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Fundraising for Research: the joy of the job

Jul 22, 2020
The Coutts philanthropic reports showed that the biggest gifts from £million donors went to Education and Research. So yes, donors will give significantly to this area. But how do you alert them to your cause, and catch their interest?

Higher Education fundraising in a time of crisis

Jul 02, 2020
To better understand the impact of Covid-19 on fundraising and the ways in which higher education institutions have responded, we reached out to five fundraising leaders to discuss their challenges and obtained insights from 20 universities via a short online survey. Download the report here.

Philanthropy and a Covid-19 Rich List

May 18, 2020
Reading the recently published Sunday Times Rich List 2020 feels extraordinary. So many fortunes changing so quickly and so much reputational damage for the super-rich. And a very different editorial tone from the Sunday Times. What should those working in philanthropy take from this year's Rich List?

Fundraising - good enough to cut?

May 14, 2020

The CASE-Ross survey is out. As in most other years, it shows an increase in the amount being pledged (over 20% increase on last year), and increased cash-in. As a whole, the sector raised £1.3bn, the highest amount ever. That’s a total to be proud of, and it shows that fundraising in the sector is becoming ever more mature and important.

However, that snapshot also feels a little like a survey taken in 1913, or 1938. The world of 2020 onwards now looks extremely different. Not because people will stop giving – many universities have seen a significant increase in fundraising activity. It has ...

HE: Marketing & Fundraising Risks & Issues 2020 3/3

Feb 03, 2020
In this third and final article of our series on risks and issues in HE for the new decade, we focus on the fundraising and marketing challenges facing universities in the coming years.

Case Study: University of Strathclyde

Jan 28, 2020
Halpin was engaged by the University of Strathclyde (winners of THE’s University of the Year 2019) to undertake a review of fundraising performance. Here's what we did, and what they said about it.

Recruitment opportunity - University of Sheffield

Jan 20, 2020
Our client University of Sheffield is recruiting two senior positions within the newly created Department of Campaigns and Alumni Relations.

The 4 biggest risks to campaign success

Jan 06, 2020
High-impact campaigns all have one thing in common – the institution has given time and consideration to a thorough campaign risk assessment, identifying and mitigating areas of weakness. Here are the four biggest risks to the success of your campaign.