Higher Education Blogs

Higher education thought-leadership and trends

  • How Salem State University Launched Its First Ever Giving Day

    How Salem State University Launched Its First Ever Giving Day

    “We had been struggling with Giving Tuesday for a number of years, and our leadership just kept coming back to …

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  • 5 Tips for Grant-Gazing: How to Determine Whether It’s a Star or a Black Hole

    5 Tips for Grant-Gazing: How to Determine Whether It’s a Star or a Black Hole

    Here are 5 questions to determine whether a grant is a star (worth pursuing) or a black hole (not worth your time).

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  • Nonprofit Finance & Development: Let’s Get Along

    Nonprofit Finance & Development: Let’s Get Along

    According to the report The Next Generation of American Giving, when donors are looking for financial information on nonprofits, the …

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  • Return on Mission: A Framework to Measure Success at Philanthropic Organizations

    Return on Mission: A Framework to Measure Success at Philanthropic Organizations

    As a nonprofit organization, which factor do you believe best showcases the success of your mission? Overhead to program expense …

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  • Giving Days Down Under: Five Key Steps for a Successful #GivingDay

    Giving Days Down Under: Five Key Steps for a Successful #GivingDay

    At this point, nearly every university in the US has run or is considering starting a giving day. Of course, …

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  • 10 Memorable Quotes from the 2018 Social Good Summit

    10 Memorable Quotes from the 2018 Social Good Summit

    The 2018 Social Good Summit once again reminded all of us how much there is to accomplish by 2030 while …

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  • How Crowdfunding Can Help Cultivate True Employee Engagement

    How Crowdfunding Can Help Cultivate True Employee Engagement

    Forward-thinking companies understand that both their employees’ purpose and their community’s social good needs play into their corporate social responsibility …

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  • Budgeting for Your Company’s Matching Gifts Program

    Budgeting for Your Company’s Matching Gifts Program

    At Blackbaud, we take a unique approach to our employee matching gift program, one that is popular amongst other corporate …

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  • Modern Mobilization: People Powered Engagement

    Modern Mobilization: People Powered Engagement

    This article is part of the bbcon 2018 Speaker Series on npENGAGE. Get a taste of the 250+ sessions that will help your organization …

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  • How Small & Medium Enterprises Can Support the Sustainable Development Goals

    How Small & Medium Enterprises Can Support the Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, 193 world leaders came together at the United Nations to launch the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a universal …

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  • Four Ways That Healthcare Organizations Can Leverage Crowdfunding

    Four Ways That Healthcare Organizations Can Leverage Crowdfunding

    This article is part of the bbcon 2018 Speaker Series on npENGAGE. Get a taste of the 250+ sessions that will help your organization …

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  • What Drives Gen Z: Is It the Experience or the Cause?

    What Drives Gen Z: Is It the Experience or the Cause?

    Contrary to what is commonly believed, young people care about, and give to, virtually every major social cause. Obviously, there …

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  • #GivingTuesday: The Arts & Culture Way

    #GivingTuesday: The Arts & Culture Way

    Approaching its seventh year, #GivingTuesday’s success isn’t slowing down and only increasing in donor participation. According to Blackbaud’s 2017 Charitable …

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  • Developing a Panoramic Perspective through Cross-Sector Communities of Practice

    Developing a Panoramic Perspective through Cross-Sector Communities of Practice

    In the nonprofit sector, communities of practice are an established concept. These groups bring together cross-sector leaders to develop talent, …

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  • Strategies for Successful Patient Engagement

    Strategies for Successful Patient Engagement

    “How motivated are they to take an active role in their own well-being? That’s the ultimate goal of health care …

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  • Creating a Giving Tuesday Strategy That’s ‘Just Right’

    Creating a Giving Tuesday Strategy That’s ‘Just Right’

    “And this chair is just right,” says a Sisters of Charity of the Blessed Virgin Mary (BVM) Sister in a …

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  • 10 Ways Hospital Foundations Can Use Giving Tuesday to Enhance End-of-Year Giving

    10 Ways Hospital Foundations Can Use Giving Tuesday to Enhance End-of-Year Giving

    Unless you live under a rock, you’ve probably heard about #GivingTuesday. It is held the Tuesday after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday (and after the commercial Black …

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  • It’s Time to Get Ready for Giving Tuesday!

    It’s Time to Get Ready for Giving Tuesday!

    In this strange fundraising climate, here’s a trend we can all appreciate: Now in its seventh year, #GivingTuesday donations continue …

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  • What Fundraisers Need to Know About How Women and Men Give During Retirement

    What Fundraisers Need to Know About How Women and Men Give During Retirement

    This article is part of the bbcon 2018 Speaker Series on npENGAGE. Get a taste of the 250+ sessions that will help your organization …

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  • Mid-Level Giving: Stuck in the Middle with Who

    Mid-Level Giving: Stuck in the Middle with Who

    I recently released a new whitepaper, Finding Value in the Middle: An Examination of Mid-Level Giving. This topic has been …

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