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ERIC Number: ED558968
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 127
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3032-7723-8
Raising the Cash: A Study of the Role of Leadership in a Capital Campaign
Diaz, Sandra L.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Capella University
Institutions of higher education are facing a number of challenges as they compete in the new global economy. Many of these institutions face increasing internal and external challenges, all of which involve additional expenses at a time when resources are diminishing. With growing financial uncertainties caused by fluctuating financial markets and drastic losses in endowment values due to the global financial crises, many institutions' financial stabilities are being jeopardized. The purpose of this study was to explore the leadership dynamics of a multiyear capital campaign and its success in fundraising. The following research questions guided this study: How does leadership infrastructure affect the success in multiyear capital campaign fundraising? To address this main research question, five subordinate questions were produced to provide a deeper analysis of the indirect and direct facts of the phenomenon. The following subordinate questions are enumerated below: How is leadership defined by the institution in a multiyear capital campaign? What leadership styles developed in meeting the goals of the capital campaign? What leadership practices contributed to the university's ability to reach the capital campaign goal? What internal and external associations contributed to the university's ability to reach the capital campaign goal? What did leadership do to address challenges within the seven-year multiyear capital campaign? The study utilized single case study methodology and aimed at demonstrating how the institution achieved its multiyear capital campaign goal and articulates the lessons learned by the campaign leadership as they met multiple challenges in the seven-year process. This study utilized transformative literature and fundraising literature to explore the dynamics of capital campaign leadership. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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