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Empirical evidence  that a fundraising job title impacts donations

How a Fundraising Job Title Impacts Giving

Even Christian colleges must transform in some ways or risk extinction.  A new study shows this is especially true in transforming your school’s fundraising job title. The beliefs, attitudes, and values that supported traditional titles, such as Director of Development or Advancement have become outmoded and counterproductive in obtaining a slice of the ever-increasing pie […]

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The need for a comprehensive college enrollment management strategy that is supported by competent and trained staff is more important than ever before.

College Enrollment Trends

College enrollment in the United States declined for a sixth straight year, according to new data from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center, but at the slowest pace since the slide began.  The 1 percent decline this past fall was due to undergraduate enrollments, which fell by nearly 224,000 students or 1.4 percent. Graduates and […]

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Homework Assignment:  Learn the Impact on Higher Education of Tax Reform & New FASB Standards.

Impact on Higher Education of Tax Reform & New FASB Standards

We now have the first tax code reform since 1986, plus nonprofit financial reporting standards changes in Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14. Is your institution ready for these big changes? There are several specific elements of both that higher education leaders need to be aware of and actively planning for.  […]

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Ferrum College Vaughn Chapel and Bell Tower

Building a Sustainable Campus

One of the core values that every institution embodies is commitment to preserving the campus environment and surrounding communities. As institutional leaders develop strategic plans, increasing that commitment is a priority for many colleges and universities. Facilities leaders, sustainability directors, and finance officers all play significant roles in improving the campus environment and empowering students […]

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What should we do for troubled students, students in distress, students who confide in a faculty member?

Responding to Troubled Students

If you are involved in Christian higher education, you know that students identify us as trustworthy sources of wisdom when they are in distress. It may seem as though troubled students use crowd-sourced strategies to seek feedback via social media, but the importance of face-to-face interaction with faculty and support staff cannot be ignored. Our […]

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