Black Holes and Myths in Alumni Fundraising

Fundraising strategies are often tripped up by the persistent myths and black holes that permeate higher education fundraising. 

They grab hold of new and innovative ideas and suck them into oblivion. 

If you're frustrated and looking for an escape route, here's a quick look at the new science that's opening new doors in the alumni fundraising conversation. 

Read More
Jay Dillon
Alumni Role Identity: A New Way Into the Alumni/Donor Psyche

Every graduate leaves their alma mater with a distinct impression of their time in school. Some will remember it fondly, others in a more negative light. At face value, there is probably little colleges and universities can do to change that impression post-graduation. But that hasn’t stopped institutions from trying and failing.

Read More
Jay Dillon
Higher Education Fundraising and the Culture of Sameness: Busting 3 Massive Myths

Alumni giving is crashing and the culture of sameness in advancement is partially to blame. Why? Because colleges and universities simply don’t know their alumni very well, and in the networked age – where the battle for attention is primary to everything else – higher education is woefully behind in being able to demonstrate post-graduation value to alumni.

Read More
Alumni IdentityJay Dillon