ERIC Number: ED412793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
The Development Committee. Effective Committees. Board Basics.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges
A college or university governing board's development committee (or foundation board in a public institution) has both oversight of and broad responsibility for institutional fund-raising activities. Committee members have an additional role that colleagues on other committees do not--active participation in fund-raising. The committee sets goals, establishes policies, ensures proper attention to institutional priorities, delegates to professional staff the responsibility for preparing strategies to meet them, and then participates with staff to fulfill them. To do so, the institution must have a well-stated mission and well-articulated goals. A separate campaign committee may be formed to oversee the capital campaign and engage all trustees in fund-raising. The committee's structure should mirror that of other board committees. Members should strongly support the institution, and to preserve continuity and experience turnover should be minimal. The agenda should address the committee's objectives, progress in annual and planned giving, potential donor support for major projects, prospect identification and research, corporate and foundation relations, major gift cultivation and solicitation, campaign planning and implementation, and special events. (MSE)
Descriptors: Administrative Organization, Administrative Policy, Agency Role, College Administration, Committees, Fund Raising, Governance, Governing Boards, Group Membership, Higher Education, Meetings, Policy Formation, Private Colleges, Program Administration, Public Colleges
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.