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ERIC Number: EJ813012
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Jun
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 7
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
Powering up, Philanthropically
Whitaker, Keith
Academic Questions, v20 n2 p154-159 Jun 2007
Faculty members have an important role to play in helping to fund programs and direct donor dollars at colleges and universities. This paper outlines the "golden age of philanthropy" that the United States has currently entered, explaining the combination of material resources and spiritual inclinations that have led to increased giving. It then outlines several principles that faculty members should keep in mind in approaching prospective donors, including the reasons for giving, donors' interest in ideas, and the importance of persistence, local focus, and collaboration. Finally it offers several practical steps that faculty members can take to marshal philanthropic support for their visions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States