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CASE looks at the buzz on LinkedIn’s new University Pages

New from the Council on Advancement and Support of Education (CASE), an intriguing look at how LinkedIn’s new, much deeper approach to colleges and universities might impact advancement professionals, including both fundraisers and alumni relations staff. A worthwhile read! LinkedIn announced its new university pages feature this week and there’s been a lot of buzz, much […]

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Big gifts can – and must – happen at the K-12 level too

I was honored to serve as a keynote speaker at the California Consortium of Education Foundations annual conference at Stanford University last month. Attendees included representatives from school districts and foundations all over Northern and Central California (a similar gathering for Southern California was held a week prior in Anaheim).

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Major gifts: It’s about relationships

One of the great pleasures in working with nonprofits is being part of the excitement of a monumental announcement. Yesterday one of my clients, the Santa Monica-Malibu Education Foundation, announced the largest gift in its 30-year history. A donor bequeathed $4.8 million to the Foundation to assist the 16 public schools in the Santa Monica-Malibu […]

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The Power of Legacy Stories: A Daughter’s Love

Here’s a compelling story capturing the impact of alumni legacy stories. Famous or not, alumni of our institutions have life stories to tell, and facilitating that as part of the cultivation and/or stewardship phases for that alumnus/alumna and his/her family can be very powerful. I’ve had the great fortune to be a part of discovering […]

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