Fundraisers have essentially always been problem-solvers; when there is a need, the development team fills it. When the dust settles and schools return to “normal,” what will “normal” look like for the advancement team?
For schools, it requires looking through multiple lenses, not just donning multiple hats
To address new and increasing challenges, we must return to the heart of what CASE advocates: true integration for the health of our institutions. Schools must move from a rubber-stamp version of integration into a truly collaborative, revenue-generating unit. The process for doing so is not as labor-intensive as one may imagine and will ultimately produce a nimble external affairs team.
The last 50 years of professional advancement have seen many technological advances, but the magic 0s and 1s that now build our social, fiscal, and industrial infrastructure hasn’t fundamentally changed the way we raise funds for our schools.