- and now the nine-figure gift barrier.
The arena for ambitious and breathtaking campaign goals, higher education has positioned philanthropy to have transformational potential. At the same time, the decline in alumni participation gives many pause, globalization necessitates an international approach to fundraising, and the growing cost of higher education and the need for student support remain at the forefront of the national conversation.
The higher education landscape is complex – large public research universities, small private colleges, emerging community college systems – each institution faces unique challenges that require tailor-made solutions. From colleges just setting their course on a culture of philanthropy to universities with well-charted paths, we offer campaign services, executive and professional level recruiting, staff structuring and buildouts, alumni engagement planning, and fundraising assessments.