When choosing your means of thanking contributors to your fund-raising campaigns, keep each major donor’s identity and interests in mind. Public recognition is a secondary motivation for many donors. Peer identification can be seen as a positive business or social by-product, and you may find many “public” settings in which to perform continued recognition.
How you raise money for your school is your full-time focus. It’s serious, driven work that can quickly consume your thoughts as well as your personal time. But not all your efforts have to be serious. Sure, your major campaigns and annual fund need to be as focused as possible, but there are some lighthearted, fun, even funny, ways you can set goals for your smaller fund drives. Here are a few ideas.
If international students make up a large percentage—or any percentage for that matter—of your school’s enrollment, you might want to consider some of the trending stories making waves across the Internet. Reports are coming out that although international student enrollments are on the rise in the U.S., their ability to network and intermingle with domestic students is challenged.
We’re about to enter that crazy season again. No, we’re not talking about the holidays—we’re talking about the financial aid season. It seems like schools have reported an increase in financial aid applications every year for the past few decades, and there’s no sign this trend is slowing down.