Development/fund raising

University of Dundee's unusual approach to raising money for mortuary

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University of Dundee -- with help from crime writers -- has an unusual approach to raising money for a teaching mortuary.


Georgetown, Case Western, Rochester campaigns signal return of big fund-raising

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After 3 years during which many colleges were cautious on fund-raising goals, 3 universities roll out campaigns of at least $1 billion in October, a vote of confidence in an uncertain philanthropy environment.

Oxford faces questions over deal with L’Oréal

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Oxford denies that its deal with L'Oréal endangers academic freedom, but an "unfortunately phrased" job description leaves some skeptical.

The Fund-Raiser Is Your Friend


Many professors are wary of their campuses’ development offices. In the debut of a new column, Elizabeth H. Simmons explains how successful interactions can help the faculty and the institution alike.

Mixed Verdict on Koch Grant

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Florida State finds nothing inappropriate in two faculty hires, but says pact with foundation could have led to "undue outside influence."

Themselves to Blame?

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Fund-raisers are told that they are asking too little of young alumni, while focusing too much on U.S. News -- to their institutions' detriment.

Who Is Global?

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At gathering of fund-raisers, university presidents consider how their institutions' missions, donors and governance are evolving.

The Bonus Factor

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Most fund-raisers still don't receive performance-based rewards, but practice is growing slightly, CASE finds in compensation survey.

The Presidential Spouse

When defining roles and duties, a good guide may be the adages about courtesy and common sense that we learned from our grandparents, writes Michael W. Schultz.


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