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Creating an Evergreen Fundraising Communications Strategy

The time between campaigns offers a unique opportunity to focus on branding.

Michael Schneider, president of McPherson College

A Tiny Kansas College’s Billion-Dollar Gift

McPherson College has joined several small liberal arts colleges in the country with large endowments. Observers say the gift is a “dramatic” example of fundraising success.

Hope Forward student cohort

Hope College Bets on Tuition-Free Program

Hope College lets a small group of students attend for free and asks them to donate money to the institution after they graduate. An effort to raise $1 billion to expand the pilot program campuswide is going slowly.

Donor Drama Costs Coastal Carolina Major Gift

Coastal Carolina University was set to receive a $95 million donation in 2020, the largest gift in its history, but...
Leon Botstein, a bald white man with round glasses and wearing a bow tie, pictured at an event

Dealing With Disreputable Donors

Bard College president Leon Botstein met with disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein on multiple occasions, raising thorny ethical questions about accepting donations.

Whittier College president Linda Oubré, a woman with light brown skin and dark hair, pictured in an office.

When Critics Come for the President

Whittier College’s president resigned last week amid rampant criticism from alumni and employees. Other embattled presidents have succumbed to similar pressures, while some remain in place.

Embattled Whittier College President Resigns

Under pressure from alumni groups angry about her leadership, Whittier College president Linda Oubré announced her resignation, effective at the...

How a Canadian Billionaire Reshaped the King’s College

An entrepreneur’s for-profit education company promised to save an evangelical liberal arts college with online enrollments. Now critics are blaming it for pushing the college to the brink of closure.