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ERIC Number: EJ865511
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 41
ISSN: ISSN-1360-080X
Bringing Educational Fundraising Back to Great Britain: A Comparison with the United States
Proper, Eve
Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, v31 n2 p149-159 May 2009
As a solution to dwindling government revenue, higher education in Great Britain has recently begun to increase fundraising. While it looks to the United States' higher education sector as a model, there are significant legal, historical and cultural differences between the two nations that could limit the British higher education sector's capacity to increase voluntary support, at least in the short term. Although the British higher education sector was developed in large part by voluntary support, this tradition waned in the twentieth century. Today, Britain has stricter privacy laws, fewer tax incentives for giving, a belief that charitable giving usurps what ought to be a government role, a lack of experienced fundraisers, different attitudes about proper motives for giving, and little tradition of active alumni loyalty to alma mater.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Great Britain); United States