Category: University Advancement

“Alexa, Give $50 to my University” – Smart Home Technology and Fundraising

“Alexa, Give $50 to my University” – Smart Home Technology and Fundraising

Meet George Jetson! And his personal assistant, Alexa! The integrated home is a natural extension of busy lives. “Alexa, remind me to pick up my…

How Colleges and College Towns Are Teaming Up

How Colleges and College Towns Are Teaming Up

When you think of the University of Notre Dame, surely one of the most well-known names in American higher education, how quickly can you name…

Engaging Current Students in Faith-Based Giving

Engaging Current Students in Faith-Based Giving

A recent essay about charitable faith-based giving got us thinking about unique opportunities to engage current students with the values of philanthropy. Student campaigns have…

3 Things You Should Know About Texting Alumni and Donors

3 Things You Should Know About Texting Alumni and Donors

Texting has transformed the way colleges communicate with students, and the same medium can help your institution reach alumni and donors. But the rules are…

Two Minutes to Make Gift Officers More Successful

Two Minutes to Make Gift Officers More Successful

We’ve all see them … schools gearing up for major campaigns saying, “Come join our team as we launch the campaign of the century!” Traditional…

Give Your Development Team the Tools to Succeed … and Stay

Give Your Development Team the Tools to Succeed … and Stay

In a recent blog for Bloomerang, Adam Clevenger, a senior associate at Loring Sternberg & Associates, discussed the high turnover rate of development directors and…

Celebrating the Gift Officer Who Turns Down a Gift

Celebrating the Gift Officer Who Turns Down a Gift

Six, seven, eight figures — or more! These are the gifts that often take the spotlight. These are the gifts that have become a rite…

Community Colleges Post Major Gains in Major Gifts

Community Colleges Post Major Gains in Major Gifts

The past decade has been increasingly good to community colleges when it comes to receiving big gifts, according to a recent analysis by The Chronicle…

Conveying Impact: The Ice Bucket Challenge Five Years Later

Conveying Impact: The Ice Bucket Challenge Five Years Later

Remember when you couldn’t go on the Internet without seeing a friend or celebrity getting doused with a bucket of cold water? That was actually…

Should Liberal Arts Colleges Cut the Size of Their Boards?

Should Liberal Arts Colleges Cut the Size of Their Boards?

Capture Higher Ed partner colleges and universities often defy common trends. An excellent, recent example can be seen at Lyon College, which was featured in…