PicoFeed The Chronicle of Higher Education | Fund Raising http://www.chronicle.com/section/Fund-Raising/25/ 2017-10-23T16:46:20-04:00 The Chronicle of Higher Education Higher Education’s Megagift Boom Hits New Highs, Survey Shows https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Higher-Education-s-Megagift/239684 2017-04-03T17:30:00-04:00 Big gifts to higher education last year topped $6 billion for the first time, continuing a postrecession surge in eight- and nine-figure donations. Giving from smaller contributors is declining. By Drew Lindsay (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) How USC Raised $6 Billion and Is Now Seeking More http://chroni.cl/2mPfrhd 2017-03-15T14:02:00-04:00 The university doubled its fund-raising staff and focused on midlevel donors. Now it’s adding three more years to its record-breaking capital campaign. By Heather Joslyn (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Universities Face New Scrutiny Over Spending by Private Foundations http://www.chronicle.com/article/Universities-Face-New-Scrutiny/239480 2017-03-14T04:55:00-04:00 The nonprofit entities often operate with little or no public oversight, but state legislators are starting to pay attention. By Michael Vasquez Demand for Information on Harvard Gift Raises Thorny Issues for Fund Raisers http://chroni.cl/2mFuUAH 2017-03-09T13:34:00-05:00 A federal judge overseeing an investor-fraud case has ordered the university to provide testimony and documents showing how a donor sent money to the institution. By Heather Joslyn (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Connecting to Young Alumni http://www.chronicle.com/article/Connecting-to-Young-Alumni/239323 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 Elon University and other colleges experiment with ways to keep recent graduates engaged. By Kathryn Masterson How One University Used Crowdfunding to Reach Young Donors http://www.chronicle.com/article/How-One-University-Used/239327 2017-02-26T18:30:00-05:00 Cornell was also interested in learning whether the approach could reach alumni who had not donated before. The experiment has worked. By Kathryn Masterson Colleges Get Unusually Large Share of Biggest Donors' Contributions http://chroni.cl/2lcJHD6 2017-02-07T00:01:00-05:00 Nearly half of giving by the country's most generous philanthropists went to higher education, with $1 of every $5 benefiting elite universities with multibillion-dollar endowments. By Maria Di Mento and Drew Lindsay (Chronicle of Philanthropy) Decline in Giving by Individuals Last Year Kept College Fund Raising Flat http://chroni.cl/2kkDumM 2017-02-07T00:01:00-05:00 American universities raised $41 billion, barely more than the previous year. Harvard led the way with nearly $1.2 billion. By Rebecca Koenig (Chronicle of Philanthropy) What to Do With a Mustang, and Other Lessons in Handling Gifts of Property http://www.chronicle.com/article/What-to-Do-With-a-Mustang-and/238787 2017-01-03T04:55:00-05:00 A donor may have a college’s best interests at heart, but sometimes in-kind gifts are more trouble than they’re worth. After all, says one college official, "we’re not running a flea market." By Peter Olsen-Phillips University Trust Lets Donors Do the Grant Making https://www.philanthropy.com/article/University-Trust-Lets-Donors/238087 2016-10-18T13:48:00-04:00 The University of Virginia’s Jefferson Trust invites donors to give $100,000 each and then decide as a group how to spend the money to strengthen the student experience. By Rebecca Koenig (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Stanford Hangs Up on Telemarketing — Will Others Follow? http://chroni.cl/2dBsgIl 2016-10-05T04:55:00-04:00 Fund raisers debate the university's decision to end phone-athons, weighing the costs of annoying donors versus the benefits of acquiring more of them. By Timothy Sandoval (The Chronicle of Philanthropy) Why College Alumni Don’t Give to Their Alma Maters: They Think Other Charities Need Money More http://chroni.cl/2bDE6Ne 2016-08-30T15:53:00-04:00 Among graduates who give, 26 percent said they would donate more if they could earmark their money for specific campus purposes, according to a new survey. By Eden Stiffman (Chronicle of Philanthropy) Duke U. Lays Claim to $10 Million From Oilman’s Estate https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Duke-U-Lays-Claim-to-10/237549 2016-08-24T14:12:00-04:00 The university filed probate-court papers on Tuesday seeking more than $9.9 million in what it says were unfunded pledges made by the oil and gas magnate Aubrey McClendon before his death, in March, reports The Wall Street Journal. Israel's Ben-Gurion U. Lands $400-Million Gift for Water Research https://philanthropy.com/article/Israel-s-Ben-Gurion/236926 2016-06-27T14:37:00-04:00 The bequest, to the university's fund-raising arm in the United States, is from a couple who escaped from Nazi Germany in the 1930s. Donations to U. of Missouri Fall After Football-Team Boycott https://philanthropy.com/article/Donations-to-U-of-Missouri/235394 2016-02-22T14:34:00-05:00 Gifts to the university's athletic department are down after a losing football season during which the team threatened a boycott in support of student protests. Presidents of Small Colleges Bank on Fund Raising to Survive http://www.chronicle.com/article/Presidents-of-Small-Colleges/235148 2016-02-03T04:55:00-05:00 Big gifts are critical, but with concerns about the future of the liberal-arts institutions, some would-be donors are asking tougher questions before giving. By Lawrence Biemiller Sortable Table: College and University Endowments, 2014-15 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Sortable-Table-College-and/235074 2016-01-27T12:20:00-05:00 A searchable database shows how individual institutions fared. U.S. Colleges Raise $40 Billion; Stanford Tops List at $1.6 Billion http://philanthropy.com/article/US-Colleges-Raise-40/235059/ 2016-01-27T00:01:00-05:00 Fund raising jumped by 7.6 percent over 2014, with nearly a third of all contributions going to the top 20 institutions. By Rebecca Koenig A Major Barrier to Alumni Giving: Graduates’ Mistrust http://www.chronicle.com/article/A-Major-Barrier-to-Alumni/234100 2015-11-06T16:30:00-05:00 A study based partly on fake solicitation letters finds that whether alumni will give to their alma mater depends mostly on their trust in it. By Peter Schmidt Sortable Table: College and University Endowments, 2013-14 http://www.chronicle.com/article/Sortable-Table-College-and/151417 2015-01-29T04:56:00-05:00 A searchable database shows how individual institutions fared.