ERIC Number: ED496469
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 0
Split Roles, Salutary Results
Worth, Michael J.
Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Trusteeship v13 n5 Sep-Oct 2005
Nowadays, most colleges and universities find themselves either planning a fund-raising campaign, engaged in one, or having just completed one. Entering a campaign may challenge a board to determine how best to organize itself to meet its long-term responsibility for fund-raising while mobilizing the broader cadre of volunteers needed for the massive and intensive challenge the campaign presents. One approach is to assign responsibility for the campaign to the board's standing committee on development or advancement. A campaign often requires a more extended volunteer organization, so that most institutions create a separate campaign leadership committee. Drawing on findings from a 2004 Association of Governing Boards study of fund-raising at private colleges and universities, this article identifies various issues surrounding the committee structure of fund-raising campaigns and suggests possible approaches that may help to avoid confusion, misunderstanding, or even conflict. (Contains 1 table.)
Descriptors: Private Colleges, Governing Boards, Role, Fund Raising, Committees, Group Structure, Conflict Resolution, Group Membership, Interpersonal Communication, Donors, Educational Finance, Institutional Advancement, Private Financial Support, School Funds
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.